Custody Sergeant

For current Solano County Sheriff's Office Employees

Recruitment #19-515010-D1

The Position

Current Solano County Sheriff's Office employees are invited to apply for this promotional opportunity.

Custody Sergeant is the first line supervisory class in the Correctional Officer series. Incumbents supervise the activities of Correctional Officers and other support personnel on an assigned work shift. In the absence of the Watch Commander/Facility Commander, incumbents have full operational responsibility for a detention facility on an assigned shift.

The eligible list created as a result of 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.


Education and/or Experience: Considerable detention facility experience which demonstrates possession of and competency in requisite knowledge and abilities. Qualifying experience and education would be:

  • Three years of experience as a Correctional Officer in Solano County or a comparable agency.

    Special Requirements:

    • Completion of a Correctional Officer Basic Jail Operations course.
    • Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Class C California Driver's License.
    • Incumbents in this class must complete training course(s) within specified timeframes as required by Penal Codes 830, 831, and 832 to perform the duties of this class.
    • Public officers must meet minimum peace officer standards concerning citizenship, age, character, education, and physical/mental condition as set forth in Section 1029 and Section 1031 of the California Government Code.
    • Incumbents must be able to carry and possess firearms.

      Other Requirements: Must be a current Solano County Sheriff's Office employee.

      To view the job description for this position, please visit:


      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. The County may offer a supplemental contribution for employees enrolled in Employee plus Two or More 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.    

      The County observes 12 fixed, paid holidays per year.    

      Vacation is accrued at approximately 10 days per year for the first 3 years.

      Effective July 1 of each year, 80 hours of administrative leave off is granted.

      Sick leave accrues at approximately 12 days 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: 

      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 sick leave for every full hour worked.

      To view the benefits for an extra-help position, please visit:

      Selection Process

      05/21/19 – Deadline to submit application and required documents.
      06/04/19 – Tentative date for written exam.
      06/25/19 – Tentative date for oral board exam for most qualified applicants.

      Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants may be invited for further examination and will either be pre-scheduled by the Department of Human Resources or be invited to self-schedule. 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 supplemental questionnaire assessment, a written and/or practical exam, an oral board exam, or any combination listed. Responses to supplemental questions may be used as screening and testing mechanisms and will be used to assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the process; as such, responses to supplemental questions should be treated as test examination responses. 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, unless otherwise announced.

      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 qualified candidates 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,, to apply. Applications must be submitted through the JobAps system. Paper copies of applications are not accepted. 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: or at the Department of Human Resources’ office,  and are due by the final filing 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  When submitting documents in-person, by mail or by fax, include the recruitment title (Custody Sergeant) and the recruitment number (19-515010-D1) 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.  I am a current Solano County Sheriff's Office employee.

      Yes  No 

      Supplemental Information

      • Independent travel is required.  
      • Incumbents must be able to perform heavy manual labor associated with inmate control tasks.  
      • Incumbents must be able to work in a jail environment which may include lifting persons weighing more than 100 pounds.  
      • Incumbents must be able to work in an environment which may include exposure to communicable disease.  
      • Incumbents may be required to work outside normal business hours.  
      • Work may include working with the full range of body movements involving reaching, bending, grasping and climbing.  
      • Candidates for positions in this class may be required to pass a background investigation in accordance with applicable law, regulation and/or policy.  
      • Positions allocated to this class may require bilingual skills.

      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:

      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.

      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.