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Deputy Sheriff | Correctional Officer | Sheriff's Clerk | Dispatcher

If you would like to receive information or an application for a position with the Butte County Sheriff's Office, contact Butte County Personnel at (530) 538-7653.

Correctional Officer Trainee is a non-sworn position. Incumbents are sponsored to attend a Correctional Core Course certified by the Standards and Training for Corrections Programs (STC) Division of the California Board of Corrections. Upon Successful completion and graduation from the Core Course, incumbants are eligible for consideration as a Correctional Officer.

Correctional Officer is a non-sworn position. Requirements Correctional Officer Trainee Graduation from high school or GED equivalency certificate. Must be at least 18 years of age. Must possess, or obtain by appointment date, a valid California driver's license. Must possess, or obtain during the probationary period a valid CPR and First aid certificate.

Requirements

Correctional Officer Trainee

  • Graduation from high school or GED equivalency certificate.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must possess, or obtain by appointment date, a valid California driver's license.
  • Must possess, or obtain during the probationary period a valid CPR and First aid certificate.

Correctional Officer

  • Must have, within the past year, successfully completed a STC Correctional Core Course.

Selection Process

Anyone wishing to be considered in the selection process must file a completed application.
All approved applicants must pass the following examinations:

  • A physical agility test.
  • A written examination.
  • An oral examination.
  • A written psychological examination.
  • An oral psychological examination.
  • A polygraph examination.
  • A thorough background examination.
  • A pre employment medical examination.

All applicants must be of good moral character with no felony convictions by a State, Federal, or foreign government of a crime which could have been punishable by imprisonment in a Federal Penitentiary or State Prison.

All applicants must be United States citizens or permanent resident aliens who are eligible for, and have applied for, citizenship at least one year before application for employment.

Applicants must be free from any active organic disease, must meet POST vision standards, must be able to pass a plate test of color vision, and meet department hearing standards.

The following types of illegal drug use or possession will be considered as automatic disqualifies. No exceptions!

  • Use or possession of marijuana within one year prior to application.
  • Use or possession of a drug classified as a hallucinogenic.
  • Use of ANY injectable drug unless prescribed.
  • Use of illegal anabolic steroid within one year prior to application.
  • Any other use or possession of an illegal drug not mentioned within three years of application.

All successful candidates will also be required to successfully complete a one year probationary term, prior to achieving permanent full time employment status.

Note: Any provision stated here may be modified or revoked without notice and do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.

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