Sheriff's Safety Aide

Job Posted 1/29/2024
Alameda County Sheriff's Office
1 Airport Drive
Oakland, CA 94621
United States
Category Government
Security Clearance Required
Law Enforcement / Military
$27.25 to $32.39 Per Hour
Job Description


The Alameda County Sheriff's Office is a full service law enforcement agency accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) for its law enforcement services, its Regional Training Center, and its Dispatch Unit; the American Correctional Association (ACA) for its Detentions and Corrections Division; the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Laboratory Accreditation Board for its Crime Lab; the Bomb Squad Commanders Advisory Board for its Explosive Ordinance Unit. Additionally, the agency's health care provider, Wellpath, has experience working with the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC).

The Sheriff's Office has a current budget of approximately $600 million and has over 1600 authorized positions, including in excess of 1000 sworn personnel. The agency's Chief Executive Officer is Sheriff / Coroner Yesenia L. Sanchez, who is assisted in the operation of the agency by Undersheriff Richard T. Lucia, Assistant Sheriff's Emmanuel Christy and Colby Staysa.

The Sheriff of Alameda County is responsible for a vast array of tasks and duties, including the following:

  • Providing security to the Consolidated Superior Courts
  • Operating the Coroner's Bureau
  • Operating a full-service criminalistics laboratory
  • Performing Civil Process
  • Operating a County Jail (Santa Rita)
  • Operating the County Office of Emergency Services
  • Providing patrol and investigative services to the unincorporated areas of Alameda County
  • Pursuant to contractual agreements, providing patrol and investigative services to the City of Dublin, Oakland International Airport, Highland County Hospital, Social Services, and to the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District
  • Conducting a basic academy pursuant to Police Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) requirements. [Sheriff's Academy website]
  • Providing Fish and Game enforcement
  • Project Director of the Narcotics Task Force
  • Serving as the Executive Director of the Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) Task Force
  • Operating a Marine Patrol Unit in the San Francisco Bay waters.

For more detailed information about the agency, visit: Alameda County Sheriff's Office.


Under general supervision, to aid in providing public safety services by observing assigned areas and activities, documenting and reporting suspicious activities to appropriate Sheriff’s Office staff, to assist the general public and to do related work as required. Sheriff’s Safety Aides will work at selected locations as designated by the Sheriff’s Office. This class is distinguished from the class of Sheriff’s Technician in that the duties assigned to Sheriff’s Safety Aides are neither as extensive nor as technical as those assigned to the former class.

For more detailed information about the job classification, visit: Sheriff's Safety Aide (#8752)


Education and Experience:

Possession of a high school diploma, G.E.D. equivalency or high school proficiency certificate.

Any combination of experience, training and/or education, which would allow a candidate to possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities, required below.


Possession of a valid California State Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

Special Requirements:

Must have eyesight correctable to 20/20 with or without the use of corrective lenses, including freedom from color blindness.

Must hear and speak suitably for normal conversation

Must pass a thorough background investigation.

Must be available to work varying shifts of 8, 10, or 12 hours, days, evenings, weekends and rotating shifts including weekends and holidays.

Must be able to accept positions throughout Alameda County and be subject to rotation of assignments.

Must wear a uniform as specified by the Sheriff.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination


The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:

Knowledge of:

• Basic security principals.

Ability to:

• Safely operate a motor vehicle.
• Operate public safety communications equipment (handheld, portable or mobile two-way radios).
• Communicate clearly and concisely in writing.
• Observe and accurately report on activities relating to public safety functions.
• Maintain accurate records.
• Work courteously with the public.
• Demonstrate interpersonal sensitivity.
• Work independently.
• Use good judgment in emergency or critical situations.
• Read and comprehend written policies and directives.
• Pay attention to details of and strictly enforce the safety regulations for the assigned duty station.
• Be attentive and alert to the details of the surrounding work areas for up to 12 hours at a time.
• Decipher radio traffic.
• Anticipate and identify approaching, vehicles.
• Detect warning sounds/alarms and recognize related danger.
• Ascertain sound direction.
• Walk or stand for long periods of time.
• Work outside in all types of weather.
• Effectively communicate verbally with the public and other employees.

3 Park Place
CA 94568
United States