Sergeant at Arms

Senate Sergeant at Arms Office
California State Senate | Sacramento, CA

Starting Salary: $4,116
Job Posted On: Nov-01-2022
Filing Deadline: Until Filled

Are you looking for an exciting and fast-paced career? Consider the California State Senate and be part of an organization that serves to strengthen the State through dedicated service to all. We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our team. If you are interested in a challenging opportunity in a high-energy, team-oriented environment, you are encouraged to apply.


The Senate Sergeants at Arms are sworn Peace Officers in accordance with PC830.36 of the State Penal Code. The responsibility of the Senate Sergeant at Arms is to ensure the safety and security of Senators, their families, legislative staff, designated foreign delegations, and the public personnel.


Senate Sergeant at Arms maintain the decorum of the Senate by providing support, protection and oversight of Senate floor sessions as well as committee hearings so that the legislative process proceeds efficiently and unencumbered. The Senate Sergeant at Arms provide security for Senators and staff including investigating and responding to threats, assisting with medical emergencies, and conducting emergency evacuations. Travel throughout the state and working irregular hours including holidays with short notice will be required.


Candidates must be between the age of 21 years and 45 years old, possess a valid California Driver’s License with a clean driving record, pass a background check and drug and alcohol screening. Ability to stand for extended periods of time and lift up to 55 lbs. Display a high level of integrity, demonstrate reliability, and possess the ability to maintain strict confidentialities. Have strong writing and analytical skills, and good communication skills with diverse groups of people.


If you are offered this position and are vaccinated, you will be required to submit a copy of your COVID vaccination card with your new hire paperwork.


The Senate offers a competitive benefit package, which includes:

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS)
  • 401(k) and 457 plans
  • Flexible spending accounts


This position is located in Sacramento, CA.
Applicants who have not completed the academy, salary starts at $4,116 per month plus benefits.
Applicants who have completed the academy, salary starts at $4,772 per month plus benefits. Final salary is commensurate with experience and education.
Applications with be accepted until position(s) is filled.


Senate Sergeant at Arms Office
1021 “O” Street, Room 3751
Sacramento, CA 95814

The Senate application form is available through the Senate job webpage: 

The California State Senate values diversity at all levels of the organization and is committed to fostering an environment in which employees from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. The Senate believes the diversity of our employees and their unique ideas inspire innovative solutions to strengthen our ability to support the legislature. Join the California State Senate and help us support California communities.
Date Posted 04/06/2022