Sheriff's Correction Lieutenant
Salary: $37.25-$45.47 hourly / $6,478-$7,908 monthly / Range:
DEFINITION: Under general direction, plans, organizes, directs
and supervises a wide variety of complex and technical
administrative, program, operational or service-related custody
activities in the main jail or the detention facility in Santa
Maria; serves as watch commander on assigned shifts; performs
related duties as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This class is the management level
in the Sheriff Correctional/Custody Officer series. The primary
emphasis is on planning and directing detention and correction
operations. This class is distinguished from the Custody Sergeant in
that the latter class is assigned responsibility for running the day
to day operations. The Sheriff Correctional/Custody Officer series
is utilized only in custody facilities, whereas the Sheriff's Deputy
series performs the full range of law enforcement activities,
including custody. 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. Plans, organizes, and directs detention and corrections
operations on a shift, which includes: corrections and institutional
services; inmate supervision, security, discipline and recreation;
deployment of personnel in emergency situations; classification of
inmates for housing assignments; supervision of inmate work programs
and legal processes for booking, court appearances and release;
maintenance of facilities, equipment, and grounds; automated support
2. Reviews jail facility programs and operations to assure
compliance with federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations
and guidelines related to jail facility standards and operations;
may serve as departmental liaison with federal and state review
bodies and detention compliance agencies.
3. Develops, reviews and implements detention facility policies and
practices which are consistent with legislation, County management
directives, Sheriff's Department goals, and operational needs;
identifies and resolves administrative and operational problems
within the division related to facilities, programs, services,
procedures, forms, work flow, and equipment through research,
analysis, and evaluation.
4. Participates in the selection and training of staff; assigns and
directs shift scheduling and relief coverage; coordinates employee
orientation and training; supervises and evaluates staff and
recommends corrective or disciplinary action for subordinates. May
be assigned responsibility for investigating alleged violations of
personnel rules and policies.
5. Prepares or reviews a variety of narrative and statistical
reports related to inmate population and characteristics, workload
activities, program and facility operations, staff utilization,
service provision, and related subjects.
6. Monitors budget needs; assists in the preparation of budget
requests; reviews and inputs budget documents.
1. Two years experience equivalent to a Sheriff Correctional/Custody
Sergeant with Santa Barbara County; or,
2. three years experience supervising Sheriff Correctional/Custody
Officers in a custody facility, including acting as shift commander
in the absence of the Sheriff Correctional/Custody Sergeant; or,
3. a combination of training, education, and experience that is
equivalent to one of the employment standards 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
Additional Information: Some positions in this classification may
require possession of a valid California Class B Driver's License.
Appointees to those positions requiring a Class B license will be
subject to mandatory testing for drugs prior to beginning work; once
on the job, incumbents will be subject to mandatory testing for
drugs and/or alcohol on a random, reasonable suspicion,
post-accident, return-to-duty, and follow-up basis.
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: the laws, codes, ordinances and policies which govern
the care, detention and release of prisoners; modern methods and
techniques of discipline as they relate to persons under criminal
confinement; principles and practices of modern adult institutional
facility management and deployment practices; supervisory principles
and practices; rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the
Sheriff's Department detention facilities; recent developments,
current literature and sources of information relevant to the
operations of a modern detention facility.
Ability to: plan, organize, direct and supervise the programs and
operations of a correction facility; analyze emergency situations
and make effective personnel and equipment deployment decisions;
plan and assign work; supervise, train and evaluate staff; interpret
and enforce institutional rules, regulations and other policies with
firmness, tact and impartiality; analyze and resolve administrative
problems and implement changes; prepare clear and concise written
reports and oral presentations; establish and maintain effective
working relationships with prisoners, subordinate staff, management
and support personnel, the general public, County departments and
other criminal justice system agencies; respond fairly and
impartially to people from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic
backgrounds; work with individuals who may be hostile in an
environment which is often unpleasant; work independently and make
rational decisions; learn governmental budget practices.