Correctional Deputy I

Deputy (Corrections)
Riverside County Sheriff's Department - Riverside, California

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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.


$18.89 - $36.11 Hourly

$3,274.32 - $6,259 Monthly

$39,291.82 - $75,114 Annually


Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance: A choice of different medical, dental and visions plan are available to elect through the RSA Benefit Trust. The County provides a monthly Flexible Benefit Credit contribution to the RSA Benefit Trust on behalf of each RSA member as governed by the applicable RSA Memorandum of Understanding towards the cost of these plans.

Safety Retirement: County of Riverside has three retirement Tiers through the California Public Employee's Retirement System (CalPERS).

• Tier I - Applicable to employees hired prior to 08/23/2012. Formula is 3% @ 50. Employee contribution is 9%.

• Tier II - Applicable to employees hired on or after 08/23/2012 through 12/31/2012. Formula is 2% @ 50. Employee contribution is 9%.

• Tier III - Applicable to new CalPERS membership hired on or after 01/01/2013 as a result of Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA). Formula is 2.7% @ 57. Employee contribution is 10.75%.

Note: This summary is for general information purposes only. If you have prior service credit with another agency or within agencies, please contact CalPERS at (888) 225-7377 to determine which retirement Tier you would be eligible. CalPERS is governed by the Public Employee's Retirement Law and the Alternate Retirement Program provision in the Government Code, together referred to as the Retirement Law. The Retirement Law is complex and subject to change. If there's any conflict between this summary and the law, the law will prevail over this summary.

Deferred Compensation: Voluntary employee contribution with a choice between two 457 deferred compensation plan options (Nationwide or VALIC). Employees may contribute bi-weekly deduction up to the annual maximum on a pre-tax basis as governed under IRS regulations.

*Vacation Accrual (Bi-Weekly Accrual): 0 through 3 years = 80 Hours (10 Days)

4 through 9 years = 120 Hours (15 Days)

10 or more years = 160 Hours (20 Days)

*Maximum Vacation leave accumulation is 700 hours.

Sick Leave: Four (4) hours Sick leave accrual per pay period with unlimited accrual.

Holidays: Normally 12 paid holidays per year. The actual dates of County holidays are set by governing MOU language.

Bereavement Leave: May use accrued Sick leave, not to exceed five (5) working days

Disability: Long-term Disability benefit is offered to RSA members through the Riverside Sheriff's Association. Benefits may be payable provided the member meets the eligibility requirements.

Post Retirement Medical Contribution: A monthly contribution is made by the County towards retiree health insurance offered through the County as governed by the applicable RSA Memorandum of Understanding.

Other: There may be other benefit provisions as specified in the applicable Memorandum of Understanding or through the Riverside Sheriff's Association. Please contact the recruiter listed on the job posting directly for more information.

Job Requirements

  • Age: Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Education: 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.
  • Experience: Knowledge of: California driving laws, and the safe operation of passenger vehicles.

Recruiting Guidelines:

Must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Possession of a valid California Driver's License.

Ability to: 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 to:

• 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 three 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 25 sit-ups must be completed within 60 seconds.

• Push-ups: A minimum of 20 push-ups must be completed within 60 seconds.

• 1 ½ mile run: The run must be completed within 15 minutes and 30 seconds, with no stopping or walking. The run is conducted on an oval-shaped, dirt track.

Upon successful completion, candidates will attend a background orientation immediately following the PAT to obtain their background packet. Candidates will have twelve (12) business days from the date they receive their packet to complete it and return it to Sheriff's Personnel. Candidates who are unsuccessful in the PAT may contact a recruiter to schedule another attempt.

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 to: (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.

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department
PO Box 512
Riverside, California 92501
phone: 1 (888)-564-6773

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