TCSO Employment Process

The employment process for the Tulare County Sheriff's Department is as follows. Click on any of the links to obtain additional information:

  1. Application
  2. Physical Agility Examination ( Deputy I, Correctional Deputy)
  3. Written Exam (Sheriff's Correctional Deputy)
  4. Oral Interview
  5. Employment List / Ranking
  6. Background Investigation
  7. Polygraph / Voice Stress Analysis
  8. Captains Interview
  9. Conditional Offer of Employment
  10. Immigration Law
  11. Medical Examination
  12. Drug and Alcohol Screening
  13. Psychological Examination
  14. Ergonomic Screening
  15. Appointment / New Hire Ceremony
  16. New Hire Orientation
  17. Probationary Period
  18. Correctional Academy or Police Academy

If you have any additional questions that were not addressed on one of the linked pages, you may call or e-mail our Personnel and Training Division at

(559) 735-1825
800) 757-9907