Correctional Officer I/II - Continuous Opening

  • Napa County
  • Napa, California
  • Jan 28, 2023
  • Salary: $79,726.40 - $103,625.60 Annually USD

Job Description

The Napa Valley


The Napa Valley
, internationally known for its fine wines, exciting restaurants, and world-class resorts, is home to 150,000 residents who share a strong sense of community and a legacy of preserving and protecting our rich agricultural heritage.

Located in the heart of California's preeminent wine region, the Napa Valley is also part of the dynamic San Francisco Bay Metropolitan Area. With its sunny Mediterranean climate and proximity to the mountains and ocean, the Valley offers residents easy access to virtually unlimited shopping, dining, and cultural and recreational opportunities.

County of Napa as an Employer

The County of Napa is a highly respected employer within the local community as well as throughout the region. We offer rewarding and challenging work, flexible hours, competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, and tremendous opportunities for career growth. At the County of Napa, we truly value our employees and are committed to diversity in our family-oriented environment. This is why we are the Employer of Choice for more than 1,500 employees.

As an organization, the County is dedicated to improving the lives of our citizens and reflecting the best of the community's values: Respect, Accountability, Dedication, Integrity, and Innovation.

The Position

We appreciate your interest in a Correctional Officer I/II position with Napa County. We strongly recommend that you familiarize yourself with the Napa County Corrections Department. Information can be found here: . Because the County jail is a 24-hour, 7-day-per-week operation, employees are called upon to work day and night shifts as well as weekends and holidays.

Newly hired Correctional Officers may also qualify for*:
  • Signing Bonus of $5,000
  • Vacation Leave Bank of 80 hours upon successful completion of the probationary period (lateral transfers from other agencies only)
  • Student Loan Forgiveness
* - Conditions apply based on a version of the Hiring and Promotional Incentive Pilot Program Policy in effect on the hire date.

Salary Information:

Correctional Officers also receive a 5% Detention Services Premium in addition to the salary listed below.

Correctional Officer I:
$38.33 - $45.64 Hourly
$3,066.40 - $3,651.20 Biweekly
$6,643.87 - $7,910.93 Monthly
$79,726.40 - $94,931.20 Annually

Correctional Officer II:
$41.78 - $49.82 Hourly
$3,342.40 - $3,985.60 Biweekly
$7,241.87 - $8,635.47 Monthly
$86,902.40 - $103,625.60 Annually

Napa County is recruiting to establish an Eligibility List for the position of Correctional Officer I/II - Male and Correctional Officer I/II - Female. Under California Code of Regulations Title 15, gender is a bona fide occupational qualification for the position of Correctional Officer. The eligibility list established from this recruitment will be used to fill full-time, part-time, and limited-term vacancies as they occur.

Correctional Officer I is a trainee position. Employees hired into this job classification will work initially under close supervision, learning the procedures, practices, techniques, and methods of custody, control, and counseling of inmates. Employees working at this level will receive training in all areas of operations, settings, and assignments. They will be working with a broad range of people in various detention settings and assignments.

NOTE: When choosing to apply, please be aware that if you have taken the Correctional Officer I/II written examination with Napa County and passed within the past year (12 months from the last date you tested), you are not eligible to apply. You must allow 12 months to elapse from the last written exam you took and passed in order to be eligible.

Napa County does not accept test scores from outside agencies.

The Recruitment Process:

Applications will be reviewed on a continuous basis. The next review of applications will be the week of June 12, 2023. The dates for the information session, written examination, and oral panel examination are tentative and will be provided in more detail once scheduled.

In order to be placed on the eligibility list for Correctional Officer I//iI, you must pass the pre-background check (which will be completed at the mandatory information session, or via email if out of the area/out of state), written examination, and the oral panel interview.

Only the most qualified candidates, based on the minimum qualifications, certifications, supplemental questions, pre-background check, and written exam results will be invited to Departmental Oral Board Panel Interviews.

Human Resources reserves the right to cancel or make changes, additions, and/or deletions to the examination dates and/or times as the need occurs and/or depending on the number of applications received.

