Sheriff's Correctional Services Assistant Trainee

County of Orange
Full Time $49,483 - $62,836 Per year CA Orange County Sheriff's Department - Headquarters, 550 N Flower St, Santa Ana, CA 92703, United States
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Overview

CAREER DESCRIPTION

 EXAM DATE: SATURDAY, JULY 13, 2024

THE ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS AND REQUIRED SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION ON A CONTINUOUS BASIS UNTIL THE NEEDS OF THE DEPARTMENT ARE MET. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE ON ANY DAY AT 11:59 P.M. 

In addition to performance-based merit increases, this position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates:

 Effective June 28, 2024 – 4.25% increase

 Effective June 27, 2025 – 4.00% increase


 
RECRUITMENT/POSITION INFORMATION

This recruitment is being held to establish an Open Eligible List to fill Orange County Sheriff's Department positions in this class until the next recruitment. The eligible list established may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications through the County of Orange. 


Incumbents will be periodically rotated through assignments, shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays and correctional facilities.
 
A Sheriff's Correctional Services Assistant Trainee will be required to attend and satisfactorily complete the 9-week department sponsored training course within the employee's probationary period. Trainees are expected to successfully pass the 9-week required training course and promote to Sheriff's Correctional Services Assistant within the one (1) year probationary period.
 
General Duties: Attends scheduled department mandated in-service training sessions; learns principles, practices and theory of civil law, CDCR regulations and Title 15 mandates as they relate to the intake, care and security of persons incarcerated within the Orange County Jail System; learns about the organization, jail operations, security and compliance with administrative regulations, judicial rulings and the Sheriff-Coroner Department's Manuals, Policy & Procedures, and Rules & Regulations; prepares and maintains a training notebook; prepares thorough, clear and concise reports and memos as directed by training staff; maintains proper uniform appearance; may be assigned to other closely supervised duties in the Jail or other areas of the Sheriff-Coroner Department; may observe staff who are responsible for the work and productivity of inmate workers who are performing maintenance and housekeeping activities.
 
SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS
Applicants must not have been convicted of a felony or be on any form of probation and must pass an extensive background investigation to the satisfaction of the Sheriff-Coroner. Background investigation includes but not limited to: polygraph examination, medical examination (including drug urinalysis test) and a written and oral psychological exam.  By date of appointment, applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 
Ability to: Read, understand, interpret and apply departmental policies, rules, laws and regulations pertaining to the care and security of inmates within an adult correctional facility; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others; write clear and comprehensive reports; learn effective security and safety controls; communicate orally; learn to utilize various management information systems and automation tools to maintain and access case file information and electronic communications via desktop computer systems and computer networks; understand and carry out oral and written directions; learn methods and procedures of keeping a storeroom including ordering, storing, and issuing a variety of supplies and maintaining records of items received and issued; learn methods, materials and equipment used in cleaning floors, walls, and fixtures; lean methods used in painting and caring for paint equipment.

Education: U.S. High School Diploma -OR- U.S. General Education Development Credential (G.E.D.) -OR- A California High School Proficiency Test Certificate -OR- Have attained a two-year or four-year degree from an accredited college or university.
 
License Required: By date of appointment, applicant must possess a valid California Class C Driver's License, or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
 
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PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
The County of Orange is committed to providing a means for applicants who may have a disability to identify areas in which they may request a reasonable accommodation. The following is a description of the physical and mental abilities, which are customarily required to perform the essential job functions of this position. Applicants are encouraged to contact the recruiter for any questions or to request an accommodation during the testing/selection process.
 
Environmental Conditions: Incumbents will be working inside a jail or correctional facility and may have contact with inmates that may become violent or abusive. May be required to drive in inclement weather conditions; and work shift work, holidays, weekends and rotating shifts.
 
Physical Requirements: Incumbents must have independent body mobility to stand, stoop, bend, twist, kneel, squat, crawl, and the ability to push, pull, and lift heavy objects up to 50 pounds. In addition, incumbents must maintain ability to drag 165 pounds to a distance of 15 feet; climb a ladder, scaffolds, stairs, etc.; sit and stand for prolonged periods of time; speak and hear well enough to converse in person; communicate clearly and understandably over the phone and to address large groups of people; and vision sufficient to read standard text, a computer screen and oversee large groups of inmates.
 
TESTING PROCESS/SELECTION PROCEDURE
Sheriff Human Resources screens all applications to identify qualified candidates. After screening, the more qualified candidates will be referred to the next step in the recruitment process.

Written Exam (Pass/Fail): Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to the written exam via email. The written exam consists of job-related, multiple-choice questions. Applicants who pass the written exam will be referred to the pre-investigative interview the same day.

 
Pre-Investigative Interview Questionnaire (Refer/Non-Refer): Candidates must print out and complete the Pre-Investigative Interview Questionnaire prior to exam date. The questionnaire will be collected and reviewed by Backgrounds Unit staff members upon arrival to the exam. You may be referred to a follow-up Pre-Investigative interview with a Background Investigator immediately following the written exam.
 
Physical Agility Test (Pass/Fail)Applicants must be dressed in physical training attire to participate. The physical agility test consists of three components.
  

  • Sit-ups: Complete 12 sit-ups within 2 minutes

  • Push-ups: Complete 12 push-ups within 2 minutes  

  • 3/4 Mile Run: Complete 3/4 mile run within 8 minutes and 15 seconds

Applicants who pass the physical agility test will be referred to the oral panel interview, commencing the following weeks.
Oral Panel Interview (Refer/Non-Refer):Candidates will be interviewed and rated by a panel comprised of subject matter experts and civilian personnel. Each candidate's rating will be based on responses to a series of structured questions designed to elicit the candidate's qualifications for the position. Those who score high enough on the oral panel interview will be scheduled for a background interview with a Background Investigator.
 
Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure.
 
APPLICANTS THAT DO NOT SUCCESSFULLY PASS THE ORAL PANEL INTERVIEW MUST REAPPLY TO THE RECRUITMENT AND UNDERGO ALL TESTING COMPONENTS TO BE CONSIDERED.
 
Background Investigation: Includes employment history, personal references, criminal history, credit history, a polygraph examination, medical examination, drug urinalysis test, and a written and oral psychological examination.

 
ELIGIBLE LIST
After all testing/selection procedures have been completed, Sheriff's Human Resources will establish an Eligible List of qualified candidates.
 
Veterans Employment Preference
The County is committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential consideration in the employment process to veterans and their eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and paid internship openings. 


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HOW TO APPLY
Applications and supplemental information will be accepted on-line only at www.ocgov.com. Your application and supplemental information should demonstrate your professional experience and education related to the specific qualifications/duties listed in this bulletin, including the areas in which you have developed expertise. Please be sure to print a copy of this job bulletin for your records. Please note that email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process.


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