Detention Aide

County of El Dorado

Placerville, CA 95667

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

Detention Aide

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Detention Aide


$38,833.60 - $47,216.00 Annually


Placerville & South Lake Tahoe, CA

Job Type

Full Time & Extra Help



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The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to providing exceptional public service in alignment with Sheriff D’Agostini’s Mission and Vision, taking a modern approach to the traditional services of law enforcement, fostering leadership and employee development, and remaining faithful and responsive to the communities we serve.


Detention Aides have the opportunity to serve their communities in a unique way; following the Sheriff's Mission and Vision providing Total Care to those placed in our custody. Detention Aides work alongside Correctional Staff in both jail facilities to provide essential services to inmates and keep their property safe and accounted for while in our custody.

The selected candidate will have the opportunity to:

+ Oversees trustees working in the laundry; instructs in the proper operation of laundry equipment and in laundry procedures.

+ Receives, sorts, bags, marks, stores and secures personal property from inmates; retrieves and returns personal property to inmates.

+ Tabulates commissary orders from inmates and records charges to inmate's account; prepares and delivers commissary orders to inmates.

+ Maintains accurate records and appropriate inventory of commissary items; orders, prices and stocks commissary items.

For a full description of duties and responsibilities, please review the job description here ( .

Sheriff’s Personnel Unit will assess your application to determine if you are minimally qualified using the following recommendations. Any combination of the required experience, education, and training that would provide the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.

Education and Experience:

One year of experience as a stock clerk or in general office support work.

NOTE: The above qualifications are typically accepted way of obtaining the required knowledge and skills.

Other Requirements:

+ Specified positions may require possession of a valid driver's license. Specified positions may require evening, weekend or other off-shift work.

Click here ( to view the minimum qualifications for Detention Aide, as well as the physical, environmental, and working conditions.


Apply online by clicking the 'Apply' link at the top of this announcement. When your online application and responses to the required supplemental questions are complete, click 'Accept'.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Samantha Whitlock in the Sheriff’s Personnel Unit at .


The Sheriff’s Personnel Unit will screen all applications to identify qualified candidates. Those applicants who meet the minimum requirements for this position will be required to complete a pre-investigative questionnaire. Based on the information provided, applicants may be disqualified based on criteria set forth in Part 7, Section 706.1 of the County of El Dorado Personnel Rules and in conjunction with Sheriff’s Selection Policy 1000. After screening, qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the recruitment process.

Please refer to Sheriff's Policy 1000 - Selection Standards (\_EDSO\_Policy\_Manual.pdf) for more information regarding disqualifying events in an applicants background.

Training and Experience Review (Weighted 100%): A training and experience review consists of candidates responding to supplemental questions on the job application. A subject matter expert will evaluate each candidate's responses based on predetermined criteria. The subject matter experts are not granted access to the candidate's application; therefore, responses to the supplemental questions should be thorough, detailed, and complete. Do not refer to resumes, cover letters, or other documentation as they will not be reviewed.

Supplemental questions play an integral role in this recruitment process. Please take the time to provide thoughtful and thorough responses. The information you provide may be used to determine your ranking for referral to specific vacancies. All work experience that is described or included in your response(s) MUST be included in the "Work Experience" section of your application. Do not refer to a resume or other documentation.

For more information on the recruitment process, click here ( .

Based on the Sheriff's Office needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedures.


The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is recruiting applicants for Detention Aide. This recruitment will establish a list for the purpose of filling current and future full time, part time and extra help vacancies. This recruitment will remain open until all vacancies are filled.

We currently have the following vacancies:

Multiple full time vacancy in the Custody Division, located in both South Lake Tahoe and Placerville, Ca.

Click here (\_Asked\_Questions.aspx) for Frequently Asked Questions.

The County of El Dorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Prior to conditional job offer, candidates will undergo a thorough background investigation. Many job classifications require a pre-employment medical screening. Depending on the job classification, medical screening may include testing for drugs, including but not limited to marijuana; a positive test may result in revocation of an employment offer.

Not just rustic mining towns and historic sites - Today El Dorado County is a year-round vacation destination overflowing with outdoor adventure, inviting agritourism locations, enriching family activities, and a proud Gold Rush history. Escape the traffic and smog because El Dorado County is just:

+ 40 miles from Downtown Sacramento

+ 50 miles from Sacramento Airport

+ 129 miles to San Francisco

Here are a few of the many activities and events available throughout El Dorado County:

+ Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Boating, and Watersports

+ Skiing and Snowboarding

+ Live Music and Music Festivals

+ Local Craft Breweries and Wineries

+ El Dorado County Fair

+ Placerville Speedway

+ Farm to Fork Restaurants

+ Local Shopping Gems


The County of El Dorado is committed to providing a comprehensive, flexible benefits program to meet your needs!

For your Health and Well-Being:

+ Medical

+ Dental

+ Vision

+ Flexible Spending Accounts - FSA & HSA

+ Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

+ Basic Life Insurance

+ Long Term Disability (LTD)

+ Discounts on gym memberships

For your Financial Future:

+ CalPERS Retirement

+ Deferred Compensation (457) Plans

+ Optional Life Insurance

For your Work/Life Balance:

+ Paid Holidays

+ Floating Holidays

+ Vacation and sick leave accruals

To learn more about the benefits offered by the County of El Dorado

please visit our website located here ( .

Extra help employees are not considered regular employees, therefore do not attain civil service status, and do not receive benefits or paid leaves; however, they do accrue sick leave consistent with the law.


To provide us with an opportunity to evaluate your application, responses to the Supplemental Questions are required in addition to your application. The information you provide will be used to determine your eligibility to continue in the selection process for this position. All work experience that is described or included in your response(s) MUST be included in the "Work Experience" section of your application. (Do not refer to a resume or other documentation.)

+ I acknowledge receipt of this information and have verified all work experience is described or included in the "Work Experience" section of my application.


Do you have at least one year experience as a Stock Clerk?

+ Yes

+ No


Do you have at least one year general office support work experience?

+ Yes

+ No


Describe your stock clerk or general office support work experience. Please include the name of the employer and the dates of employment. All work experience that is included in this response MUST be included in the "Work Experience" section of your application. (Do not refer to a resume or other documentation.)

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