Yuba County

Correctional Officer / Correctional Officer Lateral (20060189)

Safety and Security
Northern California Inland
12/7/2020 at 5pm
$4,208.00-$5,471.00 Monthly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


215 5th Street Marysville, 95901


Lateral Hiring Incentives*

¨ Hiring Bonus $2,000 - $8,000 (DOE)

¨ 50 Hours Sick & 50 Hours Vacation at the Time of Hire

¨ Reduced Field Training Program

¨ Reduced Probationary Period


The Yuba County Sheriff’s Department is currently recruiting for the position of Correctional Officer in the Jail. Under continuing supervision incumbents perform a wide variety of support in two areas: corrections, in which incumbents ensure the security, safety and care of individuals in custody; and bailiff, in which incumbents ensure the safety and security of the courts and their personnel during court proceedings; and perform related work as assigned. Incumbents may be assigned to either County Jail security or Court security.

*Lateral Hiring Incentives Eligibility: Must be currently employed with an adult county, state, or federal correctional institution.


About the Sheriff’s Department :

The Yuba County Sheriff's Department is responsible for the administration of the Yuba County Jail and Jail staff. The Mission of the Yuba County Jail is to provide safe, efficient, humane and secure custody of all persons incarcerated. The county prisoner population is made up of those who are sentenced to county jail, those serving state prison sentences in the county jail under AB109, and those who are pre-trial and who have not yet been sentenced. The jail provides a necessary link in the criminal justice system. There are numerous programs operating within the facility including medical, kitchen, exercise, commissary, visiting, law library, inmate education, work programs, work furlough program, and inmate classification.


Ideal Candidate

Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate must be able to multi-task, uphold department policies and procedures, and help foster a safe working environment. Applicants must possess the ability to work independently when necessary but have a teamwork mentality.


Required Qualifications:

Minimum: Equivalent to graduation from high school and some college level coursework in law enforcement, criminal justice or a related field, or at least one year of related work experience involving public contact.

Lateral Minimum: Equivalent to graduation from high school and some college level course work in law enforcement, criminal justice or a related field, or at least one year of related work experience involving public contact. Possess a valid California Penal Code 832 certification, successfully completed the STC Certified Correctional Core Course, and at least one year of current, full-time paid corrections experience in an adult county, state, or federal correctional institution, which includes successful completion of a Jail Training Program and a probationary period.

Preferred: In addition to the minimum, the Standards and Training for Corrections (S.T.C.), Correctional Officer Core Course and/or at least one (1) year of paid or volunteer work experience in a correctional setting.

Licenses and Certifications: The ability to obtain a valid California Class C driver's license within ten (10) days of employment, maintain valid California Class C driver’s license. Possess or obtain first aid and CPR certifications. Possess or obtain California PC 832 certification. Possess or obtain course work in jail operations. In addition, must meet the State of California requirements for public officer status (Govt. Code Section 1031), including: passing a detailed background investigation with a fingerprint check, having no felony convictions, passing a medical and psychological exam, and being at least 18 years of age. Must be a US Citizen at time of appointment (Pursuant to Govt. Code Section 1031 & Vehicle Code Section 2267).

Working Conditions: Work evenings, nights, weekends, holiday extended hours, and rotating shifts. Work with exposure to potentially difficult or dangerous individuals; work in a secured correctional facility; work with exposure to individuals who may be hostile or place the incumbent in a potentially harmful situation. Will be required to perform disaster service activities pursuant to Government Code 3100-3109.




Correctional Officer: $4,208 to $4,629/ Monthly

Correctional Officer Lateral: $4,629 to $5,471/ Monthly*

*Lateral Hiring Incentives Eligibility: Must be currently employed with an adult county, state, or federal correctional institution.

MERIT INCREASE: Typically 5% each year for the first 7 years

RETIREMENT: Safety Classifications

Classic: 2% @ 50

New: 2.7% @ 57 (1/1/13 CalPERS pension Reform)

VACATION: 12 days for first 5 yrs with incremental increases every 5 yrs thereafter, up to 20 yrs

HOLIDAYS: An average of 13 paid holidays per year (this includes 2 floating holidays)

SICK LEAVE: Accrued every payroll period, up to 12 days per yr

HEALTH: The County pays 90% of the Basic Plan Premium for employee only or 70% for employee and eligible dependent(s)

DENTAL/VISION: The County pays 100% of the Basic Plan premium for employee only or 80% for employee and eligible dependent(s)

LIFE: County provides $50,000 in life insurance coverage

DEFERRED COMP: Voluntary Deferred Compensation plan(s) are available

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: County paid confidential counseling program for up to 5 sessions per incident per policy year.

