City of Richmond, CA - Richmond, CA

Full-time$4,700 - $5,500 a month
The Position

Jailers are non-sworn personnel who operate the temporary holding facility in the Richmond Police Department and are responsible for processing arrestees; monitoring the condition and status of arrestees; preparing reports; completing a variety of forms; and performing additional duties as required. Shift work and work on weekends and holidays are normal working conditions for this job. Incumbents who are regularly assigned to work five (5) or more hours on certain shifts are eligible to receive an additional five percent (5%) or seven and one-half percent (7.5%) above his/her salary. Jailers are required to wear uniforms and do not carry firearms. A uniform maintenance allowance of $600.00 per year is provided.

Examples of Duties

Essential duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Processes adult and juvenile arrestees to be housed in the temporary holding facility; books on charges of arrest; fingerprints and photographs arrestees; writes arrest reports; receives and maintains the personal property of the arrestee; maintains jail turnover schedule; initiates records and warrant checks; notifies concerned sections that person is in custody; and prepares and processes other routine arrest documents.
Escorts male and female arrestees to and from cells for the purpose of custody, release, telephone calls, interrogations, or other authorized reasons.
Cares for arrestees' needs, including securing medical attention; heating and serving prepared meals; providing bedding and clothing; receiving clothing and other personal property; and securing janitorial and maintenance services as needed.
Processes arrestees for release by checking bail bonds, misdemeanor citations, and other release or transfer documents for correct prisoner identification and proper authorization.
Inspects arrestees and facilities to assure safekeeping of arrestees and proper functioning of the facility.
Performs male/female skin and pat-down searches prior to booking or transport, and whenever an arrestee is suspected of possessing any contraband.
Minimum Qualifications

Ability to:
Prepare accurate written arrest reports;
Operate and use modern office equipment, including computers and Microsoft Word software;
Prepare and maintain accurate records, logs, and files of activities;
Learn department rules, policies, procedures, and pertinent federal, state, and local laws and regulations
Follow directions as outlined in the Richmond Police Department Policy Manual;
Adhere to the rules and regulations for operating the Richmond Police Department temporary holding facility;
Make detailed observations, and accurately remember facts;
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;
Work varied hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays;
Understand and carry out oral and written directions;
Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work; and
Communicate effectively with persons in custody, the public, and other City personnel.
Education/Experience: Equivalent to graduation from high school, and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties listed above.

Desirable Qualifications: Associates Degree, attendance or graduation from an accredited Police Academy, military experience, and/or experience working as a jailer, custodial officer, or in a closely-related position. Bilingual skills are highly desirable.


Possession of a valid California Driver's License AND a satisfactory driving record are ongoing requirements for this position.

No felony convictions
No use of the following drugs within the past five (5) years: Cocaine, Hallucinogens, LSD, Heroin, Methamphetamine, MDMA (Ecstasy), Psilocybin (Mushrooms)
No use of the following drug within the past two (2) years: Marijuana (Cannabis)
Successful candidates must pass a thorough background investigation, including a criminal history check for job-related convictions, fingerprinting, polygraph test, credit check, and a check of drug use history.

Incumbent must be able to lift up to 25 pounds and is constantly standing, walking, or handling materials which will require stamina and strength. Must also have the physical strength necessary to restrain and control combative and uncooperative individuals.

Supplemental Information


TO APPLY: Each applicant must submit a City of Richmond Employment Application online. APPLICANTS QUALIFYING FOR POSITIONS ON THE BASIS OF COLLEGE DEGREES AND/OR COURSES NEED TO INCLUDE DOCUMENTATION OF STATED EDUCATION. Each applicant must submit a City of Richmond Employment Application AND responses to the Supplemental Qualifications Questionnaire. Failure to submit the Employment Application and responses to the Supplemental Qualifications Questionnaire will disqualify the candidate from further consideration. Please fill out the Employment Application completely (including places of employment with complete addresses; i.e., number and street name, city and state, names of supervisors with telephone numbers, etc.). INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE SUBJECT TO REJECTION.

Candidates may apply:
ONLINE ONLY: http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us

APPLICATION APPRAISAL: All completed Employment Application packages will be evaluated and scored based on job-related qualifications criteria. An Employment List will be established, and your placement on this list will be determined solely (100%) by information provided on the Employment Application and responses to the Supplemental Qualifications Questionnaire. Having all of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee placement on the Employment List.


A ranking of "A" (Best Qualified), "B" (Well Qualified), or "C" (Qualified) is required to achieve a position on the Employment List. Successful candidates will be subject to a background investigation, a polygraph, and a medical examination prior to a final job offer. This Employment List is valid for four (4) months unless extended an additional four (4) months, for a total of eight (8) months.

IMMIGRATION REFORM CONTROL ACT: In compliance with the Immigration Reform Control Act of 1986, individuals offered employment by the City of Richmond will be required to show documentation of eligibility to work in the United States as a condition of employment.

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY: The City's policy prohibits discrimination against any applicant on the basis of race, color, age, physical or mental disability, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, or national origin.

WEBSITE: www.ci.richmond.ca.us

Analyst: D.Newton


Note: Questions can be found on the "Supplemental Questions" tab.