Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown has extended a “special invitation” to CDCR Correctional Officers affected by past or planned layoffs to apply for a lateral transfer to a position as a Custody Deputy.
“The experience and training you bring from CDCR will be greatly beneficial to our agency,” Sheriff Brown said. “We hope you seriously consider joining the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office as a Custody Deputy.”
The duties of a Custody Deputy, he said, are similar to those of a CDCR Correctional Officer and include overseeing the work of a group of inmates; supervising the conduct of inmates; supervising family and professional visits to inmates; inspecting living areas of inmates to ensure cleanliness, orderliness and compliance to jail regulations; preventing escapes, injuries and the destruction of property; searching for contraband; and transporting prisoners and guards prisoners at hospitals and other off-site locations.
The application period opened March 6; no closing date was posted. The monthly salary for the position runs from $4,713.76 to $5,754.54, plus uniform allowance and benefits.