Sheriff's Correction Sergeant
Salary: $27.81-$33.95 hourly / $4,836-$5,904 monthly / Range:
DEFINITION: Under general direction, supervises the intake and
release, transportation, custody, and care of inmates and wards
assigned to a County correction activity, program, or facility; and
performs related duties as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This class is distinguished from
Sheriff's Sergeant 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. This is
a first-line supervisory class with responsibility for the
day-to-day operations of a corrections program or a team of
Custody/Correctional Officers and support staff involved in
corrections detention activities. This class is distinguished from
Custody/Corrections Sergeant in that the latter is a terminal class.
Incumbents will be required to carry a firearm on certain
assignments, and to regularly qualify with firearms pursuant to
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. In consultation with management, supervises staff and the
maintenance of order and discipline in all inmate and jail
operations; directs and influences inmates in order to obtain
cooperative behavior and maintain order; may subdue violent inmates.
2. Schedules and supervises the intake, release and transportation
of inmates, inmate visitations, the issuing of materials to inmates
and the receipt, security, safe return, and recording of inmate
property to insure that actions taken by staff comply with policies.
3. Supervises scheduled and unscheduled searches of inmates, other
persons who enter the jail facility, and inmate living quarters,
inmate roll calls, and security checks; may supervise classification
4. Plans and coordinates staffing requirements and schedules tour of
duty assignments; supervises staff and may provide on-the-job
5. Prepares and reviews reports; maintains records of staff, jail
operations, inmate status and other activities.
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: Graduation from high school or passing of the
G.E.D. test indicating high school graduation level, and:
1. Three years of experience in law enforcement, including at least
one year in corrections with federal, state, or local law
enforcement agencies; or,
2. three years of experience performing duties equivalent to the
class of Sheriff Correctional/Custody Officer with Santa Barbara
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.
* Successful completion of a jail operations course certified by the
California Standards and Training for Corrections.
* 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.
Knowledge of: minimum jail standards (Title 15) of the California
Code of Regulations, jail operations and related laws, ordinances,
regulations, and procedures; departmental procedures and
regulations; English grammar and punctuation.
Ability to: read, interpret, and follow laws and written
instructions governing the custody of inmates; identify behavior
patterns of inmates which may indicate problems and take appropriate
actions; respond quickly and calmly to emergency situations and take
logical actions within the guidelines of rules, regulations, minimum
jail standards, and department policies in order to resolve the
emergency; command respect and cooperation of inmates; supervise and
evaluate staff and identify and resolve staff problems; plan and
organize work and schedule staff assignments; write and review
reports; keep accurate records and documentation of activities;
maintain cooperative working relationships with coworkers,
subordinates, supervisors, and the general public.