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The Calaveras County Office of the Sheriff is seeking two (2) Correctional Corporals. This is an inter-departmental promotional opportunity for permanent employees only. To be considered in the first round of interviews, apply on or before May 18, 2017 by 5:00pm. Interviews will be conducted on Thursday, May 25, 2017.
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SALARY: $19.34 - $23.52 /hr.

RANGE: 10405


FLSA: Non-Exempt


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County of Calaveras is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The Calaveras County Office of the Sheriff is seeking two (2) Correctional Corporals to join the team in the County Jail Facility. This is an inter-departmental promotional opportunity for permanent employees only. This position is open until filled. To be considered in the first round of interviews apply on or before May 18, 2017 by 5:00pm. Interviews will be conducted on Thursday, May 25, 2017.


The incumbent will, under direction, supervise train and assist jail personnel on an assigned shift; to guard and supervise prisoners in the County Jail Facility; to act as Facility Supervisor in absence of Sergeants; and to do related work as required.




The Corporal classification is a journey level position in the Correctional Officer series. The Corporal classification is distinguished from the Correctional Officer classification in that the Corporal is expected to have a thorough understanding of jail operations, be able to provide functional supervision for a given shift as assigned and provide training to staff on an assigned shift. The Corporal, unlike the advanced level Correctional Sergeant classification is not expected to provide written performance evaluations of staff, nor be responsible for disciplinary actions. In accordance with the law, the Correctional Corporal may be staffed by either a female or a male incumbent and will perform the same general duties with the exception that California State law requires that female corporals will work with female prisoners as well as with male prisoners; male Corporals will normally work with the male population.


  • Directs, supervises and trains shift personnel as assigned.
  • Completes daily observation reports (DOR’s) for trainees.
  • Implements training procedures as required; assists with identifying training needs.
  • Receives, books, fingerprints, photographs and assigns prisoners to cells.
  • Maintains security watch of prisoners at all times.
  • Prepares required records pertaining to period of commitment.
  • Receives and records personal property taken into custody; prepares records and reports, completes forms.
  • Handles documents related to release or transfer of prisoners.
  • Recommends work assignments for prisoners.
  • Answers inquiries over the telephone and at the counter related to jail policies and individual prisoners in accord with applicable regulations.
  • Receives and gives receipts for bail money; dispenses prescribed medications to prisoners.
  • Supervises inmate workers in performance of routine custodial work.
  • Supervises feeding of prisoners; assists with routine clerical duties.
  • Ensures that staff is following established jail procedures and meeting goals.
  • Serves as Officer in Charge (O.I.C) for assigned shift.


Knowledge of:

Laws, rules and regulations pertaining to jail operations, jail security measures, and jail operational procedures; court procedures; principles and techniques of supervision and training; general personnel management practices.


Ability to:

Demonstrate an aptitude for supervising and training Correctional personnel assigned to a shift; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; understand and apply operational policies as appropriate; enforce procedures and rules; handle general day-to-day operational demands.

Skill to:

Supervise and train Correctional personnel assigned to a particular shift; understand and carry out oral and written directions; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others; identify, implement and coordinate training practices per departmental policy.


Education, Training and Experience:

Equivalent to graduation from high school and  one year (1) professional experience as a Correctional Officer or in a similar Law Enforcement position.


Licenses, Certificates, or Registrations:

Possession of an appropriate California driver’s license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles is required.


In accordance with agency policy, incumbents must have completed a Jail Operations Training Course as prescribed by California Administrative Code, Title 15, Section 1020, Minimum Jail Standards; incumbents must possess a valid advanced First Aid Card and C.P.R. Certification. Incumbents, in accordance with agency policy, must successfully complete a SIC supervisory training course and STC Training Officers course.


Interested individuals must submit the following:

  • Updated Calaveras County application
  • Cover Letter
  • Copies of the last three incident reports you wrote

Application materials will be reviewed to evaluate the specific qualifications of each applicant and determine which applicants will continue in the screening process.  Incomplete application information will result in the candidate being screened out of the process.  Those candidates identified as having qualifications best suited for the position will be invited to participate in the interview process.





Frequently stand, walk and climb stairs and ladders; sit for extended periods in one position; walk on sloped, slippery and/or uneven surfaces; ability to stoop, kneel, or bend to pick up or move objects weighing over 100 pounds with help; crawl through various areas moving on hands and knees; physical ability to restrain prisoners; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; corrected hearing and vision to normal range, verbal communication; use of office equipment including computers, telephones, calculators, copiers, and FAX.


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.

Human Resources Division
891 Mountain Ranch Road
Building C
San Andreas, CA 95249

Phone (209) 754-6303
Fax (209) 754-6333
24 Hour job line (209) 754-6332

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