Monterey County Human Resources
July 21, 2021
Salinas, CA
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Final Filing Date: Friday, August 20, 2021
Exam# 21/34X21/07JA
The Public Works, Facilities & Parks Department (PWFP) seeks candidates for the Guard (Litter Control) classification to support the Operations and Maintenance division. Under general supervision/ guards/ controls, incumbents in this classification are responsible for supervising the activities of inmates performing a variety of unskilled manual tasks; transporting inmates to and from various locations; and maintaining security and discipline.

The Public Works, Facilities & Parks Department brings together a range of functions to ensure safe building construction, plan for the future needs of the County, manage infrastructure and county facilities, and protect natural resources.

The Eligible List established by this recruitment may be used to fill current and future vacancies on a regular full-time, part-time, or temporary basis [County-wide].

Examples of Duties Paramount duties include:

  • Guards, controls and supervises the activities of inmates from the rehabilitation facility, and individuals from court work alternate programs and alcohol rehabilitation programs in litter control activities and other unskilled manual tasks
  • Drives a truck to pick up and transport crew to work site; returns crews to the rehabilitation facility; maintains and exercises verbal security and custodial control over inmates
  • Observes the work area and conditions throughout the day to ensure a safe job site; maintains radio contact with the Public Works Department
  • Solves minor problems among inmates; returns uncooperative inmates to the rehabilitation facility
  • Completes time cards, labor and equipment records; maintains daily work logs which document work completed and other records
  • May perform some unskilled manual labor

To view the complete job description visit the Monterey County website:

Will have a proven track record demonstrating the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Some Knowledge of:
Basic math sufficient to keep timecards and work records.

Skill and Ability to:
Skill to safely drive a truck, pickup or van with a manual transmission while pulling a trailer; Supervise and control a group of inmates and maintain security and discipline; Develop and maintain an effective relationship with departmental personnel, law enforcement, individuals assigned to the crew and the general public; Think quickly and clearly to adopt an effective and reasonable course of action under adverse and/or emergency conditions; Understand and follow oral directions; Write English at a level sufficient to complete basic time and equipment records; Read English at a level sufficient to follow written instructions, read maps and forms; Communicate orally with all age, social, educational level and ethnic groups.

Examples of Experience/Education/Training Any combination of training, education and/or experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities and required conditions of employment listed above is qualifying. An example of a way these requirements might be acquired is:

Experience: One (1) year of experience working as a security guard with responsibility for the supervision and safety of others.

Additional Information Required conditions of employment:
As a condition of employment, the incumbent will be required to:

  • Successfully pass a thorough background investigation
  • Possess a California Class c driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record
  • Work flexible hours and weekends
  • Work effectively with potentially hostile individuals.

Monterey County offers an excellent benefits package. To view the "J" Unit Benefit Summary please visit our website. This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prevail over this listing.

Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the U.S.; a list of acceptable documents is available on the USCIS Form I-9. If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your rate of pay will be hourly, and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed in the summary.

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Applications may be obtained from and submitted to:
Monterey County, Public Works, Facilities & Parks Department
Attn: Julie Aulenta, Associate Personnel Analyst
1441 Schilling Place, 1st Floor, Salinas CA 93901
Phone: (831) 755-5014 Fax: (831) 784-5603

The selection process is tentative and applicants will be notified if changes are made. The competitive selection process includes submittal of required application materials. A complete application packet will include:

  • A completed County of Monterey Employment Application
  • Responses to all of the Supplemental Questions

All required materials must be received no later than final filing date:
Friday, August 20, 2021

Applicants who fail to provide all required materials will not be considered. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute for required application materials. All required application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applications that are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the selection process. To assess applicants' possession of required qualifications, the process may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercises, performance exam, and/or written examination.
Veterans and their widows/ers who within the past five years have served on active duty for 30 or more days in a 1) national or State military emergency or 2) military expedition for which a medal was authorized, may be eligible for Veterans' Preference Points. To apply, veterans must submit an "Application for Veterans' Preference" with their application materials by the final filing date.
Monterey County is a drug-free work place and an equal opportunity employer. The County seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity. Monterey County provides reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call the Human Resources Analyst at (831) 755-5014.

The County of Monterey is a Drug-Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Closing Date/Time: 8/20/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

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