UNION AFFILIATION: Deputy Sheriff’s Association (DSA)


Special Instructions


Note: Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) affecting the county’s ability to safely conduct selection procedures such as, but not limited to: Qualifications Appraisal Panels, Speed Interviews, Written Exams, Departmental Interviews, etc. the Personnel Director may provided direction to postpone or change selection procedures, extend recruitments and/or cancel and pause recruitments as deemed necessary.



Submit an official Yuba County employment application, copies of valid license(s), certificate(s) and college transcripts, diploma or grade reports as outlined below on-line through CalOpps or to the Yuba County Human Resources and Organizational Services, 915 Eighth Street, Suite 113, Marysville, CA 95901.

(Note: All diplomas or degrees must be from an accredited college or university. To obtain information regarding accreditation, refer to the US Department of Education Office of Post Secondary Education at: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx)


Applicants must provide the following documents by the filing deadline:

- Yuba County Employment Application - (On-line through CalOpps or in person)

- Copy of vaild PC832 Certification (Required for Lateral Applicants)

- Proof of successful completion of STC Correctional Core Course ( Required for Lateral Applicants)

- Diploma and Unofficial Transcripts

- Copies of Certifications



To begin the hiring process, an applicant must submit a completed County application prior to the final filing deadline. Applications must be completed legibly, all questions must be answered, and the required documentation must be provided. Please be sure to use the on-line CalOpps application process or a current County paper application. Old applications cannot be accepted. All applicants will be given written notice regarding the status of their application and selection procedures. The County prefers to communicate via email, if provided, to expedite communication. It is also recommended that applicants review their SPAM mail daily as to not miss any important communication from the County. Failure to provide the required documentation may result in rejection of your application.



All applicants must clearly demonstrate he/she meets the minimum qualifications, by the final filing deadline, to be considered in the selection and testing phases of the process.



Education and experience as detailed on the employment application will be thoroughly reviewed. Please include all experience, education, and training pertinent to the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the position. This is an essential part of the process and will be used to determine further eligibility to participate in the next phase of the selection procedures.



The recruitment process involves multiple steps which may include but are not limited to:

  • Exams
  • Department Interviews

(Please note: The entire recruitment process from recruitment opening date to start date could take 6 – 10 weeks for successful candidates). 



All applicants certified to the Correctional Officer employment list will be required to provide a completed Personal History Statement to the Sheriff's Department prior to or at the department interview. A preliminary review of the PHS will be conducted prior to or at the department interview before any employment offers are made.  The Post Officer POST 2-251 PHS is available on the Yuba County website at www.co.yuba.ca.us under the applicant toolbox link, or through POST at www.post.ca.gov/forms.aspx under the background/hiring tab.  The Sheriff's Department will contact all applicants directly with specific submission direction.



Correctional Officer applicants that have successfully completed the application screening process will be invited to participate in the required Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) Adult Corrections Officer Exam and the Standards of Training for Corrections (S.T.C.) Physical Agility Exam. Additional information on the written exam is located at http://www.bscc.ca.gov/s_stcformsmanualsandresources.php, reference the Adult Corrections Officer items under Publications.  Each candidate must receive a T-Score of 46.70 or higher on the BSCC written examination and pass all components of the physical agility exam to meet the professional standard criteria adopted by the Department. (NOTE: LATERAL APPLICANTS WILL NOT NEED TO TAKE THE BSCC EXAM BUT MUST PARTICIPATE IN PHYSICAL AGILITY TESTING.)



If special accommodations are required at any stage of the selection process, complete the Request for Reasonable Accommodation in the Examination Process Form and provide the required documentation by the final filing deadline. The form can be obtained by accessing the link on the Human Resources and Organizational Services homepage or by contacting Human Resources.



An employment eligibility list is established for those applicants who successfully pass all phases of the examination process. This list will be held for a minimum of six (6) months from the date the list is certified. For each vacancy the top five (5) ranks on the list will be certified to the department for final selection, which will include a departmental interview.



The Sheriff’s Department will notify the applicant of the date and time of his/her interview. The applicant will be asked a series of questions about his/herself and his/her related experience, education and training that exhibit the knowledge, skills and abilities essential to the job. The applicant may also be asked questions about hypothetical situations to test his/her ability to make decisions and use sound judgment and common sense.


Recruitment Contact

Contact phone: 
Contact phone extension: 
Amber Darrach
Contact email: