Correctional Sergeant (#RP3002)
$42.44-$51.58 Hourly / $7,355.72-$8,940.92 Monthly / $88,268.69-$107,291.14 Yearly


Under general supervision, performs responsible supervisory correctional work or functions in a special technical assignment area; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


This is the first supervisory level class in the Correctional Officer series. Incumbents of this class either supervise sworn and non-sworn personnel on an assigned shift or perform administrative functions in the field of corrections.


  • Plans, assign, supervises, and participates in the work of deputies and non-sworn personnel assigned to custody; inspects custody facilities, operating equipment, and appearance of subordinates; reads, interprets, and posts special orders or instructions; prepares schedules; evaluates work performance in accordance with division policy, Title 15 Minimum Jail Standards, and California laws.
  • Investigates inmate grievances and reports of crimes; interviews suspects and witnesses in preparation for criminal case reporting and preserves evidence.
  • Receives and reviews jail incident reports; distributes reports for follow up and continuation actions.
  • Serves in technical assignment areas such as inmate classification, inmate discipline review, and staff training.
  • Verifies computation of sentences, fines, and release dates.
  • Assists in planning, developing, and implementing departmental in-service training programs.
  • Maintains records of work activities; prepares employee progress reports.
  • May testify in court on assigned cases.


Experience: Three (3) years working in the classification of Correctional Officer or Deputy Sheriff assigned to the custody facility in San Joaquin County. At least one of these years must have been within the last three years.

Substitution: Experience working in the classification of Correctional Officer or Deputy Sheriff in an STC participating local detention facility may be substituted for up to two (2) years of the above required experience on the basis of 1 ¼ months of such experience for each month of experience required in San Joaquin County.

License and Certificates: Possession of a valid California Driver’s license, STC Correctional Officer Core Course certificate, and certificate of completion of 832 P.C. (laws of arrest).


Principles and practices of supervision and training; basic principles and practices of jail administration; contemporary correctional practices, procedures, and resources; laws and ordinances of the County and State relating to Sheriff responsibility; principles and methods of interviewing and interrogation; methods of personal identification used in law enforcement; basic elements of human behavior; the behavior of persons under restraint; rights and privileges of prisoners; search, security, and key control procedures for custody of prisoners; public relations principles and practices; report writing techniques; language usage and mechanics; court procedures.


Assign and review the work of others; enforce laws and ordinances with firmness, tact, and fairness; evaluate situations and determine appropriate courses of action; understand and follow oral and written instructions; express oneself clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; react quickly and calmly in emergencies; read and understand legal and other job related material; work effectively with prisoners, fellow officers, public officials, and the general public.


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: RP3002; EST: 7/8/1992;