Correctional Captain (#RP3010)
$59.89-$72.79 Hourly / $10,380.51-$12,617.57 Monthly / $124,566.15-$151,410.94 Yearly


Under general direction, performs administrative oversight of the correctional facility and serves as the Jail Administrator for the Custody Division in the Sheriff-Coroner’s Office; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


Under general direction, performs administrative oversight of the correctional facility and serves as the Jail Administrator for the Custody Division in the Sheriff-Coroner’s Office; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


  • Plans, organizes and directs the functions of the Custody Division; advises subordinate officers on complex operational problems.
  • Confers with an Assistant Sheriff on policy matters and procedures; oversees division budget and assists with budget preparation; identifies operational needs for budgetary planning purposes; may act for the Assistant Sheriff as assigned.
  • Ensures and evaluates division effectiveness and adherence to established divisional budget and departmental policy.
  • Interprets policies and regulations; recommends changes in departmental rules and regulations to ensure compliance to court regulations, legislation or modern corrections philosophies and administrative practices of a local correctional facility; updates and approves policies and procedures as necessary based on legislation, court decisions or changes in regulations administered by the State of California, Corrections Standards Authority; ensures implementation of rules and regulations within the division.
  • Assists in identifying training needs; establishes and conducts comprehensive in-service training programs for staff to ensure that the agency meets the minimum guidelines established by the State of California for correctional officers.
  • Assigns, supervises, reviews, and evaluates the work of sworn and non-sworn staff; participates in employee screening and selection processes; responds to grievances and addresses labor relations issues.
  • May respond to and resolve complaints or questions from the public concerning the custody division, as required.
  • Represents the department at meetings and public appearances as directed.
  • Coordinates activities with other law enforcement and public agencies that impact the Custody Division; ensures cooperation of subordinates.
  • Prepares correspondence and reports, Board letters; conducts special studies and analyses.



 Experience: One year as a Correctional Lieutenant or Deputy Sheriff Lieutenant assigned to the Custody Division in the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office.  



 Experience: One year experience equivalent to a Correctional Lieutenant or Deputy Sheriff Lieutenant in San Joaquin County Custody Division, which assignment must have been in a California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation, Corrections Standards Authority, Standards for Training and Corrections (STC) participating local detention facility.




  1. Possession of a valid Standards and Training for Corrections (STC) Correctional Officer Core Course certificate;
  2. Meet minimum standards required for Peace Officers as set forth in Section 1029 and 1031 of the Government Code;
  3. Successfully 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. Pass background investigation conducted by the Sheriff’s Office, and;
  5. Meet physical standards established for safety members.

Licenses 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).


Basic principles and practices of management and local jail administration; principles and practices of supervision and training; principles of direct supervision; contemporary correctional practices, procedures, and resources; laws and ordinances of the County and state relating to division responsibility; department responsibilities, policies, and functions; California Code of Regulations, Title 15 and Title 24 Jail Standards, Standards and Training for Corrections (STC) requirements, basic budgeting principles; principles and methods of investigations, interviewing and interrogation; methods of personal identification used in law enforcement; basic elements of human behavior; the behavior of persons under restraint; basic cause and treatment of delinquent and criminal behavior; rights and privileges of prisoners; search, security, and key control procedures for custody of inmates; public relations principles and practices; report writing techniques; language usage and mechanics; court procedures; basic computer and modern office automation technology relevant to department operations.


Implement complex assignments; organize, assign and review the work of others; analyze complex corrections problems and adopt effective course of action; analyze procedural, training, and staffing needs; enforce laws, ordinances, and policies with firmness, tact, and fairness; evaluate situations and determine appropriate courses of action; read and understand technical, legal, administrative, and other job-related material; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; react quickly and calmly in emergencies; establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, inmates, public officials, correctional agencies, and the general public; research and analyze data and prepare reports; operate basic computer and modern office automation technology, including pertinent software.


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; frequent 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: RP3010; EST: 3/10/2010;