Backgrounds /Personnel Unit
The Personnel Unit conducts all Sheriff’s Office pre-employment testing. Upon submitting an application for a current recruitment and meeting the requirements for the position applied for, the testing process may include:
- A written examination
- A physical ability test
- An oral interview
Upon successfully completing all the required testing, the applicant may be eligible to proceed to the background process.
The Backgrounds Investigation Unit is responsible for completing pre-employment background investigations on all Sheriff’s Office employees.
The Background Unit is comprised of sworn investigators who conduct the pre-employment background investigations and non sworn support staff who assist the investigators.
The background investigation process can be quite lengthy. Investigators thoroughly check an applicants history by conducting interviews, making home visits and reviewing records from several sources. They also make contact with references, former employers, schools and other law enforcement agencies. Every effort is put forth to thoroughly screen all qualified applicants and hire only those who meet the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office standards and P.O.S.T. job dimensions.
Upon successfully passing our background investigation an applicant may be given a conditional job offer based upon passing a psychological and medical examinations. This part of the hiring process is not always required, depending upon the position applied for.
How to apply:
For a list of current Sheriff’s Office recruitments and to apply online, please click here.
For information on your application, you may contact El Dorado County Human Resources (530) 621-5565
For information regarding the selection process, you may
Contact the Sheriff’s Personnel/Background Unit at (530) 621-6528