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The County of Tuolumne is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.


Live & Work Where Others Play!

Land of blue skies, green trees and golden opportunities captures the essence of the quality of life in beautiful and historic Tuolumne County. Rolling hills, towering green pines, graceful oaks and the snow-covered Sierra peaks provide the backdrop for a lifestyle that is hard to beat.

The area enjoys a mild, four-season climate. While a light snow may fall a few times a year, winters are relatively mild and above the fog of the San Joaquin Valley.

This rural setting lies only a half an hour from local ski resorts and mountain recreation, 120 miles from San Francisco, a few hours south of Lake Tahoe and within an hour of Yosemite National Park.

Local Recreation

Tuolumne County is home to endless year round recreational opportunities. During winter, you can ski and snowboard at Dodge Ridge, snowmobile in the high country, or ice skate at Long Barn.

You’ll never be bored in the summertime! Our county is home to boating and fishing on Lake Don Pedro, New Melones Reservoir, Lake Tulloch, Cherry Lake, Lyons Lake, and smaller high country lakes which can be reached by hiking or during a pack trip into the Emigrant Wilderness. Go whitewater rafting on our world famous Class 1 – 5 rapids, or take a lazy float trip in neighboring Knights Ferry. Camping, hiking, biking, and off road vehicle opportunities are endless.

We’re also the proud home of historic Columbia State Park, the best preserved Gold Rush town in the Mother Lode region, and historic Railtown 1897 State Park in Jamestown, where you can ride the train at one of the last operating railroad roundhouses.


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Custody Support Technician

Closes On: April 16, 2023 at 11:59 PM PST

Location: Jail, Sonora, CA 95370
Department: Jail
Job Status: Full-Time
Details: $19.92-$24.21 per hour
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The Position


New employees hired or current employees promoted into this classification will be eligible for the following hiring incentives:

  • Hiring Incentive—paid in first paycheck: $1,000
  • Personal Leave credit in first paycheck: 40 hours
  • Upon completion of probationary period and meets expectations on performance evaluation: $1,000
  • Upon completion of 2 years and meets expectations on performance evaluation: $1,500
  • Upon completion of 4 years and meets expectations on performance evaluation: $2,500
  • Upon completion of 5 years and meets expectations on performance evaluation: $3,000


The following incentive will only apply to new employees of the County of Tuolumne:

  • Up to $2,000 in moving expenses upon approval of the County Administrator.  Eligible expenses include payment for a professional moving company, rental of moving equipment such as a truck or trailer, purchase of boxes and packing materials, acquiring housing including first month’s rent and security deposit.


Under general supervision, performs a variety of clerical and support duties in the County jail; enters all pertinent information into the computerized booking system; operates and monitors communications and security equipment, logs movement throughout the facility, controls access to the facility; and performs related duties as assigned.


Receives general supervision from assigned Jail Sergeant. Exercises no direct supervision over staff.


This is a fully competent classification in the Custody Support Technician class series responsible for performing a variety of duties related to the intake, processing, and release of inmates, video surveillance, and the operation of security door system in the County jail system. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. This class is distinguished from Lead Custody Support Technician in that the latter is responsible for technical and functional direction of lower-level technicians and staff and for maintaining and reporting jail operations data.

Minimum Qualifications

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Education and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade.

Additional Information

The County of Tuolumne offers an extensive benefits package to members of the Deputy Sheriff’s Association (DSA).

County Contribution towards health care plans

  • Up to $1,000 mo. for employee only
  • $1,569 mo. for employee plus one dependent
  • $2,019 mo. for employee plus family
  • $150 mo. for opting out of medical

Available Medical Plans:  Anthem Blue Cross CARE PPO, Anthem Blue Cross CHOICE PPO, Anthem Blue Cross SAFETY, and Kaiser for those within their service area.

Dental:  Delta Dental

Vision:  Vision Services Plan (VSP)

Life Insurance: $50,00 + option life insurance plan for purchase

Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance Plan

Retirement:  CalPERS and Social Security

Voluntary Deferred Compensation (457b)

Holidays:  12 for those working normal business hours

Floating Holiday:  24/7 shift employees will receive 64 hours on July 4th and 40 hours on January 1st.

Vacation: 80-200 hours annually depending on years of service

Sick:  96 hours annually

Uniform Allowance:  $500-1,000 annually depending on classification

Retention incentive based on years of service: 5 years = 2.5%, 10 years = 5%, 15 years = 10%, 20 years = 15%, and 25 years = 20%

Degree Pay (Sworn):  5% for Bachelors, 5% for Masters

Degree Pay (Non-Sworn):  2.5% for Bachelors, 2.5% for Masters

POST Certificate Pay:

  • Intermediate. = 3%
  • Advanced = 7%
  • Supervisory = 2.5%
  • Management = 2.5%

POST Dispatch Pay:

  • Intermediate = 2.5%
  • Advanced = 5%

MAX Ed/POST Cert Pay = 20%

Probation Period: 26 pay periods

Special Assignments: (*with pay)

  • Civil Sergeant
  • Civil Deputy
  • Detective Sergeant
  • Investigations Detective*
  • Administrative Deputy
  • School Resource Officer
  • Deputy Coroner
  • Custody Division Admin Sergeant
  • Boat Patrol Sergeant
  • Boat Patrol Deputy
  • Court Bailiff
  • TNT Detective
  • Training Officer*
  • Canine Handler*
  • Officer In Charge*
  • Transportation Jail Deputy
  • Classification Jail Deputy

May qualify for:

  • Employee down payment and closing cost assistance
  • Student loan forgiveness
  • Education assistance program