Sheriff's Office Detention Assistant

County Of Sonoma   Santa Rosa, CA   Full-time     Other
Posted on November 12, 2021
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Minimum Qualifications


Education: The ability to read and write English and make mathematical calculations at a level for successful job performance.

Experience: Any combination of experience which would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed herein. Normally, one year of experience in one, or a combination, of the following areas: storekeeping, warehousing or retail sales which included ordering, receiving, inventory, distribution and recordkeeping; transportation and delivery services; or laundry operations would provide such an opportunity. Ability to operate a personal computer and a variety of software is highly desirable.

Driver's License: Possession of a valid California license at the appropriate level including necessary special endorsements, as required by the State of California to perform the essential job functions of the position.

Background Requirement: Candidates certified for employment must be willing to undergo an in-depth background investigation, including a criminal histories check, DMV, fingerprints, polygraph, a drug and alcohol usage questionnaire and a medical exam. Applicants who have been convicted of a felony in this state or any other state, or in any federal jurisdiction, or of any offense in any other state, or in any jurisdiction which would have been a felony if committed in California, or are under formal probation may be subject to disqualification for this class.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


Knowledge of: English grammar, spelling and punctuation and arithmetic; procedures and techniques of requisitioning, receiving, inventorying, stocking, issuing and delivering supplies and materials; the use of electronic information equipment; procedures, chemicals and equipment necessary to operate a high-volume laundry; safety practices and procedures related to commissary, laundry, delivery and related services; security practices within adult detention facilities.

Ability to: Effectively read and understand written and oral instructions and communicate effectively with persons of all ages and backgrounds; establish and maintain effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, staff, inmates, and service providers; supervise adult inmates; learn and apply departmental policies and procedures; acquire a working knowledge of the materials, supplies, services and equipment handled by the department; follow oral and written instructions and make effective decisions on routine procedural matters; perform routine arithmetic calculations; use electronic information equipment and specific systems as used within the department; enter data accurately; exercise judgment and discretion in analyzing and resolving problems; maintain accurate work records manually and on a computer; lift, push, bend, stoop, reach and remain standing for extended periods to perform a variety of manual activities; drive a County vehicle, such as a van or truck; while in uniform work days, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays in a maximum security setting with a no-hostage policy; pass a background investigation.


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