Correctional Officer

  • County of Colusa
  • Colusa, California
  • Apr 08, 2019
  • Salary: $3,582.00 Monthly
  • Salary Top: $4,589.00
  • Negotiable/DOQ: Yes
  • Apply By: Apr 06, 2020



To perform a variety of duties involved in maintaining the custody of inmates in the County jail; and to perform a variety of work in the monitoring of prisoners and in maintaining jail security. This recruitment will establish a hiring list to fill future vacancies within the Colusa County Jail.

Job Description


Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Receive, book, and assign prisoners to cells; perform searches, fingerprinting and photographing of prisoners.
  • Maintain custody of prisoners' private property.
  • Monitor the condition and activities of prisoners.
  • Supervise inmates at meal times, clothing exchange and recreation.
  • Deliver medication to inmates as prescribed by physicians.
  • Provide for inmates medical attention as required.
  • Prepare prisoners for court appearances.
  • Transport inmates to court and to other jail facilities.
  • Maintain the safe and orderly operation of the County jail facility.
  • Monitor security cameras and door warning lights; inspect facilities regularly.
  • Release prisoners on writs, court orders, bail bonds, payments of fines, or expirations of terms.
  • Perform related duties as required.

Job Requirements


  • Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a California Driver’s License
  • Ability to work irregular hours, holidays, and weekends
  • Current enrollment or successful completion of the Correctional Officer Core Course, preferred but not required
  • Bilingual Spanish/English preferred

Special Instructions

Please mention you found this employment opportunity on the job board.

Applications may be obtained from and returned to:
Human Resources Department
250 5th Street
Colusa, CA 95932
Phone: 530-458-0420
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 Scanned completed application packets may be emailed to:

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A complete application packet will include:

  • A signed completed standard Colusa County Application REV.111317
  • A signed completed Conviction Records Supplemental Form
  • Cover Letter
  • Verification of enrollment or completion of the Correctional Officer Core Course, if applicable

    Submitting an incomplete packet will result in the disqualification of your application

    The application packets will be used to select the best qualified applicants to participate in the selection process. Meeting the minimum requirements will not guarantee advancement in the selection process. The State of California Corrections Officer Examination will be administered as part of the selection process. A qualifications appraisal interview will be used to assess the candidate's knowledge, skills, and training experience. The top applicants will be ranked on a hiring list to fill future vacancies within the Jail Division. The Sheriff will make the final selection and appointment. Females and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Additional Information


PERS Retirement plan, 3@50 for Classic or 2.5@57; Deferred Compensation Plans available; Paid Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave; Paid Health Insurance for employee, County  paid Dental Insurance and paid Vision and Life Insurance. This position is part of the Colusa County Deputy Sheriff’s Association (CDSA).

APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ON A CONTINUOUS BASIS. Resumes encouraged, but may not be substituted for any part of the official application. Application forms must be filled out completely and show clearly that all minimum requirements are met. Faxed applications will not be accepted. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee selection in the examination process. Prior to appointment and in accordance to POST regula-tions, the successful applicant will undergo an extensive background investigation and physical evaluation.

Note: The information contained in this flyer is general in nature and does not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Colusa County does not reimburse applicants for any travel or related expenses incurred in connection with applying for employment. Colusa County participates in E-Verify. To view the Notice of E-Verify Participation and the Right to Work posters, please visit the Employment Opportunities section of the Colusa County website.

Retirees: Colusa County invites all qualified candidates to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221 (h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.


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