Correctional Officer (Entry)

  • Solano County, CA
  • Fairfield, California
  • Nov 07, 2018
Full Time CORRECTIONS Public Safety
  • Salary: $4,395.78 - $5,343.12/month

Job Description


To Protect and Serve the Community!

The Sheriff's office is dedicated to the protection and well-being of every person in Solano County by providing excellent community service.

The values of the Sheriff's Office are to bring:

Professionalism: Performing to the highest standards with integrity, ethical behavior and accountability.
Trust: Confidence in the character and ability to meet expectations.
Courage: To persevere with mental and moral strength in the face of difficulty.
Innovation: Embrace and inspire creativity to apply better solutions that accomplish goals and outcomes.
Teamwork: Unified collaboration to accomplish common goals without regard to personal agendas.
Service: Providing professional assistance in support of the community's best interests and well-being.
Respect: To value and embrace individuality with special regard to differences.

To learn more about the Sheriff's Office please visit:

The Position

The Correctional Officer (Entry) learns to perform a variety of tasks to supervise and control inmates in a detention facility.

The eligible list created as a result of this recruitment will be used to fill part-time and full-time regular, limited-term or extra-help positions as vacancies occur or the need arises.


EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: No experience required, however, applicants must demonstrate possession of and competency in requisite knowledge and abilities.

BACKGROUND: A Peace Officer Standard & Training (POST) background investigation is required prior to the start of employment. A Personal History Statement (PHS) is a part of this investigation. You may view the requirements of the PHS by visiting, clicking on "FORMS," the selecting "Personal History Statement Peace Officer."

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  • Solano County offers a cafeteria-style medical package with health benefits, offered through CalPERS. The County contribution for family coverage for the 2018 calendar year is $1,520.73 per month. The County offers a cash back provision for those who choose employee-only or who waive medical insurance coverage. The County may offer a supplemental contribution for employees enrolled in Employee plus Two or More coverage.
  • Dental and vision insurances for the employee and eligible dependents are paid 100% by the County.
  • Solano County participates in CalPERS retirement.
  • Vacation is accrued at approximately 10 days per year for the first 3 years. Sick leave accrues at approximately 12 days per year.
  • The County observes 12 fixed, paid holidays per year.
  • Employees are eligible to receive an additional 2.5% longevity pay, per level, after the completion of continuous service at 10, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years.
To review the complete benefits package for this position, please visit:

Extra-help employees who work less than 29 hours per week do not typically receive or accrue benefits of regular employees during their period of employment. All extra-help employees accrue .034 hours of Sick Leave for every full hour worked.

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Selection Process

11/28/18- Deadline to submit application and required documents.

11/29/18- Application status notices distributed via email and posted to applicant's online application account at Applicants who do not receive an email notification in their Inbox by 5:00pm 11/29/18 are encouraged to either check their SPAM/Junk Mail folder for the notification, or check their online application account at, then clicking on "My Applications."

12/10/18-Date forMandatory Informational Sessions and Written Exam

Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants may be invited for further examination and will either be pre-scheduled by the Department of Human Resources or be invited to self-schedule. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a supplemental questionnaire assessment, a written and/or practical exam, an oral board exam, or any combination listed. Responses to supplemental questions may be used as screening and testing mechanisms and will be used to assess an applicant's ability to advance in the process; as such, responses to supplemental questions should be treated as test examination responses. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

A minimum score of 70% is required to continue in the selection process, unless otherwise announced.

All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted. These provisions are subject to change.

RETIREES - Solano 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.

How to Apply

Please visit the County of Solano website,, to apply. Applications must be submitted through the JobAps system. Paper copies of applications are not accepted. All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (degree/transcripts, certificates, DD-214 if applicable, ADA Accommodation Request) must be submitted with the Document Cover Sheet, available on the employment website: or at the Department of Human Resources' office, and are due by the final filing date.

Previously submitted application materials (i.e. copies of diploma and/or transcripts, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.

Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170 or at 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800 Fairfield 94533. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EOE/AA.

Document Submittal Requirements

How to Submit Your Documents

In addition to uploading attachments when applying online, candidates may submit documents in-person, by mail at Solano County Department of Human Resources 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800, Fairfield CA 94533, by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email When submitting documents in-person, by mail or by fax, include the recruitment title (Correctional Officer - Entry) and the recruitment number (18-512040-02). If submitting via email, please include the recruitment title and number in the subject.

Supplemental Questionnaire

ThisSupplemental Questionnaire will beused to determine applicants' qualifications for this position and whether they will continue in the recruitment process; therefore, applicants are encouraged to answer all questions thoroughly and completely. Omitted information will not be considered or assumed. Applicants who have no experience in a specific area are recommended to state "no experience in this area" instead of leaving the space blank.


I certify that I will be at least 18 years of age by the final filing deadline, 5:00 pm, November 28, 2018.

Yes No


Have you completed the California Board of State and Community Corrections Adult Corrections Officer Core Course?

Yes No

Supplemental Information

Correctional Officer (Entry)
  • Incumbents of this class should demonstrate necessary knowledge and abilities to be promoted to Correctional Officer within 18 months of appointment.
  • Incumbents must be able to work in a closed, stressful and noisy environment which may include exposure to communicable disease, violent behavior and involve heavy manual labor associated with inmate control tasks which may include lifting people weighing more than 100 pounds and the full range of reaching, bending, grasping and climbing movements.
  • Incumbents may be required to work outside normal business hours.
  • Candidates for positions in this class will be required to pass a background investigation in accordance with applicable law, regulation and/or policy.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain a Class C California Driver's License is required.
  • Positions allocated to this class may require bilingual skills.
Veterans Preference Points

To be eligible, applicants must have served at least 181 consecutive days of active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions. A copy of the DD214, showing discharge type, must be received in the Human Resources Department by the final filing date.

Veteran applicants for initial County employment with an honorable or general discharge under honorable conditions shall have five (5) points added to their combined score. Disabled veterans (rated at not less than 30% disability) shall have ten (10) points added to their combined score. Veteran preference points will only be added to passing scores in competitive open examinations.

Americans With Disabilities Act

It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.

APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES: Qualified individuals with a disability,whoare able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need special testing arrangements, must complete the following Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form: http://webstartadmin/civica/filebank/blobdload.asp?BlobID=6664 .

This form must be received in the Human Resources Department by the final filing date of the recruitment.Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.

Solano County

Clickhere to take a video tour of Solano County.

T h e County of Solano offers a blend of agriculture, corporate business, cultural venues, festivals and events, and provides residents with many recreation and entertainment choices. The County is also home to Travis Air Force Base.

Solano County is centrally located and serves as a gateway to all that Northern California has to offer. The Napa Valley is less than 20 miles away, two world-class public universities (UC Berkeley and UC Davis) are 20 miles away, and both San Francisco and Sacramento are less than 40 minutes away. Day trips can also be made to South Lake Tahoe and Monterey.

With its strategic location, affordable housing, natural resources, responsible land use planning, and attractive quality of life, Solano County is a great place to live, learn, work and play.

County Population (2016): 431,498

The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.


Closing Date/Time: 11/28/2018 5:00:00 PM

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