El Centro, California - Current Deputy Sheriff Recruit Openings:

Deputy Sheriff Recruit minimum requirements:

Selection Standard

Minimum Requirement:
Age 20 ½

US citizen or permanent resident alien who is eligible and has applied for citizenship

Graduation from an accredited or approved US high school or equivalent

Reading and Writing Ability Assessment
Assessment of reading and writing ability

Oral Interview
Assessment of oral communication skills and other factors

No Felony Convictions; Fingerprint and Criminal History Check
Fingerprints sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Background Investigation
Thorough background based on applicant’s personal history statement/questionnaire

Medical and Psychological Evaluations
Evaluations conducted by licensed physicians and/or psychologists employed by IC Human Resources

Physical Ability Testing
· OBSTACLE COURSE Run a 99-yard obstacle course consisting of several sharp turns, a number of curb-height obstacles, and a 34-inch high obstacle that must be vaulted
· BODY DRAG Lift and drag a 165-pound lifelike dummy 32-feet
· CHAIN LINK FENCE Run 5 yards to a 6-foot chain link fence, climb over fence, continue running another 25 yards
· SOLID FENCE CLIMB Run 5 yards to a 6 foot solid fence, climb over fence, continue running another 25 yards
· 500-YARD RUN Run 500 yards
Each of the five events is timed. Candidate’s performance times are converted to points and summed. A passing score must be obtained as set by IC Human Resources. (Therefore, faster times equal higher scores).

Preparation guide for reading and writing ability assessment

In order to apply download and complete an Imperial County Job Application and E-relations form.


Deliver the application to:
IC Human Resources and Risk Management 940 Main Street, Suite 101 El Centro, CA 92243-2839