Utility Worker, Institutions
Company: County of Santa Barbara
Location: Santa Maria
Posted on: November 20, 2023
TO APPLY or learn more about the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's
please visit our website at www.SBSheriff.org 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
- 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
- Reputation for honesty and trustworthiness
- Good moral character
- Dependable BACKGROUND DISQUALIFIERS:
- 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
- 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.
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.
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
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
* Retirement reciprocity
* Time and service credit towards an advanced vacation accrual
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
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
APPLICATION AND SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL
FILLED; Online application and job bulletins can be accessed 24
hours a day at www.sbcountyjobs.com.
Sheriff's HR Recruiter- Ms. Ryan at email
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