Correctional Technician I/II/III

  • San Andreas, California
  • Aug 24, 2023
Full Time CORRECTIONS Engineering
  • Salary: $18.95 - $28.75 Hourly USD Hourly
  • Salary Top: 28 USD Hourly

Job Description

Position Description

Correctional Tech I: $18.95 - $23.05

Correctional Tech II: $20.92 - $25.42

Correctional Tech III: $23.66 - $28.75

We are recruiting to fill a current vacancy and to establish a list for future openings.


Under general supervision, performs a variety of technical and clerical duties of moderate difficulty and support duties associated with the intake and release of prisoners in the County Jail system; to enter all pertinent information into the computerized booking system; to operate and monitor communications and security equipment; to provide public reception, access and assistance as required; and perform related duties as assigned.


Correctional Technician I:

This is the entry level class for the Correctional Technician series. Incumbents are required to perform a combination of clerical functions and some limited responsibilities associated with Correctional Officers. Assignment require basic knowledge of Sheriff’s Department policies and procedures related to jail operations, booking procedures, penal codes, and Title 15.

Correctional Technician II:

This is the journey level position within the series. In addition to the above, incumbent will be assigned to more increasingly difficult tasks within the department. Incumbents may assist in training and guiding subordinates.

Correctional Technician III:

This is the advanced level position within the series. In addition to the above, responsibilities require the frequent use of initiative and independent judgement in scheduling and coordination of office activities, and other Correctional Technicians and their assignments. Incumbents are responsible for more complex work assignments and work with greater independence from close review. Incumbents may assist in training and guiding subordinates.

Example of Duties
  • Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Processes new prisoners from paper work provided by law enforcement officer or the courts.
  • Gathers and enters prisoners arrest information into the computerized booking system; prepares and routes computer-generated booking reports and information to the proper destination or as requested.
  • Inventories and secures inmates personal property and monies.
  • Completes files, logs, charts and other documents associated with jail booking activities.
  • Determines bail for arrestees as set by the Superior Court.
  • Assists in coordinating booking issues and activities with other county departments and agencies, including the courts, probation, public defender’s office, and the District attorney’s office.
  • Controls traffic into and out of the jail facility by operating the jail security doors in accordance with security and safety policies and procedures; monitors jail security cameras.
  • Receives and documents visitors; ascertains nature of, or legality of visit.
  • Monitors radio communication among jail personnel; operates jail phone system and paging system.

Minimum Qualifications
Knowledge of :
Pertinent federal, state, and county, laws, codes, ordinances, regulations, policies and procedures; Record-keeping, report preparation and filing systems and methods; Correct English usage, including spelling, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary; Modern office practices and technology, including the use of computers for word and data processing; Basic arithmetic and bookkeeping.

Ability to :
Learn, understand, interpret and apply pertinent laws, ordinances, regulations, policies and procedures; Learn jail/corrections facilities practices and procedures, including the operation of security equipment; Learn legal terminology; Understand and follow oral and written directions/communications; Gather complete, accurate and relevant information of a personal and confidential nature from written and oral communications; Determine appropriate responses to situations involving the custody and security of jail inmates; Work effectively under stress; react calmly and professionally in potentially dangerous situations; Communicate tactfully and effectively with the public and others; Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; Perform clerical and bookkeeping duties; Perform multiple tasks simultaneously, and work effectively despite frequent interruptions; Operate telephone system in a professional, courteous manner; Safely operate basic office equipment and security equipment; Use computers effectively for word and data processing; Type or word process accurately at a speed necessary for successful job performance; Maintain accurate records and files; Prepare clear and concise reports, records and other written materials; Perform required mathematical computations accurately.

Education, Training, and Experience:

Correctional Technician I:

Equivalent to graduation from high school. Must be computer literate.

Correctional Technician II:

Three (3) years of experience in a position comparable to a Correctional Technician I. In addition, candidates must demonstrate competency in technical work.

Correctional Technician III:

Two (2) years of experience in a position comparable to a Correctional Technician II. In addition, candidates must demonstrate proficiency in administrative law enforcement procedures and processes.

Special Requirements
Must possess a California driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record. Will be required to pass a thorough background investigation.


