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Utility Worker, Institutions

Company: County of Santa Barbara
Location: Santa Maria
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

TO APPLY or learn more about the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office,
please visit our website at We are accepting applications to fill current and future vacancies in All Locations at the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office. Vacancies: The established employment list will be used to fill vacancies for All Locations in the Sheriff's Office Custody Jail Facilities, which includes Santa Barbara Main Jail and the new Santa Maria Jail (separate lists for different locations will not be established). Therefore, applicant must check "All Locations" on the application agency wide question and supplemental questionnaire. Incumbent must be willing to accept an assignment at any location throughout Santa Barbara County.

POSITION: Under direction, maintains inventory of linen, clothing, and supplies; operates detainees' property room; accepts delivery of and transports supplies; provides various services to the different bureaus of the Sheriff's Office, including but not limited to any of the Sheriff's Custody facilities, or to detention facilities operated by the Probation Department; performs and/or supervises inmates or detainees performing minor housekeeping tasks and repairs; performs related duties as required. The Ideal Candidate:

  • Ability to learn and follow policies and procedures
  • Willing to work in a county jail facility
  • Willing to communicate with and supervise inmates
  • Willing to work 12 hour rotating shifts including weekends and holidays
  • Reputation for honesty and trustworthiness
  • Good moral character
  • Integrity
  • An admission of having committed any act amounting to a felony within five years in California, or in another state which would be classified as a felony in California
  • An adult felony conviction in California, or with a conviction for an offense in another state which would be classified as a felony in California
  • Currently on Probation or Parole
  • Adult felony and/or misdemeanor conviction(s) may be disqualifying depending on type, number, severity, and how recent
  • Conviction of/or sustained petitions for any sex crime
  • Recent use and/or possession of illegal drugs; Failure to reveal prior use will be disqualifying
  • Unfavorable work history
  • Poor credit history
  • History of committing domestic violence
  • Dishonesty or failure to reveal pertinent information
  • Recent use of marijuana may be disqualifying
  • Illegal possession of marijuana
    Examples of Duties
  • Orders and issues linen and clothing and coordinates laundry services; orders supplies, accepts deliveries, and checks supplies received against invoices; distributes goods received, arranges supplies on shelves, and maintains inventory records; maintains security of items stored in the supply room; stores and keeps records of detainees' or inmates' clothing and bulk property.
  • Supervises inmates or detainees in various work assignments; performs or supervises inmates or detainees performing minor housekeeping tasks such as painting, general cleaning making simple repairs, and performing light building or grounds maintenance; operates yard equipment for grounds maintenance; assists with submission and follow-up of maintenance requests.
  • Lifts, moves, and transports heavy and bulky items. Writes simple reports and memoranda regarding lost property and inmate/detainee disciplinary problems.
  • Uses a computer to enter data for record of inmate property, order and inventory supplies, and linens.
  • Issues and delivers office supplies and equipment; oversees or provides mail handling and courier services as needed.
  • Transports vehicles to the County garage, and to other locations within the County; monitors inventory and condition of safety equipment and oversees equipment maintenance; arranges vehicle maintenance and repairs through County garage, and maintains service records of vehicles; assists employees in obtaining vehicles and transportation.
  • Assists the public in person or on the phone.
  • May assist food service workers as needed and,
  • Performs other duties as required.
    Employment Standards
    1. A combination of training, education, and/or experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities.

    Additional Qualification: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License at the time of appointment

    Knowledge of: English grammar and usage sufficient to keep records, place orders, and prepare simple narrative reports; basic math to place supply orders and maintain inventory.

    Ability to: understand and carry out oral and written instructions; work independently without close supervision; keep accurate records; use a computer to complete daily tasks; perform minor building maintenance tasks and learn to make minor repairs; communicate effectively with current and former inmates/juveniles in detention and with members of the public; work well with co-workers, inmates and or juveniles and the public; maintain appropriate relationships with inmates or juveniles in custody; safely maintain the security of assigned inmates or juveniles in custody; learn to operate fork lift based on assignment.

    SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION; Must be physically able to lift heavy items up to 50 pounds above and below shoulder height, perform continuous standing walking, reaching, and bending. Incumbents may be exposed to a variety of hazardous materials, including exposure to chemicals, fumes, and toxic substances. Work in some positions may require various types of physical exertion, such as: bending, stooping and lifting; carrying and moving heavy objects such as linens, supplies or inmate property over uneven surfaces, such as up or down staircases and narrow hallways; environment may be subject to loud noises and varying temperatures.

    Background Check: Candidates will be required to pass a thorough background investigation. Current or excessive use of drugs, sale of drugs, serious criminal history or deception relating to employment/criminal history may bar employment.

