Correctional Deputy I

County Of Sonoma   Santa Rosa, CA   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
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Posted on October 2, 2020
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Become a Correctional Deputy with the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office!
No Experience Required & Multiple Positions Available

If you're looking for competitive salary and benefits, camaraderie, on-going training and support, and career growth- find your workplace home and family with the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office.

 

The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office employs over 650 staff to protect and secure the half-million residents within the 1,768 square miles of Sonoma County. The Detention Division's staff of over 300 are committed to serving the County of Sonoma and the State of California by providing a secure, safe, and humane environment for both employees and inmates. With more than 15 different highly-trained and specialized units, you can be confident that a career with the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office will keep you learning and growing.


Start your career in corrections law enforcement as a Correctional Deputy I. The Sheriff's Office New Generation/Direct Supervision Detention Facility has replaced the harsh environment of the traditional jail style. As a result, the Sheriff's Office is eager to recruit and develop professional correctional staff who have exceptional interpersonal skills, and the ability to exercise a solid management-style approach to working with inmates. The most successful and qualified Correctional Deputy candidates are those who demonstrate excellent communication skills, and can maintain patience and professionalism in times of emergency.

The challenges you face as a Correctional Deputy will provide you with a rewarding sense of purpose and fulfillment. The supervision of inmates is a 24/7 responsibility. Work shifts are 8, 10, or 12 hours, include weekends and holidays, and new Deputies must have the flexibility to work all shifts (days, swings, graves). Overtime is a requirement for Correctional Deputies. With experience and seniority, opportunities to select different work shifts and/or specialty assignments become available. There are also a variety of specialty assignments available, assigned on a "most qualified" basis, which may be entitled to premium pay. 

As a Correctional Deputy I you will receive thorough training, close oversight, and the mentorship of experienced Deputies. The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office training program provides exposure to a variety of correctional functions, including inmate booking, general population security, protective custody, and the medical withdrawal and mental health units. To excel in these training areas, you must have the ability to exercise quick and sound judgment, patience, and be able to work effectively in sometimes stressful situations. After one year, Correctional Deputy I's are expected to possess the knowledge and abilities required for promotion to Correctional Deputy II. ($74,197.12 - $90,205.33).

To learn more about specialty assignments and how we serve the community, please visit the www.sonomasheriffjobs.com

Choose Sonoma County

We offer expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment that provides continuous training, education, and the satisfaction of knowing that you are working to better our communities. You can also look forward to some excellent benefits*, including:

  • A cash allowance of approximately $600 per month for full-time positions
  • An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $850
  • Premium pay of $1.15 cents per hour, in addition to the hourly pay rate, for bilingual assignments
  • Premium pay for specialty assignments, ranging from 2.5% to 10.0%
  • Differential pay for evening and night shifts
  • Onsite workout facilities
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and as additional 8 floating holiday hours
  • May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment
  • Significant County paid premium contribution to several health plan options
  • County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
  • Retirement is fully integrated with Social Security
  • With experience and good work performance, this position also offers career advancement to Correctional Deputy II

*Salary is negotiable. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. Additional information can found in the Sonoma County Law Enforcement Association's Memorandum Of Understanding (SCLEA MOU). Bilingual positions require English and Spanish skills at either the basic (conversational) or fluent (reading, writing, and conversational) level. A bilingual examination will be conducted prior to employment to confirm level of skill. The bilingual premium pay begins upon the assignment of a bilingual caseload.

When you join the County of Sonoma, you'll have the freedom to explore the beauty of our county - its picturesque coastline, majestic redwoods, historic towns, fine dining, award winning wineries, and a wide variety of entertainment and cultural activities. Please visit www.sonomacountyconnections.org and www.santarosachamber.com for additional information about the community.