Sheriff’s Deputy – Lateral Transfer

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office
welcomes California POST Certified Law Enforcement Officers from other Recognized California Public Agencies 

SHERIFF’S DEPUTY- Lateral Transfer

$93,549.89 – $113,115.64 Annually

BENEFITS: The County of Santa Barbara offers generous benefits, CLICK HERE to review

Employment Standards:

  1. Graduation from high school or passing of the G.E.D. test indicating high school graduation level; AND,
  2. A minimum of one (1) year of law enforcement experience as a Deputy Sheriff, or Police Officer.
  3. Possession of a current California POST Basic, Intermediate, or Advanced Certificate.
  4. Possession of a valid California Class C Driver’s License at the time of appointment.
  5. U.S. citizenship
  6. Effective oral and written communication in English
  7. Successful completion of a comprehensive background investigation including a Polygraph, Background Interview, Psychological, and Medical Examinations.


Santa Barbara County Civil Service Eligibility for Lateral Transfer Requirements: Candidates from Other Recognized Agencies.

CSR 713. Lateral Transfer: Candidates from Other Recognized Agencies. 

Under the following conditions, the name of an individual who has held permanent or probationary status in the classified service of a California public agency operating a personnel merit system may be placed on an open eligible list for a comparable or lower class in the Santa Barbara County service, and shall be certified as a free name as provided in Rule Eight.

a. The class for which the list is approved possesses essentially the same or lesser minimum qualifications as the class in which the individual held permanent status.

b. The individual has been in the employ of the other agency within one year of the date the list is approved.

c. The individual achieved permanent or probationary status as the result of a qualifying or competitive examination.

d. The individual has performed satisfactorily and has not been separated nor is being considered for separation because of fault or delinquency.

e. The other agency submits information to the Personnel office which confirms that the required conditions have been met and that the individual is eligible for reemployment or continued employment in the class in which permanent or probationary status is held.

If a department head appoints an eligible who has qualified by transferring from another jurisdiction, the employee shall serve the required probationary period before attaining permanent status.

For all applicants currently employed under penal codes 830.1, 832.2(a), 832.2(d), 832.2(e), 832.2(g), 832.2(h), your POST certification will remain current. If not employed as an officer under any of the stated penal codes, the POST certification will expire three years from:

In any of the cases listed above, all applicants must have at least one year left on their POST Certification in order to be eligible to test.

Out of state applicants must contact the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards & Training (P.O.S.T.) to see if their training qualifies them for a California POST Certification waiver.

California Commission on Peace Officer Standards & Training
1601 Alhambra Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95816-7083
Phone: (916) 227-3909
Fax: (916) 227-3895

For consideration as a Sheriff’s Deputy Lateral Transfer, please contact the Sheriff’s Human Resources Bureau at (805) 681-4270 or email at Applications are accepted based on verification of qualifications and the needs of the department.

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