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December 3, 2018
96013, California
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Under general supervision, assists sworn personnel by handling support responsibilities in the Sheriff's Office, and performs related work as required.

SPECIAL NOTE: An individual will be required to pass a background investigation relevant to working in a law enforcement office or facility, prior to being hired. Further, the applicant hired to fill this vacancy will be working in Burney, California at the Shasta County Sheriff's Office Burney Substation.

Community Service Officer (CSO) is a general non-sworn classification that performs a wide variety of law enforcement support tasks that do not require the exercise of peace officer powers of arrest or firearms. CSO's are assigned to the Enforcement Division, the Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services, or the City of Shasta Lake Law Enforcement Center. CSO's are paraprofessional civilian personnel utilized to augment sworn members in the performance of their primary duties of enforcement, security, and investigation responsibilities. Positions in this classification are distinguished from positions designated as "sworn safety" by the lack of direct responsibility for physical restraint of prisoners, protecting life and property, apprehending criminal violators, and other duties that must be carried out by sworn personnel.

Work day to day in an office and/or field setting at the assigned station. Inspects and maintains departmental emergency vehicles arranging for service and preventive maintenance and ensures that departmental vehicles are fully equipped. Maintains needed office supplies, forms and other materials as well as coordinate needed station related routine maintenance. Receives and documents counter reports and conducts routine telephonic and correspondence follow-up of "after the fact" incidents. Initiates and conducts rural and community crime prevention programs. Performs analysis of reported criminal activity and patterns for purposes of generating data for directed enforcement efforts. Assists investigators in support capacities; i.e., checks/fraud/asset forfeiture documentation and correspondence, maintain files, etc.; serves specified Civil Process and related documents; tow abandoned vehicles from public and private property; work under minimal supervision; work with tow companies and other law enforcement agencies; performs related utility duties as assigned. Many positions require shift work, and work on weekends and holidays. Supervise and train Sheriffs Cadets, monitor and evaluate their work product.

If assigned to City of Shasta Lake station, CSO will be responsible for running the business office at the Law Enforcement Center and maintain consistent business hours as outlined by the City contract. When assigned to various community work programs; under general supervision, coordinate and oversee the activities and participants of law enforcement /correctional and Citizen Patrol events/programs. This may include transportation and supervision of work release inmates.

If assigned to the Office of Emergency Services duties would include keeping the office organized; answering phones; maintains volunteer records; maintains training records; maintains all records for callouts; keeps equipment inventory; coordinates and communicates with volunteers; strictly adheres to confidentiality policy and procedures. Responsible for making sure all OES equipment and vehicles are maintained and in usable condition. Prepares reports as necessary using Word and/or Excel. Be available for meetings and trainings for Search and Rescue. Ability to respond to critical incident callouts after hours and on weekends. Responsible for taking clear directions and making callouts to the volunteer teams. At the direction of the Incident Commander, makes sure all necessary logistics are taken care of. Responsible for documenting and keeping track of expenses related to any OES mission.


Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:

Knowledge of:
Modern office procedures and practices.
Incident Command System (ICS) and critical incident management response.

Ability to:
Deal tactfully and courteously with the public; perform clerical work and make simple arithmetical calculations; learn to operate a computer terminal; work effectively under pressure with frequent interruptions; exercise good judgment in making decisions according to existing laws, regulations and policies; use discretion and mature judgment in the handling of sensitive and confidential information; able to take direction and work under stressful conditions/environments; establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with other employees, allied agencies, and volunteers; manage a variety of projects on a daily basis; interact and lead volunteers and oversee day to day activities of Sheriff's Office Cadets if assigned. If needed, supervise and manage work release inmates.

If assigned to the Office of Emergency Services must complete ICS courses, and National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) courses; understand the "Mutual Aid" systems for both Search and Rescue and Law Enforcement requests; understand and work within grant guidelines; the ability to work as a team member during emergency situations within the "ICS" structure; and complete First Aid/CPR training every two years.

These employment standards are typically attained with some experience in public safety work, or general clerical work, or studies in Emergency Management.

The ideal candidate will have completed at least 15 college units related to Criminal Justice or have some knowledge or experience working with law enforcement, have at least two years of work experience related to customer service or clerical work in an office setting, have the ability to multi task; have a working knowledge of MS Outlook, Word and Excel; will have excellent grammar and punctuation; communicate well under difficult and stressful situations; be willing to work closely with and supervise volunteers; strictly adhere to confidentiality policy and procedures; will have an excellent driving record; be able to work well within a "team" structure.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain, prior to employment, a Class C California Driver's License and a good driving record.
Responses to the following must be submitted with a completed application.
  1. Do you have at least two years of work experience in customer service or clerical work in an office setting? Yes ___ No ___
  2. If yes, please write a brief description regarding your experience. If no, please type 'n/a'.
  3. Do you have any experience working with law enforcement or related to the Criminal Justice system? Yes ___ No ____
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, but may vary depending on assignment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The specific hearing abilities required by this position include distant, peripheral, and nearby, and hearing adequate to monitor various security systems and audio alarms.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job, but may vary depending on assignment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee has regular contact with individuals with communicable diseases such as AIDS, HIV, Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, etc.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

