The Sheriff's Office is currently seeking applications for Correctional Officer - I. Positions may be assigned to either the Auburn Jail Facility or the South Placer Jail Facility.
Qualified applicants will undergo an extensive background investigation to determine if they meet the high standards set by the Sheriff's Office in the areas including, but not limited to: high moral character, honesty, and exemplary work ethic. The Sheriff's Office also highly values those with a positive attitude toward fellow workers and the community they will be serving.
Under general supervision, maintain security and ensure inmate welfare in a County jail; oversee jail activities and facilities during an assigned shift; perform related work as assigned.
This is the entry level class in the Correctional Officer series. This class is distinguished from the journey by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within this series. Employees at this level are not expected to perform with the same independence of direction and judgment on matters allocated to the journey level. Since this class is typically used as a training class, employees may have only limited or no directly related work experience. Employees work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives immediate supervision from assigned Sergeant.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Maintain centralized jail security and ensure inmate welfare in accordance with laws, regulations and institutional philosophy.
Obtain necessary information and book prisoners, complete necessary forms, take photographs and fingerprints and perform other processing activities such as preparing reports and maintaining files.
Search, examine, instruct and log inmates; inventory and secure property and valuables.
Interview inmates; classify them and assign them to the appropriate detention area and activities.
Supervise and monitor inmates and inmate trustees assisting with housekeeping, meal preparation and distribution, laundry and similar activities.
Supervise inmate exercise, recreation, visiting and similar privileges.
Assist medical staff in the distribution of medications; screen and refer requests for medical attention; administer emergency first aid as required.
Escort inmates within the jail areas; provide security for medical staff as required.
Inspect facilities and report the need for maintenance or unusual situations; request and/or issue clothing and supplies.
Prepare reports and other written materials; maintain accurate records, log and file.
Testify in court as subpoenaed.
It is the applicant's responsibility to identify in their application materials how they meet the Minimum Qualifications listed below.
Experience: No direct experience is required. Experience involving either the control and custody of incarcerated individuals or in a law enforcement support setting are desirable.
Training: Completion of twelfth grade or G.E.D., College level coursework in law enforcement or a related field is preferred.
License or Certificate:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid driver's license. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.
Must complete both the Corrections Standards Authority Corrections Officer core course (or Correctional Officer Basic Academy supplemental core course for those who have completed the POST Basic Academy) and the course work required by California State Penal Code Section 832 within one year of employment.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Techniques for dealing with individuals from various socio-economic backgrounds in hostile and/or confrontational situations.
Basic first aid practices and procedures.
Basic computer operations.
Basic office administrative practices, including filing.
On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of a Correctional Officer's duties; intermittently remember accounts given by witnesses; identify potential situations of potential altercation; interpret and apply operational procedures; observe inmates; and explain rules to inmates.
On an intermittent basis, sit at desk; on a continuous basis, walk or stand during shift; bend, squat and kneel during booking process; climb stairs while observing inmates; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation. Continuously wear utility belt and other equipment of 30 pounds; and intermittently lift very heavy weight.
Maintain facility security and inmate welfare in varied circumstances.
Oversee and direct the work of inmates in structured situations.
Prepare clear and accurate reports and other written materials.
Maintain accurate records, logs and files.
Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
Meet physical and psychological standards and pass a detailed background investigation.
Work evening, night, weekend and holiday shifts.
Be sensitive to various cultural and ethnic groups present in the detention facility.
Performance Examination (Pass/Fail)
The performance examination will consist of a series of job-related physical agility exercises.
Written Examination (100%)
The written examination may include multiple choice, true/false, fill-in, matching, and/or essay type questions directly related to the required knowledge and abilities for this classification.
Note: We will be administering the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) Adult Corrections Officer Examination. To locate the Candidate Orientation Booklet for this examination, which includes example questions, click here.
Note: If you took the BSCC Adult Corrections Officer Examination within the last 6 months (of application submission date) with another agency, we will accept your transferred T-score, and you will not be required to take the written examination.
In order to transfer your T-score, you must provide your official BSCC Adult Corrections Officer written examination score report (including examination title, examination date, and T-score) on official letterhead from the agency. Please upload this score report as an attachment to your application, fax it to (530) 889-4078, or email it directly to Lindsay Killian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT
Prior to the date of hire, applicants for this classification must complete and pass a background check (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph) and pre-employment psychological and medical examinations, including a drug screening, prior to appointment. All applicants must sign a constitutional oath, submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S., and be fingerprinted. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age or be bonded.
MODIFIED AGENCY SHOP
All new permanent employees, with the exception of sworn law enforcement and those in management and confidential groups, shall be required to join the employee organization or pay an 'Agency Fee' as a condition of employment.
The eligible list(s) resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied.
EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES
Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please visit our website at:
The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. It is advisable that applicants inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department.
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Tentative Recruitment Dates:
Week of 7/3/17 - Minimum Qualifications Screening
Week of 7/24/17 - Agility and Written Examinations
Week of 8/14/17 - Establish Eligible List