A continuing wave of retirements has left the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department with dozens of open positions.
The department will be recruiting to fill dozens of positions at two job fairs in Sacramento Wednesday.
Holly Fancher with the Sheriff's Department says 150 staffers had indicated plans to retire between last June and June 2015.
She said in this month alone, 50 "sworn" employees will retire.
"From deputies to sergeants, lieutenants and above,” said Fancher. “And then we have many 'non-sworn' positions as well. We just opened up our dispatcher and call dispatcher positions. We have a ton of openings.”
Fancher said there are also openings for clerks, office assistants, cooks, and other positions at the county jail.
“People don't realize that our jails run like a little city within themselves,” she said. “So we have medical staff, from doctors, dentists, nurses, LVNs, cooks, nutritionists, social workers."
The department will be at two fairs Wednesday: The Urban League Diversity Job Fair at the Sacramento Convention Center from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and the SacJobs Career Fair, at the Sacramento Inn and Suites, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.