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||Correctional Deputy I
||Riverside County Sheriff's Department
||Riverside County Sheriff's Department is actively recruiting and seeking qualified candidates for the position of Correctional Deputy I.
Applications are now being accepted on a continuous basis until the needs of the Department are met.
The Correctional Deputy I is the entry-level position in the corrections law enforcement career ladder. A Correctional Deputy I's career begins with training in a progressive 9-week (355 hours) academy. Upon successful completion of the academy, program incumbents will be assigned to one of the Riverside County correctional facilities. Correctional Deputy I's are typically assigned to work 12 hour shifts, which include weekends and holidays, and must be available for any shift (i.e. swing, night, day, etc.). After one year, Correctional Deputy I's may be evaluated for possible promotion to the classification of Correctional Deputy II. The probationary period for Correctional Deputy I/II is a total of 18 months from the date of hire.
In addition to the exciting and challenging career opportunity as a Correctional Deputy I, the County of Riverside participates in the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) and offers an excellent retirement program.
Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance: A flex benefit is provided in the amount of $712.00 monthly.
Education/Degree: A 2.5% premium pay benefit for completion of a Bachelor's degree and an additional 2.5% premium pay benefit for completion of a Master's degree from an accredited institution.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
- Maintains security through key, door, tool, and equipment control; photographs prisoners and takes fingerprints; issues, or supervises inmates in the issue and exchange of clothing and linen.
- Receives visitors; processes prisoner correspondence, phone calls, and request slips; prepares and routes booking sheets and related paperwork.
- Controls contraband through routine facility and inmate searches; supervises inmates during meals and recreational activities.
- Prepares for the transportation of prisoners by applying restraint equipment and inspecting vehicles for safety.
- Performs business and record keeping functions, including monetary transactions, data terminal operations, and records duration of confinement and release dates.
- Administers oral medication to prisoners as prescribed by a physician.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Must be eligible to work in the U.S.
Possession of a valid California Driver's License.
Graduation from high school, possession of a Certificate of Proficiency issued by the California State Board of Education, or attainment of a satisfactory score on a G.E.D. test.
Knowledge of: California driving laws, and the safe operation of passenger vehicles.
Ability Understand and follow rules and oral and written instructions; establish rapport and supervise inmates; think and act decisively in stressful situations; render emergency first aid; operate passenger vehicles; detect conditions that may affect safe vehicle operation; observe and recall factual information; communicate in verbal and written form; perform basic arithmetic computations; maintain and update files and records; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff and the public.
APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCESS
Application and selection of candidates is based upon successful completion of a series of assessments including, but not limited
- Online Pre-Screen Questionnaire
- Written Examination
- Physical Agility Test (PAT)
- Completion of a Background Packet
- Extensive Background Investigation, including interview - Polygraph Examination - Pre-Employment Psychological Assessment - Medical Examination, including a pre-employment drug & alcohol screening
Written Examination: Upon successful completion of the pre-screen questionnaire, candidates will be allowed to schedule their Written Examination. Candidates will be directed to our scheduling calendar to check for available testing dates, and schedule themselves. Appointments must be scheduled online and cannot be made over the phone or via e-mail. All candidates must appear in person with valid government-issued photo identification and professionally dressed. No resume is required at this time.
The Written Examination consists of 2 sections: a 10 minute, timed vocabulary test; and an untimed section, containing 225 questions based on you, your personality, past experiences, and additional questions of this nature. This examination typically takes approximately 2 hours to complete, and there is no study guide available to prepare.
Candidates who are unsuccessful in the Written Examination may re-apply six months from their testing date. Successful candidates will proceed through the process to the Physical Agility Test (PAT).
Veteran's Preference Points: Candidates may bring in a copy of their DD-214 form on the date of their Written Examination. Veteran's Preference points will be added to their total overall score for the Written Examination.
Physical Agility Test (PAT): Upon successful completion of the Written Examination, candidates will be notified of their scheduled PAT. All candidates must appear in person with valid government-issued photo identification and dressed in physical training attire to participate.
The PAT consists of:
- Sit-ups: A minimum of 27 sit-ups must be completed within 60 seconds.
- Push-ups: A minimum of 22 push-ups must be completed within 60 seconds.
- 1 ½ mile run: The run must be completed within 14 minutes, with no stopping or walking. The run is conducted on an oval-shaped, dirt track.
Upon successful completion, candidates will be placed on an eligibility list, and then contacted via e-mail when it is time to obtain their background packet. Candidates will have twelve (12) business days from the date Human Resources emails them to complete their background packet and return it to Sheriff's Personnel. Candidates who are unsuccessful in the PAT on their first attempt may contact a recruiter to schedule a second attempt. Candidates are afforded two attempts to pass this portion of the testing process. If both attempts are unsuccessful, candidates may re-apply 1 year from their PAT date.
Background Investigation: Candidates will be assigned a background investigator once their completed packet has been received. The assigned investigator will contact the candidate via telephone or USPS mail service, informing them of their status in the selection process.
Candidates will be disqualified in the background investigation for reasons that include, but are not limited (1) DUI violations within the last 3 years (2) Currently on probation (3) Adult felony convictions (4) Conviction of misdemeanor domestic violence, 243(e)(1)PC. Candidates who fail the background investigation are not eligible to re-apply for a minimum of one year.
Successful candidates will then begin the background investigation process, including scheduling all necessary assessments with their assigned investigator.
HOW TO APPLY
To begin the application process, visit our website at www.joinrsd.org.
Out-of-state candidates are advised to contact a recruiter before scheduling their written exam.
For more information, visit the F.A.Q. tab on our website at www.JoinRSD.org.
For general inquiries, please call us at 1-888-JOIN-RSD (1-888-564-6773) or e-mail at HRSheriffRecruiter@rc-hr.com
||May 13 2013 12:00AM
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