Job Shadow Day for Employees Interested in Careers in Law Enforcement
On March 16th, eighteen (18) employees from eight departments participated in the first Career Course for employees interested in exploring careers as a Correctional Officer or Deputy Sheriff. This event was organized as a result of the Career Development Program Committee, a partnership with the Human Resources Department, SEIU, and AFSCME, in response to employee feedback requesting a job shadow program. The Human Resources Department partnered with Sheriff’s Office to host this event which included an executive welcome, jail tour, panel, recruitment discussion on position requirements, and a Q&A session. Participants found the course “informative and transparent” and indicated that they will do additional research, speak with employees in those positions, prepare for the testing/application process, and/or participate in a Sheriff’s Office boot camp. All attendees rated the course as good or excellent and would recommend it to a colleague.