Sheriff’s Captain

Salinas, CA
County of Monterey

Salary: $11,531.00 – $15,711.00 Monthly.

Closing Date: 4/19/2024.

Position Summary:

This Captain classification is a single position classification, and the current budget assignment is to the Corrections Operations Bureau. At this time a budgeted position for the Captain classification does not exist in other Bureaus of the organization. This senior management position performs highly technical research and analysis of complex problems in support of executive management in managing, supervising, inspecting, and organizing the work of divisions, departmental functions or programs.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinates the long- and short-term plans, implements and directs multiple teams, programs, units, divisions or station law enforcement operations.
  • On a bureau scale, develops strategic plans related to the prevention and investigation of crime, protection of life and property, care and custody of inmates, court security and communications.
  • Ensures a smooth flow of interaction across bureau and inter-agency lines.
  • Maintains facilities to ensure security, safety and sanitary conditions; maintains and accounts for a wide variety of evidence and specialized equipment; and inspects and directs the maintenance of administrative and confidential records.
  • Working with the Bureau Chiefs, manages and coordinates complex law enforcement activities with bureaus, divisions, stations, departments, Federal, State, local, and community agencies; participates in law enforcement deployment planning and serving as incident or scene commander in emergency situations, critical incidents and major events that may involve large numbers of added personnel and coordination with other agencies.
  • Manages or oversees the most challenging, sensitive and confidential matters affecting employees, facilities, equipment, or operations, including the investigation of employee grievances, allegations of officer misconduct and officer suitability, violations of rules and regulations, crimes and suspicious occurrences and takes or recommends appropriate action.
  • Assesses critical needs, assigns personnel, allocates resources and coordinates workflow to solve complex problems.
  • Develops, assists, implements and issues detailed guidance and verbal and written directives for goals, objectives, policies and procedures.
  • Participates in the recruitment, selection, assignment and transfer of personnel; and directs or coordinates the professional development and training of personnel.
  • Oversees, coordinates, and manages multiple stations, divisions, programs or department function and budgets to include the evaluation of personnel and equipment needs; and assists in preparing and administering department budget.
  • Provides oversight as the agency develops, creates, and monitors revenue-producing programs, special or grant funded programs for compliance with program projections and objectives; and manages fiscal resources.
  • Directs, prepares and presents oral and written reports for, and conducts meetings with, other local, regional, State and Federal agencies, other managers, community groups, the media and the general public.
  • Acts on the Sheriffs behalf as assigned and commits department resources to include personnel and equipment.
  • Prepares executive correspondence relating to legislative and departmental actions such as ordinances, grants, enforcement actions, internal affair investigations and disciplinary actions; corresponds and responds to public and other agencies inquiries.
  • Monitors current and proposed legislation to assess its impact, develops the County and Sheriff’s Office legislative response; and presents formal position on topic.


  • Experience: Two years of experience comparable to that of a Monterey County Sheriff’s Commander or above, performing management duties in Administration, Corrections or Enforcement Operations.
  • Possess and maintain a valid California Class C driver’s license at the time of appointment.
  • Possession of a California BASIC P.O.S.T. Certificate and a Supervisory Certificate issued by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.
  • Pursuant to the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, Section 1005 (c) (1), successful completion of a certified Management Course within the first year of employment.
  • Successfully pass a complete background/suitability process, which includes a polygraph examination or voice stress analysis, psychological examination, and medical examination.
  • Work flexible hours, shifts, weekends and holidays; and be subject to being available or called in during off-duty hours.
  • Maintain the standards established by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST), Standards and Training for Corrections (STC) and the Sheriff’s Office.
  • Maintain a minimum level of physical fitness.
  • Wear a uniform.