Correctional Officer I/II-Deputy Sheriff

Shasta County - Redding, CA (30+ days ago)3.2


CORRECTIONAL OFFICER I: $3,452 FLAT RATE MONTHLY / $19.92 FLAT RATE HOURLY*
CORRECTIONAL OFFICER II: $3,625-$4,626 APPRX MONTHLY / $20.91- $26.69 APPRX HOURLY*

  • Please refer to the appropriate Bargaining Unit
Memorandum of Understanding for potential future salary increases.
Please visit http://www.co.shasta.ca.us/index/support_index/personnel/MOUs.aspx

CURRENT VACANCIES ARE IN THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE

WRITTEN AND ORAL EXAMS WILL BE SCHEDULED ON A CONTINUOUS BASIS

SEE "SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS" SECTION

RESPONSES TO SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS REQUIRED

APPLICATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED WEEKLY UNTIL CURRENT VACANCIES ARE FILLED

FINAL FILING DATE: CONTINUOUS **

ABOUT THE POSITION

Correctional Officer I: Under supervision, to work in a training capacity, learning to supervise inmates at the County Detention Facility and maintain facility security; to learn procedures and methods for the care, custody, and confinement of inmates; to oversee work details and leisure activities; and to do related work as required.

Correctional Officer II: Under supervision, to guard and supervise inmates in county jail facilities; and to do related work as required.

SPECIAL NOTE: An individual will be required to pass a background investigation relevant to working in a law enforcement office or facility prior to being hired.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Correctional Officer I: This is the entry and training level in the Correctional Officer-Deputy Sheriff class series. Incumbents work in a learning capacity performing Correctional Officer-Deputy Sheriff duties related to the care, custody, and confinement of inmates at the County Detention Facility. This class is distinguished from the Correctional Officer II-Deputy Sheriff class in that incumbents in the latter are expected to be fully trained and capable of performing assignments with minimal guidance and supervision. A Correctional Officer I-Deputy Sheriff will be promoted to Correctional Officer II-Deputy Sheriff after demonstration of sufficient skills and knowledge and sound work habits, and the successful completion of the arrest and firearms training required for peace officers pursuant to subdivision (a) of Penal Code section 832, and within 120 days after the date of employment, completion of the training required by the Board of Corrections for custodial personnel pursuant to Penal Code Section 6035, and the training required for custodial personnel of local detention facilities pursuant to Division 1 (commencing with Section 100) of Title 15 of the California Code of Regulations.

Correctional Officer-Deputy Sheriffs for the County of Shasta have peace officer status only as described in Section 830.1(c) of the California Penal Code. Employees in the Correctional Officer-Deputy Sheriff class series may not exercise the powers of a peace officer until successful completion of the arrest and firearms training required pursuant to subdivision (a) of Penal Code section 832. If they have not completed, within 120 days after the date of employment, the training required by the Board of Corrections for custodial personnel pursuant to Penal Code Section 6035, and the training required for custodial personnel of local detention facilities pursuant to Division 1 (commencing with Section 100) of Title 15 of the California Code of Regulations, they may not exercise the powers of a peace officer after the 120th day of employment.

Correctional Officer II: This is the journey level class in the Sheriff's Correctional Officer-Deputy Sheriff series. Incumbents rotate through various assignments and are expected to learn and perform the full range of duties required. It differs from the class of Correctional Officer I-Deputy Sheriff in that the latter is a classification for employees who have completed the arrest and firearms training required for peace officers pursuant to subdivision (a) of Penal Code section 832, the training required by the Board of Corrections for custodial personnel pursuant to Penal Code Section 6035, and the training required for custodial personnel of local detention facilities pursuant to Division 1 (commencing with Section 100) of Title 15 of the California Code of Regulations.

Correctional Officer-Deputy Sheriffs for the County of Shasta have peace officer status only as described in Section 830.1 (c) of the California Penal Code.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Correctional Officer I: Participates in a formal correctional training program involving both classroom and practical instruction and including physical and firearm training. Subjects include community relations, and jail custody and operations.

Correctional Officer II: Receives, books, fingerprints, photographs and assigns prisoners to cells, and maintains security watch of prisoners at all times; monitors activities of prisoners by operating surveillance, control and communications console equipment; prepares required records pertaining to period of commitment; receives and records personal property taken into custody; prepares records and reports and fills in forms for the release or transfer of prisoners; maintains records, recommends work assignments for prisoners; answers inquires pertaining to jail policies and individual prisoners as allowed by jail regulations; receives and gives receipts for bail money for prisoners; supervises inmate workers in performance of routine custodial work; supervises feeding of prisoners; enforce facility policies and procedures; maintain inmate discipline; supervise, observe and monitor inmate activities in the facility; take headcounts of inmates as required; process bookings of inmates in/out of facility; ensure the general health, welfare, security and safety of inmates; transport inmates to/from court, state institutions and other jails; search inmates, mail, and cells to locate/remove contraband; assist in restraining violent/unruly arrestees.

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:

Correctional Officer I:
Knowledge of: Basic human motivation and behavior; basic functions of a local law enforcement agency.

The following abilities are generally learned and performed according to expected standards over the course of the first year of employment:

Ability to: Learn and perform a wide variety of correctional work; read, understand, and interpret laws and regulations regarding the operation of the County Detention Facility, and the care and custody of inmates; gather and organize data and information; interview and secure information from people; make independent judgments and adopt quick, effective, and responsible courses of action during emergencies; prepare clear, comprehensive reports; meet physical standards related to the job; demonstrate technical and tactical proficiency in the use and care of firearms prior to completion of first year of employment; operate a keyboard and/or typewriter with sufficient skill to perform booking and report preparation assignments; work with computerized law enforcement information systems; effectively, tactfully, and courteously represent the Sheriff's Office to the public and other law enforcement agencies; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; assimilate classroom instructions covering a wide variety of academic and technical subjects related to the job; First aid methods and techniques.

These employment standards are typically obtained by graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a GED certificate.

Correctional Officer II:
Knowledge of: Shasta County Detention Facility procedures, policies, and regulations; state and federal laws and regulations related to jail operations, booking procedures, and custody of inmates; problems related to the care and custody of inmates; recent court decisions affecting arrest procedures, and the handling of suspects and detained persons; good public-relation techniques; use and care of department authorized equipment and firearms as assigned; First-aid methods and techniques; computers and software used by the county detention facilities.

Ability to: Perform a wide variety of correctional work; read, understand, and interpret laws and regulations regarding the operation of the county detention facility, and the care and custody of inmates; gather and organize data and information; interview and secure information from people; make independent judgments and adopt quick, effective, and responsible courses of action during emergencies; prepare clear, comprehensive reports; meet physical standards related to the job; demonstrate and maintain technical and tactical proficiency in the use and care of firearms; operate a keyboard and/or typewriter with sufficient skill to perform booking and report preparation assignments; work with computerized law enforcement information systems; effectively, tactfully, and courteously represent the Sheriff's Office to the public and other law enforcement agencies; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.

A minimum of one year experience as a Correctional Officer in an adult correctional facility is required.

Incumbents with one year experience as a Correctional Officer in an adult correctional facility must also have completed, prior to assuming the duties of a Correctional Officer II-Deputy Sheriff, the arrest and firearms training required for peace officers pursuant to subdivision (a) of Penal Code section 832, the training required by the Board of Corrections for custodial personnel pursuant to Penal Code Section 6035, and the training required for custodial personnel of local detention facilities pursuant to Division 1 (commencing with Section 100) of Title 15 of the California Code of Regulations; successfully completed the Sheriff's Office firearms qualification course; possess an appropriate California driver's license; be of minimum age at date of hire of 18; and have no felony convictions.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Possession of an appropriate California driver's license
Minimum age at date of hire is 18
No felony convictions
U.S. citizenship is required or application for citizenship must have been filed at least one year prior to recruitment date for the position.
Must satisfactorily complete the arrest and firearms training for peace officers required pursuant to subdivision (a) of Penal Code section 832, and within 120 days after the date of employment, complete the training required by the Board of Corrections for custodial personnel pursuant to Section 6035, and the training required for custodial personnel of local detention facilities pursuant to Division 1 (commencing with Section 100) of Title 15 of the California Code of Regulations.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS

Responses to the following must be submitted with a completed application:

