Job Description And Duties

Under the direction of the Captain, Office of Internal Affairs (OIA), Allegation Inquiry Management Section (AIMS), and the indirect supervision of the Regional Administrator, the Correctional Sergeant (Investigative Sergeant) performs duties including, but not limited to: developing an investigation plan; scheduling and conducting interviews; completing concise, objective, and accurate investigative reports, and tracking investigation activities and stages of the investigation from assignment to final submittal via manual and electronic logs and data bases.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement .

Working Conditions

Located off HWY 50 & Bradshaw

Minimum Requirements You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.


Additional Documents

  • Job Application Package Checklist
  • Duty Statement

Position Details

Job Code #:


Position #(s):


Working Title:

Correctional Sergeant (AIMS)



$7,490.00 – $9,418.00

# of Positions:


Work Location:

Sacramento County

Job Type:

Permanent, Full Time

Work Shift:


Work Week:

Mon – Fri

Department Information


We enhance public safety and promote successful community reintegration through education, treatment and active participation in rehabilitative and restorative justice programs.


To facilitate the successful reintegration of the individuals in our care back to their communities equipped with the tools to be drug-free, healthy, and employable members of society by providing education, treatment, rehabilitative, and restorative justice programs, all in a safe and humane environment.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the California Correctional Health Care Services are committed to building an inclusive and culturally diverse workplace. We are determined to attract and hire more candidates from diverse communities and empower all employees from a variety of cultural backgrounds, perspectives, and personal experiences. We are proud to foster inclusion and drive collaborative efforts to increase representation at all levels of the Department.



Allegation inquiry management section (AIMS)

Founded in 1885, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is one of the nation’s largest and most diverse correctional departments in the country. We are dedicated to enhancing public safety through the safe and secure incarceration of offenders, by providing effective parole supervision, and implementing rehabilitative strategies to successfully reintegrate offenders into our communities.

Special Requirements

  • Do NOT include ANY confidential information on any documents you submit for a job vacancy, such as your State application, resume, or educational transcripts. Confidential information that should be excluded or removed from these documents includes, but is not limited to, your Social Security Number (SSN), birthdate, student identification number, driver’s license number (unless required), basis of eligibility, examination results, LEAP status, marital status, and age. Confidential information on the first page of applications submitted electronically online, such as Easy ID number, SSN, examination related information, and driver’s license number will automatically be redacted upon submission.
  • Possession of Minimum Qualifications will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If you are meeting Minimum Qualifications with education, you must include your unofficial transcripts/diploma for verification. Official transcripts may be required upon appointment. If it is determined a candidate does not meet the Minimum Qualifications, the candidate will be withheld from the eligibility list, rendering them inactive and ineligible to be hired for the position. Candidates who have been withheld may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board.
  • Candidates new to CDCR or the Division of Juvenile Justice are required to submit to a background investigation process utilizing Live Scan fingerprinting, and Tuberculosis testing prior to appointment followed by departmental annual Tuberculosis testing/evaluation thereafter.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate’s relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience performing investigations
  • Training and experience in interview techniques
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Ability to maintain professional and courteous working relationships with multiple levels of staff
  • Ability to foster positive working relationships with internal/external stakeholders
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Possess integrity and the ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Effective time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to accept constructive feedback to further develop or enhance skills
  • In compliance with California Penal Code Section 6065(b)(1), applicants must be able to successfully complete and pass a thorough background check in addition to the original background screening originally conducted when the person was hired as a peace officer.

Contact Information

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Hiring Unit Contact:

CDCR Hiring Support

(877) 297-5599


Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department’s EEO Office.

EEO Contact:


(916) 255-1301


California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Statement Of Qualifications

SOQ Formatting must:

  • Be typewritten in 12-point font, with one inch margins, single spaced
  • Be no longer than two (2) pages in length
  • Include your name and Job Control # in the upper right hand corner
  • Numbered responses in the same order as the required content below

Statement Of Qualifications

  • Describe the breadth and depth of your training, working knowledge, and experience related to conducting inquiries or investigations within CDCR adult institutions, other correctional institutions, and/or in the public domain that involve the application of the Peace Officer Bill of Rights.
  • Describe your training, working knowledge, and experience (quantify) with the offender grievance and staff complaint process, and your understanding of its purpose.
  • Describe your experience in assessing and evaluating the thoroughness of Use of Force reports and ensuring those reports and the related circumstances and actions leading up to and during the use of force are in compliance with the current Use of Force policy.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.