Sheriff's Office Detention Specialist Supervisor

County Of Sonoma   Santa Rosa, CA   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
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Posted on October 30, 2020

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience: Any combination of education and training which would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, this would include one year of experience as a Detention Specialist or equivalent experience providing administrative support in an adult or juvenile detention facility, and two years of work experience at a lead or supervisory level. A Supervisory Skills or related certificate is highly desirable.

Additional Requirements: Candidates certified for employment must be willing to undergo and successfully complete thorough background investigation conducted by the Sheriff's Office.  Additionally, candidates must be willing to work in uniform, and willing to work all shifts, including days, evenings, nights, weekdays, weekends, holidays, and overtime.

License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Thorough knowledge of: the principles and practices of effective supervision, training and the basic procedures of sound personnel management; the technical resource materials and information sources applicable to the area of assignment.

Considerable knowledge of: the purpose and processing of a diversity of law enforcement and legal documents, forms, and records; the operations and procedures of a detention facility; the record and computer systems of the Sheriff's Office; basic arithmetic, English grammar, vocabulary, spelling, punctuation, and composition.

Ability to: plan and coordinate the work in the assigned unit; use independent initiative and discretion in organizing work and supervising the work of others; communicate in an appropriate manner with supervisors, peers, subordinates, detention staff, judges, attorneys, inmates, and the general public; evaluate and assess employee behavior and performance; communicate behavior and performance standards to subordinates; review and analyze problems; choose an effective solution and implement necessary changes to correct problems; train new employees; understand, explain, and apply specific statutes, ordinances, codes, laws, regulations, and procedures; develop, evaluate, research, and implement policies and procedures related to the work of the assigned unit; maintain complex legal records, assemble materials, and prepare reports; locate, identify, and correct technical inaccuracies; and establish and maintain effective relationships with judges, attorneys, law enforcement officials, other employees, and the general public.

Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying

  • Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process.
  • You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application and should be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions.
  • You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately.
  • Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification.