Sheriff’s Correctional Officer

Redwood City, CA
County of San Mateo

Salary: $45.79 – $57.25 Hourly.

Position Summary:

Under general supervision, Correctional Officers are responsible for the custody, safety, security and supervision of incarcerated persons in County correctional facilities. Correctional Officers are also responsible for the care, custody, and control of individuals who have been arrested and are awaiting trial. The extra help assignment will provide coverage when needed to support County detention facilities.

Essential Functions:

  • Exercise sound judgment and discretion in stressful and highly emotional situations.
  • Work collaboratively with others to solve problems.
  • Read and comprehend legal documents, law enforcement manuals, and court decisions.
  • Follow instructions.
  • Function effectively under stress.
  • Demonstrate leadership and control in volatile, rapidly changing environments.
  • Maintain impartiality, transparency, and make accurate observations.
  • Perform repeated strenuous physical exertion.
  • Write complete and accurate reports and correspondence.
  • Communicate clearly and respectfully with all people, both orally and in writing.
  • Lead by personal example by interacting professionally and compassionately with community members.
  • Meet State of California Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) medical, physical, and emotional standards for law enforcement personnel.


  • Must be a high school graduate or have passed the General Education Development (GED) test or other high school equivalency test approved by CDE or have completed at least 30 college units from an accredited or approved institution to apply.
  • Possession of a Class C California driver license or equivalent.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must not have been convicted of any felony.