Salary: $20.65 - $25.18 Hourly USD
This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and will close when the needs of the City are met. Apply early to receive first consideration!
The Position: Under the supervision of the Jail Supervisor (non-sworn) and designated sworn personnel, the Jailer works within the jail facility monitoring inmates, controlling entry and exit to jail facilities, handling inmate processing, and maintaining order in the jail. This position also performs cell searches for drugs and other contraband, and inspects the facility for cleanliness. The Jailer also assists with other departmental office and support work and other related duties as assigned.
Incumbents must be available to work a varied shift schedule that will include weekends, late nights, and holidays.
The Application/Selection Process: All interested candidates must submit a completed online application. Applications will be screened carefully and selected candidates will be invited to a Department interview. The appointing hiring authority will further review the job-related qualifications of those deemed eligible for hire before making selection decisions.
A candidate selected for this position must successfully complete a background security investigation, polygraph examination, psychological exam, and pre-employment physical examination including a drug test.
In order to maintain a safe and healthy workplace, the City has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Effective December 1, 2021, all new employees are required to provide proof of full vaccination to Human Resources with the signed offer letter as a term and condition of employment. Per the updated CDC Guidelines, full vaccination means it has been at least two weeks since a person has completed the entire recommended series of a COVID-19 vaccine including the COVID-19 booster if eligible. See CDC booster guidelines here: BOOSTER GUIDELINES
Examples of Duties
Employees in this position maintain effective, cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the performance of duties, including the general public. Additionally, employees must exercise effective judgment and initiative as needed.
This is non-sworn position. Positions in this class are distinguished by the need to exercise independent judgment and initiative while under the direct and/or functional supervision of designated sworn personnel, in performing duties within specific functional areas of responsibility in a detention facility.
Examples of duties include, but are not necessarily limited to:
1. Assisting in supervising the conduct of inmates in a variety of custody situations within a jail facility.
2. Monitoring of inmates on a rigid time line.
3. Processing inmates (completing multiple forms by hand or computer).
4. Assisting in performing administrative and operational duties such as maintaining logs and records, hourly check logs, preparing reports or memorandums, and other record keeping as directed.
5. Ensuring the maintenance of order, security, and compliance with administrative regulations, judicial rulings, Department Policy & Procedures, and Rules & Regulations.
6. Operating a computer terminal to obtain criminal history information including warrants, or other holds, and updating classification or housing information as necessary.
7. Conducting interviews with inmates.
8. Securing inmate property and monies, as necessary, in compliance with Departmental Policy and Procedures.
9. Responding to public inquiries regarding inmates.
10. Enforcing jail rules.
11. Preparing written reports.
12. Conducting Title 15 visual compliance checks within jail facility.
13. Train newly hired part-time jailers on jail operations and procedures.
14. Provide daily, operational leadership to lower level staff, directing work as needed.
Other Ancillary Duties:
1. Directing traffic.
2. Conducting lockups of public facilities.
3. Enforcing municipal code violations.
4. Patrolling assigned areas for parking and municipal code violations.
5. Issuing citations for municipal code violations.
6. Impounding animals at the City Animal Shelter.
7. Transporting prisoners.
8. Duties as listed in the City of Laguna Beach Police Cadet job
9. Other related duties as necessary to assist police personnel.
Education: Graduation from high school or the equivalent. Incumbent must be at least 18 years of age by the time of appointment. Related college level coursework, and formal training and/or certification in the field of jail operations is highly desirable.
Experience: A minimum of one year of experience working in a related capacity in a law enforcement agency, including strong public contact work is required.
License/Certificate Requirements: Due to the performance of field duties, which requires the operation of a City vehicle, a valid California Driver's license and an acceptable driving record are required. Completion of a jailer training academy or a similar training is highly desirable.
If not already completed, incumbents will be required to successfully complete the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Department's Jailer Training Academy, or training of a similar nature. Completion will be required by the end of the twelve-month probationary period.
Knowledge of: Police department policies, practices and procedures; federal and state laws, statutes, and local ordinances and court decisions governing arrest and custody of prisoners, search and seizure, rules of evidence, and privacy rights; safety rules and procedures, self-defense methods and physical restraint techniques. Knowledge of general office procedures and equipment operation is also required.
Ability to: Read, understand and clearly instruct inmates and the general public on regulations and procedures; operate a motor vehicle and/or pick-up truck in the performance of duties; work cooperatively and effectively with those contacted in the performance of duties; work effectively with minimal supervision as a team member with co-workers, exercise initiative and effective judgment in handling problems which may arise in the field; and ask for and accept assistance as needed from experienced LBPD staff members; maintain accurate records, files and/or inventories; summarize records in report format; maintain effective security and safety controls; communicate orally and prepare thorough, clear and concise reports; utilize various management information systems and automation tools and electronic communications via desktop computer systems and computer networks; make decisions on effective courses of action in emergency situations.
Skills: Must possess effective public relations skills, conflict resolution skills and techniques, general office skills.
Laguna Beach: With seven miles of City beaches and towering hills with captivating Pacific views, Laguna Beach residents enjoy some of the most stunning landscapes in Southern California. The City of Laguna Beach hosts millions of visitors to its world-famous arts festivals and beautiful beaches. Services provided to its resident population of approximately 24,000 include police, fire, marine safety, recreation, parks, public works, community development, parking, transit and animal control.
The Department: The Police Department is organized into three divisions (Support and Investigative Services, Field Services, and Professional Services), and provides general law enforcement services, including animal control. The department augments its services with the assistance of reserve officers, community volunteers representing our various volunteer groups such as COPs, CERT, and the Animal Shelter, police explorers, and Police Cadet and Beach Patrol positions during the summer months.
Laguna Beach, California