Correctional Corporal

  • County of Colusa
  • Colusa, California
  • Dec 21, 2020
Full Time CORRECTIONS Supervisory
  • Salary: $4,335 - $5,555 USD Monthly
  • Apply By: Oct 30, 2020



To supervise, assign, review, and participate in the work within the jail services division of the sheriff’s office, and to perform a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.

Job Description


Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise and review the work of correctional staff responsible for providing jail services within the sheriff’s office.

Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives, establish schedules and methods for the jail services division.

Implement policies and procedures affecting jail operations.

Evaluate jail operations and activities of assigned responsibilities; recommend improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on operations and activities.

Provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.

Answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints.

Supervise the care, custody and control of jail inmates; supervise the maintenance of the jail.

Train jail staff in officer safety tactics.

Assist detectives in follow-up jail investigations; conduct investigations including the gathering of evidence, questioning of witnesses, and identifying suspects; submit investigation reports to the sergeant(s) assigned to the jail.

Contact and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the investigation of crimes or the housing of their prisoners; attend and participate in professional groups.

Perform all correctional duties; maintain board of corrections requirements, administer first aid; transport prisoners.

Performs related duties as required

Job Requirements


- Three (3) years of increasingly responsible correctional experience.

- High School Diploma or an equivalent certificate or diploma recognized by the State of California supplemented by additional training in jail operations.

- Possession of a S.T.C. Correction Officer Core Course Certificate and Penal Code 832 Certificate.

- A valid State of California driver’s license and an acceptable driving record.

Special Instructions


Download application:

Scanned completed application packets may be emailed to


A complete application packet will include:

- A signed completed standard Colusa County Application REV.111317

- A signed completed Conviction Records Supplemental Form (attached)

- Cover Letter

Submitting an incomplete packet may result in the disqualification of your application.

The applications will be used to select the best-qualified applicant to participate in the selection process. A written examination and/or physical assessment may be administered to those candidates meeting the minimum qualifications. A qualifications appraisal interview will be used to assess the candidate's knowledge, skills and training experience. The top applicants will be ranked on a hiring list. The Sheriff will make the final selection and appointment. Females and minorities encouraged to apply.

Additional Information


$4,335 - $5,555 per month plus benefits, and up to 5% in additional compensation for Educational Incentives*:

Educational Incentive Pay (for degrees that benefit the Department and County):

2.5% Associates Degree-AA/AS OR,

5% Bachelors Degree—BA/BS

The hiring salary range indicated above has six steps with approximately 5% between each step. New employees normally start at step one and after satisfactory performance during a 12 month probationary period, advance to the second step. Thereafter, annual merit step increases are based upon satisfactory performance. Steps 7-15 are additional merit steps (eligibility every two years) with approximately 2.5% between each step.

* Based on the employee’s base rate of pay, but shall not include any other compensation.


CalPERS retirement plan, either 3 @ 50 for Classic, or 2.5 @ 57; deferred compensation plans available with monthly matching employer contributions; Health Reimbursement Arrangement; paid holiday, vacation and sick leave; paid health insurance, life insurance, dental insurance and vision insurance for employee. Educational Incentive Pay, plus Uniform Allowance. If the employee elects not to enroll in County insurance and can provide proof of other group health insurance coverage, s/he may be eligible for a $300 monthly cash in-lieu benefit. This position is part of the Colusa County Deputy Sheriff’s Association (CCDSA).

THIS POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED. It is to your advantage to submit an application as soon as possible as the recruitment may close at any time following the first review. Resumes are encouraged, but may not be substitut-ed for any part of the official application. Application forms must be filled out completely and show clearly that all minimum requirements are met. Faxed applications will not be accepted. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee selection in the examination process. Prior to appointment and in accordance to POST regulations, the successful applicant will undergo an extensive background investigation and physical evaluation.


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