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Employment Opportunities
Tuolumne County Human Resources posts all current openings and accepts applications for all vacant positions within the county.

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Department Specifics
The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office offers a variety of assignments, including Patrol, SWAT, Boat Patrol, General Investigations, Narcotic Investigations, Search and Rescue, Civil process, Coroner Investigations, and Court Security. This smaller agency of 140 personnel provides a positive family like work environment. We offer an informal working atmosphere, excellent advancement opportunities, and leadership that inspires trust, confidence, and teamwork.

Our deputies are responsible for law enforcement services to Tuolumne County’s 2,293 square miles of territory; they average approximately 80 to 90 calls for service daily.  Deputies here have the freedom to do their job without being micromanaged, to follow a case from start to finish and they generally have the ability to complete report requirements before proceeding to the next call.

New deputy sheriffs are not required to work in the Jail before starting in patrol and all required equipment is provided by the department upon hire.

Live & Work Where Others Play!
Land of blue skies, green trees, and golden opportunities captures the essence of the quality of life in beautiful and historic Tuolumne County. Rolling hills, towering green pines, graceful oaks, and the snow-covered Sierra peaks provide the backdrop for a lifestyle that is hard to beat.

The area enjoys a mild, four-season climate. While a light snow may fall a few times a year, winters are relatively mild and above the fog of the San Joaquin Valley.

This rural setting lies only a half an hour from local ski resorts and mountain recreation, 120 miles from San Francisco, a few hours south of Lake Tahoe and within an hour of Yosemite National Park.

Local Recreation
Tuolumne County is home to endless year round recreational opportunities. During winter, you can ski and snowboard at Dodge Ridge, snowmobile in the high country, or ice skate at Long Barn.

You’ll never be bored in the summertime! Our county is home to boating and fishing on Lake Don Pedro, New Melones Reservoir, Tulloch Lake, Cherry Lake, Lyons Lake, and smaller high country lakes which can be reached by hiking or during a pack trip into the Emigrant Wilderness. Go whitewater rafting on our world famous Class 1-5 rapids, or take a lazy float trip in neighboring Knights Ferry. Camping, hiking, biking, and off road vehicle opportunities are endless.

We’re also the proud home of Columbia State Historic Park, the best preserved Gold Rush town in the Mother Lode region, and Railtown 1897 Historic State Park in Jamestown, where you can ride the train at one of the last operating railroad roundhouses.

James W. Mele
James W. Mele
Sheriff / Coroner

28 N. Lower Sunset Drive
Sonora, CA  95370

Ph: 209-533-5855
Fx: 209-533-5831
Administration Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Ph: 209-533-5815
Dispatch Hours