Correctional Officer (Lateral)

Recruitment #22-513010-02



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: 


Correctional Officers under direction, performs a number of activities related to the supervision of inmates in a detention facility; performs related duties as required.

This is a journey level class in the Correctional Officer series performing a variety of tasks to supervise and control inmates in a detention facility.  Incumbents are responsible for supervising the mentally disturbed, sick, injured, and non‑English speaking inmates/prisoners accused or convicted the full range of violations and crimes.  Assignments are rotated among Floor Officer, Control Room Officer, Work Furlough Officer and Commissary Officer positions.  

The eligible list created as a result of this recruitment will be used to fill full-time and part-time regular, limited-term or extra-help positions as vacancies occur throughout the County.


One year of corrections experience in a detention setting AND Successful completion of a Basic Jail Operations Core Course. 

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


Solano County offers a cafeteria-style medical package with health benefits, offered through CalPERS. The County contribution for family coverage is $1,671.27 per month for 2022. 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 full day fixed paid holidays per year. Additionally, employees in this bargaining unit receive 3 floating paid holiday(s) per year.  

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

Annual Uniform allowance is $1,000.

To view the benefits for a regular position, please visit: Benefits Summary 

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: Extra Help Benefits Summary


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


11/17/2022 – 5:00pm Deadline to submit application and required documents for application review.

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. [Omit for Civil Service exempt recruitments]

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.


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 by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email to  Be sure to include the recruitment title (Correctional Officer) and the recruitment number (22-513010-02) in your email or fax, and are due by the application review date.

Previously submitted application materials (e.g. 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, business hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EOE/AA.

Please note that all dates/times listed in the job announcement are Pacific Time.


Completion of a Basic Jail Operations Core Course is required for this position. All candidates must submit a copy of their Basic Jail Operations Core Course certificate by the final filing date. Candidates who fail to submit their diploma or transcripts by the application review deadline will be disqualified from the recruitment.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING: Candidates who attended a college or university that is accredited by a foreign or non-U.S. accrediting agency must have their educational units evaluated by an educational evaluation service. The result must be submitted to the Human Resources Department no later than the close of the recruitment. Please contact the local college or university to learn where this service can be obtained. 

 How to Submit Your Documents

In addition to uploading attachments when applying online, candidates may submit documents by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email to Be sure to include the recruitment title (Correctional Officer) and the recruitment number (22-513010-02) in your email or fax. 



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. 

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


Please indicate below whether or not you have one (1) year of corrections experience in a detention setting. 

Yes No

Please indicate below whether or not you have completed the California Board of State and Community Corrections Adult Corrections Officer Core Course. If yes, please ensure that this information is reflected in the "education and training" portion of your application and that your certificate is attached to your application.

Failing to provide your certificate by the final filing date will result in being disqualified from the recruitment.

Yes No

I certify that I have read and understand the information provided in the Special Requirements section regarding the Peace Officer Standard & Training (POST) Background Investigation.

Yes No


To support the health and safety of employees, students, and members of the community, many of our partnering training academies are now requiring the COVID-19 vaccination. Individuals required to attend training in one of the partnering academies will be required to be vaccinated prior to the beginning of the class. Individuals will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.


I understand that I will be required to show proof of vaccination, unless the statement below is applicable.

Yes No

I understand that if I am requesting an exemption due to religious belief or medical reasons, I must submit the request to the academy for consideration and approval prior to the beginning of the class.

Yes No

Some vacancies are designated as Extra Help positions. Extra help positions are used to augment staffing and are typically less than 29 hours per week. Employees in extra help appointments cannot work more than 999 hours in a fiscal year, are excluded from civil service and shall not have the property rights to regular or continued employment. Are you willing to accept extra help employment?

Yes No


Candidates will be required to undergo an extensive Peace Officer Standard & Training (POST) background investigation prior to the start of employment.

Completion of a Personal History Statement (PHS) is a part of this investigation.

To view the requirements of the Personal History Statement (PHS) click here: POST Personal History Statement , Select on “FORMS,” then select option “2-251 Personal History Statement - Peace Officer.



To support the health and safety of employees, students, and members of the community, many of our partnering training academies are now requiring the COVID-19 vaccination.   Individuals required to attend training in one of these academies will be required to be vaccinated prior to the beginning of the class. Individuals will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

For those individuals that may have a religious belief or medical reason that prevents them from taking the vaccine, they must request the exemption directly from the academy. Please be advised that COVID-19 protocols are continually evolving and may be changed by either the County or partner training academies.


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.


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: Testing Accommodation Request 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.


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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 consecutive yearsthe 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, 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, and Travis Air Force Base.

· Play - Situated midway between San Francisco and Sacramento—the State capitol, Solano County is home to rolling hillsides, waterfronts, fertile farmland and recreational areas. County residents can enjoy day trips to the San Francisco Bay area, Sacramento, the Delta, Lake Tahoe region, and the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.

County Population (2019): 447,643

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.  


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