Utility Worker, Institutions
Salary: $14.51-$17.72 hourly / $2,524-$3,081 monthly /
DEFINITION: Under direction, maintains inventory of linen,
clothing, and supplies; operates detainees' property room; accepts
delivery of and transports supplies; provides various services to
the different bureaus of the Sheriff's Department, including but not
limited to any of the Sheriff's Custody facilities, or to detention
facilities operated by the Probation Department; performs and/or
supervises inmates or detainees performing minor housekeeping tasks
and repairs; performs related duties as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This class is distinguished from
Utility Clerk, Departmental by the assignment of duties in a
detention facility, including supervision of work crews of inmates
or juveniles in custody.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. Orders and issues linen and clothing and coordinates laundry
services; orders supplies, accepts deliveries, and checks supplies
received against invoices; distributes goods received, arranges
supplies on shelves, and maintains inventory records; maintains
security of items stored in the supply room; stores and keeps
records of detainees' or inmates' clothing and bulk property.
2. Supervises inmates or detainees in various work assignments;
performs or supervises inmates or detainees performing minor
housekeeping tasks such as painting, general cleaning, making simple
repairs, and performing building or grounds maintenance; assists
with submission and follow-up of maintenance requests; maintains
security against unauthorized persons gaining access to specific
3. Writes simple reports and memoranda regarding lost property and
inmate/detainee disciplinary problems.
4. Issues and delivers office supplies and equipment; provides
courier service as needed to banks, Courthouse complex, post office,
5. Transports vehicles to the County garage, and to other locations
within the County; monitors inventory and condition of safety
equipment and oversees equipment maintenance; arranges vehicle
maintenance and repairs through County garage, and maintains service
records of vehicles; assists employees in obtaining vehicles and
6. May assist food service workers as needed and perform other
duties as required.
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: A combination of training, education, and
experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities.
Additional Qualification: Possession of a valid California Class C
Knowledge of: English grammar and usage sufficient to keep records,
place orders, and prepare simple narrative reports; basic math to
place supply orders and maintain inventory.
Ability to: understand and carry out oral and written instructions;
work independently without close supervision; keep accurate records;
perform minor building maintenance tasks and learn to make minor
repairs; work well with co-workers; maintain appropriate
relationships with inmates or juveniles in custody; safely maintain
the security of assigned inmates or juveniles in custody.
Background Check: Applicants will be required to pass a background
investigation. Current or excessive use of drugs, sale of drugs,
serious criminal history or deception relating to employment history
may bar employment.