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The City of Laguna Beach is hiring: A Full-Time Jailer

The following information was provided by The City of Laguna Beach


$47,112.00 - $66,312.00 Annually


Full Time


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

  • Monitoring of arrestees on a rigid timeline.

  • Processing arrestees (completing multiple forms by hand, typewriter, 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 arrestees.

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

  • Responding to public inquiries regarding arrestees.

  • Enforcing Jail rules.

  • Preparing written reports.

  • Conducting Title 15 visual compliance checks within Jail facility.

  • Train newly hired Jailers on Jail operations and procedures.

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

  • Transporting arrestees.

  • The Jailer also assists with other departmental office and support work, and other related duties as required.


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 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.

Special Requirements Incumbents must be available to work a varied shift schedule, which will encompass weekdays, weekends, evenings, daytime hours, and holidays. If not already completed, incumbents will be required to successfully complete a Jailer Training Academy, or training of a similar nature. Completion will be required by the end of the twelve-month probationary period.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of: Police department policies, practices and procedures; federal and state laws, statutes, and local ordinances and court decisions governing arrest and custody of prisoners, search and seizure, rules of evidence, and privacy rights; safety rules and procedures, self-defense methods and physical restraint techniques. Knowledge of general office procedures and equipment operation is also required. Ability to: read, understand and clearly instruct inmates and the general public on regulations and procedures; operate a motor vehicle and/or pick-up truck in the performance of duties; work cooperatively and effectively with those contacted in the performance of duties; work effectively with minimal supervision as a team member with co-workers, exercise initiative and effective judgment in handling problems which may arise in the field; and ask for and accept assistance as needed from experienced LBPD staff members; maintain accurate records, files and/or inventories; summarize records in report format; maintain effective security and safety controls; communicate orally and prepare thorough, clear and concise reports; utilize various management information systems and automation tools and electronic communications via desktop computer systems and computer networks; make decisions on effective courses of action in emergency situations.

Skills: Must possess effective public relations skills, conflict resolution skills and techniques, general office skills.

Physical, Mental & Environmental Working Conditions

Work is performed in a variety of environmental conditions; with exposure to temperature variations, noise, vibrations, fumes, odors, and dust. Physical demands require walking, bending, stooping, climbing stairs. Must have the ability to sit and stand for prolonged periods of time. Incumbent must be able to see and hear in normal range with or without correction. Must be able to sit, reach, twist, lean, stand at a counter, operate a computer keyboard, lift files, and reports from counter tops or file drawers, withstand exposure to vibration, pitch and glare from a computer. Must be able to communicate clearly in person as well as over the phone. Must have vision sufficient to read standard text, a computer screen and to oversee large groups of arrestees.

Incumbents largely will be working inside a jail facility and may have contact with inmates who may become violent or abusive. May be required to drive in inclement weather conditions and work shift work, holidays, weekends, and rotating schedules.



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.

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