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Background Questionnaire [PDF]


The Pima County Sheriff's Department continually recruits for positions other than Deputy Sheriff and Corrections Officer. Civilian opportunities are varied and include clerical, technical, service/maintenance, and professional positions. Some of these positions require working nights, weekends, and holidays. Civilian personnel play an integral role in dealing with the public and providing support to deputies and corrections officers in law enforcement and community service areas.

All positions with the Pima County Sheriff's Department require satisfactory completion of a background investigation, polygraph, and drug screen. The hiring process is very detailed and may take up to 6-8 weeks to complete.

Please visit the Pima County Human Resources website for a list of available positions.  You may also submit a Job Interest Card and mention the civilian position you are interested in hearing about once it becomes available.

Health care related positions at the Pima County Adult Detention Center are supplied by a private contractor.  For information concerning open health care positions click here.

Current Job Openings: 

Job Title: 4369 - Corrections Custodian - Senior
Area of Interest: Custodial Services
Shift: Rotating
Workweeks: Rotating
City: Tucson
State/Province: Arizona
Position Type: Full Time - Permanent
Posting Start Date: 08/01/2014
Posting End Date:  Open until filled
Salary: Starting Salary: $12.61/hr


(1) Two years of commercial, institutional or industrial custodial experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
(2) One year of experience with Pima County as a Custodian. 
(3) Two years of experience in the direct supervision of unskilled or semi-skilled workers or laborers engaged in grounds or facilities maintenance or custodial activity.


Willing to work Rotating Shifts and Rotating Days; Willing to work in a jail setting.

Licenses and CertificatesValid driver license is required at the time of application. Valid AZ driver license required at time of appointment. The successful applicant will be subject to a 39-month DOT Motor Vehicle Record review t determine applicant's suitability to operate county vehicles in accordance with Pima County administrative procedure.

Physical/Sensory Requirements: Some positions within this classification may require the ability to react to physical confrontations and emergency situations quickly and effectively, work in confined spaces for prolonged periods of time, and hear and understand speech and radio transmissions. Other physical and sensory abilities will be determined by position.

Special Notice Items: Department of Labor Regulation CFR Part 1910.1030 requires notification that some positions in this category may have a high risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens. In accordance with OSHA and Pima County guidelines and regulations, Hepatitis B vaccine, tuberculosis screening and respiratory protection training, safety equipment and personal protective clothing will be provided. Prior to appointment, applicants must satisfactorily complete a personal background investigation by law enforcement agencies due to the need for access to corrections facilities and daily contact with corrections inmates. Preference given to Pima County employees as a promotional opportunity.

Position Description:

SUMMARY: Leads and participates in the work of inmate crews providing cleaning, sanitation, general maintenance and landscaping of adult corrections facilities and grounds in strict accordance with security rules and procedures. This classification is distinguished from all other Custodian classifications by its assignment to adult correctional facilities and its participation in inmate security.

This position is in the Corrections Bureau of the Pima County Sheriff's Department.

The Corrections Bureau operates 24/7, 365 days a year. Most positions are 8 hour work week days, with two regular days off per week. Applicants should be willing to work all shifts (day shift, evening shift, swing shift or midnight shift), rotating shifts, rotating days, holidays and weekends.


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