Deputy Sheriff I - Corrections / Deputy Sheriff II - Corrections

  • COUNTY OF LAKE, CA
  • Lake County, California
  • Jun 28, 2022
Full Time CORRECTIONS Public Safety
  • Salary: $3,879.20 - $5,205.20 Monthly USD

Job Description

General Recruitment Information
Recruitments for County positions are typically conducted to establish eligibility lists to fill countywide vacancies that occur during the active status of those lists (approximately 3 - 12 months). Any person on promotional eligibility list will be considered first by the hiring department(s) before persons on an open eligibility list.

The County of Lake only accepts applications for permanent positions when actively recruiting. Only online applications are accepted. It is the responsibility of each applicant to review the full job description and requirements.

The County is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. Veteran's Preference.

To apply for County examinations - All applications for County examinations must be submitted through the County's online application system. A completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each online application. All permanent County recruitments will be posted at www.co.lake.ca.us with a link to the online application. The County of Lake reserves the right to limit the number of applications that will be accepted for any open recruitment, and any such limit will be included on the job posting. When a limit is posted the recruitment is subject to close at any time prior to the final filing date. Completed online application packets must be submitted by the close of business on the date that the recruitment closes. All relevant experience must be included on the application to be considered. Relevant experience and /or education (unofficial transcripts must be included) may be substituted at a ratio of 2 to 1 for the purpose of meeting minimum qualifications and applicants should contact the Human Resources department for details.

Important Notice - The provisions listed on job postings, job descriptions, or other recruitment materials do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Benefits may vary between bargaining units. Any provisions contained within job postings, job descriptions or other recruitment material may be modified or revoked without notice. All County of Lake applicants who are a conditional employment offer must comply with the County's pre-employment medical review program before they may be appointed to the County position.

The Lake County Sheriff's Office is offering a $10,000.00 hiring incentive to applicants hired as a permanent Deputy Sheriff I/II with the County of Lake. The $10,000.00 hiring incentive will be made in two (2) $5,000.00 payments. The first $5,000.00 payment will be made to an employee within the next available pay period following the initial, first time hire of the employee in the Deputy Sheriff I/II classification in the Lake County Sheriff's Office. The second $5,000.00 payment will be made upon successful completion of employment probation.

Employee must remain employed with the County for two (2) years or repay the hiring incentive; the employee shall authorize such repayment as a payroll deduction from the final paycheck, and/or repay any shortage not covered in the final paycheck with a personal check payable to the County of Lake within 15 days of termination.

Application and Testing Information

Minimum Qualifications
DEPUTY SHERIFF - CORRECTIONS I

Licensing and Certifications:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver’s License. A driver’s license from another state may be accepted at the time of hire if the applicant acknowledges his/her responsibility to acquire a California driver’s license as required by law.

Completion of a Basic Jail Operations Course approved by S.T.C. must be accomplished within six (6) months of initial employment.

Completion of P.C. 832 and weapons training is required within 120 days of initial employment.

Education and Experience:

Equivalent to graduation from high school.

Previous experience working within a correctional system or in a position having substantial public contact is highly desirable.

DEPUTY SHERIFF - CORRECTIONS II

Licensing and Certifications:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver’s License. A driver’s license from another state may be accepted at the time of hire if the applicant acknowledges his/her responsibility to acquire a California driver’s license as required by law.

Completion of a Basic Jail Operations Course approved by S.T.C.

Completion of P.C. 832 and weapons training.

Education and Experience:

Equivalent to graduation from high school.

AND

Two (2) years of full-time professional law enforcement experience comparable to that of a Deputy Sheriff - Corrections I with the County of Lake.
Full Job Description

DEPUTY SHERIFF - CORRECTIONS I

DEFINITION
Under direct supervision, works in a training capacity, learning to supervise inmates at the Lake County Correctional Facility and maintain facility security; learns procedures and methods for the care, custody, and confinement of inmates; oversees work details and leisure activities; and performs related duties as assigned.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This is the entry and first working level in the Deputy Sheriff - Corrections series. Incumbents work in a learning capacity performing Deputy Sheriff - Corrections duties related to the care, custody, and confinement of inmates at the correctional facility.

This classification is a sworn position under Penal Code 830.1 (c).

Positions in the Deputy Sheriff - Corrections series are flexibly staffed. Incumbents may advance to the higher classifications after gaining the knowledge, skill, experience, licenses, and certifications which meet the qualifications for and demonstrating the ability to perform the work of the higher-level class.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives direct supervision from assigned management staff, depending on areas of work assignments. Exercises no supervision over staff. May provide lead direction, work coordination, and training, for inmate crews or others, as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the scope of duties performed by employees in this class and are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

