Correctional Officer II - Continuous

  • Madera, California
  • Apr 17, 2021
  • Salary: $48,434.11 - $58,871.96 Annually USD

Job Description


County of Madera is establishing a list of qualified applicants for this position. Applications will be accepted continuously until otherwise noted and the list will be used to fill current vacancies in this classification. Applications will remain on file for one year from the date the list is established.

Under general supervision, to perform the full range of Correctional Officer duties involved in the operations of the County correctional facility including to participate in supervising the conduct of prisoners, the booking and screening procedures, and the transportation of prisoners; to perform office assignments; to answer questions and provide information to inmates and the public to perform duties consistent with AB 2197 (effective January 1, 2019); and to do related work as required.

Exercises no supervision.

Examples of Duties

Receives, books, searches, photographs, and fingerprints prisoners; supervises and monitors prisoner conduct during booking and screening procedures, meals, work assignments, other activities, and while detained in cells; takes periodic counts of prisoners; inspects facility and supervises cleaning assignments; escorts prisoners during movement within facility; participates in the preparation, completion, and maintenance of a variety of records and reports; prepares reports and necessary correspondence; maintains specialized information and records required by Department functions; identifies and monitors inmates with special needs including psychological and/or drug-related problems; provides basic medical assistance when necessary; restrains assaultive prisoners; supervises visitors and inmate visitations; monitors cameras; screens inmate files for assignment to Trustee positions; makes Trustee job assignments and prepares duty rosters; screens parole applications; computes release information; prepares inmates for release; answers questions and provides information to inmates and the public; inventories clothing and other items; completes receipts; processes civil request forms; performs a variety of duties related to the operation of correctional facilities; assists with training new Correctional Officers; and performs duties consistent with AB 2197 and Penal Code 831.5 (i) as follows: arrest without warrant upon reasonable cause to believe that a misdemeanor or felony has occurred in the presence of the officer; search property, cells, prisoners or visitors; conduct strip or body cavity searches of prisoners in accordance with applicable law; conduct searches and seizures pursuant to a duly issued warrant; segregate prisoners; and classify prisoners for the purposes of housing or participation in supervised activities.

When assigned to Transport:
Searches and restrains inmates to be transported; transports inmates to and from courts, prisons, jails, and other facilities; supervises and secures prisoners during transport; provides security at court; serves as bailiff as necessary; inspects and maintains vehicles as assigned.

When assigned to Classification/Training:
Conducts pre-employment and internal affairs investigations; participates in disciplinary hearings and actions; conducts criminal investigations within the facility; coordinates and implements the Correctional Officer training programs; investigates criminal and gang related activities within the facility; reviews inmates classifications.

Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Employment Standards / Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:
  • Basic correctional procedures and inmate control problems.
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety procedures necessary in the assigned area of assignment.
  • Madera County correctional procedures, policies, and regulations.
  • Problems related to the care and custody of prisoners.
  • Inmate security procedures.
  • Booking and release procedures.
  • Rules of arrest, search and seizure, pursuant to State law.
  • Basic First Aid principles and practices.
  • Proper firearm use and maintenance.
  • Proper use and application of mechanical restraints, soft restraints, and chemical agents.

Skill to:
  • Operate modern office equipment.
  • Learn to operate specialized facility equipment.

Ability to:
  • Perform the full range of Correctional Officer duties independently.
  • Interpret and apply the policies, procedures, laws, codes, and regulations pertaining to assigned programs and functions.
  • Maintain effective discipline among prisoners during a variety of activities.
  • Assist in maintaining effective discipline among prisoners during a variety of activities.
  • Analyze situations carefully and adopt effective courses of action.
  • Communicate with inmates and inmate families.
  • Interact effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Represent the Department of Corrections with the public and inmates.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience:
Any combination equivalent to experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:

Two (2) years of Correctional Officer experience comparable to that of a Correctional Officer I with Madera County.

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in criminology, criminal justice, or a related field.

License or Certificate:
  • Completion of requirements for California Penal Code 832 with firearms and chemical weaponry training.
  • Completion of Board of Corrections' Corrections Officer Basic Academy.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, CPR and First Aid certification.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license by date of appointment.

Special Requirements:
Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:

Ability to sit, stand, walk, run, kneel, crouch, stoop, squat, twist, and climb; exposure to noise, chemicals, bodily fluids, infectious diseases, and potentially hostile and violent situations; some positions may require the ability to travel to different sites and locations; availability for shift work.

Must meet physical, background, and job related standards as established by the State of California and Madera County to ensure safety of department personnel and the general public.

As a condition of employment with the County of Madera, a candidate must pass an employment medical examination, and review of medical history given by the County Public Health Department and/or health care professional designated by the County.

Application Process

The application review process will include screening to ensure applications are complete and meet all minimum qualifications. In addition to the application, the applicant is required to complete the Supplemental Questions to further evaluate their education, training and experience relative to the required knowledge, skills and abilities for the position. Applicants must submit answers that are as complete as possible.

Only qualified applicants who pass the minimum qualifications review, will be invited to the examination process which may be administered either by an evaluation of education and experience, a written examination, oral interview, or any combination of qualifications appraisal determined by the Department of Human Resources to be appropriate. The Department of Human Resources will make reasonable accommodation in the examination process for disabled applicants. If you have an accommodation request, please indicate such on your application. Passing score is 70% out of 100% on each assessment section.

To move forward in the application process, you must complete an online application through our website Please attach to your application a copy of your unofficial transcripts (indicating when degree was awarded), licenses, certificates or your application may be considered incomplete. Resumes may be uploaded but cannot be used in place of a completed application.

Those applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit a copy of their DD-214 form along with the application. Candidates who attain ranking on an eligible list and are involuntarily called to active duty may be considered for eligibility reinstatement upon their return.

The Civil Service Commission may limit the number of qualified applicants eligible to participate in the examination process. If two or more candidates have the same total final grade on an examination, they shall be ranked in order of their scores in that portion of the examination which has the greatest weight. In case this fails to break the tie, they shall be ranked in the order of filing applications.

Candidates who are successful in all phases of the examination process will be placed on an eligible list, in rank order based on a calculation of their total score from the examination process. The duration of the eligible list is determined by the Civil Service Commission

As a condition of employment with the County of Madera, a candidate must submit to a Tuberculosis (TB) screening, and related follow up testing as necessary. Designated classifications* are also subject to a medical examination, which includes a review of medical history. TB screenings and medical exams are administered by the Madera County Public Health Department and/or health care professional designated by the County.

Designated classifications required to submit to an employment medical examination generally include those that are physical in nature or as may be required by law. If you have any questions about the pre-employment requirements, please contact the Department of Human Resources at (559) 675-7705 or

You will be required to submit verification of your identity and citizenship or legal right to work in the United States at the time of and as a condition of an offer of employment.

Department of Human Resources
200 W. 4th Street, 4th Floor, Madera California 93637
Phone: 559.675.7705
TDD Phone: 559.675.8970
24-Hour Job Line: 559.675.7697

Madera County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, age, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, political affiliation, or any other basis protected by Federal or State law.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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