Sheriff's Support Specialist II

County Of Sonoma   Santa Rosa, CA   Full-time     Other
Posted on November 4, 2022
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Starting salary up to $26.95/hour ($56.247/year), plus an additional $600 monthly cash allowance, and a competitive total compensation package!*

When you join the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office, you become part of a challenging and rewarding work environment where you gain the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better your community. You can also look forward to excellent benefits* including:

  • Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range
  • An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $500 and ongoing education/training opportunities
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
  • County paid 100% premium contribution for the majority of employee-only and employee + family health plan options
  • County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
  • May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment
  • Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
  • Bilingual premium pay of $1.15/hour in addition to the hourly pay rate for bilingual assignments 

The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office

You can be confident that a career with the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office will be anything but monotonous. Each day will present new and interesting challenges.

As a Sheriff's Support Specialist, you will provide direct support, resources, and information to Sheriff’s Office patrol, investigations, outside law enforcement and county agencies, insurance companies, and the public. This position processes warrants, parole, and probation checks, and provides terms and court minutes when requested by authorized personnel. Additionally, this position will:

  • Provide copies of booking photos, driver’s license photos, officer safety information, location, subject, and decedent identification to law enforcement personnel
  • Create photo line-ups for Sheriff’s Office personnel and outside law enforcement agencies
  • Process, retain, and distribute crime reports, coroner reports and calls for service as well as entering, maintaining, and distributing warrants
  • Complete background checks for candidates applying for employment in law enforcement.
  • Provide back-up to dispatch during emergencies and natural disasters

Ideal candidates for these positions are detail-oriented, proactive, self-motivated, and will have:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience using personal computers (PCs) with Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Strong customer service and conflict resolution skills, with the ability to interact with adverse customer base
  • Typing and data entry skills as well as experience answering multi-line phone systems
  • Ability to problem solve, write clear and concise notes, and relay information regarding policies, laws, and procedures
  • Ability to constantly evaluate and prioritize a high-volume workload
  • A sense of humor

Note: As a condition of employment, individuals are required to undergo and maintain a Sheriff's Office background clearance, and must be willing to work shifts including days, evenings, and weekends. Sheriff's Support Specialists wear uniforms and are exposed to sensitive and sometimes disturbing material such as domestic violence, child abuse, and Coroner’s Office related reports and photographs.

*Salary is negotiable within the established range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. Additional information can be found in the Service Employees International Union Local 1021 Memorandum Of Understanding (SEIU MOU) and our Employee Benefits Directory.

Qualified County employees who wish to be considered for future positions should consider applying to this recruitmentThe Civil Service title of this position is Legal Processor II.  



Minimum Qualifications


Education and Experience: Any combination of education and work experience which would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed herein. Normally, one year of work experience processing official records equivalent to that of Legal Processor I would provide this opportunity.

License:  Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position.

Special Skill Requirement: The ability to type at a corrected speed of 45 words per minute may be required for some assignments.

Background Requirements: Applicants for some assignments must successfully complete a thorough background investigation.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: the purpose and processing of a diversity of court and law enforcement related legal documents, forms, and records; basic arithmetic, English grammar, vocabulary, spelling, punctuation, and composition; the operations, procedures, and jurisdictions of the court or department of assignment.

Working knowledge of: the record and computer systems of the Courts and/or the department of assignment; the technical resource materials and information sources applicable to the area of assignment; court or law enforcement related statutes, laws, ordinances and procedures and their applicability to the department of assignment.

Ability to: understand, explain, and apply specific statutes, codes, laws, regulations, and procedures; prepare and process a variety of complex legal documents; maintain complex legal records, assemble materials and prepare reports; locate, identify and correct technical inaccuracies; work independently in performing assignment and in resolving problems and deviations; use independent initiative and discretion in organizing work and carrying out instructions within a structured environment; establish and maintain cooperative and harmonious relationships with judges, attorneys, litigants, law enforcement officers, other employees, and the general public; independently research and prepare correspondence in answer to inquiries about department records, programs, services, procedures, and regulations; make accurate arithmetic calculations; operate a variety of office equipment.

Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying


  • Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process.
  • You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application and should be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions.
  • You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately.
  • Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification.