Corrections Specialist

  • Monterey County Human Resources
  • Salinas, California
  • Jun 01, 2020
  • Salary: $3,537.73 - $4,830.80 Monthly USD

Job Description

Position Description  

PRIORITY SCREENING DATE: Tuesday, April 30, 2019.  Applications received after April 30th, will be screened as needed.
The Sheriff 's Office is comprised of the Administration, Corrections and Enforcement Operation Bureaus.  The Sheriff's Office delivers public safety to the residents of Monterey County by providing 24-hour uniformed patrol, investigations, custody services, court security, and law enforcement support.
This position performs complex clerical tasks and process court documents involved in the booking, receiving and releasing of inmates into and from the Corrections Facility.  The current vacancy works within a 24-hour, 7-day weekly schedule and exists in the Corrections Operations Bureau.
The ideal candidate will have strong customer service skills, the ability to act calmly and make rational decisions while working in a noisy, fast-paced jail environment and able to communicate effectively. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to read and process a variety of jail and court documents and will also get along with others and be a team player.
The Eligible List established by this recruitment process will be used to fill current and future vacancies as they arise.
Will demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Working knowledge of: Legal terminology to understand court documents effecting inmate status; Personal computers and related software; law enforcement databases; Basic record keeping and accounting methods and processes; and Corrections Operations procedures.
Some knowledge of: Court and legal procedures to answer routine questions from the public and inmates.
Skill and Ability to:
Elicit information from arrestees and inmates, often in hostile situations, to obtain and record information required for record keeping purposes; Use computer systems to enter arrest, booking and release information; update and respond to inquiries regarding status of arrestees and inmates; access information regarding previous arrests or outstanding warrants; and maintain accurate account of inmate funds; Act calmly and make rational decisions while working in a noisy, fast-paced jail environment; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of work to include, responding tactfully, discreetly and effectively to arrestees and inmates; respond in a positive manner to supervision and direction; and attend and perform duties on a regular, reliable and consistent basis; Use a variety of office equipment such as computer terminals, telephones, ten-key calculators, cash registers, fax machines, tele copiers or printers; Locate, read, understand and apply common Vehicle, Penal, Health, Safety and Government Code sections, Departmental Policies and Procedures, bail schedules and court jurisdiction used in the booking, receiving and releasing processes; Perform several tasks simultaneously amid noise and interruption; Accurately enter and retrieve information into and from a computer system; complete a variety of jail and court forms; Compute basic arithmetical problems to compute release time for inmates; Understand and follow written and oral instructions of a technical nature.

Examples of Duties
  • Reads, interprets and processes a variety of jail and court documents, records and reports.
  • Maintains computerized and manual inmate files and records by processing information from a variety of jail and court documents, records and reports utilizing a variety of confidential, law enforcement databases and other computer systems.
  • Responds to inmate, official and public inquiries primarily by telephone, written or in person, concerning inmate's status and Corrections Operations procedures.
  • Accepts cash and property from arrestee or inmate as self-surrender, jury trial clothing from inmate's attorney or inmate's friends/family; enters and maintains accurate account by posting information or money orders into inmate's property listing utilizing confidential, secure computer databases, programs and banking systems.

Additional Information Conditions of employment include, but are not limited to:
Required Conditions of Employment: Successfully pass a complete and thorough background investigation, that will include a polygraph examination or voice stress analysis; Work effectively and remain calm and organized while performing duties in a noisy, enclosed jail environment that requires interacting with potentially hostile and sarcastic individuals, exposure to health risks and smells associated with a jail environment, as well as exposure to anti-social inmate behavior; Walk to and from workstations, break room and restroom using walkways in sections of the Corrections Operations Bureau also used by escorted and unescorted inmates; Handle, count and wash wet and soiled currency; inventory and store wet and soiled property retrieved from persons being booked; Work flexible hours, shifts, weekends and holidays and be subject to holdover and callback duty; and wear a uniform.
The physical and sensory requirements for this classification include, but are not limited to:
Ability to see well enough to verify the identity of individuals entering and leaving the facility; Ability to speak loudly, clearly and effectively; and listen carefully to communicate face-to-face and on the phone to provide and gather information while working in a noisy, enclosed room that has multiple distractions; Physical strength to lift and carry inmate property sacks weighing up to twenty-five pounds or more to and from storage; Ability to stand or sit for long periods of time to process arrestees and inmates; and stoop, reach or bend for short periods of time to retrieve a variety of materials such as files and property sacks; Ability to function with multiple, critical and changing priorities in a fast-paced environment; Manual and finger dexterity needed to operate writing utensils, a 10-key calculator, or computer keyboard to input and retrieve information for long periods of time.
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Monterey County offers an excellent benefits package.  To view the "J" Unit Benefit Summary please visit our website.  This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract.  The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prevail over this listing.
This classification is covered by a MOU between Monterey County and SEIU Local 521.  Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the U.S.  If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your rate of pay will be hourly, and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed in the summary. 
  Application and Selection Procedures
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Applications may also be obtained from and submitted to:
Monterey County Sheriff's Office
Attn:  Human Resources
1414 Natividad Road
Salinas, CA  93906
Phone: (831) 755-3744 or (831) 755-3702          Fax: (831) 755-3828
The selection process is tentative and applicants will be notified if changes are made.

The competitive selection process includes submittal of required application materials. A complete application packet will include:
  • A completed County of Monterey employment application
  • Response to the supplemental questions
For a guaranteed review, all required materials must be received by Tuesday, April 30, 2019.  Applications received after April 30th will be screened as needed.  Applicants who fail to provide all required materials will not be considered.  Resumes, cover letters, letters of interest and other correspondence will not be accepted as a substitute for required application materials.  All required application materials will be competitively evaluated.  Those applicants that are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the selection process.  To assess applicants' possession of required qualifications, the process may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercises, performance exam, and/or written examination.              
  Equal Opportunity
Monterey County is a drug free work place and an equal opportunity employer. The County seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity. Monterey County provides reasonable accommodations for the disabled. If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call the Human Resources Analyst at (831) 755-3744.     
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