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Barber (Correctional Facility) (2086)

Barber (Correctional Facility)

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: DE85
  • Class Code: 2086
  • Established: 07/23/1975
  • Revised: 02/26/1981
  • Title Changed: --


Under direction in a State correctional facility in the Department of Corrections or Department of the Youth Authority, to perform general barbering services; to maintain order and supervise the conduct of inmates, wards, residents, or patients; to protect and maintain the safety of persons and property; may instruct, lead or supervise inmates, wards or resident workers; and do other related work.

Typical Tasks

Cuts hair of male and female inmates, wards, residents, and patients; supervises and instructs these persons in barbering methods and in barbershop sanitation; sharpens and sterilizes barber tools; requisitions supplies, and keeps the barbershop clean and sanitary; in a hospital setting, a Barber also shaves inmates, wards, residents, and patients; assists persons to and from the barber chair; makes change and writes receipts for money received; maintains order and supervises the conduct of persons committed to the Departments of Corrections and the Youth Authority; prevents escapes and injury by these persons to themselves or others or to property; maintains security of working areas and work materials; inspects premises and searches inmates, wards, residents, or patients for contraband, such as weapons or illegal drugs.

Minimum Qualification

Possession of a valid Barber Certificate issued by the California State Board of Barber Examiners to practice barbering in California.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Equipment, materials, and methods used in general barbering work; modern aseptic methods; care of barbering equipment; shop sanitation; problems of instructing, supervising, and dealing with persons committed to a State correctional facility.


Skill in: Performing general barbering work.

Special Personal Characteristics

Neatness, cleanliness, carefulness, sympathetic understanding of and willingness to work with inmates, wards, residents, or patients in a State correctional facility; and freedom from communicable diseases.

Special Physical Characteristics

Persons appointed to positions in this class must be reasonably expected to have and maintain sufficient strength, agility, and endurance to perform during stressful (physical, mental, and emotional) situations encountered on the job without compromising their health and well-being or that of their fellow employees or that of inmates.


Assignments during tour of duty may include sole responsibility for the supervision of inmates and/or the protection of personal and real property.

  Updated: 6/3/2012
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