Example of Duties

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Assume responsibility for the discipline, control, security and safety of inmates on an assigned shift; screen and classify inmates regarding health, mental health, pre-trial release, custody housing, crisis intervention and correctional programming; supervise the security and conduct of various housing areas/day rooms during group meetings, meals, bathing, at recreation, during visitations, institutional activities and on work assignments; counsel inmates individually and in group settings within the correctional facility; process inmates admitted to the correctional facility; receive inventory, package and label personal property of inmates during booking process; maintain an accurate record-keeping system for personal property in accordance with established guidelines assigning alphabetical and/or numerical identification codes; return personal property to inmates upon discharge; issue or supervise the issuance of clothing and supplies to inmates; maintain clear and concise records related to inmates and job assignments; prepare written reports on inmates; search inmates' mail, cells and other areas for contraband and/or security and safety problems; confer with supervisors or other officers regarding behavioral and other inmate problems; communicate problems within the facility to supervisory and management staff; manage the cleanliness of the facility and equipment; assist in the maintenance of the facility and equipment; prepare reports as they relate to the detention facility.



English language usage, including spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Correct vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation to prepare understandable written documents.

Attitudes and behavior patterns of persons in custody and the factors underlying criminal behavior.

Basic record keeping.


Interpret and enforce institutional rules, regulations, and policies with firmness, tact, and impartiality.

Analyze situations accurately and thoroughly in order to determine and implement effective, appropriate courses of action.

Effectively work with inmates in a variety of assignments and custodial settings.

Promote acceptable attitudes and behavior of inmates.

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, the public, other departments, and outside agencies.

Communicate information in a clear and concise written form.

Communicate orally in English in an effective, understandable manner.

Prepare and maintain clear, concise, and comprehensive records and reports.

Follow both oral and written instructions to complete daily assignments.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers and supervisors.

Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Deal with people in stressful situations.

Follow oral instructions to complete daily assignments.

Follow written instructions to complete daily assignments.


Consistently walk up and down stairs.

Lift and carry up to a 10-pound utility belt.

Run during an emergency.

Lift and/or drag up to 165 pounds.

Stand for a long period of time.

Sit for long periods of time while working at a computer and looking at security monitors.

Special Qualifications :

Candidates are required to: successfully pass the course requirements for the possession of a valid P.C. 832 Certificate (Arrest and Detention).

Pass a comprehensive background investigation.

Pass a pre-employment physical examination which includes a hearing analysis.

Pass a pre-employment psychological examination.

Pass a polygraph examination.

Complete mandated 240 hours of Standards and Training for Corrections program requirements.

Willingness to work on call.

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:


None required. Some institutional work experience is highly desired.

Must have a High School Diploma or General Educational Development (GED). Equivalent to two years of college with coursework in criminal justice, psychology, sociology, corrections, and/or behavioral sciences is highly desired.

Must be 21 years of age.

Must be a United States citizen.

Special Qualifications:
Mandated Standards and Training for Corrections program requirements must be completed before permanent status may be granted.

Persons employed in this class must be willing to work odd irregular and/or rotating shifts, holidays, and weekends.

License or Certificate: *
*Any license, certification, or registration required for this position shall be maintained (i.e., active and in good standing) at all times during employment with Napa County. For continued employment with Napa County, you must maintain such license, certification, or registration to meet the minimum qualifications of this position.

Applicants requiring accommodation during the application and/or selection process pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact the County of Napa Human Resources at (707) 253-4303.

Napa County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Salaries are based on a five-step range. Appointments are usually made at the beginning step with advances occurring at six months and the completion of each year thereafter. Salary rates are reviewed annually.

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Certain designated County positions require a candidate to pass a physical examination prior to appointment. Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of this examination.

All employees hired into allocated positions or extra help positions will be fingerprinted.


FOR POSITIONS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND THE PROBATION DEPARTMENT - The selection process will include an oral board interview, psychological assessment, background investigation, and a pre-employment physical exam.

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