STATE RETIREMENT, EXCELLENT BENEFITS
APPLICANTS WILL UNDERGO BACKGROUND & MEDICAL REVIEW AND POLYGRAPH
MUST PROVIDE 10 YR DRIVING RECORD
- Provides for the safety of staff and inmates and the security of the City’s detention facility; supervises inmate activities; and performs related corrections work as assigned. This class works according to set procedures under close supervision.
- Maintains the security and safety of the City’s detention facility, inmates, and staff through the implementation of established policies and procedures.
- Monitors jail access and egress.
- Monitors security cameras, closed-circuit TV systems, alarm systems, automated locking systems, and other specialized security equipment.
- Processes and books inmates; searches, photographs, and fingerprints inmates; secures inmates’ property and issues supplies.
- Supervises meals, visitation, recreation and exercise, telephone privileges, counseling, court visits, movement within the facility, and medical attention; conducts headcounts regularly.
- Ensures that inmates are provided with appropriate sanitary conditions, clothing, and supplies; may administer medications as prescribed and perform drug/alcohol tests on inmates; administers First Aid and/or CPR as required.
- Patrols facility to ensure security; inspects locking and security devices and doors for proper working condition.
- Routinely searches inmates, cells, kitchen, and other inmate-accessible areas for contraband and other safety and security hazards.
- Observes and maintains orderly conduct among inmate population; subdues unruly or violent individuals; responds to emergency situations on jail property; investigates incidents, crimes, disputes, abuse of drugs, etc., among inmates and detainees.
- Processes inmates for release as ordered.
- Transports inmates to a court or to other facilities as required.
- Completes and maintains required paperwork.
- Performs custodial and general maintenance of jail facility and equipment.
- Communicates with law enforcement personnel, probation and parole officers, court personnel, victim advocates, attorneys, volunteers, clergy, medical care practitioners, and others regarding individual cases.
- Performs special duties or completes special projects as assigned.
- Receives and responds to citizens’ inquiries, concerns, and complaints concerning detention facility activities.
- Remains on call 24 hours per day, seven days per week, for emergency response.
- Performs general clerical work as required, including compiling information and statistics for reports, preparing reports and records, maintaining logs, entering and retrieving computer data, copying and filing documents, processing daily mail, answering the telephone, etc.
- Attends periodic training, seminars, meetings, etc., to enhance job knowledge and skills; maintains the required level of proficiency in the use of firearms.
Requires a high school diploma or GED equivalent supplemented by formal training, special courses, or self-education that is equivalent to the satisfactory completion of one year of college education or specialized advanced training in police science, criminal justice, or a closely related field.
SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES:
- Must possess Basic Jail Officer and firearms certifications.
- Must possess a valid state driver’s license.
- May be required to possess or obtain additional professional or technical certifications as deemed necessary by Police Chief.
Requires a short demonstration up to and including one month.