Sheriff's Custodian

  • Sonoma County, CA
  • Santa Rosa, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Custodial and Janitorial Public Safety
  • Salary: $40,051.83 - $48,692.51 Annually USD

Job Description

Position Information

Become a Custodian with the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office.

Starting salary up to $23.33/hour ($48,692/year), a cash allowance of $600/month, and a competitive total compensation package!*

Working at the County of Sonoma offers expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better our communities. You can also look forward to excellent benefits* including:

  • An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $500 and ongoing education/training opportunities
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
  • Significant portion of health care premiums paid by the County and access to several health plan options
  • County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
  • May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment
  • Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
  • Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for satisfactory work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for satisfactory performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range
As a Custodian with the Sheriff's Office, you will:

  • Keep assigned building areas clean and orderly, including public restrooms, meetings rooms, visiting areas, and court holding areas
  • Sweep, mop, dust, and clean staff bathrooms
  • Clean and sanitize booking, holding, inmate, and observation cells, which may contain human fluids and/or human biohazard materials.
  • Operate machines such as a floor scrubber, burnishing buffer, vacuum, carpet cleaner, and power washer
Please visit the Sheriff's Office website for information regarding the services the Sheriff's staff provides our community, and explore for additional information regarding the beauty of our County.

*Salary is negotiable within the established range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. Additional information can found in the Service Employees International Union Local 1021 Memorandum Of Understanding (SEIU MOU) and our Employee Benefits Directory .

The Civil Service title for this position is Janitor. This employment list may also be used to fill future full-time or extra-help vacancies as they occur during the active status of the list. Qualified County employees who wish to be considered for future positions should consider applying to this recruitment .

Minimum Qualifications

Education: There is no minimum formal education requirement for this class; however, applicants must be able to read and write English at a level appropriate for successful job performance.

Experience: Six months of experience in janitorial work or six months experience as a Janitorial Assistant with the County of Sonoma or other agency.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of: basic janitorial methods and equipment.

Ability to: operate tools and equipment used in janitorial work; understand and carry out oral and written directions; read labels and markings on supplies and equipment; work harmoniously with fellow employees and to deal courteously with the public; demonstrate physical strength, agility and endurance.

Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying

  • Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process.
  • You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application. Be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions.
  • You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately.
  • Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification.
Please visit Getting a Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the application, examination, and department selection processes.


Responses to supplemental questions will be used in assessing minimum qualifications. Please provide specific and detailed responses of a reasonable length to allow for thorough assessment of your qualifications. Responses which state "See Resume" or "See Application" may be considered insufficient.

The selection procedure will consist of the following examination:

An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (weight 100%). Each application and supplemental questionnaire will be thoroughly evaluated for satisfaction of minimum qualifications and relevance of educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities that relate to this position. Candidates possessing the most appropriate job-related qualifications will be placed on an employment list and referred to the department for selection interviews.


Being part of the Sheriff's Office and being expected to keep the public safe requires a thorough background investigation process. This process includes an assessment of prior work history, verifying educational experiences, court reports, public records searches, understanding past patterns relating to drug usage, financial patterns, etc. This entails gathering a significant amount of information from job candidates and speaking to former employers, friends, family members, etc. Polygraphs, drug tests, and medical and physical examinations are also part of this process. Candidates must be honest and forthcoming about information that may arise during the background process. Deception during any portion of this process is grounds for disqualification, even after employment. This process can take anywhere from 3-5 months. Many factors are taken into consideration and one should not assume a credit issue or prior drug use is automatically disqualifying. Candidates will be given the opportunity to present mitigating information they feel should be considered. You are encouraged to be as responsive as possible while this process is taking place to help expedite the timeline, and we encourage you to stay patient and interested in this great career opportunity while this process is taking place.

You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position.

Please read the Drug Standards for Sheriff's Office for further information.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Positions that are assigned to one or more facilities required to follow the COVID-19 Vaccine/Testing requirements for the current, local Public Health Order for Law Enforcement/Fire Fighters/EMS/Emergency Shelter Workers may be allowed to participate in COVID testing in lieu of documented proof of COVID vaccination.


Applications are accepted online at . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Continuous recruitments may close without notice at any time that a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted.

The County of Sonoma values diversity and is dedicated to creating a workplace environment that provides individuals with a sense of belonging. We are committed to having a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. The County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where all aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance, and business need.

HR Analyst: AK
HR Technician: RR

Closing Date:Continuous

Job Address

Santa Rosa, California United States View Map