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Custody Deputy
The Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office is a full-service law enforcement agency providing Law Enforcement, Custody, Coroner, and Court services throughout the County. The Sheriff's Office is currently authorized for 747 full time equivalent employees including Deputy Sheriff, Custody Deputy, and Professional Support Staff classifications. The Sheriff's Office is organized into three branches reporting directly to the Office of the Sheriff through the Undersheriff. The branches include the Law Enforcement Operations Branch, Custody Operations Branch, and the Support Services Branch. 

Under general direction, maintains custody and supervises the work and conduct of inmates in detention facilities; and performs related duties as required.

Examples of Duties:
  1. Instructs and oversees the work of a group of inmates assigned to maintenance, operational, or other rehabilitative activities
  2. Supervises the conduct of inmates during the booking process, in housing and at meals, during recreation and on work assignments; supervises family and professional visits to inmates
  3. Inspects credentials and incoming and outgoing mail
  4. Inspects living areas of inmates to insure cleanliness, orderliness, and compliance to jail regulations
  5. Exercises influence for the purpose of modifying anti-social behavior and attitudes of inmates
  6. Prevents escapes, injuries, and the destruction of property; searches for contraband; may receive and release prisoners
  7. Submits reports and prepares correspondence; types reports nd letters, and transports prisoners and guards prisoners at hospital and other off-site locations as directed
Approved SALARY INCREASES are as follows:
6/27/2022- 3.0%
6/26/2023- 2.5%
6/24/2024- 4.5%
6/23/2025- 2.5%
Position: Custody Deputy
Organization: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department
Location: Santa Barbara,  CA 
United States
Salary: $73,915.35 - $89,199.33
Posting Start Date: 6/30/2022
Date Posted: 6/29/2022
Requirements Employment Standards:
  1. Education: Graduation from high school or passing of the G.E.D test indicating high school graduation level
  2. Age: 18 years or older
  3. Physical Fitness: Good physical condition with the ability to pass a comprehensive medical examination based on County of Santa Barbara medical standards, and the ability to pass a job-related physical agility examination. 

Ability to: understand and follow laws, policies, rules and regulations; supervise and deal with inmates; work effectively under stress and adapt to changes; learn the use and care of firearms; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; maintain jail safety and security; make decisions with a minimum of supervision; write clear and comprehensive reports; oversee the work of others; type with sufficient speed and accuracy to perform duties as assigned.

Additional Requirements: 
  • U.S. Citizenship or permanent resident who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship
  • Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's license at time of appointment
  • Within the probationary period, incumbents must successfully complete training in a Correction Officer Academy and any other training deemed necessary by the Sheriff's Department
  • Appointee must satisfactorily complete a probationary period
  • Must meet minimum peace officer standards as specified in California Government Code Sections 1029 and 1031 including but not limited to the following: must have no prior felony convictions (unless fully pardoned). good moral character as determined by thorough background check; must submit fingerprints for purpose of criminal record check and be found free from any physical, emotional, or mental condition including bias against race or ethnicity, gender, nationality, gender identity and gender expression, ancestry, religion, disability, or sexual orientation, that might adversely affect the exercise of the powers of a peace officer
Selection Process:
  1. Application and Supplemental Questionnaire Review
  2. Written Examination through the National Test Network (NTN)
  3. Physical Agility Test
  4. Department Selection Interview
  5. Personal History Questionnaire
  6. Polygraph Examination
  7. Background Investigation
  8. Post-offer Psychological Examination
  9. Medical Examination
Please visit sbsheriff.org for more information.
Status: This listing expires on: 8/13/2022
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Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department
4434 Calle Real

Santa Barbara,  CA 93110
United States
(805) 681-4270
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