Correctional Officer Trainee

French Camp, CA
San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office

San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office

Approximate Salary $5,936.85 – $7,216.28/month

The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office is seeking highly motivated individuals who will play a critical role in the daily function and operations of the Custody Division. The Correctional Officer Trainee is responsible for learning to follow clearly established procedures in receiving prisoners, maintaining discipline and preventing escapes. Work is initially performed under close supervision in a training capacity and as experience, knowledge and skill are gained, supervision becomes more general. The ideal candidate must be able to supervise inmates, interpret rules and regulations, remain alert at all times and react quickly and calmly in emergency situations.

Pre-Employment Physical, Drug Screen and Background: Potential new hires into this classification are required to successfully pass a pre-employment physical examination, a pre-employment drug screen and a background investigation as a condition of employment. Final appointment cannot be made unless the eligible candidate has passed the drug screen, physical and successfully completed the background process. The County pays for the initial drug screen and physical.

Brochure: Please click on the link below to view details about the position:

Correctional Officer Trainee brochure

Candidates may provide a BSCC Selection Examination T-Score for entry level Adult Corrections or Juvenile Corrections Officer from other agencies in lieu of taking the written examination. T-Scores must be provided on agency letterhead for an exam administered within the last 12 months. A T-Score of 45 or higher is qualifying with San Joaquin County. Attach T-score letters to your application or e-mail them to

Study guide/material may be found at the CA BSCC website: Candidate Orientation Guide

Candidates must pass the written exam and agility test to move forward in the recruitment process for this position.

Hiring Incentive Program:

The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office is offering a hiring incentive in the amount of $10,000. The department will award the cash incentive to any person who is hired for any of the following job classifications; within the timeframes this program is active and so approved by the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors:

  • Deputy Sheriff Trainee/AC/I/II
  • Correctional Officer Trainee/Correctional Officer
  • Communications Dispatcher I/II/III

Additionally, a moving stipend reimbursement is available for those new hires within the qualified classifications. A qualified hire may receive up to $2,000 for any cost directly associated with relocating their primary residence as a result of gaining employment with this office.

The following incentives may also be available for eligible new hires, subject to approval by Human Resources:

  • Vacation Accrual Rate: San Joaquin County vacation accrual rate consistent with the candidate’s total years of public service.
  • Sick Leave: Candidates leaving other employment may receive credit for actual non-reimbursable sick leave hours (up to 160 hours) from their last agency. Hours shall be subject to San Joaquin County’s minimum sick leave cash out provisions.