Sheriff's Correction Officer
Salary: Sheriff's Correction Officer (#6900)
$22.78-$27.81 hourly / $3,962-$4,836 monthly / Range: 5600
Sheriff's Correction Officer Special Duty (#6901)
$23.94-$29.23 hourly / $4,164-$5,084 monthly / Range: 5700
DEFINITION: Under general direction, maintains custody and
supervises the work and conduct of inmates in detention facilities;
and performs related duties as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This class is distinguished from
Sheriff's Deputy in that incumbents have only limited peace officer
power pursuant to Penal Code section 830.1 c, are not deputy
coroners, and are not assigned to patrol or bailiff duties.
Incumbents receive training in a correction officer academy rather
than a basic law enforcement academy. This class is distinguished
from Sheriff's Corrections Officer in that the latter is a terminal
class; new hires will be made only to the Custody Deputy class.
Incumbents will be required to carry a firearm on certain
assignments, and to regularly qualify with firearms pursuant to
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Instructs and oversees the work of a group of
inmates assigned to maintenance, operational, or other
rehabilitative activities; supervises the conduct of inmates during
the booking process, in housing and at meals, during recreation and
on work assignments; supervises family and professional visits to
inmates; inspects credentials and incoming and outgoing mail;
inspects living areas of inmates to insure cleanliness, orderliness
and compliance to jail regulations; exercises influence for the
purpose of modifying anti-social behavior and attitudes of inmates;
prevents escapes, injuries and the destruction of property; searches
for contraband; may receive and release prisoners; submits reports
and prepares correspondence; types reports and letters, and
transports prisoners and guards prisoners at hospitals and other
off-site locations as directed.
1. Education: Graduation from high school or passing of the G.E.D.
test indicating high school graduation level.
2. Age: 18 years or older.
3. Physical Fitness: Good physical condition with the ability to
pass a comprehensive medical examination based on County of Santa
Barbara medical standards, and the ability to pass a job-related
physical agility examination.
* 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 at time
* Within the probationary period, incumbents must successfully
complete training in a Correction Officer Academy and any other
training deemed necessary by the Sheriff's Department.
* 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.
Ability to: understand and follow laws, policies, rules and
regulations; supervise and deal with inmates; work effectively under
stress and adapt to changes; learn the use and care of firearms;
establish and maintain effective working relationships with others;
maintain jail safety and security; make decisions with a minimum of
supervision; write clear and comprehensive reports; oversee the work
of others; type with sufficient speed and accuracy to perform duties