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Starting hourly rate of pay: $20.1690

Under the general supervision of a Sergeant or Corporal, a Public Safety Service Officer is a non-sworn position that assists sworn personnel by handling support responsibilities in the Marshal’s Office; and performs related duties as required.


A Public Safety Service Officer is a non-sworn classification that performs a wide variety of law enforcement support tasks, which do not require the exercise of peace officer powers of arrest or firearms.  Initially, a Public Safety Service Officer works under close supervision performing a variety of general clerical and administrative duties associated with the Marshal’s Office.   As a Public Safety Service Officer develops knowledge and proficiency, a wider variety of duties are assigned and they are allowed to work more independently.

Public Safety Service Officers are paraprofessional civilian personnel utilized to augment sworn members in the performance of their primary custody/enforcement responsibilities.  Positions in this classification are distinguished from the Deputy Marshal by the lack of direct responsibility for physical restraint of prisoners and protecting life and property.


Maintains building security; screens for potential weapons at entry to the courthouse and Justice Center; visually inspects belongings of individuals for explosives and weapons using x-ray machine; ensures persons entering do not possess weapons; secures and maintains control of items not permitted in the courthouse; assists sworn officers with inspection of building prior to opening and closing of building; and conducts perimeter searches.

Assists sworn staff in compiling information for threat assessments on individuals attending Court; monitors security equipment and alarms.

Maintains a variety of logs/databases as needed; prepares various reports; prepares warrants for service; maintains courtroom statistics; conducts inventory and maintains inventory records; performs general office, clerical, and administrative duties.

Provides assistance in the courtroom and performs court attendant duties (e.g., taking fingerprints, checking in parties, preparing paperwork, calling court to order, assisting with the jury process, etc.) as needed.

Operates holding facility for in-custody inmates by monitoring and viewing the inmates every 15 minutes while in the facility; monitors cameras and speakers; opens and closes security doors for inmates.

Assists in training other employees.


Completion of 15 college semester units in criminal justice is desirable and can substitute for work experience.

Minimum one (1) year of experience in public contact work or general clerical work.

Knowledge of:
-Public information and communication techniques.
-Customer service skills.
-General clerical office procedures, including typing.
-Automated systems as used in information storage and document preparation.
-Basic recordkeeping practices.

Ability to:

-Deal tactfully and courteously with the public.
-Perform clerical work and make simple arithmetical calculations.
-Learn to operate a computer terminal.
-Work effectively under pressure with frequent interruptions.
-Exercise good judgment in making decisions according to existing statues, rules, regulations, and policies.
-Use discretion and mature judgment in the handling of sensitive and confidential information.
-Establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with other employees.
-Complete weapons screening training.


Carefully complete your application and submit by the application deadline.  A cover letter and resume are not accepted as a replacement for your application.

Complete all requested information fully. Incomplete applications will not be processed and your application will be rejected if you write statements such as “See/Refer to Resume” or “See Attached.”

It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess. If you held multiple positions with the same employer, please list each job title and duties separately. Explain gaps between any employment periods by way of a separate attachment to the application.

Minimum requirements must be met at the time of filing.

The work experience portion of your application profile should account for all employment within the last 10 years, including your current or most recent position.  Include U.S. Military Service, self-employment, and relevant unpaid volunteer work.
Incomplete application materials, false statements, omission of a material fact, or partial information will result in disqualification.

The Court reserves the right to modify the selection/examination process at its discretion.

If you submit multiple applications, ONLY your most recent application and attachments will be considered.

All correspondence regarding the selection process is sent via email.  You are responsible for checking your email account on a regular basis to find out the status of your application.

A qualifications appraisal committee will review applications and requested materials, and only the best-qualified candidates will be invited to interview for this position.  Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee inclusion into the selection process.

Travel expenses to appear for an interview will not be reimbursed.

Shasta County Superior Court is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities by informing Human Resources in writing or by telephone at the time of application.

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 12
Education Required: None
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for This Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: 20.16
    Accessible by Public Transportation: Yes