Correctional Assistant Sheriff (#EP2600)
$77.26-$93.91 Hourly / $13,392.06-$16,278.13 Monthly / $160,704.76-$195,337.65 Yearly


Under administrative direction, participates in the administration and supervision of the Custody Division and provides senior management oversight of County jail and related correctional facilities and functions of assigned portions of the Sheriff-Coroner-Public Administrator’s Office; and does related or other work as required.


The class of Correctional Assistant Sheriff is a Sheriff’s Office position, at-will class that is exempt from the San Joaquin County Civil Service system, and is responsible to the Sheriff-Coroner-Public Administrator, through the Undersheriff serving at the pleasure of the Sheriff.  The incumbent interfaces extensively with external agencies and is responsible for leading, managing, directing and administering assigned budgets, functions and activities, while ensuring their compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, as well as the policies established by the Sheriff-Coroner-Public Administrator, for the administration of the specified functional area of the office. 


This specification is a general guideline for the class.  The statements below are not restrictive, and the responsibilities and duties assigned to a position in this class may expand beyond those identified in the specification.

  • Plans Supervises and directs custody functions; establishes standards of work and operating procedures; submits operational reposts.
  • Advises and assists the Sheriff-Coroner-Public Administrator and Undersheriff in forming, revising and implementing policy and procedures. 
  • Participates in selecting personnel for promotion and new hire; reviews applications and conducts interviews.
  • Assists in the preparation and monitoring of the departmental budget.
  • Directs research and planning regarding department organization, facilities, training, systems, grants and other projects as assigned.
  • Maintains liaison with other law enforcement/Correctional agencies, county departments and appropriate public and private groups.
  • Makes public appearances to explain departmental policies, procedures and to promote public relations.
  • Answers correspondence, prepares reports and conducts special studies.
  • Directs the effective use of technology in assigned areas to improve systems and processes.
  • May assume command of the Custody Division in cases of major crimes, riots or disasters.



Experience: Three years performing advanced command responsibilities in a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, or Corrections Standards Authority Standards for Training and Corrections (STC) participating detention facility, at a level equivalent to or higher than the class of Correctional Lieutenant in San Joaquin County service.


License: Possession of valid California driver’s license.

Special Requirements

  1. Must possess a valid Standards and Training for Corrections (STC) Correctional Officer Core Course certificate;
  2. Must meet minimum standards required for Peace Officers as set forth in Section 1029 and 1031 of the California Government Code;
  3. Must successfully have completed a regular course in Powers of Arrest and Seizure (PC 832) approved by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST);
  4. Must pass a background investigation conducted by the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office; and
  5. Must meet the physical standards established for the class.


Principles and practices of management, planning, organizing, directing and controlling; management analyses and systems development; principles and practices of local corrections / police administration; modern law enforcement principles, practices and resources; laws and ordinances governing Sheriff-Coroner-Public Administrator responsibilities; Sheriff-Coroner-Public Administrator department responsibilities, policies, and functions; public relations principles and practices; report writing techniques; basic budgeting principles; human behavior; social aspects of Corrections; basic cause and treatment of delinquent and criminal behavior.


Implement complex assignments requiring organization of material and development of procedures; analyze complex Corrections problems and adopt effective and reasonable courses of action; plan, assign, supervise, and review the work of subordinate personnel; speak and write effectively; research and analyze data and prepare reports; react quickly and calmly in emergencies; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other public officials, police agencies, correctional facilities and the general public.


Mobility – frequent operation of a data entry device; repetitive motion; sitting, standing, walking for extended periods of time; driving; frequent running, pushing, pulling, bending, squatting, climbing, crawling; drag 5 to 165 lbs; Lifting - frequently 5 to 75 lbs; occasional lifting/turning of heavy objects or people; Visual - constant good overall vision (corrected or uncorrected), reading/close-up work; color perception and use eye/hand coordination; frequent use of depth perception and field/peripheral vision; Dexterity - frequent reaching; grasping; repetitive motion; writing; Hearing/Talking - frequent hearing of normal speech, hearing/talking on the telephone/radio, talking in person; ability to hear faint sounds; Emotional/Psychological – constant decision making, concentration; occasional public contact and public speaking; dealing with emergency situations; frequently working alone; occasional exposure to trauma, grief, and death, hazardous materials; Special Requirements – wear assigned safety equipment; work different shifts, weekends, holidays and extended schedules due to emergencies including natural disasters, inmate unrest or pandemics; Environmental – frequent exposure to noise and varied weather conditions.

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: EP2600; EST: 8/22/2017;