  • All new employees are required to have their paycheck directly deposited to a bank account.
  • Some positions may require a valid California driver's license and acceptable driving record according to County policy.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made for those persons who are disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of the position.
  • As part of the selection process, all individuals provided with a preliminary offer of employment with Shasta County will be subject to a background investigation, including a criminal history check (primarily completed through the taking of fingerprints). An image of your fingerprints will be captured and sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history, (if any), will be evaluated along with the other information received in connection with your application. Except as otherwise required by law, a criminal conviction will not necessarily disqualify you from the position. The nature of the offense, the date of the offense, the surrounding circumstances, and the relevance of the offense to the position applied for may, however, be considered.
  • Based on the results of the background investigation and criminal history check, applicants may then be provided with an offer of employment conditioned on the results of a medical examination, which includes drug/alcohol testing.
  • Shasta County participates in E-Verify. For more information click here. If you do not have internet access, contact Personnel at (530) 225-5515 to request a flier.
  • In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, County employees, in the event of a disaster are considered disaster workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.
  • Positions in this classification are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the County and the United Public Employees of California (UPEC) ? General Unit.
  • Employees in this classification are covered under the CalPERS retirement program. Depending on the provisions of the California Public Employees' Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) and other applicable laws, an employee in this classification will be covered under one of the following CalPERS retirement formulas: (1) 2% at 55, (2) 2% at 60, or (3) 2% at 62. An employee in this classification will also contribute up to 7.25% of his/her pay to this plan, or will contribute such other amount to the plan as authorized by PEPRA and other applicable laws. Please visit our employees benefit page at Employee Benefits additional information regarding benefits and CalPERS coverage information. The provisions in this flyer and on the County's website are for information purposes only. To the extent the provisions of the flyer or the County's website are inconsistent with PEPRA and other applicable laws, PEPRA and other applicable laws shall govern.

Shasta County Personnel will accept applications and responses to the supplemental questions until 5:00p.m., on December 20, 2018. A Resume and/or Cover Letter will be accepted in addition to the application form but will not serve as a substitute for a completed application. It is not acceptable to complete the application with statements such as, "Refer to Resume and/or Cover Letter," or "See Attached Resume and/or Cover Letter" the employment application must be completed in its entirety prior to submission. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Closing date postmarks or faxes will NOT be accepted. This recruitment will establish a list that may or may not be used by other departments. Prior applicants must reapply to be considered.

Applicants will be screened and those considered best qualified will be invited to appear for an oral and/or written examination. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee inclusion into the selection process. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of additional application screening, written and/or practical exam(s), oral interview, or any combination thereof.

Veterans' Credit: Veterans (as defined by California Government Code section 18973) who have been discharged from military service under conditions other than dishonorable and who receive a passing score on all components of the employment examinations (up to and including oral examinations) shall receive credit for an additional five points to be added to their final examination score. To be considered for this credit, a veteran MUST provide a copy of his or her discharge document (DD-214 or equivalent) and information as to the type of discharge (honorable, dishonorable, etc.) WITH THE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION ON OR BEFORE THE FINAL FILING DATE.

Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at apply online or submit an application to the Shasta County Personnel Office.

Arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Requests for accommodations may be made to the Shasta County Personnel Office by the filing deadline posted on this bulletin. Shasta County does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you feel you are being denied service based on a disability, our ADA Coordinator may be reached at (530) 225-5515; relay service (800) 735-2922; fax (530) 225-5345.

Shasta County Personnel
1450 Court Street, Suite 348; Redding, CA 96001; (530) 225-5515

Various bargaining units may have benefits that alter from this general summary. This summary of benefits is not a binding document and is provided as a courtesy. Refer to labor agreements (MOUs) for specific benefit information.


12 paid holidays (96 hours) per year.

10 working days a year during the first three years of service; 15 working days a year - 4 through 9 years of service; 17 working days a year - 10 through 15 years of service; 20 working days a year - 16 or more years of service. Note - accrued vacation leave may not be used until after six months of employment. For purposes of vacation accrual, a working day is no more than 8 hours.

Sick Leave:
96 hours of sick leave are earned each year with no maximum accrual. Employees terminating in good standing after completion of 5 years of continuous service will receive a pro-rata payoff of accumulated sick leave. Unused sick leave may be converted to PERS service credit upon retirement. Note - accrued sick leave may not be used until after three months of employment. Accrued paid leave benefits are used in conjunction with FMLA/CFRA as appropriate.

Maximum of 24 hours for each non-concurrent death in the immediate family.

Health Plan:
Shasta County contracts with PERS for medical insurance and has an alternative Blue Cross plan. Employees in the Teamsters bargaining unit are insured through a Teamsters Trust plan. Depending on the plan selected, the County pays most, or all, of the employee premium, and contributes a portion of the dependent premium. Contributions are made for a portion of a retiree's insurance premium.

Dental Plan:
The County pays a portion of the employee's and dependents' premium for dental insurance. The employee pays the full premium during the first six months of coverage.

Vision Plan:
The County pays the employee premium and employees may enroll dependents at their own expense.

Life Insurance:
The County pays the premium for life insurance for most employees. The amount of coverage varies by bargaining unit.

The County is in the Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) coordinated with Social Security. Members hired prior to May 8, 2011 are covered under the retirement formula of 2% @ 55 benefit. Members hired after May 8, 2011 but before January 1, 2013 are covered under the retirement formula of 2% @ 60 benefit. Members hired after January 1, 2013 are covered under the California Public Employees Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) with a benefit formula of 2% @ 62. Please review the specific MOU for stipulated retirement formulas.

Employees pay 7% of his or her salary, on a pre-tax basis for a period of time as specified in his or her labor contact, or Personnel Rules as appropriate.


? Deferred Compensation plans available through specified companies.

? IRC Section 125 plan available for pre-tax payroll deductions for contributions towards un-reimbursed medical expenses and dependent care.

? Optional insurance products available through Colonial Life.


Any information on this page or links is subject to change without notice.

Shasta County Personnel

1450 Court Street, Room 348
Redding, CA 96001-1676

(530) 225-5515

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