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The County of Calaveras Office of the Sheriff is seeking two extra-hire Correctional Technicians for shift work up to 28 hours weekly on an on-call basis. This is a continuous recruitment and the assignment is expected to last until June 30, 2018.
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2% COLA Effective 01/05/2019

SALARY: $16.35/hr


UNIT: Unrepresented

FLSA: Non-Exempt

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County of Calaveras is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The County of Calaveras Office of the Sheriff is seeking two extra-hire Correctional Technicians for shift work up to 28 hours weekly on an on-call basis. This is a continuous recruitment and the assignment is expected to last until June 30, 2018.

The incumbent will, under general supervision, perform 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.


Incumbents in this classification 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. May be required to work a rotation schedule and all shift, including weekends and holidays.


  • Process new prisoners from paper work provided by law enforcement officer or the courts.
  • Gather and enter 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.
  • Assist 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.
  • Control traffic into and out of the jail facility by operating the jail security doors in accordance with security and safety policies and procedures; monitor jail security cameras.
  • Receives and documents visitors; ascertains nature of, or legality of visit.
  • Monitoring radio communication among jail personnel; operates jail phone system and paging system.


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.


Skill 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:

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


Licenses, Certificates, or Registrations:

Possession of a valid California driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record. 


Must pass a thorough Sheriff’s background investigation.  Must be available for shift work.


Interested individuals must submit the following:

  • Calaveras County application
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Responses to Supplemental Questions

Application materials will be reviewed to evaluate the specific qualifications of each applicant.Those candidates identified as having qualifications best suited for the position will be invited to in the oral interview process. 


Following successful completion of the oral interview, a background investigation will be conducted, including a computer voice stress analysis examination (CVSA). All applicants who successfully complete the background investigation will then be scheduled for a psychological examination. In addition, a fit for duty medical examination will be completed. Successful completion of all phases of the County’s testing process is required.



The purpose of this supplemental questionnaire is to assess your qualifications, training, and experience in specific job related areas.  Your answer to this question, along with your completed application, will be used to select the most suitably qualified candidates for the interview process.  Applications submitted without completed Supplemental Question will not be given further consideration.

Respond to each question fully, but limit your response to only one to two “8-1/2 x 11” sheets of paper (single or double spaced.)  Responses must be legible.  Typewritten responses are preferred. 

1.   Describe in detail, any experience you have working with confidential documents and/or maintaining confidential records.  Include the name of the business or agency for which you worked and the type of confidential information you were responsible for.

2.   Office skills are required to succeed in this position.  Please list all MSOffice products/programs you have experience with and explain in detail how you use/have used these programs.

3.   Describe in detail, your experience with general reception duties (e.g. phones; route and screen calls; greet visitors; respond to general inquiries from the public, provide information; open/sort mail; operate business machines such as copiers, fax, and mail machines).





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.


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.

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891 Mountain Ranch Road, Building C, San Andreas, CA 95249
Phone (209) 754-6303 ~ Fax (209) 754-6333 ~


Calaveras County is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming), national origin, age (40 and above), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), marital status, sexual orientation ( heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, gender identity, gender expression, transgender), medical conditions (cancer and genetic information including family medical history), disability (medical, mental or physical, including HIV or AIDS), request or denial of family medical care leave and pregnancy leave, AB60 driver's license or military or veteran status.

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