Correctional Officer II (LATERAL) - Continuous Recruitment

Correctional Officer
Napa County Department of Corrections - Napa, California

Feb 16, 2021

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Application Deadline:
Apr 30, 2021

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$70,969.60 annual
Top Pay:
$84,843.20 annual

Job Description


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:  Responsible for the discipline, control, security and safety of inmates. Screen and classify inmates regarding health, mental health, pre-trial release, custody housing, crisis intervention, and correctional programming. Supervise the security and conduct of inmates in various housing areas/dayrooms, during group meetings, meals, bathing, at recreation, during visitations, institutional activities, and on work and other assignments.  Counsel inmates and work with inmates in educational, vocational, recreational and other rehabilitative programs.  May be assigned a small number of inmates to oversee and coordinate their needs while in detention.  Process inmates admitted and discharged or transferred from facilities and arrange for transportation if necessary; receive and maintain the personal property and money of inmates; return or send personal property to inmates on discharge and maintain the appropriate records.  Issue or supervise the issuance of clothing and supplies to inmates.  Investigate and report incidents and crimes within the facility.  Maintain records related to inmates and job assignments; write clear and concise reports.  Work with inmates in a variety of job assignments and settings to help them develop acceptable attitudes and behavior to assist them in adjusting to a confinement setting and the community upon release, including re-entry planning.  Confer with supervisors or other officers regarding behavioral and other inmate problems.  Assist in the process of maintenance and custodial care of facilities and equipment.  Search inmates' mail, cells and other areas for contraband and/or security and safety problems.  Communicate and interact with the public employees, attorneys, other criminal justice agencies, and other public or private agencies.  May be required to administer first aid/CPR.  May testify in court.  May be temporarily assigned special duties, projects or assignments.  Perform related duties as assigned.


Criminal attitudes and behavior patterns of persons in custody and the social factors underlying criminal behavior.

Purpose and methods of discipline as applied to persons under criminal confinement.

Procedures for admitting, processing, discharging and transferring persons assigned to the facility.

First aid and emergency medical practices and procedures

Legal rights of inmates including minimum jail standards.


Interpret and enforce institutional rules, regulations and policies with firmness, tact and impartiality.

Counsel and work with inmates in a variety of assignments and custodial settings.

Make quick, effective and reasonable decisions in emergencies and take appropriate action which may include physically restraining violent inmates.

Read and comprehend written material.

Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Prepare and maintain clear, concise and comprehensive records and reports.

Effectively, control, direct and instruct inmates individually and in groups.

Promote acceptable attitudes and behavior of inmates.

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with officials in the County, others agencies and with co-workers.

Additional Information

Because the County jail is a 24-hour, 7 day per week operation, employees are called upon to work day and night shifts as well as weekends and holidays.

Newly-hired Correctional Officers may also qualify for*:

• Signing Bonus of $5,000

• Vacation Leave Bank of 80 hours upon successful completion of probationary period (lateral transfers from other agencies only)

• Student Loan Forgiveness* - Conditions apply based on version of Hiring and Promotional Incentive Pilot Program Policy in effect on hire date.

Correctional Officers also receive 5% Detention Services Premium.

A Correctional Officer II is responsible for custody, control and counseling of inmates at an adult detention facility; to work with inmates in a variety of jail custody settings; and to provide security and safety of the operations in a detention facility.

Job Requirements

  • Age: N/A
  • Education: Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade. (Equivalent to two years of college with course work in criminal justice, sociology, psychology, corrections, and/or behavioral sciences is highly desired.)
  • Experience: One year of corrections experience in a detention setting.

++Applicants for this lateral position will be required to meet the following criteria:++

• Achieved a passing score on the California Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) Adult Corrections Officer Examination

• Completed the California BSCC's Adult Corrections Officer Core Course

• Completed the California BSCC's Adult Corrections Officer Supplemental Core Course (also referred to as the 832 Penal Code Course)

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Contact Information

Human Resources

Napa County Department of Corrections
1125 3rd St.
Napa, California 95559
phone: 707/253-4303

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