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Correctional officer


Earn competitive pay and incentive bonuses, while building a rewarding law enforcement career that has real impact on your community. Apply now to join our family. 


Pay Range: $95,243 - $119,080


Jump start your law enforcement career with a challenging yet rewarding work with the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office as a Correctional Officer.  As a Correctional Officer you will receive specialized training in tactics, K-9, and population management. Additionally, Correctional Officers build a foundation of law enforcement skills for future career opportunities with the Sheriff's Office.


  • Receive, search, book, fingerprint, and guard inmates in the correctional facilities.

  • Take custody of inmates' property.

  • Maintain records of bookings, releases, transfers, money and other functions of the correctional facilities.

  • Prepare inmates for court and for release.

  • Perform related duties as assigned.


  • Emergency Response Team

  • K-9

  • Detective Administrative Classification


All pre-application tests for Correctional Officer applicants must be completed before submitting an application. Applicants for the Correctional Officer position must pass the below Battery Tests within a year of the date of application

POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB) with a minimum T-Score of 42
Physical Agility Test-Work Sample Test Battery (WSTB) with *Passing Times
1.5 -mile run


Test results from other training organizations and law enforcement agencies will be accepted so long as they meet California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) requirements. Locally, applicants can complete these tests at the South Bay Regional Training Consortium (aka The Academy).  Applicants are responsible for contacting The Academy ( and self-enrolling in the required written test, physical agility test, and 1.5-mile run. Visit The Academy's website for current test schedules, requirements, and enrollment.

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