Central Services Manager (#RM1025)
$38.40-$46.68 Hourly / $6,656.00-$8,090.42 Monthly / $79,872.11-$97,085.05 Yearly


Under direction, performs responsible management and supervisory work in assigned central service areas involving labor deployment and materiel management in the operation of the Central Services Distribution Center, Inmate Commissary, and an eighty acre landscape facility for the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


This is a single-position, non-sworn class in the Sheriff’s Department. The incumbent manages, largely through subordinate supervisory personnel, the day-to-day operations in a variety of central service activities for the Department, acting with a great deal of independent authority and discretion over functional procedures and operational strategies.  Direction is received from the Central Services Administrator, who has administrative responsibility for overall planning and program development in central service areas.


  • Manages, coordinates and directs the day-to-day activities in inmate labor deployment and materials management in conjunction; plans, manages and assigns the work of a large staff, primarily through subordinate supervisory personnel; assures staff compliance with established policies and procedures; resolves unexpected personnel, equipment or supply problems.
  • Establishes and maintains standards of sanitation, safety and quality for inmate workers who participate in various work settings based on both internal and external regulations and policies; performs regular and/or random inspections of units for compliance with such standards; plans and develops procedures which address problem issues and/or required changes; works with contract service providers to assure quality of service.
  • Participates in the selection and assignment of subordinate staff; evaluates staff performance and initiates discipline as needed; establishes work performance standards; provides and/or arranges for staff development programs and in-service training.
  • Maintains inventory control through Central Services Management Data System for cost regulation operational and management purposes; utilizes and interprets computer data generated by various automated equipment systems; develops methods of gathering data in non-automated areas; identifies problems and develops solutions.
  • Provides budgetary data, projects equipment and supply needs, and makes other budgetary recommendations; monitors monthly expenditures to stay within budget; orders supplies and equipment to meet staff needs and maintain inventory; works with vendors to test and evaluate new supplies and equipment.
  • Coordinates assigned activities with sworn and non-sworn staff at the Sheriff’s detention facility and other operating divisions; works with outside departments and agencies as needed to address issues in assigned units.
  • Develops and completes special projects as assigned; attends meetings and serves on committees; prepares a variety of correspondence and reports.


Education:  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a major area of study preferably in business, public administration, or closely related field.

Experience:  Three years of progressively responsible experience, to include one year in a supervisory role, in a large institution or business with responsibility for deployment of workers and distribution and management of materials or responsible supervisory management experience in housekeeping, laundry, or other central service related environment.      

Substitution:  Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the education on a year-for-year basis.


Principles and practices of management, supervision, procedural development and implementation; principles and practices of material management and distribution systems; principles and practices of institutional sanitation, including proper use of equipment and supplies; standards and procedures used to perform institutional central service functions; quality control techniques and analytical procedures; report writing and statistical analysis.


Manage, direct and supervise central service functions in a custody setting; assign, train, supervise, evaluate, and discipline subordinates; develop and implement sanitation, work performance, and manpower utilization standards; interpret and apply complex regulations and policies; monitor and evaluate procedural effectiveness and efficiency, utilizing computers as needed; establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people; prepare statistical and narrative reports; communicate effectively, orally and in writing.     


Mobility—frequent operation of a keyboard, sitting for long periods, walking; occasional standing, pushing, pulling, bending, squatting, driving, climbing; Lifting—frequently 5 pounds or less; occasionally 5 to 30 pounds; Visual—constant good overall vision and reading/close-up work; frequent color perception and eye/hand coordination; occasional depth perception and peripheral vision; Hearing/Talking—frequent hearing normal speech, hearing/talking on the telephone; frequent talking in person; Emotional/Psychological—frequent decision making and concentration, public contact; occasional working weekends/nights/overtime; Environmental—occasional exposure to noise, 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: RM1025; EST: 12/10/1997; REV: 12/9/2020;