County of CalaverasSan Andreas 95249
Full Time
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Correctional Technician I/ii/iii

County of Calaveras
Full Time Calaveras County Sheriff's Office, 1045 Jeff Tuttle Dr, San Andreas, CA 95249, United States


Position Description

Correctional Tech I: $18.31 - $22.27

Correctional Tech II: $20.21 - $24.56

Correctional Tech III: $22.86 - $27.78

We are recruiting to fill a current vacancy and to establish a list for future openings.


Under general supervision, performs a variety of technical and clerical duties of moderate difficulty and support duties associated with the intake and release of prisoners in the County Jail system; to enter all pertinent information into the computerized booking system; to operate and monitor communications and security equipment; to provide public reception, access and assistance as required; and perform related duties as assigned.


Correctional Technician I:

This is the entry level class for the Correctional Technician series. Incumbents are required to perform a combination of clerical functions and some limited responsibilities associated with Correctional Officers. Assignment require basic knowledge of Sheriff’s Department policies and procedures related to jail operations, booking procedures, penal codes, and Title 15. 

Correctional Technician II:

This is the journey level position within the series. In addition to the above, incumbent will be assigned to more increasingly difficult tasks within the department. Incumbents may assist in training and guiding subordinates.

Correctional Technician III:

This is the advanced level position within the series. In addition to the above, responsibilities require the frequent use of initiative and independent judgement in scheduling and coordination of office activities, and other Correctional Technicians and their assignments. Incumbents are responsible for more complex work assignments and work with greater independence from close review. Incumbents may assist in training and guiding subordinates.

Example of Duties
  • Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:  
  • Processes new prisoners from paper work provided by law enforcement officer or the courts.  
  • Gathers and enters prisoners arrest information into the computerized booking system; prepares and routes computer-generated booking reports and information to the proper destination or as requested.  
  • Inventories and secures inmates personal property and monies.  
  • Completes files, logs, charts and other documents associated with jail booking activities.  
  • Determines bail for arrestees as set by the Superior Court.  
  • Assists in coordinating booking issues and activities with other county departments and agencies, including the courts, probation, public defender’s office, and the District attorney’s office.  
  • Controls traffic into and out of the jail facility by operating the jail security doors in accordance with security and safety policies and procedures; monitors jail security cameras.  
  • Receives and documents visitors; ascertains nature of, or legality of visit.   
  • Monitors radio communication among jail personnel; operates jail phone system and paging system. 
Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:
Pertinent federal, state, and county, laws, codes, ordinances, regulations, policies and procedures; Record-keeping, report preparation and filing systems and methods; Correct English usage, including spelling, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary; Modern office practices and technology, including the use of computers for word and data processing; Basic arithmetic and bookkeeping.

Ability to:
Learn, understand, interpret and apply pertinent laws, ordinances, regulations, policies and procedures; Learn jail/corrections facilities practices and procedures, including the operation of security equipment; Learn legal terminology; Understand and follow oral and written directions/communications; Gather complete, accurate and relevant information of a personal and confidential nature from written and oral communications; Determine appropriate responses to situations involving the custody and security of jail inmates; Work effectively under stress; react calmly and professionally in potentially dangerous situations; Communicate tactfully and effectively with the public and others; Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; Perform clerical and bookkeeping duties; Perform multiple tasks simultaneously, and work effectively despite frequent interruptions; Operate telephone system in a professional, courteous manner; Safely operate basic office equipment and security equipment; Use computers effectively for word and data processing; Type or word process accurately at a speed necessary for successful job performance; Maintain accurate records and files; Prepare clear and concise reports, records and other written materials; Perform required mathematical computations accurately.

Education, Training, and Experience:

Correctional Technician I:

Equivalent to graduation from high school.  Must be computer literate.

Correctional Technician II:

Three (3) years of experience in a position comparable to a Correctional Technician I. In addition, candidates must demonstrate competency in technical work.

Correctional Technician III:

Two (2) years of experience in a position comparable to a Correctional Technician II. In addition, candidates must demonstrate proficiency in administrative law enforcement procedures and processes.

Special Requirements

Must possess a California driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record. Will be required to pass a thorough background investigation.


Mobility to work in a standard office environment, use standard office equipment and attend off-site meetings; physical ability to sit or otherwise remain stationary at work post for long periods of time; manual dexterity to use standard office equipment and supplies and to manipulate both single sheets of paper and large document holders (binders, manuals, etc.); vision to read handwritten and printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate person and by telephone. 


May be required to work a rotation schedule and all shifts, including weekends and holidays.



This class description lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Not all duties are necessarily performed by each incumbent.   Incumbents may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in the documents and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.