    Supplemental Information
    Please read the SELECTION PROCESS: Be sure to frequently check your email throughout this entire process, this is the only way we will be notifying applicants regarding their status and to provide all the important information throughout the recruitment process.

    1. Review applications and supplemental questionnaire to determine those applicants who meet the employment standards. 2. Review of Personal History Questionnaire: Qualified candidates will be emailed a notice to complete a Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ). Failure to submit a PHQ by the deadline will result in disqualification from the selection process. Candidates who successfully pass the PHQ, will advance and be invited to the next step in the selection process.

    3. Computerized Skill Assessments- Candidates will be notified by email with instructions on obtaining and taking the assessments. Candidate must pass all assessments for placement on the employment list.

    Candidates must receive a percentage score of at least 70 on the Computerized Skill Assessments to be placed on an employment list. An adjustment may be made to raw scores based on factors listed in Civil Service Rule VI. Those candidates who are successful in the selection process will have their names placed on the employment list for a minimum of three months. At the time the employment list is established, all candidates will receive an email notice of their score on the exam(s), rank on the employment list, and exact duration of the employment list. The Human Resources Department will notify you by mail if your name is removed.

    NOTE: Veteran's preference credit is applicable for this recruitment (5 points for veterans, 10 points for disabled veterans). To be eligible for this credit, you must be applying for this position within five years from your most recent date of: (1) honorable discharge from active military service; or, (2) discharge from a military or veterans' hospital where treatment and confinement were for a disability incurred during active military service; or, (3) completion of education or training funded by a Federal Educational Assistance Act. No time limit exists for veterans with 30% or more disability. To receive veteran's preference points, you must: (1) check the Veteran's Preference Points box on the employment application form, (2) submit a copy of your Form DD214 to the Human Resources Department on or before the test date, and (3) pass all phases of the examination process. The preference points will be added to your final test score.

    Recruiter will communicate with applicants by e-mail during each step in the recruitment process. Applicants are reminded to check spam filters continuously during the Recruitment and Selection Process steps listed above to ensure they do not miss required deadlines. The appointee must satisfactorily complete a probationary period. BENEFITS: The County of Santa Barbara offers generous benefits. For information about the benefits for the position, click here.
    In addition, applicants from other public sector employers may qualify for:
    * Retirement reciprocity
    * Time and service credit towards an advanced vacation accrual rate
    Disaster Service Worker: The County of Santa Barbara are declared to be disaster service workers subject to such disaster service. Activities as may be assigned to them by their superiors or by law.

    REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS: The County of Santa Barbara is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants. Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process should contact the recruiter listed on the job posting. We require verification of needed accommodation from a professional source, such as a Medical Provider or a learning institution. Statement of Commitment The County of Santa Barbara is dedicated to cultivating and sustaining an environment that exhibits equity and inclusion everywhere, and at all levels of our organization. The County believes equity is a fundamental principle that must be imbedded in policies, institutional practices and systems. The County recognizes the negative impacts of systemic racism and is committed to eliminating the barriers affecting our Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and Asian community members, as well as people of other diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. We envision a world where society and its systems (e.g. education, criminal justice, and health care, housing the economy) are just, fair, and inclusive, enabling all people to participate and reach their full potential. We celebrate community and employee diversity, strive for inclusion and belonging, and promote empowered participation. We aspire to build a workforce that is reflective of these values and the communities we serve. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will resolutely uphold federal, California state law and/or Santa Barbara County ordinances. We believe equity and inclusion are vital to fulfill the County's mission and to embody a culture of "One County, One Future." Expanding the full range of employee talent allows the County to deliver our best to all our community members. We believe in the dignity and humanity of all people. We strive for a healthy and prosperous society that promotes all people having equitable access and opportunity. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION PROCESS:
    The Sheriff's Office conducts a polygraph examination and in-depth background investigation. If you feel your past may hinder your future from working for the Sheriff's Office or you are not sure how to answer the Personal History Questionnaire, please contact them at (805) 681-4270, so they can assist you in determining if you can continue your application process.

    Appointee must successfully pass the following:
    Polygraph Examination will measure the accuracy of information disclosed during the background investigation process.

    Background Investigation includes an interview and in-depth background investigation of police records, personal, military, and employment histories; inquiry of persons who know you and evaluate whether you respect the law and rights of others; are dependable and responsible; have demonstrated mature judgment in areas such as the use of drugs and intoxicants; are honest; and is a safe driver.

    APPLICATION AND SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED; Online application and job bulletins can be accessed 24 hours a day at

    Sheriff's HR Recruiter- Ms. Ryan at email

Keywords: County of Santa Barbara, Santa Maria , Utility Worker, Institutions, Other , Santa Maria, California

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