Correctional Officer (Entry)

Recruitment #18-512040-01


The Sheriff’s office is dedicated to the safety and well-being of all persons within Solano County.  Through comprehensive community, intergovernmental and employee partnerships, we will provide effective law enforcement; safe, humane, secure jails, and security for the Courts.  We are committed to provide professional community oriented service incorporating problem solving strategies to ensure the quality of life set forth in our constitution. 

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

n Integrity  An honest application of ethical standards in all situations.
n Trust 
 A confidence that expectations will be met.
n Respect 
 To be considerate of everyone’s individuality and attributes.  To value their contribution.
n Teamwork 
 Working together to achieve a common goal.
n Communication  To create and maintain an effective environment supporting an open exchange of ideas and information.

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The Position

The Correctional Officer (Entry) learns to perform a variety of tasks to supervise and control inmates in a detention facility.

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/Experience: No experience required, however, applicants must demonstrate possession of and competency in requisite knowledge and abilities.

Other: Successful completion of a Peace Officer Standard & Training (POST)  background investigation is required prior to appointment. Upon successful passage of the examination process, candidates will be required to submit a completed Personal History Statement (PHS). At this time, candidates are encouraged to view the requirements of the PHS by visiting the Peace Officer Standards and Training website directly, at, clicking on “FORMS,” then selecting “Personal History Statement Peace Officer.” The PHS is NOT due by the final filing deadline and will not be accepted as part of your application. 

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n Solano County offers a cafeteria-style medical package with health benefits, offered through CalPERS. The County contribution for family coverage for the 2018 calendar year is $1,520.73 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.  

n Dental and vision insurances for the employee and eligible dependents are paid 100% by the County.  

n Solano County participates in CalPERS retirement.  

n Vacation is accrued at approximately 10 days per year for the first 3 years. Sick leave accrues at approximately 12 days per year.

n The County observes 12 fixed, paid holidays per year.  

n 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.

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Selection Process

 - Deadline to submit application and required documents.

  - 5:00pm Application status notices distributed via email and posted to your online application account at Applicants who do not receive an email notification in their Inbox by 5:00pm are encouraged to either check your SPAM/Junk Mail folder for the notification, or check their online application account at, then clicking on "My Applications."

  - Written Examination Sessions

Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants may 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, 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. All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (e.g. required copies of diploma and/or transcripts, certificates, DD-214) must be submitted with a document cover sheet, available on the County's employment website: or at the of Human Resources’ office, and are due by the final filing deadline. 

Previously submitted application materials for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.  

Questions can be directed to the Human Resources Department at (707) 784-6170 or at 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800 Fairfield. 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, 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 at When submitting documents in-person, by mail or by fax, include the recruitment title (Correctional Officer - Entry) and the recruitment number (18-512040-01). If submitting via email, please include the recruitment title and number in the subject.

Supplemental Questionnaire

This Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position and whether they will continue 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.  


  1. I certify that I will be at least 18 years of age by the final filing deadline, 5:00pm.

Yes  No 

Supplemental Information

Correctional Officer (Entry)

  • Incumbents of this class should demonstrate necessary knowledge and abilities to be promoted to Correctional Officer within 18 months of appointment.
  • Incumbents must be able to work in a closed, stressful and noisy environment which may include exposure to communicable disease, violent behavior and involve heavy manual labor associated with inmate control tasks which may include lifting people weighing more than 100 pounds and the full range of reaching, bending, grasping and climbing movements.
  • Incumbents may be required to work outside normal business hours.
  • Candidates for positions in this class will be required to pass a background investigation in accordance with applicable law, regulation and/or policy.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain a Class C California Driver's License is required.
  • 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://webstartadmin/civica/filebank/blobdload.asp?BlobID=6664.  

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

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The County of Solano offers a blend of agriculture, corporate business, cultural venues, festivals and events, and provides residents with many recreation and entertainment choices. The County is also home to Travis Air Force Base.

Solano County is centrally located and serves as a gateway to all that Northern California has to offer. The Napa Valley is less than 20 miles away, two world-class public universities (UC Berkeley and UC Davis) are 20 miles away, and both San Francisco and Sacramento are less than 40 minutes away. Day trips can also be made to South Lake Tahoe and Monterey.

With its strategic location, affordable housing, natural resources, responsible land use planning, and attractive quality of life, Solano County is a great place to live, learn, work and play.

County Population (January 2012): 413,786

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.