Correctional Officer

  • County of Colusa
  • Colusa, California
  • Aug 03, 2020
Full Time Public Safety
  • Salary: $3,960 USD Monthly
  • Salary Top: $5,074
  • Apply By: Sep 02, 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

- Pursuant to Government Code Section 1031(a): Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship.

- Bilingual Spanish/English preferred

Special Instructions


Applications may be obtained from and returned to:  

Human Resources Department

250 5th Street

Colusa, CA 95932

Phone: 530-458-0420

Download application:

 Scanned completed application packets may be emailed to:


A complete application packet will include:

- A signed completed standard Colusa County Application. REV.111317

- A signed completed Conviction Records Supplemental Form (attached)

- 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

Additional Information


CalPERS retirement plan, either 3 @ 50 for Classic, or 2.5 @ 57; deferred compensation plans available with monthly matching employer contributions; paid holiday, vacation and sick leave; paid health insurance, life insurance, dental insurance and vision insurance for employee. This position is part of the Colusa County Deputy Sheriff’s Association (CCDSA).

Important Note: Family health, dental and vision insurance coverage will be covered entirely by the County contribution for employees who elect to enroll in the PERS Select health plan.

APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ON A CONTINUOUS BASIS. Resumes are 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 regulations, 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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