Mobility to work in a standard office environment, use standard office equipment and attend off-site meetings; physical ability to sit or otherwise remain stationary at work post for long periods of time; manual dexterity to use standard office equipment and supplies and to manipulate both single sheets of paper and large document holders (binders, manuals, etc.); vision to read handwritten and printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate person and by telephone.

May be required to work a rotation schedule and all shifts, including weekends and holidays.


This class description lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Not all duties are necessarily performed by each incumbent. Incumbents may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in the documents and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.

Bargaining Unit 10 - Calaveras County Public Service Employees Association

For available Health/Dental/Vision insurance please visit the County BENEFITS WEBPAGE.
Please note that Extra-hire positions that are benefitted, are only offered our CORE medical plan and are not offered dental or vision.

NEW * Assist-To-Own program to help Couny employees purchase a home.
Program Highlights:
  • Down Payment Assistance, up to 5.5% of the Total Mortgage Loan.
  • Available with purchase of a primary residence.
  • Variety of Mortgage Loan options (FHA, VA, USDA and Conventional Mortgage Loans).
  • No first-time homebuyer requirement to qualify.
  • Flexible guidelines: Minimum FICO 640; Maximum DTI 50%.
  • Flexible income limits, up to moderate income levels; no income limits for FHA and VA.
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Uniform Allowance:$650.04 per calendar year for specific positionssplit into monthly payments.Payments will be made monthly on the second pay check.Qualifying Classifications: Crime Scene Specialist/Property Room Manager, Deputy Probation Officer I/II/III, Correctional Cook I/II, Correctional Technician, Correctional Officer, Correctional Corporal, Correctional Sergeant, Dispatcher Clerk, Sr. Dispatcher, and Animal Control Officer I/II/III. The County shall pay a two hundred dollar and four cent ($200.04) per calendar year uniform maintenance allowance to Animal Shelter Assistant.

Uniform Allowance(Shirt):$200.04 per calendar year split into monthly payments.Qualifying Classifications: Animal Shelter Assistant

Professional Time Off: 80 hours annually, prorated to 40 hours if hired after July 1st. Qualifying Classifications: Deputy District Attorney I/II/III/IV

Extra-hire employees are not eligible for step advances, vacation, seniority rights, holiday pay or other certain employee benefits. They are entitled to 24 hours of sick leave per year and eligilbe for the county's CORE Medical plan but not eligible for dental or vision insurance.

Vacation days:

0 - 3 complete years = 80 hours per year.

After 6 months you can take your first week.

3 - 10 complete years = 120 hours per year

10 years+ = 160 per year

Holidays:13 paid holidays per year.

Life Insurance: $50,000.00 County paid

Sick Leave: 12 days annual sick leave accrual with unlimited accumulation.

Sick leave is accrued at 3.69 hours for each full 80 hours of payroll period.

60 hours of sick leave can be used for immediate family, parent spouse, child or sibling.

Merit: After successfully completing twenty-six (26) pay periods, a 5% merit increase may be granted.Merit increases may be granted annually thereafter to the top step.

Probation Period: New employees remain in a probationary status for 26 pay periods.

Longevity Incentives @ 2.5% for each of the following:
  • 5.5 years (if hired before March 28, 2005)
  • 6 years
  • 10 years
  • 15 years
  • 20 years
  • 25 years

Bi-Lingual pay:$50 per month for specific approved job classifications.

Flexible Spending: Pre-Tax Medical Reimbursement - Max contribution of $2,500 annually

Flexible Spending:Pre-Tax Dependent Care Account - Max contribution of $5,000 annually

Section 125 Plan:Additional insurance is available through the Section 125 plan and may be purchased from arepresentative during open enrollment or by appointment when they are on-site.

Heart & Stroke Insurance

Cancer Insurance

Accident Insurance

Universal Life Insurance

Short Term Disability Insurance




Extra-Hire's will be enrolled into Public Agency Retirement System (PARS) unless you are already a member of CalPERS.

SAFETY CalPERS:for Correctional Officer, Correctional Corporal, Correctional Sergeant and Deputy Probation Officer I/II/III.
PEPRA MEMBERS: 2.7% at 57

Additional Retirement Plan:

The County offers a 457(b) Government plan. Employees can contribute to this deferred compensation plan (Pre-Tax).The County currently utilizes VALIC.

Participating employees will receive a County paid match of up to $50 a month.

Base Pay


Job Address

San Andreas, California United States View Map