Sheriffs Central Services Worker (#RC2041)
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$16.84-$20.47 Hourly / $2,919.58-$3,548.76 Monthly / $35,034.97-$42,585.23 Yearly


Under close supervision, assists with various operations in the Sheriff's Central Services Division; and performs related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


This is the trainee-level class for both the Sheriff's Materiel Specialist series and the Sheriff's Inmate Labor Specialist series. Incumbents of this class learn to perform a variety of materiel management and/or inmate work activities that support the Sheriff's Central Services Division.


  • Learns how to receive, store, issue and deliver supplies, equipment and various items; learns how to verify that goods are not missing or damaged and assure that quantity and quality specifications are met; learns how to fill materiel orders and requisitions, and retrieve, issue and deliver materiel.
  • Learns how to process departmental and inmate mail and shipments; learns to pick up, sort, weigh, cancel and deliver mail; records registered mail items; learns how to search mail for contraband; learns to receive money through mail and update basic ledgers, accounts and records.
  • Learns how to assign, direct and monitor inmate work crews assigned to Central Services functional areas, both on and off the main Sheriff's compound.
  • Learns how to train inmates regarding the technical aspects of work site assignments; learns how to complete various jail, alternative work, work furlough and other records and reports, maintain daily attendance, and complete supply and equipment usage records as assigned; learns how to document disciplinary actions and/or inmate performance issues as assigned.
  • Learns to enter and retrieve computer data; may produce reports and correspondence; may attend meetings or participate on committees.
  • May use specialized machines, County vehicles, heavy equipment, and/or power tools to perform assignments.


License:  Possession of a valid California Driver's License.


Basic mathematics, grammar and punctuation; basic record keeping principles and techniques; methods of locating and verifying information; basic operation of standard office equipment; safe methods of lifting heavy objects and performing manual tasks; basic aspects of human behavior.


Understand and follow oral and written directions; maintain records and write simple reports; assign, direct and monitor inmate laborers; read and understand job-related material; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; communicate effectively with others; drive delivery vehicles; lift and move heavy objects safely.


Mobility-Frequent standing for long periods, walking, bending squatting; occasional operation of keyboards, sitting for long periods, pushing, pulling, driving, operation of heavy equipment, climbing ladders and/or stairs, crawling; Lifting-Constantly 5 pounds or less; frequently 5 to 30 pounds; occasionally 30+ pounds, restraining/lifting/turning heavy objects; Vision-Good overall vision required including frequent use of color perception, hand/eye coordination, depth perception, peripheral vision; occasional reading/close up work; Dexterity-Frequent holding, grasping, reaching, repetitive motion; occasional writing; Hearing/Talking-Constant hearing of normal speech, hearing on the telephone/radio, and hearing faint sounds; frequent talking in person; occasional talking on the telephone; Emotional/Psychological-Frequent concentration; occasional emergency situations, exposure to trauma/grief/death, public contact, decision making, heights, hazardous materials, working alone, working weekends/nights, overtime/travel; Special Conditions-Frequent exposure to varied indoor/outdoor weather, temperatures and conditions including dust, dirt, smoke, fumes, poor ventilation, and noise.

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: RC2041; EST: 6/9/1999;