  • Learns to receive, fingerprint, photograph, and book inmates.
  • Learns to assign prisoners to cells according to the correctional facility classification plan.
  • Learns requirements and releases prisoners on proper authorization, returning personal property and clothing.
  • Learns to respond to emergencies.
  • Learns procedures and performs searches of inmates.
  • Assists with the supervision of inmates in the correctional facility and maintain discipline among inmates.
  • Checks work areas to ensure inmates are working on assigned projects.
  • Sees that facilities, cells, and grounds are kept sanitary.
  • Performs searches of cells and other areas for contraband.
  • Opens and censors incoming mail.
  • Maintains and updates correctional facility records.
  • Responds to inquiries regarding inmate detention and correctional facility policies within constraints of department regulations.
  • Escorts inmates throughout the facility for appointments.
  • Collects and secures evidence.
  • Operates a centralized control system controlling access and movement in the facility.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of:

  • Basic knowledge of correctional procedures and inmate control problems.
  • State and federal laws and regulations related to jail operations, booking procedures, and custody of inmates.
  • Principles, policies, and procedures related to jail operations, including the booking, custody, and release of inmates; inmate rights and discipline; techniques for inmate control; and emergency response.
  • Good public relations techniques.
  • First aid methods and techniques.
  • Customer service principles and techniques.
  • Written and oral communications skills.
  • Proper English spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Computers and software programs (e.g., Microsoft software applications) to conduct research, assess information, and/or prepare documentation.
  • Principles and techniques for working with groups and fostering effective team interaction.


Ability to:
  • Learn the purposes, methods, and procedures for the care and custody of inmates at the correctional facility.
  • Learn to perform a variety of corrections work.
  • Read, understand, and interpret laws and regulations regarding the operation of the correctional facility and the care and custody of inmates.
  • Gather and organize data and information.
  • Interview and secure information from people.
  • Make independent judgments and adopt quick, effective, and responsible courses of action during emergencies.
  • Think clearly and act calmly in emergency situations.
  • Prepare clear and comprehensive reports.
  • Meet standards of adequate physical stature, endurance, and agility.
  • Learn technical and tactical proficiency in the use and care of firearms, if necessary.
  • Work with computerized law enforcement information systems.
  • Operate a keyboard and/or typewriter with sufficient skill to perform booking and report preparation assignments and to enter and extract a variety of data and information.
  • Effectively, tactfully, and courteously represent the Sheriff’s Office with the public and other law enforcement agencies.
  • Regularly work well under pressure, meeting multiple and sometimes conflicting deadlines.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Utilize a computer, relevant software applications, and/or other equipment as assigned to perform a variety of work tasks.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Licensing and Certifications:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver’s License. A driver’s license from another state may be accepted at the time of hire if the applicant acknowledges his/her responsibility to acquire a California driver’s license as required by law.

Completion of a Basic Jail Operations Course approved by S.T.C. must be accomplished within six (6) months of initial employment.

Completion of P.C. 832 and weapons training is required within 120 days of initial employment.

Education and Experience:

Equivalent to graduation from high school.

Previous experience working within a correctional system or in a position having substantial public contact is highly desirable.

DEPUTY SHERIFF - CORRECTIONS II

DEFINITION
Under direct supervision, supervises inmates at the Lake County Correctional Facility and maintain facility security; implements procedures and methods for the care, custody, and confinement of inmates; oversees work details and leisure activities; and performs related duties as assigned.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This is the journey level in the Deputy Sheriff - Corrections series. Incumbents perform a wide scope of Deputy Sheriff - Corrections duties related to the care, custody, and confinement of inmates at the correctional facility. Incumbents may be assigned inmate classification work and transportation duties requiring firearms training and proficiency. Incumbents are expected to be fully trained and capable of performing assignments with minimal guidance and supervision.

This classification is a sworn position under Penal Code 830.1 (c).

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives direct supervision from assigned management staff, depending on areas of work assignments. Exercises no supervision over staff. May provide lead direction, work coordination, and training, for inmate crews or others, as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the scope of duties performed by employees in this class and are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

  • Supervises inmates in the correctional facility.
  • Checks work areas to ensure that inmates are working on assigned projects.
  • Sees that facilities, cells, and grounds are kept sanitary.
  • Performs searches of inmates and cells and other areas for contraband.
  • Maintains discipline among inmates.
  • Opens and censors incoming mail.
  • Maintains and updates correctional facility records.
  • Responds to inquiries regarding inmate detention and correctional facility policies within constraints of department regulations.
  • Receives, fingerprints, photographs, and books inmates.
  • Releases prisoners on proper authorization, returning personal property and clothing.
  • Escorts inmates throughout the facility for appointments.
  • Responds to emergencies.
  • Investigates incidents and violations of rules at the facility for disciplinary reports and possible citation or arrest.
  • Collects and secures evidence.
  • May transport inmates to and from court, medical appointments, and other institutions.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of:

  • Operating policies, procedures, and regulations of the Sheriff’s Office for the correctional facility.
  • State and federal laws and regulations related to jail operations, booking procedures, and custody of inmates.
  • Principles, policies, and procedures related to jail operations, including the booking, custody, and release of inmates; inmate rights and discipline; techniques for inmate control; and emergency response.
  • Problems related to the care and custody of inmates.
  • Recent court decisions affecting arrest procedures and the handling of suspects and detained persons.
  • Use and care of department authorized equipment and firearms, as assigned.
  • Good public relations techniques.
  • First aid methods and techniques.
  • Computers and software used by the correctional facility and communication center.
  • Customer service principles and techniques.
  • Written and oral communications skills.
  • Proper English spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Computers and software programs (e.g., Microsoft software applications) to conduct research, assess information, and/or prepare documentation.
  • Principles and techniques for working with groups and fostering effective team interaction.


