Sheriff's Security Officer

Recruitment #19-513080-01

Introduction

WHY JOIN US AT SOLANO COUNTY?

COMMITMENT TO SERVICE: Our mission is to serve the people and to provide a safe and healthy place to live, learn, work and play.

We serve the public in many different ways, including:

• Providing primary medical, dental, alcohol, drug and mental health services to residents, including the uninsured, low-income, and medically underserved
• Providing law enforcement services in the unincorporated area of the county
• Protecting the community from public health threats such as communicable diseases
• Coordinating countywide responses to domestic violence and terrorism or other emergencies
• Managing the criminal justice process after arrest (jail, prosecution, probation)
• Supporting other local governments through efficient property tax collection as mandated by the State, County and local jurisdictions; and,
• Administration and enforcement of Federal, State, and Local laws and policies pertaining to environmental health, building construction, and land use planning

OUR EMPLOYEES: Our diverse workforce is committed to fulfilling this mission and does so by exemplifying our IDEAL Core Values, engaging in our day to day work of serving the public with Integrity, Dignity, Excellence, Accountability, and Leadership.

WHY WE EXIST

To Protect and Serve the Community!

The Sheriff’s office is dedicated to the protection and well-being of every person in Solano County by providing excellent community service.

The values of the Sheriff’s Office are to bring:

  • Professionalism: Performing to the highest standards with integrity, ethical behavior and accountability.
  • Trust: Confidence in the character and ability to meet expectations.
  • Courage: To persevere with mental and moral strength in the face of difficulty.
  • Innovation: Embrace and inspire creativity to apply better solutions that accomplish goals and outcomes.
  • Teamwork: Unified collaboration to accomplish common goals without regard to personal agendas.
  • Service: Providing professional assistance in support of the community's best interests and well-being.
  • Respect: To value and embrace individuality with special regard to differences.

To learn more about the Sheriff's Office please visit: http://www.solanocounty.com/depts/sheriff/default.asp

The Position

Sheriff's Security Officers assist sworn personnel in providing security and guarding County property and properties of public agencies contracting Sheriff’s Office security services against fire, theft, vandalism, and trespassing.

Positions allocated to this class are non-peace officer positions assigned to provide security in and around County facilities and properties of public agencies. Incumbents may be required by the Sheriff to carry a firearm while in the performance of their duties; incumbents are required to exercise independent judgment in providing security at both County facilities and other public facilities as designated by the Sheriff. Incumbents must distinguish between circumstances in which counseling, admonition and explanation will serve to maintain a peaceful environment or where the intervention of law enforcement personnel is necessary, and respond to and/or report situations appropriately.

The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill part-time and full-time regular, limited-term or extra-help positions as vacancies occur or the need arises.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Education: Graduation from high school or satisfactory completion of an acceptable General Education Development Test (GED).

Special Requirements: Possession of a certificate demonstrating satisfactory completion of a POST course on PC 832 (arrest and firearms training) within six (6) months of appointment. Completion of a basic law enforcement academy may be substituted for the PC 832 certificate.

To view the job description for this position, please visit: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=14157

BENEFITS

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU ?

  • Solano County offers a cafeteria-style medical package with health benefits, offered through CalPERS. The County contribution for family coverage for the 2019 calendar year is $1,498.09 per month. The County offers a cash back provision for those who choose employee-only or who waive medical insurance coverage.
  • Dental and vision insurances for the employee and eligible dependents are paid 100% by the County.
  • Solano County participates in CalPERS retirement and contributes to Social Security.
  • Vacation is accrued at approximately 10 days per year for the first three years. Sick leave accrues at approximately 12 days per year.
  • The County observes 12 fixed, paid holidays per year.
  • Employees are eligible to receive an additional 2.5% longevity pay, per level, after the completion of continuous service at 10, 20, 25, 30, and 35 years.

    To view the benefits for a regular position, please visit the following link:
    http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=16512

    Extra-help employees who work less than 29 hours per week do not typically receive or accrue benefits of regular employees during their period of employment. All extra-help employees accrue .034 hours of Paid Time Off for every full hour worked.

    To view the benefits for an extra-help position, please visit: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=16516 

    CULTURE OF LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

    Solano County is committed to “Invest In and For the Future” by providing training resources to encourage employee professional development and growth within our organization. While employed with Solano County, employees have the opportunity to pursue their career goals, interests, and develop the competencies on the Solano County Leadership Development Model by participating in the following programs:

    • Tuition Reimbursement Program
    • Annual Education Fair
    • County Mentoring Program
    • Leadership Academy
    • Supervisory Trainings
    • Skill Development Trainings
    • Self-paced learning opportunities

     

    Selection Process

    07/05/19 - Deadline to submit application and required documents for first application review 
    07/22/19 - Tentative date for Mandatory Information Session and Written Exam.

    Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants will be invited for further examination. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a written and/or practical exam, an oral interview, or any combination listed. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

    A minimum score of 70% is required to continue in the selection process.

    All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted. These provisions are subject to change.

    RETIREES - Solano County invites all to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221(h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.

    How to Apply

    Please visit the County of Solano website, www.jobsatsolanocounty.com, to apply. All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (degree/transcripts, certificates, DD-214 if applicable, ADA Accommodation Request) must be submitted with the Document Cover Sheet, available on the employment website: http://www.jobaps.com/Solano/sup/doccover.pdf or at the Department of Human Resources’ office, and are due by the applicant review date.

    Previously submitted application materials (i.e. copies of diploma and/or transcripts, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.

    Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170 or at 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800 Fairfield 94533. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EOE/AA.

    Document Submittal Requirements

    How to Submit Your Documents

    In addition to uploading attachments when applying online, candidates may submit documents in-person or by mail at Solano County Department of Human Resources 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800, Fairfield CA 94533, by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email to recruitment@solanocounty.com. When submitting documents in-person, by mail or by fax, include the recruitment title (Sheriff's Security Officer) and the recruitment number (19-513080-01). If submitting documents by email include the recruitment title and recruitment number in the subject field.

    Supplemental Questionnaire

    This Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position and assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the recruitment process; therefore, applicants are encouraged to answer all questions thoroughly and completely. Omitted information will not be considered or assumed. Applicants who have no experience in a specific area are recommended to state "no experience in this area" instead of leaving the space blank.

    Please note that the experience in your answers must be reflected in your employment history.

    1

    Have you graduated from High School or satisfactorily completed the General Education Development (GED) Test?

    Yes  No 
    2

    Do you currently possess a certificate demonstrating satisfactory completion of a basic police academy?

      Yes, I have a basic police academy certificate
      No, I do not possess a basic police academy certificate but I am currently enrolled in a basic police academy
      No, I do not possess a basic police academy certificate and I am not currently enrolled in a basic police academy
    3

    Do you currently possess either of the following certifications:

      I have both a California POST PC832 Firearms Certification AND a California POST PC832 Arrest Certification
      I only have a California POST PC832 Firearms Certification
      I only have a California POST PC832 Arrest Certification
      I do not have either a California POST PC832 Firearms Certification OR a California POST PC832 Arrest Certification
    4

    If you do not currently possess a California POST PC832 Firearms Certificate, are you currently enrolled in a California POST PC832 Firearms certification course?

      Yes, I am currently enrolled in this course and will earn this certification
      No, I am not currently enrolled in this course
      N/A I already possess this certificate
    5

    If you do not currently possess a California POST PC832 Arrest Certificate, are you currently enrolled in a California POST PC832 Arrest certification course?

      Yes, I am currently enrolled in this course and will earn this certification
      No, I am not currently enrolled in this course
      N/A I already possess this certificate

    Special Requirements

    • Possession of a certificate demonstrating satisfactory completion of a POST course on PC 832 (arrest and firearms training) within six (6) months of appointment. Completion of a basic law enforcement academy may be substituted for the PC 832 certificate.
    • Incumbents must satisfactorily complete a POST course in the carrying and use of a club or baton.
    • Incumbents must satisfactorily requalify on the carrying and use of a firearm per Sheriff’s Office regulations and/or applicable State law.
    • Incumbents must satisfactorily complete a basic first aid course.
    • Possession of a valid Class C California driver's license is required.
    • Incumbents and candidates applying for positions in this class may be subject to, depending on job assignment, drug and alcohol testing as required under the Federal Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991. Testing includes post-accident and pre-employment, as well as random and reasonable suspicion testing as required by law and/or County policy.
    • Independent travel is required.
    • Incumbents must work outdoors in all types of weather conditions which may include working with hazardous chemicals.
    • Incumbents may be required to work outside normal business hours.
    • Incumbents must be able to work any shift, holidays and weekends, and anywhere in the County.
    • Incumbents periodically are rotated to new assignments.
    • Positions allocated to this class may require bilingual skills.

    Veterans Preference Points

    To be eligible, applicant must have served at least 181 consecutive days of active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions. A COPY OF THE DD 214, SHOWING DISCHARGE TYPE (GENERALLY COPY 4), MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT BY THE FINAL FILING DATE. Applicants who have a service connected disability must also submit a recent award letter from the VA stating they are receiving disability benefits for service connected reasons.

    Veteran applicants for initial County employment with an honorable or general under conditions discharge shall receive five (5) points added to their combined score. Disabled veterans rated at not less than 30% disability shall have ten (10) points added to their combined score. Veteran’s preference points will only be added to passing scores in competitive open examinations.

    Americans With Disabilities Act

    It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.

    APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES: Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need an accommodation during any phase of the recruitment/testing/examination process (as detailed in the “Selection Process”), must complete the following Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=23215.

    This form must be received in the Human Resources Department by the final filing date of the recruitment. Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.

    Solano County

    OUR COMMUNITY

    Solano County is the ideal place to live, learn, work and play… The America's Promise Alliance has named Solano County as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People for six straight years—the only California community with that distinction.

    Solano County is the ideal place to live, learn, work and play… The America's Promise Alliance has named Solano County as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People for six straight years—the only California community with that distinction.

    • Live – Solano County as well as cities within the County have ranked in the top 15 hottest markets across the country and within the Bay Area due to prime location and affordability. 
    • Learn – Higher education abounds! Within the County, education choices include: Solano Community College, CSU Maritime Academy, Brandman University, and Touro University. Bordering our County is the renowned University of California Davis
    • Work – The blend of agriculture, corporate business and pleasant lifestyle enhance the attraction of Solano County. Blessed with a thriving agricultural economy, the county is also home to biotechnology and other growth industries. 
    • Play - Situated midway between San Francisco and Sacramento—the State capitol, Solano County is home to rolling hillsides, waterfronts and fertile farmland. County residents can enjoy day trips to the San Francisco Bay area, Lake Tahoe region and the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.

    County Population (2018): 439,793

    The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

    SOLANO COUNTY IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER



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