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ABOLISHED 04/12/2018 PER PAY LETTER 18-10 - Podiatrist, Correctional Facility (7972)

ABOLISHED 04/12/2018 PER PAY LETTER 18-10 - Podiatrist, Correctional Facility

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: TC39
  • Class Code: 7972
  • Established: 07/01/1995
  • Revised: --
  • Title Changed: --


Under general direction in a State correctional facility in the Department of Corrections or Department of the Youth Authority, to perform assigned podiatry work; maintain order and supervise the conduct of inmates or youthful offenders; protect and maintain the safety of persons and property; and do other related work.

Typical Tasks

Examines the feet of patients; diagnoses and treats minor foot ailments, including corns, bunions, ingrown toenails, and infections such as athlete's foot; treats patients for foot lesions; applies nonsurgical treatment to the muscles and tendons of the leg governing the functions to the foot; prescribes foot gear and mechanical appliances for the relief of conditions causing foot ailments; fabricates from metal, leather, plastic, felt, or other material, such orthopedic aids as may be required; gives instruction in the proper care of feet; estimates quarterly supplies and materials for podiatry work; prepares reports, keeps clinical records; dictates correspondence; maintains order and supervises the conduct of persons committed to the California Department of Corrections or the Department of the Youth Authority; prevents escapes and injury by these persons to themselves, others, or to property; maintains security of working areas and work materials; inspects premises and searches inmates or youthful offenders for contraband, such as weapons or illegal drugs.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a valid license to practice podiatry in the State of California. (Applicants who do not possess the required license will be admitted to the examination but must secure the license before they will be considered eligible for appointment.) and

Experience: One year of experience in the practice of podiatry. and Education: Graduation from a recognized school of podiatry.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Methods, materials, and equipment used in modern podiatry practice; theory and practice of podiatry; modern trends and current literature in the field of podiatry.


Ability to: Apply methods, materials, and equipment in modern podiatry practice; diagnose and treat minor foot ailments; give instruction in proper care of feet; develop and maintain an effective working relationship; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.

Special Personal Characteristics

Empathetic understanding of patients of a State correctional facility; willingness to work in a State correctional facility; alertness, keenness of observation; tact; patient; and emotional stability.

Special Physical Characteristics

Persons appointed to this position 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 or youthful offenders.


Assignments may include sole responsibility for the supervision of inmates or youthful offenders and/or the protection of personal and real property.

  Updated: 5/15/2018
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