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Correctional Officer - Lateral (Part-Time)


Recruitment #0124-RP3001-PC


The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office is seeking highly motivated individuals to fill part-time Correctional Officer-Lateral vacancies. This journey-level classification is responsible for following clearly established procedures in receiving prisoners, maintaining discipline and preventing escapes. Part-time Correctional Officers will play a critical role in ensuring effective function and operation of the Custody Division.

Typically, a candidate that has completed one of the following California Training Programs can be considered for a Correctional Officer - Lateral position:

  • Adult Corrections Core Course
  • Probation Officer Core Course (must complete STC Transfer Academy upon hire)
  • Juvenile Corrections Officer Core Course (must complete STC Transfer Academy upon hire)
  • CDCR Basic Academy Course (must have worked for CDCR within the last year & must complete STC Transfer Academy upon hire)
  • Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Basic Academy Course (must have completed Academy within last 3 years or be actively using cert; must complete ACO Supplemental Core Course upon hire)

Pre-Employment Physical, Drug Screen and Background: Potential new hires into this classification are required to successfully pass a pre-employment physical examination, a pre-employment drug screen and a background investigation as a     condition of employment.  Final appointment cannot be made unless the eligible candidate has passed the drug screen, physical and successfully completed the background process. The County pays for the initial drug screen and physical.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline.

NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.


1. Receives prisoners from law enforcement officers for detention in County jail and honor farm; obtains information from prisoners; receives and records prisoners’ personal property; conducts searches, photographs and fingerprints prisoners and assigns them to cells.

2. Supervises work and personal activities of inmates including eating, bathing, recreation, and other daily activities; supervises prisoner counseling, work rehabilitation and therapy programs; transports low security inmates.

3. Releases prisoners from jail on proper authorization; returns prisoner’s clothing and other personal property.

4. Collects and dispenses prisoner clothing, maintains clothing, linen, and cleaning supplies inventories.

5. Examines packages, letters, and other articles coming into the jail for the prisoners; insures that all items conform to established policy; removes contraband.

6. Provides first responder care and treatment during medical incidents; arranges for advanced medical treatment.

7. Maintains records and reports of prisoner activities and conduct; utilizes data terminals for reporting, keeping records and obtaining information.

8. May lead other workers as assigned. and provide security for personnel providing services

9. May be assigned duties related to Training Officer, Classification Officer, Transportation Coordinator, K9, and Correctional Emergency Response Team.


Education: Graduation from high school or satisfactory completion of a G.E.D. test (scores must meet level established by Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission).

Licenses and Certificates: Possession of a valid California Driver's License.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: :  (1) Be at least 18 years of age upon appointment;  (2) Meet minimum standards required for Peace Officers as set forth in Section 1029 and 1031 of the Government Code and Section 831 (c) of the California Penal Code;  (3) Pass background investigation conducted by Sheriff’s Office;  (4) Meet physical standards established for safety members;  (5) Must successfully complete a basic training course approved by the California’s Board of State and Community Corrections within the first 12 months of employment.


Basic human behavior; deviant behavior; basic mathematics; general computer skills; language use and mechanics; first aid.


Supervise inmates engaged in a variety of activities; store, issue and account for recreation equipment, clothing, cleaning supplies and other items;  understand and interpret rules and regulations;  keep records and prepare reports;  remain alert at all times and react quickly and calmly in emergency situations;  follow oral and written instructions;  effectively communicate; maintain confidence and emotional control; multi-task: establish and maintain effective working relationships with others;  learn to utilize data terminals as required.


Mobility-Constant standing, walking, running, stooping, bending, climbing stairs; occasional driving and lifting of individuals, which require strength, coordination, endurance and agility; operation of a computer; Visual-Constant overall vision; constant color perception, constant eye-hand coordination; constant depth perception; frequent reading/close-up work; constant field of vision/peripheral; Dexterity-Frequent repetitive motion and reaching; Hearing/Talking-Constant requirement to hear normal speech; constant hearing on telephone and radio; ability to hear faint sounds; constant talking on telephone/radio; Emotional/Psychological-Constant contact with hostile individuals; frequent exposure to emergency situations; occasional exposure to trauma, grief and death; frequent public contact; frequent decision-making; frequent concentration; Special Requirements- assignments require working weekends, nights, and/or overtime; Environmental-Occasional exposure to varied weather conditions.

Equal Opportunity Employer

San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For more information go to Equal Employment Opportunity Division (

Accommodations for those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA):

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.


Part-Time Employee Benefits: Part-time employees who meet the appropriate eligibility criteria may receive health insurance benefits and step increases.

Selection Procedures

Applicants for part-time and temporary recruitments who meet the minimum qualifications are either referred to the hiring department for further selection or they may be required to take a written examination.  If a written examination is given, the top candidates may be referred to the hiring department for further selection.

Testing Accommodation:  Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at (209) 468-3370 prior to the examination date. 

Physical Exam:  Some classifications require physical examinations.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the physical examination.  The County pays for physical examinations administered in its medical facilities.

Pre-employment Drug Screening Exam:  Some classifications require a new employee successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the drug screen.  The County pays for the initial drug screen.

Employment of Relatives: Applicants who are relatives of employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent, child, grandparent, grandchild or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when:

  • They are related to the Appointing Authority, or

  • The employment would result in one of them supervising the work of the other

Department Heads may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule.

Proof of Eligibility:  If you are offered a job, you will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or other documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.


Apply Online:

By mail or in person:  

San Joaquin County Human Resources

44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330

Stockton, CA 95202                                  


Office hours:               
Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.

Phone:  (209) 468-3370 


Job Line:

For current employment opportunities please call our 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377. 

When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).  

San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy: San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees.

Equal Opportunity Employer:  San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For more information go to

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
View and print the official application form as an Acrobat pdf file. scannable paper application A San Joaquin County application form is required for this recruitment. You may print this Acrobat PDF document and then fill it in.
Contact us via conventional means. You may contact us by phone at (209) 468-3370, or by email, or apply for a job in person at the San Joaquin County Human Resources Division.

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San Joaquin County
Human Resources Division  Stockton, CA 95202
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