Correctional Officer I

County of Nevada
Full Time $55,506 - $67,761 Per year CA Nevada County Sheriff, 950 Maidu Ave, Nevada City, CA 95959, United States Apply before 6/2/2024 11:59
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Overview

We are looking for highly motivated individuals to join our team as Correctional Officers at the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility. As a Correctional Officer, you are an important part of the and have the critical responsibility of providing a safe and secure environment at a wide variety of locations and facilities associated with the operations of the jail and courts.  The law enforcement field is exciting and provides opportunities for growth with the potential of promotion.
 * * UP TO $5,000 HIRING BONUS * * *

TESTING AND INTERVIEW DATES FOR CORRECTIONAL OFFICER IBSCC WRITTEN EXAM:

THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2024



PHYSICAL AGILITY AND INTERVIEWS:

TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2024



ADVANCED NOTICE OF TESTING AND INTERVIEW DATES ALLOWS OUR CANDIDATES THE OPPORTUNITY TO ADJUST SCHEDULES FOR PARTICIPATION IN OUR EXAMINATION PROCESS.
**IF YOU APPLY NOW, PLEASE PLAN TO BE AVAILABLE ON THE TESTING AND INTERVIEW DATES POSTED ABOVE. IF YOU ARE NOT AVAILABLE ON THOSE DATES PLEASE PLAN TO APPLY IN A FUTURE RECRUITMENT PERIOD.**
THE WRITTEN EXAM IS SCHEDULED IN NEVADA COUNTY - NO REMOTE TESTING

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If you are interested in starting a career in law enforcement and are motivated to join our team after learning about us and what we do to make a difference in our community, apply to be a part of our team. We want to meet you!

Recruitment incentives-between $1,000.00 and $5,000.00 paid over a 1-year period (either new or lateral hires). The recruitment incentive is paid in two parts, half upon hire and the remainder paid upon completion of a 12-month probation period.

Relocation Incentives, Referral Bonuses, Tuition Reimbursement and Student Loan Repayments are also available to qualified candidates!

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This is a full-time position and the County of Nevada offers an extensive benefit package including, but not limited to, CalPERS retirement, medical, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, and flexible spending accounts (FSA). Nevada County is a qualifying employer for the through the Department of Education.

CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS PARTICIPATE IN THE CALPERS PUBLIC SAFETY RETIREMENT SYSTEMTier I 3% @ 50 
(Classic-former employees originally hired on or before 12/13/12 and are returning to Nevada County) .
Tier II3% @ 55
 (Hired by a CalPERS employer between 7/24/11-12/31/12 and coming to Nevada County with less than 6-months between separation from former CalPERS employer and hire date with Nevada County).
Tier III PEPRA 2.7% @ 57 
(Hired by any CalPERS employer on or after 1/1/13).

HIRING PROCESS


Step 1: Apply!  Complete your job application.

Step 2: Attend the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) Exam.

Step 3: Physical Agility Exam and Oral Panel Interviews.  Once you successfully pass the BSCC exam with a score of 47.54 or higher, you will be invited to the physical agility test (PAT) and oral interviews. A completed POST Personal History Statement must be provided at the time of the oral interview.

Step 4: Background Investigation - After successful passing of the PAT and oral interviews, eligible applicants will undergo an in-depth background investigation.  

Step 5: Sheriff's Interview / Conditional Job Offer:  After successfully passing a background investigation, applicants at this state will be invited to a Captain's interview, then a Sheriff's interview. If applicants pass both the Captain's and Sheriff's interviews they will receive a conditional job offer pending the successful completion of a medical and psychological exam, and drug and alcohol test.  Once all conditions are met, a start date will be issued.

Our leadership values employee development and engagement, promotes open and transparent communication, sets us up to be a hard-working organization, and recognizes our contributions. Our leadership connects with the community, listens to them, and provides relevant programming to keep us safe and healthy. 

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided with reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Examples of Duties

Duties performed by our Correctional Officers may include:

  • Receives arrestees at the jail; resolves the need for restraints and applies handcuffs, martin chain or leg irons as appropriate
  • Escorts and books arrestees; conducts warrant checks, acquires fingerprints and searches personal property
  • Moves inmates within the facility to various locations and transports inmates to outside facilities such as hospitals, court sessions, other jails, prisons, etc.
  • Supervises pods, inspects cells, counts inmates, and searches cells and inmates for contraband and weapons and maintains security of the facility
  • Responds to and deals with inmates exhibiting violent, irrational behaviors in an effective manner
             

Education and Experience Required

Level I/II:
Must be at least 18 years of age.

Level I:
High school diploma or GED. Completion of additional coursework from an accredited college or university in law enforcement or a related field, and previous paid or volunteer experience in a law enforcement support setting is desirable.
 
Level II (in addition to the above):
Supplemental education from an accredited college or university, and training in peace officer and correctional officer standards and practices; and one year of experience at a level equivalent to the Correctional Officer I classification in Nevada County.

Licenses and Certificates
Level III: Possession of a valid driver's license within 30 days of hire.
 
 Level I: Compliance with all relevant pre and post-employment training requirements of Penal Code sections 830 through 832 and section 6035, including firearms and arrest and seizure certification, and State Board of Corrections mandated core training, within 12 months of employment. Must qualify and pass firearms range training on a quarterly basis, to carry a semi-automatic handgun.
 
 Level II (in addition to the above): Compliance with all relevant pre and post-employment training requirements of Penal Code sections 830 through 832 and section 6035, including firearms and arrest and seizure certification, and State Board of Corrections mandated core training, prior to employment.

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