What are the typical duties of a Correctional Officer?

Our officers work a variety of assignments within our Corrections Facilities to uphold our Agency’s Mission Statement and Core Values . Various duties are performed in each position; the Correctional Officer Job Classification Specifications provides the main essential duties. To view the Job Specifications, visit our employment portal  and select the job title of Correctional Officer I/ II for the classification specifications which include examples of essential duties.

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1. What are the minimum requirements to be a Correctional Officer with Placer County?
2. What are the selection standards for a Correctional Officer?
3. What are the typical duties of a Correctional Officer?
4. I currently work as a Correctional Officer for another agency and am interested in applying to Placer County Sheriff’s Office, what is the application process?
5. What is the application process for Correctional Officer?
6. What if applications are not currently being accepted for Correctional Officer?
7. What is the testing process for Correctional Officer?
8. I’ve taken a correctional officer written test in the past and have a score; can I have it applied to the Placer County written exam?
9. Is there a physical agility exam for Correctional Officer? What does it consist of?
10. What is the selection process for a Correctional Officer?
11. Where can I be assigned to work as a Correctional Officer?
12. What training is provided to Placer County Correctional Officers?
13. What kind of special assignments/teams are there for a Correctional Officer?
14. What pay incentives are available to a Correctional Officer?