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CITY OF LAGUNA BEACH: Jailer (Part-Time)

The following information was provided by The City of Laguna Beach

RATE OF PAY: $22.65 - $27.62 Hourly

POSITION: Under the supervision of the Jail Supervisor (non-sworn) and designated sworn personnel, the Jailer works within the jail facility monitoring inmates, controlling entry and exit to jail facilities, handling inmate processing, and maintaining order in the jail. This position also performs cell searches for drugs and other contraband and inspects the facility for cleanliness. The Jailer also assists with other departmental office and support work and other related duties as assigned.

Employees in this position maintain effective, cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the performance of duties, including the general public. Additionally, employees must exercise effective judgment and initiative as needed.

This is non-sworn position. Positions in this class are distinguished by the need to exercise independent judgment and initiative while under the direct and/or functional supervision of designated sworn personnel, in performing duties within specific functional areas of responsibility in a detention facility.

Incumbents must be available to work a varied shift schedule that will include weekends, late nights, and holidays.

The Application/Selection Process: All interested candidates must submit a completed online application. Applications will be screened carefully and selected candidates will be invited to a Department interview. The appointing hiring authority will further review the job-related qualifications of those deemed eligible for hire before making selection decisions.

A candidate selected for this position must successfully complete a background security investigation, polygraph examination, psychological exam, and pre-employment physical examination including a drug test.


The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Assisting in supervising the conduct of inmates in a variety of custody situations within a jail facility

  • Monitoring of inmates on a rigid time line

  • Processing inmates (completing multiple forms by hand or computer)

  • Assisting in performing administrative and operational duties such as maintaining logs and records, hourly check logs, preparing reports or memorandums, and other record keeping as directed

  • Ensuring the maintenance of order, security, and compliance with administrative regulations, judicial rulings, Department Policy & Procedures, and Rules & Regulations

  • Operating a computer terminal to obtain criminal history information including warrants, or other holds, and updating classification or housing information as necessary

  • Conducting interviews with inmates

  • Securing inmate property and monies, as necessary, in compliance with Departmental Policy and Procedures

  • Responding to public inquiries regarding inmates

  • Enforcing jail rules

  • Preparing written reports

  • Conducting Title 15 visual compliance checks within jail facility

  • Train newly hired part-time jailers on jail operations and procedures

  • Provide daily, operational leadership to lower-level staff, directing work as needed


Any combination demonstrating the ability to effectively and successfully perform the duties of the position is considered qualifying. A typical combination is as follows:

  • Education:  Graduation from high school or the equivalent. Incumbent must be at least 18 years of age by the time of appointment. Related college level coursework, and formal training and/or certification in the field of jail operations is highly desirable.

  • Experience:  A minimum of one (1) year of experience working in a related capacity in a law enforcement agency, including strong public contact work is required.

  • License/Certificate Requirements:  Due to the performance of field duties, which requires the operation of a city vehicle, a valid California Driver's license and an acceptable driving record are required. Completion of a jailer training academy or a similar training is highly desirable.

  • If not already completed, incumbents will be required to successfully complete the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Department's Jailer Training Academy, or training of a similar nature. Completion will be required by the end of the twelve-month probationary period..


TO APPLY: Jailer

This WIOA Title I financially assisted program or activity is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. If you need special assistance to participate in this program, please call (714) 480-6500. TDD/TTY users, please call the California Relay Service at (800) 735-2922 or 711. Please call 72 hours in advance to allow the OC Workforce Solutions Center to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this program.

The views, information, or opinions expressed by the organization(s) mentioned are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of the County of Orange and its employees.


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