County of San Luis ObispoSan Luis Obispo 93401

Certain positions within the classification may require driving. When driving is an essential function of the position, a valid CALIFORNIA driver’s license will be required at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment.

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Correctional Technician I

County of San Luis Obispo
Permanent 835 Aerovista Pl, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, United States


The Sheriff's Office is seeking self-motivated administrative support professionals to fill the position of Correctional Technician.

The Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for Correctional Technician I. Correctional Technician I is part of a career series for Correctional Technician I/II/III. 

Correctional Technician I is the entry level position of the Correctional Technician series.  Upon appointment to the position, new employees will undergo a comprehensive training program with frequent evaluation.  After initial training incumbents are expected to independently perform the full scope of duties for the position.

Under general supervision incumbents in the position, perform a variety of duties in support of maintaining a safe and secure custody environment. Responsibilities include booking, processing, and monitoring of detainees, and performing other related work as required.

In addition, incumbents may be assigned to reception, booking, control rooms or other areas of the County Jail or Court Services. Assignments may require responsibilities associated with the oversight of inmate's activities and verbal inmate interaction on a limited basis. This series is distinguished from Correctional Deputy in that the latter is responsible for law enforcement activities inside and outside of detention facilities.

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This is a continuous recruitment and will remain open until filled. 
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in law enforcement or corrections and possess excellent administrative support skills, including knowledge of common computer software and applications, and strong attention to detail.  
Correctional Technician applicants must be honest, possess integrity, and be able to take direction, as well as work independently, when required.  The ability to effectively interact with a diverse population including, but not limited to, correctional deputies, arresting officers, probation staff, and administrative support staff is key.  A strong work ethic and excellent communication, multi-tasking, and record keeping skills are required.  The ability to work amidst noise and interruption, as well as deal with difficult individuals and environments at times is a must.
Education and Experience:Graduation from high school or possession of a General Education Development (GED) Certificate. 
Applicants in this classification must have the ability to type at a speed of 35 net wpm and will be required to provide a copy of a typing certificate during the recruitment process. You can search online for typing tests near you to find agencies that will provide a typing certificate or find typing tests online that will provide a typing certificate.
Licenses and Certificates:

Certain positions within the classification may require driving. When driving is an essential function of the position, a valid CALIFORNIA driver’s license will be required at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment.

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Veteran's Preference Points 
If you are applying for employment with the County of San Luis Obispo and you served in the United States Armed Forces, you may be eligible for veteran's preference points as part of the recruitment process. Some dependents and survivors of eligible veterans may also be eligible for preference points.   for more information and to learn how to apply for this benefit.  Please note that Veteran’s credits must be on file with the County of San Luis Obispo Veterans Services Office prior to the recruitment closing date indicated on the job announcement.

Equal Employment Opportunity 
The County is an equal opportunity employer. Objectives are directed toward assuring equal opportunity in selection / promotion, pay, and job assignments. Recruitment and selection procedures have been established to ensure non-discrimination on the basis of political or religious opinions or affiliations, age, sex, race, color, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or other non-merit factors. In addition, the County complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act in hiring and retaining employees. For more information contact the Human Resources Department at (805)781-5959.