Custody and Control Specialist

  • Monterey County Human Resources
  • Salinas, California
  • Oct 01, 2020
Full Time Custodial and Janitorial
  • Salary: $4,067.00 - $5,552.00 Monthly USD

Job Description

Position Description

Friday, May 3, 2019.  Applications received after May 3rd, will be screened on a monthly 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.
This position works the control towers in the Corrections Operation Bureau. This non-safety position performs work assignments involving the safety and security of inmates through the use and operations of custody-based equipment and has no direct inmate contact.
The ideal candidate will have the ability to act calmly and make rational decisions while working in a noisy, fast-paced jail environment and able to communicate effectively. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to get along with others and be a team player.
The Eligible List established by this recruitment process will be used to fill current and future vacancies as they arise.
Will demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Working knowledge of: Custody Operations procedures; Legal terminology to understand court documents effecting inmate status; Basic record keeping and accounting methods and processes; Department policies, procedures and directives; English language including reading, writing, spelling and grammar; Effective methods of communication including interpersonal communication and the use of tact and discretion with inmates; Computer software programs such as Microsoft Word and TracNet.
Some knowledge of: Proper and safe operation of a wide variety of jail facility and security and safety devices inside control centers controlling the movement of inmates.
Skill and Ability to:
Understand and follow operational procedures, written and oral instructions of a technical nature; comprehend and process new information quickly and accurately; retain relevant information; Safely operate a wide variety of jail facility security and safety devices inside control centers; Use computer systems to respond to inquiries regarding status of inmates; Remain calm and effectively communicate under adverse conditions; perform required duties in an intimidating environment where some potential for physical danger is present; Respond tactfully, discreetly and effectively to inmates, the public, co-workers and others contacted through the course of work; Use a variety of office equipment including computer terminals, telephones, intercom system, telecopiers or printers; Enter data to accurately and retrieve information from a computer system; and complete a variety of jail and court forms; Locate, read, understand and apply departmental policies and procedures; Ability to adopt and project the desired philosophy and code of conduct of the Monterey County Sheriff's Office.

Examples of Duties
  • Operates a wide variety of jail facility security and safety devices inside control centers.
  • Directly operates devices inside control centers controlling the movement of inmates and in such capacity, is directly responsible for the safety and security of inmates and members of the Corrections Operation Bureau staff.
  • Assists staff with visitation using speakers and operating cell/housing doors.
  • Verifies identity of persons entering and leaving the Corrections Facility.

Additional Information Conditions of employment include, but are not limited to:
Successfully pass and complete a thorough background/suitability process, which includes a polygraph examination or voice stress analysis, psychological and medical examinations; Work effectively and remain calm and organized while performing duties in a noisy, enclosed jail environment, exposure to smells associated with a jail environment, as well as exposure to anti-social inmate behavior; Walk to and from control centers, breakroom and restroom using walkways in sections of the Corrections Operations Bureau also used by escorted and unescorted inmates; Attend and perform duties on a regular, reliable and consistent basis; Work flexible hours, shifts, weekends and holidays and be subject to holdover and callback duty; Wear a uniform; Provide a telephone number or means by which employee can be reached.
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Monterey County offers an excellent benefits package.  To view the "J" Unit Benefit Summary please visit our website.  This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract.  The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prevail over this listing.
This classification is covered by a MOU between Monterey County and SEIU Local 521.  Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the U.S.  If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your rate of pay will be hourly, and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed in the summary. 
  Application and Selection Procedures
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Applications may also be obtained from and submitted to:
Monterey County Sheriff's Office
Attn:  Human Resources
1414 Natividad Road
Salinas, CA  93906
Phone: (831) 755-3744 or (831) 755-3702          Fax: (831) 755-3828
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 materials must be received by Friday, May 3, 2019.  Applications received after May 3rd, will be screened on a monthly basis.  Applicants who fail to provide all required materials will not be considered.  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 work place 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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