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A correctional deputy works within the Sheriff's jail system to control inmates:

  • Maintain security through key, door, tool & equipment control
  • Photograph prisoners, take fingerprints
  • Receive prisoners, process inmate correspondence & phone calls
  • Prepare & distribute paperwork, route booking sheets
  • Control contraband through routine facility and inmate searches
  • Supervise inmates during meals and recreational activities
  • Prepare prisoners for transport by applying restraint equipment and inspecting vehicles for safety
  • Perform business and record keeping functions
  • Administer medication to prisoners as prescribed by a physician

Correctional Deputy Job Description Apply Now

Salary & Benefits:

In addition to an exciting and challenging career opportunity with the Sheriff's Department, the County of Riverside participates in the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) and offers an excellent retirement program.

A flex benefit is provided in the amount of $712.00 monthly.
A 2.5% premium pay benefit for completion of a Bachelor's degree and an additional 2.5% premium pay benefit for completion of a Master's degree from an accredited institution.
Bilingual Skills:
We offer additional compensation in assignments that require you to use your bilingual skills.
Minimum Requirements
Correctional Deputy
At least 18 years of age at time of application
Eligible to work in U.S.
Ability to obtain California Driver License
U.S. high school diploma or G.E.D., or equivalent


  1. DUI violations within the last 3 years
  2. Currently on probation
  3. Felony convictions
  4. Conviction of misdemeanor domestic violence
  5. Lying or withholding any information