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This recruitment is for Level I. 

Must be willing to work during evenings, weekends and holidays.

The salary rage for level I is $1,402.40 -$1,880.00 biweekly ($17.53 -$23.50 per hour). 

Note: A training and experience evaluation may be utilized to determine an applicant’s ranking among qualified candidates. Based upon information provided in this application including responses to supplemental questions, an applicant’s education, training and experience (full-time equivalent) may be evaluated. Applicants should provide thoughtful and thorough responses to supplemental questions as they play an important role in this recruitment process.  All qualifying work experience that is described or included in responses to supplemental questions MUST also be included and detailed in the “Work Experience” section of this application. “See Resume” is not an acceptable response for any supplemental question. 

FLSA: Non-Exempt


Under immediate (Correctional Technician I) or general supervision (Correctional Technician II), performs a variety of administrative duties related to the processing and disposition of inmate records; participates in the booking and release of inmates; schedules court appearances; monitors security and processes visitors; and performs related duties as assigned.



Receives immediate (Correctional Technician I) or general supervision (Correctional Technician II) from assigned supervisory or management personnel.  Exercises no direct supervision over staff.



Correctional Technician I: This is the entry-level classification in the Correctional Technician series.  Initially under immediate supervision, incumbents learn and perform a variety of routine duties of clerical and technical sheriff administrative and programmatic duties.  As experience is gained, assignments become more varied, complex, and difficult; immediate supervision becomes more general and frequent review of work lessens as an incumbent demonstrates skill to perform the work independently.  Positions at this level usually perform most of the duties required of the positions at the Correctional Technician II-level, but are not expected to function at the same skill level and usually exercise less independent discretion and judgment in matters related to work procedures and methods.  Work is generally supervised while in progress and fits an established structure or pattern.  Exceptions or changes in procedures are explained in detail as they arise.


Correctional Technician II:  This is the fully qualified journey-level classification in the Correctional Technician series.  Incumbents are fully competent to independently perform a full range of clerical and technical sheriff administrative and programmatic duties.  Positions at this level are distinguished from the Correctional Technician I-level by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned, working independently, and exercising judgment and initiative. Positions at this level receive only general instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.  This class is distinguished from the Senior Correctional Technician in that the latter performs the more complex work assigned to the series and/or providing technical and functional direction over lower-level staff.


Positions in the Correctional Technician class series are flexibly staffed; positions at the II-level may be filled by advancement from the I-level; progression to the II-level is dependent on (i) management affirmation that the position is performing the full range of duties assigned to the classification; (ii) satisfactory work performance; (iii) the incumbent meeting the minimum qualifications for the classification including any licenses and certifications; and (iv) management approval for progression to the II-level.


Essential Job Functions



Typical functions may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, abilities, 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.

Some duties, knowledge, skills, and abilities may be performed in a learning capacity for entry-level (I Level) positions.


  • Assists in maintaining security within assigned facility; coordinates visits; monitors movement of staff, deputies, inmates, visitors, and vehicles using cameras, security intercom systems, and closed circuit television; operates electronically controlled security gates, doors, and elevators; dispatches deputies, fire, and/or medical staff in emergencies; reports security violations.
  • Checks identification and follows procedures for admitting visitors to County facilities; operates central control panel to allow staff and other authorized individuals access to secure areas of detention facility.
  • Completes processing of inmates into the County Jail; reviews booking charges in the automated law enforcement tracking systems; reviews status of warrants; updates criminal records; reviews legal documents for completeness; processes property and money for safekeeping.
  • Receives, receipts, and records payment of fines, fees, and deposits to inmate’s cash accounts; reviews, posts, adjusts, and balances daily registers and journals; issues checks following established procedures.
  • Completes arrest registers; determines appropriate bail from schedule and court documents; receives and receipts monies for bail and prepares release documentation; prepares, types, and has responsibility for signing warrants for payment of fines and bails and for fees collected..
  • Responds to inquiries regarding inmates, facilities, operations, and Sheriff’s Office policies and procedures; and inputs information into automated law enforcement data systems.
  • Performs a variety of general administrative duties including the maintenance of system database.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications


Knowledge of:

  • Applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulatory codes, statues, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility.
  • Legal provisions governing the control and disbursement of funds.
  • General methods and practices of bookkeeping, and financial and statistical recordkeeping.
  • Filing, indexing, and recording in a judicial or legal agency.
  • Interviewing techniques for obtaining information.
  • Organization, procedures, operating details, and legal provisions of the Sheriff’s Office.
  • Principles and techniques for working with groups and fostering effective team interaction to ensure teamwork is conducted smoothly.
  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and County staff.
  • The structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Modern equipment and communication tools used for business functions and program, project, and task coordination, including computers and software programs relevant to work performed.


Ability To:

  • Examine documents for completeness, sufficiency, and conformity.
  • Maintain detailed and accurate records and files.
  • Gather data and prepare reports, files, and documents.
  • Understand, interpret, apply, read and explain relevant legal codes, laws, rules, regulations and procedures.
  • Keep current with changes in laws and procedures affecting job duties.
  • Interact in a calm, courteous and professional manner when dealing with the public and when responding to a variety of public inquiries.
  • Deal tactfully and effectively with a variety of individuals, some of whom may be hostile or irate and/or from varying ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Independently organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines, and follow-up on assignments.
  • Use tact, initiative, prudence and independent judgment within general policy and procedural guidelines
  • Effectively use computer systems, software applications relevant to work performed and modern business equipment to perform a variety of work tasks.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, using appropriate English grammar and syntax.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Education and Experience:

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:


Equivalent to completion of the twelfth (12th) grade; and


Correctional Technician I: One (1) year of experience involving public contact or general clerical duties.


Correctional Technician II: Two (2) years of increasingly responsible experience involving public contact or general clerical duties including one year as a Correctional Technician I.


Certifications and Licenses:

  • Must possess a valid US driver’s license upon date of application. Must obtain California driver’s license following hire date per California DMV regulations.


Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements



  • Mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in work areas and walking between work areas may be required; occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information; ability to lift, carry, push and pull materials and objects up to 10 pounds.
  • Vision to read printed materials and a computer screen.
  • Hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone.
  • Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment.



  • Employees work in a county jail facility setting and are exposed to loud noise levels, hazardous physical substances, confining workspaces, monitored entry and exit of facility and locations within facility, cold and hot temperatures and varying weather conditions.
  • Employees may be exposed to vermin, insects and parasites.
  • The duties of this class are performed in an environment with exposure to criminal offenders, mentally ill individuals and persons potentially infected with communicable diseases.
  • Employees may interact with members of the public or with staff under emotionally stressful conditions while interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.



Equipment utilized includes two-way radio, cameras, special locks and keys, personal computer, fax machine, and standard office equipment.


Disaster Service Worker

All Butte County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 12
Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for This Job:
  • Background Checks
  • Motor Vehicle Record Check
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: 17.53
    Maximum Hourly Wage: 25.96