The Fresno County Sheriff's Office Backgrounds/Recruiting Unit is currently composed of one full-time deputy sheriff, several extra-help employees and one lieutenant. The process of completing a background package on all employees is both extensive and time-consuming. It involves a polygraph, medical, and psychological exam. In addition, criminal history, driving history, and credit checks are also completed. We strive for the best possible candidates to work alongside us. We are looking for team players who will uphold the office's Mission, Vision, and Values. We want the office to represent the community for which we work.
The background process can take anywhere from four weeks to about four months, depending upon response times from other governmental agencies (military reports on individuals, Department of Justice fingerprint checks, etc.). After a thorough background report, the entire package is sent through the chain of command to the Sheriff, who ultimately decides if s/he wants to hire the applicant.
Career openings for our office are posted on the Fresno County Web site under "Employment Opportunities." You may apply online or in person. Some of the positions that our offered through our office include, but are not limited to, the following: Deputy Sheriff, Correctional Officer, Community Service Officer, Dispatcher, Office Assistant and Information Technology Analysts. The specific requirements for each position are posted on the individual job fliers as openings occur. We also participate in job fairs, academy recruitments, and specialty requests to recruit for the positions of Deputy Sheriff and Correctional Officers.
Lieutenant John Zanoni