Ability to:

  • Perform a wide variety of correctional work.
  • Read, understand, and interpret laws and regulations regarding the operation of the correctional facility and the care and custody of inmates.
  • Gather and organize data and information.
  • Train and evaluate the work of others.
  • Interview and secure information from people.
  • Make independent judgments and adopt quick, effective, and responsible courses of action during emergencies.
  • Think clearly and act calmly in emergency situations.
  • Evaluate situations and respond appropriately.
  • Prepare clear and comprehensive reports.
  • Meet standards of adequate physical stature, endurance, and agility.
  • Demonstrate technical and tactical proficiency in the use and care of firearms, if necessary.
  • Work with computerized law enforcement information systems.
  • Operate a keyboard and/or typewriter with sufficient skill to perform booking and report preparation assignments and to enter and extract a variety of data and information.
  • Effectively, tactfully, and courteously represent the Sheriff’s Office with the public and other law enforcement agencies.
  • Regularly work well under pressure, meeting multiple and sometimes conflicting deadlines.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Utilize a computer, relevant software applications, and/or other equipment as assigned to perform a variety of work tasks.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Licensing and Certifications:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver’s License. A driver’s license from another state may be accepted at the time of hire if the applicant acknowledges his/her responsibility to acquire a California driver’s license as required by law.

Completion of a Basic Jail Operations Course approved by S.T.C.

Completion of P.C. 832 and weapons training.

Education and Experience:

Equivalent to graduation from high school.

AND

Two (2) years of full-time professional law enforcement experience comparable to that of a Deputy Sheriff - Corrections I with the County of Lake.

WORKING CONDITIONS, ADA, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
The County of Lake is an equal opportunity employer and will comply with its obligations under the law to provide equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Incumbents generally work outside of a typical office environment and may be exposed to extreme temperatures, loud noise, fumes, noxious odors, dust, mist, gases, and poor ventilation; and underground, confined, or restricted workspaces. Incumbents may have exposure to life threatening situations; exposure to body fluids and infectious agents, including blood borne viruses; and continuous contact with incarcerated individuals, other staff, and the public who may be upset while interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work: Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 20 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently , and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Positions in this class may require local and statewide travel as necessary.

Incumbents must be willing to respond to emergency situations during off-hours and work beyond normal working hours, including weekends and holidays.

A successful candidate will be required to submit to and pass a background check prior to the appointment. Depending upon the position and/or assigned department, the background check may include but is not limited to civil and criminal history check, reference check, Live Scan, and/or credit check (as allowed under state law). Incumbents may not have any drug or alcohol related felony convictions.

Disaster Service Workers: As members of the County of Lake Emergency Services Organization, all Lake County employees are designated as Disaster Service Workers during a proclaimed emergency and may be required to perform certain emergency services at the direction of the department and / or County.

The contents of this class specification shall not be construed to constitute any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee, nor shall it constitute a contract of employment. The County of Lake assumes no responsibility beyond the general accuracy of the document, nor does it assume responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained herein. The contents of this specification may be modified or revoked without notice. Terms and conditions of employment are determined through a “meet and confer” process and are subject to the Memorandum of Understanding currently in effect.

RETIREMENT - County employees are members of the California Public Employee Retirement system (CalPERS).CalPERS provides a defined benefit pension at retirement for County employees.The pension formulas and employee contribution amounts may vary by bargaining unit, date of hire, prior qualifying service, and classification. Please contact Human Resources for more information.

HEALTH AND INSURANCE BENEFITS - Medical, dental, hospital, vision, life and disability coverage is available to employees and their dependents. The County contributes $1,000 of the monthly premiums for the insurance plan options.

VACATION ACCRUAL may be adjusted for current city or county government employees.

VACATION - 80 hours per year during the first five years of service, 120 hours per year after five years, and additional accruals based on years of service beyond fifteen years. Pro-rated for part-time employees.

SICK LEAVE - Accrues at a rate of 96 hours per year. Pro-rated for part-time employees.

HOLIDAYS- An average of twelve paid 8-hour holidays per year. Pro-rated for part-time employees.

SALARY - Lake County has an adopted salary schedule. The salary range for most classifications is in five increments with a provision for longevity increases. Appointments are normally made at the first step of the salary range.

SOCIAL SECURITY - County employees participate in Social Security.

CALIFORNIA STATE DISABILITY INSURANCE - SDI is available to some County employees.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLANS and CREDIT UNION MEMBERSHIPS are available to County employees.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)

No

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