Shasta County Detention Facilities are "no-hostage" facilities. This means that in the event you are taken hostage, the County will not bargain for your safe release. Are you willing to work in a no-hostage facility?
Yes ___ No ___
As a Correctional Officer, you may be required to work an entire 12-hour shift, locked up behind bars in a building without windows. Are you willing to work in this type of environment? Yes ___ No ___
Correctional Officers are required to work shifts as assigned. Are you willing to work any of the following shifts as needed: days, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays? Yes ___ No ___
Do you have military experience? Yes ___ No ___
Have you completed PC-832 Arrest and Control within the last three (3) years? Yes ___ No ___
Have you completed PC-832 Firearms within the last three (3) years? Yes ___ No ___
If yes to supplemental question #5 and/or #6, did you attach a copy of the PC 832 certificates to your application? Yes ___ No ___
Are you currently enrolled in both PC-832 classes? Yes ___ No ___
If yes to supplemental question #8, what is the expected date of completion? If no, please type "n/a".

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; talk or hear; and smell. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The specific hearing abilities required by this position include distant peripheral, and nearby. An incumbent must endure physical exertion in the course of subduing a combative inmate and other emergency situations that could include but are not limited to running, climbing stairs, and physically lifting/transporting an inmate as these occasions arise.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee has regular contact with individuals with communicable diseases such as AIDS, HIV, hepatitis, tuberculosis, etc.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

Some positions may require a valid California driver's license and acceptable driving record according to County policy.
Reasonable accommodations may be made for those persons who are disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of the position.
As part of the selection process, all individuals provided with a preliminary offer of employment with Shasta County will be subject to a background investigation, including a criminal history check (primarily completed through the taking of fingerprints). An image of your fingerprints will be captured and sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history, (if any), will be evaluated along with the other information received in connection with your application. Except as otherwise required by law, a criminal conviction will not necessarily disqualify you from the position. The nature of the offense, the date of the offense, the surrounding circumstances, and the relevance of the offense to the position applied for may, however, be considered.
Based on the results of the background investigation and criminal history check, applicants may then be provided with an offer of employment conditioned on the results of a medical examination, which includes drug/alcohol testing.
Shasta County participates in E-Verify. For more information click here. If you do not have internet access, contact Personnel at (530) 225-5515 to request a flyer.
In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, County employees, in the event of a disaster are considered disaster workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.
Positions in this classification are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the County and the Deputy Sheriffs Association - Correctional Officer-Deputy Sheriffs (DSA-CO).
Employees in this classification are covered under the CalPERS retirement program. Depending on the provisions of the California Public Employees' Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) and other applicable laws, an employee in this classification will be covered under one of the following CalPERS retirement formulas: (1) 2% at 50, (2) 2% at 55, or (3) 2% at 57. An employee in this classification will also contribute 7% (up to 9.25% for Safety members) of his/her pay to this plan, or will contribute such other amount to the plan as authorized by PEPRA and other applicable laws. Please visit our Employee Benefits page for additional information regarding benefits and CalPERS coverage information. The provisions in this flyer and on the County's website are for information purposes only. To the extent the provisions of the flyer or the County's website are inconsistent with PEPRA and other applicable laws, PEPRA and other applicable laws shall govern.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURES:
Shasta County Personnel will accept applications and responses to the supplemental questions until current vacancies have been filled. A cover letter and/or resume will be accepted in addition to the application form but will not serve as a substitute for a completed application. Incomplete applications will not be processed. It is not acceptable to complete the application with statements such as, "See/Refer to Resume," or "See Attached." Closing date postmarks or faxes will NOT be accepted. This recruitment will establish a list that may or may not be used by other departments. Prior applicants must reapply to be considered.

**Continuous Recruitment Information: Applicants considered qualified for this position will be invited to the next phase of the application process. This phase consists of testing administered by Shasta County. The testing will be a full day, consisting of physical agility testing, a written examination, and an oral examination. Only applicants who successfully complete each stage of the physical agility test will move on to the written examination and oral examination. Applicants who pass the physical agility testing and participate in an oral examination are required to receive a passing T-Score of 50 or more on the written examination in order to continue in the application process. Successfully completing all phases of testing does not guarantee an applicant will be selected to move forward in the employment process.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online or submit an application to the Shasta County Personnel Office.

Arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Requests for accommodations may be made to the Shasta County Personnel Office by the filing deadline posted on this bulletin. Shasta County does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you feel you are being denied service based on a disability, our ADA Coordinator may be reached at (530) 225-5515; relay service (800) 735-2922; fax (530) 225-5345.

SHASTA COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Shasta County Personnel
1450 Court Street, Suite 348; Redding, CA 96001; (530) 225-5515