Correctional Officer I/II

Redding, CA
County of Shasta

Salary
$46,620.00 – $62,484.00 Annually

SALARY INFORMATION

Correctional Officer I: Sign-On Bonus $5,000** $3,885 FLAT RATE MONTHLY / $22.41 FLAT RATE HOURLY*
Correctional Officer II: Sign-On Bonus $15,000** $4,079 – $5,207 APPROXIMATE MONTHLY / $23.53 – $30.04 APPROXIMATE HOURLY*

*Detention Services Specialty Pay: Correctional Officer I/II positions will receive a $3.00 per hour specialty assignment pay in addition to their base wages.

ABOUT THE POSITION

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.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

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.

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS

Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:

Correctional Officer I:

Knowledge of: Basic human motivation and behavior; basic functions of a local law enforcement agency.

The following abilities are generally learned and performed according to expected standards over the course of the first year of employment:

Ability to: Learn and perform a wide variety of correctional work; read, understand, and interpret laws and regulations regarding the operation of the County Detention Facility, and the care and custody of inmates; gather and organize data and information; interview and secure information from people; make independent judgments and adopt quick, effective, and responsible courses of action during emergencies; prepare clear, comprehensive reports; meet physical standards related to the job; demonstrate technical and tactical proficiency in the use and care of firearms prior to completion of first year of employment; operate a keyboard and/or typewriter with sufficient skill to perform booking and report preparation assignments; work with computerized law enforcement information systems; effectively, tactfully, and courteously represent the Sheriff’s Office to the public and other law enforcement agencies; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; assimilate classroom instructions covering a wide variety of academic and technical subjects related to the job; First aid methods and techniques.

Correctional Officer II:

Knowledge of: Shasta County Detention Facility procedures, policies, and regulations; state and federal laws and regulations related to jail operations, booking procedures, and custody of inmates; problems related to the care and custody of inmates; recent court decisions affecting arrest procedures, and the handling of suspects and detained persons; good public-relation techniques; use and care of department authorized equipment and firearms as assigned; First-aid methods and techniques; computers and software used by the county detention facilities.

Ability to: Perform a wide variety of correctional work; read, understand, and interpret laws and regulations regarding the operation of the county detention facility, and the care and custody of inmates; gather and organize data and information; interview and secure information from people; make independent judgments and adopt quick, effective, and responsible courses of action during emergencies; prepare clear, comprehensive reports; meet physical standards related to the job; demonstrate and maintain technical and tactical proficiency in the use and care of firearms; operate a keyboard and/or typewriter with sufficient skill to perform booking and report preparation assignments; work with computerized law enforcement information systems; effectively, tactfully, and courteously represent the Sheriff’s Office to the public and other law enforcement agencies; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.

A minimum of one year experience as a Correctional Officer in an adult correctional facility is required.