The San Diego County Sheriff's Department employs civilian employees in a variety of administrative, technical, scientific and administrative support functions.  The civilian employees of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department work together with the sworn officers in meeting the community's law enforcement and public safety needs.

There are many different civilian job classifications within the department.  Civilian employees are responsible for performing such duties as: answering 911 emergency calls; staffing front desks in community patrol stations; collecting and analyzing evidence from crime scenes; supervising the department’s jails; assisting in surveillance; collecting and identifying fingerprints; providing information to officers in the field; maintaining the department’s records; and preparing and administering the department’s budget.

All civilian employees are hired through the Civil Service process for the County of San Diego. All positions require that applicants file for, take and pass an examination for a specific classification. For additional information regarding civilian employment opportunities, please contact the San Diego County Sheriff's Department's Personnel Office at (858) 974-2001. For a list of open positions, you may click the link below or contact the County of San Diego's Human Resources Department at (619) 236-2191, or call the 24 Hour Job Hotline at (619) 531-5764. 

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