Sheriff’s Academy Driving Instructor*- RECURRENT

Job title: Sheriff’s Academy Driving Instructor*- RECURRENT

Company: San Bernardino County

Job description: The Job


The Sheriff’s Department is recruiting for Recurrent Sheriff’s Academy Driving Instructor for shift coverage on an ongoing basis. Academy Driving Instructors, for the Emergency Vehicle Operations Center (EVOC), who conduct classroom instruction and hands-on, behind-the-wheel driver training programs for law enforcement, fire, ambulance and civilian students. Behind-the-wheel instruction involves varied conditions related to emergency response driving, skid control and recovery techniques, slow-speed parking maneuvers, pursuit intervention and defensive driving techniques, and includes evaluating trainees knowledge and performance, and maintaining records and reports. The resulting list will be used to fill recurrent positions as they occur.

Note: All recurrent positions are in the Unclassified Service and employees do not gain regular status.
*The official title of this position is Sheriff’s Training Specialist I; please view the job description for more detailed information.

Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. This recruitment may close without further notice; interested candidates should apply as soon as possible.


1) Background: Prior to appointment, applicants will be fingerprinted and must pass an extensive background investigation, including a polygraph examination. Applicants must not have been convicted of a felony.
2) Availability: This department is a “24/7” operation, and the incumbent can expect to work overtime and/or rotating shifts may be required to meet the needs of the department.

3) Training: Candidates must successfully complete the 64-hour San Bernardino County Sheriff’s EVOC training courses within three (3) months of being hired.

4) License: A valid California Class C driver license is required at time of appointment. Employees in this class may be required to use personal vehicles and show proof of automobile liability insurance.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must possess one of the following:

Option A: One (1) year of full-time experience as a driver training instructor in a law enforcement environment.
Option B: One (1) year of full-time regular status law enforcement experience involving pursuit driving in a marked law enforcement vehicle.

Option C: One (1) year of full-time experience driving an emergency response (Code 3) vehicle (Reserve Deputy Sheriff or Police Officer experience will be accepted on a pro-rated basis, minimum 2080 hours).

Option D: One (1) year of full-time experience as a driver training instructor.


Education: Thirty (30) semester (45 quarter) units of completed college coursework in education or behavioral science. A list of coursework must be submitted with the application.

Substitution: Two (2) additional years of qualifying experience may substitute for the required education.

Desired Qualifications

Possession of a California P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate, EVOC training course certificates, and computer-based training experience is desirable.

Selection Process

You are encouraged to include detailed descriptions of your qualifying experience and skills, as only the most highly qualified applicants will be referred to the Sheriff’s Department.

Application Procedure: Applications will be accepted continuously and reviewed periodically. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this recruitment may close at any time. (Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaire.)

To ensure timely and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application as soon as possible. Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note, if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application we have not received your application.

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EEO/ADA: San Bernardino County is an and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants.

ADA Accommodation: If you have a disability and require accommodations in the testing process, submit the within one week of a recruitment filing deadline.

Veterans’ Preference: Eligible veterans and their spouse or widow(er) who are not current County employees may be awarded additional Veterans’ Preference points. Click for information and instructions to request Veteran’s Preference points.

Expected salary: $53643.2 – 73590.4 per year

Location: San Bernardino, CA

Job date: Mon, 11 Mar 2024 00:47:11 GMT

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