Sheriffs Materiel Specialist I (#RC2051)
$20.67-$25.13 Hourly / $3,583.39-$4,355.63 Monthly / $43,000.72-$52,267.64 Yearly


Under supervision, assists with operations in the Sheriff's Distribution Center, commissary, inmate property rooms, mail room and/or other materiel management areas; may perform as a lead worker in a small or non-complex work area; and performs related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


This is the journey level class in the Sheriff's Materiel Specialist series. Incumbents of this class perform a variety of materiel management activities that may utilize complex materiel control and record keeping systems. Incumbents function primarily as skilled line workers, but may be assigned lead duties in a work unit that is small and/or that handles materiel of a homogeneous nature. Incumbents may also assign, direct and monitor inmate workers if required by the nature of the assignment.


  • Receives, stores, issues and delivers supplies, equipment, and various items, including mail and packages; processes and inspects stock and/or mail items; assures that items meet departmental requirements and do not contain contraband; verifies that goods are not missing or damaged, quantity/quality/storage specifications are met, and materiel is used before expiration dates or deadlines; fills orders and requisitions; helps develop storage methods and allocate storage space.
  • May direct and assign the work of subordinates in a small and/or homogeneous functional unit; may assign, direct and monitor inmate workers.
  • Helps maintain complex computerized inventory and other records; helps assure that stock levels are appropriate; posts records of items received and issued, including money as appropriate; prepares reports and correspondence; may help prepare purchase orders, requisitions and other forms.
  • Helps investigate complaints; may independently research complaint issues such as quantity/quality of goods received or lost items; may assist with special projects; may prepare reports; may attend meetings or participate on committees; may use specialized machines, County vehicles, heavy equipment, and/or power tools to perform assignments.


Experience: One year as a Sheriff’s Central Services Assistant in San Joaquin County service. 

Experience: One year receiving, storing and issuing a variety of stores items and keeping stock records in a large warehouse facility. 

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


Methods and procedures used in receiving, storing, packing and issuing mail items and supplies; general postal laws and regulations; usual forms, methods and practices of a stores unit in a governmental or commercial organization; basic mathematics and computer use; procedures used in maintaining inventory records, including computerized inventory systems; safe methods of lifting heavy objects and performing manual tasks.


Lead and direct the work of other employees; assign, direct and monitor inmate laborers; read and understand technical job-related material; utilize complex inventory and record keeping systems, including computerized databases; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.


Mobility-Frequent operation of keyboards, sitting for long periods, standing for long periods, walking, pushing, pulling, bending, squatting, driving, operating heavy equipment, climbing ladders and/or stairs; occasional crawling; Lifting-Frequently up to 70 pounds; occasional 70+ pounds and restraining/lifting/turning of heavy objects; Vision-Good overall vision required including frequent use of color perception, hand/eye coordination, depth perception, peripheral vision; frequent reading/close up work; Dexterity-Frequent holding, reaching, grasping, 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, public contact and working alone; occasional emergency situations, exposure to trauma/grief/death, decision making, heights, hazardous materials, 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: RC2051; EST: 6/9/1999;