Detention Deputy

Detention Deputy

Description :


Under general supervision, maintain security and ensure inmate welfare in a county jail; oversee jail activities and facilities during assigned shift; perform related work as assigned. Assignments of the full range of duties. Receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit.
This position is a non-supervisory and receives general supervision from assigned shift supervisor. Ability to work with people to resolve problems is a premium. This is a small law enforcement agency and at times everyone will be required to respond to service demands that may not be specific to their job description. Everyone is expected to serve the public to the best of their abilities and capabilities. Responsible to Sheriff, Undersheriff, Administrator, Shift Supervisor

DUTIES Maintain centralized jail security and ensure the inmate welfare in accordance with laws, regulations and institutional philosophy. Obtaining necessary information to “book” inmates, complete necessary forms, take photographs with digital imagery system, take fingerprints with AUTOMATED FINGERPRINT IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM and perform other processing activities such as preparing reports and maintaining files. Must function effectively as an NCIC/CCIC terminal operator. Search, examine, instruct and log inmates; inventory and secure inmate property and valuables. Interview inmates; classify them and assign them to the appropriate detention area and activities. Supervise and monitor inmates and inmate trustees assisting with housekeeping, meal preparation and distribution, laundry and similar activities. Supervise inmate exercise, recreation, visitation and similar privileges. Assist medical staff in distribution of medications; screen and refer requests for medical attention; administer emergency first aid as required. Escort inmates within the jail areas; provide security for medical staff and court appearances as required. Inspect facilities and report the need for maintenance or unusual situations; request and/or issue clothing and supplies. Prepare reports and other written materials: maintain accurate records, logs and files. Testify in court as required to subpoena. Transport inmates to and from other facilities, medical, appointments and court appearances. Control room operation. Monitor inmate activity using video monitoring. Control inmate movement with automated system. Any other tasks assigned by the Sheriff or the Sheriff’s designee.

JOB REQUIREMENTS NOTE:  Because this position has a mixed and varied job requirements the listed requirements cannot include all the variety of knowledge, skills and abilities that are needed for this position.

DIFFICULTY OF WORK This position performs duties on a day-to-day basis that range from simple to very difficult. Difficult situations may range from a medical emergency to combative individual and requires one to be able to react quickly to a situation. This also requires the use of verbal judo and the ability to calm a situation down.

RESPONSIBILITIES Supervision is received in the form of general and specific Direction and requires the ability, skills and initiative and other qualities necessary for the identification of special problems based on a thorough knowledge of assigned duties.

WORK RELATIONSHIPS The profile of this position is mixed and varied. The personal work relationships are subject to vary with the differences in the duties assigned. Personal work relationships will include agency staff, general public, federal, state, and local officials and other community agencies for a wide variety of issues. 

PHYSICAL EFFORT, WORK ENVIRONMENT Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment, including computer, typewriter, calculators, copiers, facsimile machine, radios, ect. Must be able to exert 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 15 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or consistently to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Physical demand requirements are those for light to medium work.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND STANDARDS REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Preferred 21 YOA, must have a High School diploma or equivalent, must be able to pass a background investigation, must have a good driving record.

 Physical Requirements: Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment, including computer, typewriters, calculators, copiers, facsimile machines, radios, etc.  Must be able to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 15 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.  Physical demand requirements are those for Light to Medium Work.

Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural or composite characteristics (whether similar or divergent from obvious standards) or data, people or things.

Interpersonal Communications: Requires the ability to speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information.  Includes giving instructions, assignments and/or directions to others.

Language Ability: Requires the ability to read a variety of correspondence, reports, logs, forms, charts, etc.  Requires the ability to prepare correspondence, reports, forms, logs, charts, etc., using proper format and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction and style.  Requires the ability to speak before groups of people with poise, voice control, and confidence.

Intelligence: Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form; and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to record and deliver information; to explain procedures; and to follow oral and written instructions.  Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in a variety of technical or professional languages, including terminology related to NIMS, ICS, etc.

Numerical Aptitude:  Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas, add, subtract, multiply, divide, determine percentages and decimals

Form/Spatial Aptitude: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape.

Motor Coordination:  Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes rapidly and accurately in using automated office equipment

Manual Dexterity:  Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, office equipment, control knobs, switches, etc.  Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.

Color Discrimination:  Requires the ability to differentiate between colors and shades of color.

Interpersonal Temperament:  Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions.  Must be adaptable to performing under stress and when confronted with persons acting under stress.

Physical Communication:  Requires the ability to talk and hear (talking – expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing – perceiving nature sounds by ear).  Must be able to communicate via telephone, 800 megahertz radios and other equipment required for emergency response.

COMPENSATION Starting annual salary is approximately $38,000, this is a non-exempt position. County covers basic insurance for the employee only, CRA retirement benefits,




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Deadline for Applying : Open until filled