Correctional Officer I/II – Deputy Sheriff

Redding, CA
County of Shasta Sheriff

Salary: $54,252.00 – $72,708.00 Annually.

Position Summary:

Correctional Officer I: Under supervision, to work in a training capacity, learning to supervise inmates at the County Detention Facility and maintain facility security; to learn procedures and methods for the care, custody, and confinement of inmates; to oversee work details and leisure activities; and to do related work as required.

Correctional Officer II: Under supervision, to guard and supervise inmates in county jail facilities; and to do related work as required.

Essential Functions:

Correctional Officer I:

  • Participates in a formal correctional training program involving both classroom and practical instruction and including physical and firearm training. Subjects include community relations, and jail custody and operations.

Correctional Officer II:

  • Receives, books, fingerprints, photographs and assigns prisoners to cells, and maintains security watch of prisoners at all times;
  • Monitors activities of prisoners by operating surveillance, control and communications console equipment;
  • Prepares required records pertaining to period of commitment; receives and records personal property taken into custody;
  • Prepares records and reports and fills in forms for the release or transfer of prisoners;
  • Maintains records, recommends work assignments for prisoners;
  • Answers inquires pertaining to jail policies and individual prisoners as allowed by jail regulations;
  • Receives and gives receipts for bail money for prisoners;
  • Supervises inmate workers in performance of routine custodial work;
  • Supervises feeding of prisoners; enforce facility policies and procedures;
  • Maintain inmate discipline; supervise, observe and monitor inmate activities in the facility;
  • Take headcounts of inmates as required; process bookings of inmates in/out of facility;
  • Ensure the general health, welfare, security and safety of inmates;
  • Transport inmates to/from court, state institutions and other jails;
  • Search inmates, mail, and cells to locate/remove contraband;
  • Assist in restraining violent/unruly arrestees.


  • Possession of an appropriate California driver’s license.
  • Minimum age at date of hire is 18.
  • No felony convictions.
  • U.S. citizenship is required or application for citizenship must have been filed at least one year prior to recruitment date for the position.
  • Must satisfactorily complete the arrest and firearms training for peace officers required pursuant to subdivision (a) of Penal Code section 832, and within 120 days after the date of employment, complete the training required by the Board of Corrections for custodial personnel pursuant to Section 6035, and the training required for custodial personnel of local detention facilities pursuant to Division 1 (commencing with Section 100) of Title 15 of the California Code of Regulations.