Inmate Services Specialist - Temporary

  • Monterey County Human Resources
  • Salinas, California
  • Apr 08, 2020
Full Time Other
  • Salary: $3,331.47 - $4,550.00 Monthly USD

Job Description

Position Description                                                                                                                Exam #T20/70N10/04LA
PRIORITY SCREENING DATE: Wednesday, May 6, 2020.  Applications received after May 6, 2020, will be screened on an as needed basis.
The Sheriff 's Office is comprised of the Administration, Corrections and Enforcement Operation Bureaus.  The Sheriff's Office delivers public safety to the residents of Monterey County by providing 24-hour uniformed patrol, investigations, custody services, court security, and law enforcement support.
The Sheriff's Office is seeking an individual to develop the job skills of sentenced inmates by training and working directly with inmates on a variety of duties in laundry operation, janitorial, groundskeeping and general maintenance repairs and projects in the Corrections Operations Bureau. 
The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to effectively train and supervise inmates, get along with others and be a team player. The ideal candidate will also be able to effectively give direction and guidance on specific assignments and review and correct errors of inmates.
The Eligible List established by this recruitment process will be used to fill temporary assignments as well as potential future vacancies as they arise.
Will demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Working Knowledge of: Principles and practices of effective supervision and training; Modern cleaning practices, chemicals and disinfectants used to clean floors, walls and fixtures, including sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, stripping wax, waxing and buffing; Routine landscaping and groundskeeping practices, including the use of common pesticides and mowing, edging, trimming, pruning and weeding of lawns, hedges and trees; General maintenance practices used for painting, mixing and pouring cement, building partitions or shelves, refinishing and assembling furniture and equipment; and using and maintaining related equipment.  May include remolding of housing units within the scope of duties; Maintenance use and basic repair of tools and equipment used in laundry, janitorial, groundskeeping and general maintenance functions.
Skill and Ability to:
Supervise and train inmates; monitor, coordinate, direct and train inmates and others on the procedures and operations of the laundry, janitorial, groundskeeping and general maintenance functions; Give direction and guidance on specific assignments and review and correct errors of others; Understand, interpret, and apply policies and procedures applicable to the laundry, janitorial, groundskeeping and general maintenance operation of the Corrections Operations Bureau; Operate, maintain and repair equipment and tools used in laundry, janitorial, groundskeeping and general maintenance functions.  Operate a forklift and man-lift; Understand written and oral instructions; Communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing; Maintain cooperative relationships with co-workers, members of the public and others contacted through the course of work; respond in a positive manner to supervision and direction; and attend and perform duties on a regular, reliable and consistent basis; Follow safety rules and procedures, and wear safety clothing and equipment.

Examples of Duties
  • Performs laundry, cleaning, groundskeeping, general maintenance and repair duties; trains, directs and monitors the work of inmate workers assigned to these areas.
  • Trains and monitors inmates in the operation of facility equipment such as lawnmowers, washers, dryers, spray-washer, etc.; ensures safety equipment is used and procedures are followed.
  • Stock supplies for housing units and bathrooms.

Examples of Experience/Education/Training Examples of ways to acquire the required knowledge and skills are:

Two years of experience in a laundry, janitorial, groundskeeper or building maintenance position that includes inventory control and the use of related equipment or tools, including some responsibility for monitoring and coordinating the work of others.

Additional Information ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Conditions of employment include, but are not limited to:
Work effectively in potentially stressful conditions in an enclosed and noisy jail environment with inmate crews and housed inmates.  Escorts outside contractors and service providers within and around the exterior of the Corrections Facility; Interact with potentially violent and difficult individuals that include exposure to potentially infectious diseases, profanity, offensive smells, lewd behavior and nudity.  Work around biohazard/medical waste receptacles; Work throughout the Corrections Operations Facility that include inmate housing units, hallways, laundry room and employee breakroom in the presence of deputy escorted inmates and unescorted inmates; Successfully pass a thorough background investigation, which includes a voice stress analysis or polygraph examination; Work flexible hours, shifts, weekends and holidays; and be subject to being available or called in during off-duty hours; Possess a valid California Class C Driver's License by time of hire; Wear a uniform; Provide a telephone number or means by which employee can be reached.
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Temporary employment is paid hourly and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed on our website.  Healthy Families Act of 2014 allows temporary employees to earn at least one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked and not to exceed 24 hours. 
Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the U.S.
  Application and Selection Procedures
Monterey County Sheriff's Office
1414 Natividad Road
Salinas, CA  93906
Phone: (831) 755-3744 or (831) 755-3702         
The selection process is tentative, and applicants will be notified if changes are made.

The competitive selection process includes submittal of required application materials. A complete application packet will include:
  • A completed County of Monterey employment application.
  • Response to the supplemental questions.
For a guaranteed review, all required application materials must be received by May 6, 2020.  Applications received after May 6th, will be screened on an as needed basis.  Resumes, cover letters, letters of interest and other correspondence will not be accepted as a substitute for required application materials.  All required application materials will be competitively evaluated.  Those applicants that are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the selection process.  To assess applicants' possession of required qualifications, the process may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercises, performance exam, and/or written examination.        
                                                                              Equal Opportunity
Monterey County is a drug free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. The County seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity. Monterey County provides reasonable accommodations for the disabled. If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call the Human Resources Analyst at (831) 755-3744.
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