MADERA – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that they are currently recruiting for Sheriff’s Cadet II candidates.
The successful candidate(s) will attend a police academy as a County-sponsored attendee, and will ideally commit to becoming a Deputy Sheriff – Basic POST with Madera County after academy graduation. No experience is required.
Successful candidates will have their academy expenses covered and will be paid $21/hour while attending the academy. In addition, the County will also provide for a $4,000 bonus once the candidate successfully graduates from the academy, applies for employment with the County, completes field training, and passes probation as a Deputy Sheriff. This is the first time this position has been offered by the Sheriff’s Office.
The Madera County Sheriff’s Office employs over 90 sworn deputies who patrol the unincorporated areas of the Valley and Mountain regions. The Sheriff’s Office offers a variety of specialty assignments, including detectives, S.W.A.T., Narcotics Enforcement, Special Investigations, Off-Highway Vehicle, Dive, Boat Patrol, K-9, Problem-Oriented Policing, Search and Rescue, and Hostage Negotiation.
Interested applicants must submit a completed application and supplemental questions to Madera County Human Resources by June 29, at 5 p.m. All applications and supplemental questions received for this recruitment will be forwarded to the appropriate Sheriff’s Office
personnel for administration of the following: Physical Agility Test, POST (PELLET-B) Examination, Oral Examination, Personnel History Statement Review, and Command Interview.
Candidates selected for further consideration will go through a thorough background investigation, and may be provided with a conditional job offer, pending a psychological assessment and medical evaluation including a drug screen.
Interested applicants may apply online at:
“This is an exciting prospect both for those interested in law enforcement as well as our office,” says Madera County Sheriff Jay Varney. “Madera County is an amazing place to live and work, and is flourishing with growth and new developments. This gives people the chance to pursue their dream of a career in law enforcement and join one of the greatest agencies in the state, without the added expense of the academy or stress of trying to work a full time job while attending the academy. We are proud to be able to offer this opportunity to better serve the citizens of Madera County.”
“This is an opportunity that doesn’t come around often; it certainly wasn’t around when I started my career” says Madera County Sheriff’s Deputy Earl O’Neal. “The process may not be easy in comparison to the average job, but nothing truly rewarding ever is. This agency is already respected, capable, and innovative. Madera County is in the beginning of exponential growth with excellent leadership at the helm. Now is your chance to get in. It’s time – seize this opportunity, and let’s get to work!”