Sheriff's Correction Commander
Salary: $42.83-$52.29 hourly / $7,449-$9,094 monthly / Range:
DEFINITION: Under general direction, supervises the corrections
and administrative activities of the custody operations division
within the Sheriff's Department; applies law enforcement techniques
for effective jail operations; supervises division personnel; and
performs related duties as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is an upper management level
class. Incumbents are expected to have advanced knowledge of
departmental and general detention facility policies and procedures
and extensive managerial and administrative ability. This class
differs from the Sheriff's Commander in that it is responsible for
the activities of a custody operations division. This class differs
from the Chief Deputy Sheriff in that the latter has authority over
several divisions. Incumbents will be required to carry a firearm on
certain assignments, and to regularly qualify with firearms pursuant
to department policy.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. Through subordinate personnel, manages the corrections and
administrative activities of the custody division of the Sheriff's
Department; directs Sheriff Correctional/Custody Lieutenants in the
management of their assigned programs, operations, and staff;
coordinates the work of the division with others in the department.
2. Evaluates operations, staffing, training, and record keeping
systems; ensures adequacy, efficiency and effectiveness of
corrections and administrative operations; establishes resource
priorities based on program needs.
3. Supervises, trains, evaluates, and disciplines staff.
4. Plans, implements, interprets and enforces corrections and
administrative policies and procedures; reviews the work of the
division to ensure that activities are conducted in conformance with
the law, departmental rules and regulations.
5. Develops strategic plans related to care and custody of
6. Administers, controls, and monitors budget for division; prepares
budget requests; prepares fiscal and statistical reports.
7. Writes reports and orders; issues verbal and written directives
for division policies and procedures and actions; corresponds with
the public and other agencies.
1. Experience performing duties equivalent to the class of Sheriff
Correctional/Custody Lieutenant and possession of a P.O.S.T.
management certificate or an S.T.C. Manager/Administrator
certificate, or completion of 15 semester units or equivalent
quarter units from an accredited college in a subject closely
related to the duties of a CO Commander in a law enforcement agency;
2. a combination of training, education, and experience that is
equivalent to the employment standard listed above and that provides
the required knowledge and abilities.
* U.S. Citizenship or permanent resident alien who is eligible for
and has applied for citizenship.
* Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License.
* Must meet minimum peace officer standards as specified in
California Government Code Sections 1029 and 1031 including but not
limited to the following: must have no prior felony convictions
(unless fully pardoned), good moral character as determined by
thorough background check; must submit fingerprints for purpose of a
criminal record check and be found free from any physical, emotional
or mental condition which might adversely affect the powers of a
Desirable Qualifications: Academic course work in closely related
subjects such as criminal justice, law enforcement, psychology and
sociology which directly relates to the required knowledge and
abilities listed is desirable. Successful completion of education or
course work comparable to the National Institute of Correction Jail
Management Course or a course certified by the California Board of
Corrections Standards for Training in Corrections is highly
Knowledge of: principles and practices of correction management
including care, detention, and release of prisoners, modern
institutional facility management practices; laws and regulations
affecting the operations of a corrections facility; correctional
facility procedures; public personnel management and supervisory
principles and practices including public safety practices and
employee relations; strategic planning methods and tools; and
principles and practices of budget administration.
Ability to: direct a large, complex organization; ability to
delegate responsibility and authority to others; act decisively in
emergency situations and adopt a proper course of action; consider
the costs and benefits of potential actions in order to choose the
most appropriate one; analyze data or information in order to reach
appropriate solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems;
analyze and organize factual material and controversial issues for
oral and written presentations; and communicate effectively in
writing and orally.