Personnel & Backgrounds



The Personnel Unit conducts all Sheriff's Office pre-employment testing. Upon submitting an application for a current recruitment and meeting the requirements for the position applied for, the testing process may include:

  • A written examination
  • A physical ability tests.
  • An oral interview

Upon successfully completing all the required testing, the applicant may be eligible to proceed with the background process.


The Backgrounds Investigation Unit is responsible for completing pre-employment background investigations on all Sheriff's Office employees. The Background Unit is comprised of sworn investigators who conduct the pre-employment background investigations and non-sworn support staff who assist the investigators.

The background investigation process can be quite lengthy. Investigators thoroughly check an applicant's history by conducting interviews, making home visits, and reviewing records from several sources. They also make contact with references, former employers, schools and other law enforcement agencies. Every effort is put forth to thoroughly screen all qualified applicants and to hire only those who meet the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office standards and P.O.S.T. job dimensions.

Upon successfully passing our background investigation an applicant may be given a conditional job offer dependent upon passing a psychological and medical examination. This part of the hiring process is not always required depending upon the position applied for.

For a list of current Sheriff's Office recruitments and to apply online, please click here .

For more information regarding obtaining a job with the Sheriff's Office or the selection process, you may contact the Sheriff's Human Resources Technician at (530) 621-6528.