The Agility Workshops are back for 2018! Workshops will start in May and run through August. Visit our Agility Workshops page for more info. This is an amazing opportunity to get inside knowledge, practice the physical agility test, and speak with a recruiter and background investigator.
If you are a military veteran you may now get the G.I. Bill through the academy and post academy training for Correctional Deputy and Deputy Sheriff through our state certified apprenticeship programs. Inquire with the backgrounds team after being hired for more information and the required paperwork.
Physical Agility Examination Request
As of June 2018 we no longer waive the Physical Agility Examination. We do not accept WSTB scores or physical agility scores from other agencies as well. We only accept PELLETB scores for the Deputy Sheriff Cadet position. We administer a different test for the Sheriff's Correctional Deputy position. If you have taken the written examination with the County of Santa Clara, the score is valid for one year. To request to use your previous score on a current application process, please contact the Recruiting Analyst at Employee Services Agency at Noah.Labson@esa.sccgov.org.
The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office is now hiring continuously for Deputy Sheriff Cadet/Lateral and Sheriff's Correctional Deputy Cadet/Lateral. To see the minimum requirements and qualifications for each of these positions, please visit our Career Opportunities page. These job postings will remain open until the positions are filled. Apply online at www.SCCJobs.org.
Accepting PELLET-B Scores
We now accept
California PELLET-B written examination "T-scores" for the Deputy
Sheriff Cadet position from other agencies with a T-score of 48 or
higher, if the test has been taken within a year of the date we
administer the test. Check the current job posting at www.SCCJobs.org
for testing dates. It is the applicant's responsibility to attach proof
of the written exam results to the job application. The T-score results
must be on an agency letterhead where the test was administered and list
the type of test, test date, and the test results.
many resources to help you prepare for the PELLET-B. The P.O.S.T.
website provides a Preparation Guide for the PELLET-B which can be
found here and at the Written Examinations page.
POST regulations prohibit examinees from taking this test more than one time in any 30-day period from any
testing site in the State of California. Be advised that if you make
multiple attempts to take this test within a 30-day period, POST will
invalidate your test.
The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office
is dedicated to serving and protecting the people of Santa Clara
County. It is the Sheriff's goal to employ the brightest and most
diverse applicants to become a part of the brother and sisterhood that
makes up the Sheriff’s Office. We, as law enforcement, strive to serve
the people within our county with a level of professionalism that can
not be matched. We are all held to a higher standard by which we live in
both our personal lives and in the line of duty. The Sheriff’s Office
has been continuously hiring for the positions of Sheriff’s Deputy
Cadet, Sheriff's Correctional Deputy Cadet, Sheriff's Deputy - Lateral,
and Sheriff's Correctional Deputy - Lateral positions.
After an intense background process and your application is approved,
you will begin our intensive training and educational programs. This
training will enhance your abilities and better prepare you for a career
in law enforcement. You are supported every step of the way; you will
be given the tools and encouragement needed to succeed. Ultimately, your
success is dependent on your drive, perseverance, work ethic, and your
will to never give up.
In the end, you will join the ranks of those men and women who have
what it takes to be the best: a Santa Clara County Deputy Sheriff.
We only accept PELLETB scores for the Deputy Sheriff Cadet position. We administer a different test for the Sheriff's Correctional Deputy position. If you have taken the written examination with the County of Santa Clara, the score is valid for one year. To request to use your previous score on a current application process, please contact the Recruiting Analyst at Employee Services Agency at