COUNTY OF DEL NORTE
Invites Applications for the position of
CORRECTIONAL OFFICER RECRUIT
Recruit: $1,517.23 – $1,844.20
Level I: $1,672.75 – $2,033.23
Level II: $1,756.38 – $2,134.90
Level III: $1,844.20 – $2,241.64
Description of Basic Function: Under close supervision and in a training capacity supervises inmates during an assigned shift at the County Jail facility. This is the training classification in the Correctional Officer series. Incumbents of this class are in a training capacity for one year. After successful completion of this training period, incumbents are eligible for advancement to the next higher class of Correctional Officer. Sheriff’s Correctional Officers are custodial officers as described in California Penal Code 831 and are public officers, not peace officers. A custodial officer does not have the right to carry or possess firearms in the performance of prescribed duties, except, under the direction of the sheriff, while engaged in transporting prisoners or guarding hospitalized prisoners. Custodial officers may make arrests for misdemeanors and felonies within the local detention facility pursuant to a duly issued warrant.
Detailed Work Activities
Job duties may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.
- Assists in the supervision, security and conduct of inmates in cells, during meals, bathing, at recreation, during visitation and on work or other assignments
- Assists in processing prisoners admitted and discharged or transferred from the jail facility.
- Processes inmate discharges or transfers and arranges for transportation if necessary.
- Maintains records related to inmates.
- Promotes acceptable attitudes and behavior of inmates to assist them in adjusting to
a confinement setting.
- Receives and maintains the personal property of inmates.
- Opens and censors inmate mail.
- Learns techniques and methods employed in searching inmates for contraband,
weapons or possession or use of narcotics.
- Assists in inspecting quarters of inmates for contraband.
- Enforces sanitary conditions and orderliness of quarters.
- Performs related duties as assigned or required.
Any combination of education and experience sufficient to demonstrate possession and application of the required knowledge and abilities.
Sheriff Correctional Officer Recruit:
- Graduation from high school or possession of a G.E.D. certificate.
- Certificate of completion of PC 832 and J.T.O. training programs within ninety (90) days of hire date.
Sheriff Correctional Officer I (In addition to the above):
- Certificate of completion of S.T.C. correctional training.
Sheriff Correctional Officer II (In addition to the above):
- One (1) year experience as a Correctional Officer I or equivalent position in a California detention facility.
- Possession of a certification of satisfactory completion of S.T.C. C.O.R.E. correctional training, P.C. 832 and J.T.O. training programs.
Sheriff Correctional Officer III (In addition to the above):.
- Graduation from high school or possession of a G.E.D. supplemented with college course work, public administrator or related field.
- Three (3) years experience as a Correctional Officer II or equivalent position in a California detention facility.
- Possession of S.T.C. required certificates and P.C. 832 certification upon appointment.
- Satisfactory completion of S.T.C. required supervisory course within one (1) year from date of appointment.
Certification and selection on the basis of a candidate’s gender may be made to position that have a bona fide occupational requirement for exclusively one gender or the other, such as position assigned to the female’s section of the jail.
Employees in this classification receive indirect supervision within a broad framework of overall objectives. Employees in this classification supervise personnel and administer a wide variety of departmental functions. Errors in work or judgment could result in loss of funds, ineffective law enforcement procedures, improper legal procedures, low departmental morale, litigation against the County and/or poor community relations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- The basic functions of a local law enforcement agency.
- Basic correctional facility functions.
- Complete PC 832 and J.T.O. training programs
- Learn the methods of controlling, directing and instructing inmates
individually and in groups.
- Read and interpret written material accurately and rapidly.
- Promote socially acceptable attitudes and behavior of inmates.
- Make quick, effective and reasonable decisions in emergencies and to take
the appropriate action.
- Carry out oral and written directions and instructions.
Sheriff’s Correctional Officer I (In addition to the above):
- Successful completion of S.T.C. CORE correctional training.
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