Sheriff's Correctional Services Assistant Trainee
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.
EXAM DATE: SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 2021
This position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on
the following dates:
Effective July 2, 2021 - 2.5% increase
Effective July 1, 2022 - 3.5% increase
Mandatory Employee Retirement Contributions will decrease on the
Effective July 2, 2021 - 1.2% decrease
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. This list may also be used to
fill closely related positions.
Incumbents will be periodically rotated through assignments,
shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays and correctional
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
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.
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
Education: U.S... High School Diploma -OR- U.S... General
Education Development Credential (GED) -OR- A California High
School Proficiency Certificate -OR- Have attained a two-year or
four-year degree from an accredited college or university.
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.
License Required: By date of appointment, applicant must possess
a valid California 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
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 schedules.
Physical Requirements: Incumbents must have independent body
mobility to stand, stoop, bend and the ability to lift up to 50
pounds, and to drag a 165 pound Dummy for 12 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
The Sheriff's 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
Written Exam / Pre-Screen: (Pass/Fail) Those who meet the
minimum qualifications will be invited to the written exam /
physical agility test via email. The written exam consists of
job-related, multiple choice questions. Those who successfully pass
the written exam will be given a pre-investigative interview and
may be referred to the physical agility test. (Pass/Fail)
Physical Agility Test: (Pass/Fail) The physical agility test
will be given on the same day immediately following the
pre-investigative interview. The physical agility test consists of
three events that are timed and scored. Applicants must be dressed
in physical training attire to participate.
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
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.
After all testing/selection procedures have been completed, the
Sheriff's Human Resources will establish an Eligible List of
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. Please click here to
review the policy.
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.
EMAIL NOTIFICATION: Email is the primary form of notification
during the recruitment process.
Please ensure your correct email address is included in our
application and use only one email account.
NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and
should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications
with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment
process for any positions for which you apply.
Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the
recruitment proceeds via email through the GovernmentJobs.com site.
Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders,
and/or accept emails ending with "governmentjobs.com" and
"ocgov.com". If your email address should change, please update
your profile at www.governmentjobs.com.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
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For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, contact
Recruiting at (714) 834-5811.
Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer,
encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.