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Detention Officer I - Detention Center
York County Government
York County Government
 
Job Location: York, South Carolina
Job Type: Full Time
Department: Detention Center
Facility: Moss Justice Center, 1675 York Highway, South Carolina
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Job Title:
Detention Officer I
Opening Date/Time:
Wed. 10/22/14 12:00 AM Eastern Time
Closing Date/Time:
Continuous
Salary:
$17.08 - $23.91 Hourly
$35,519.79 - $49,728.18 Annually
Job Type:
Full Time
Location:
Moss Justice Center, 1675 York Highway, South Carolina
Department:
Detention Center
| CLASSIFICATION TITLE:Detention Officer I
Department:
Detention Center
SUMMARY:
The purpose of this position is to perform various security procedures and activities on assigned shift, ensuring that security is maintained at all times for the protection of staff, inmates and the general public; to prepare and submit records and reports as required, and to perform related corrections work as required. Works according to some procedures but decides how or when to do things; work is reviewed regularly by supervisor.

Examples of Duties:
ESSENTIAL TASKS:
The tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary.

Maintains a high level of security and safety awareness at all times, ensuring the safety and security of inmates, staff and the general public through the proper enforcement of administrative and operational policies and procedures.

Performs a variety of security duties associated with post assignment, which may include booking inmates, overseeing initial showering and issuing supplies, escorting inmates / assisting with inmate movement within the facility, controlling and accounting for inmates` property, patrolling assigned areas, etc.

Observes and interacts with inmates to detect security problems; maintains order and discipline among inmates; assists in coordinating daily activities and programs involving inmates and visitors.

Supervises inmate meals, visitation, recreation and exercise, educational activities, telephone privileges, counseling, court visits, and medical attention; issues clean clothing and personal hygiene items; administers medications to inmates as prescribed.

Maintains accurate inmate head counts and monitors location of inmates at all times

Performs general clerical work as required, including attending meetings, entering and retrieving computer data, copying and filing documents, answering the telephone, maintaining lists and logs, etc

Performs general housekeeping duties.

Attends training, meetings, seminars, etc., as necessary to enhance job knowledge and skills.

Performs facility and cell inspections; determines security status.

OTHER DUTIES:

May serve on the emergency response team. Prepares and submits various records, reports and forms as required. Performs duties of other officers as necessary. Operates a vehicle, firearms, restraining devices, security equipment and alarm systems; operates a computer and basic office equipment; exercises care and safety in the use and maintenance of all equipment. Keeps all officers and supervisors informed of daily incidents and activities. Monitors security cameras. Provides the transportation of inmates to court, medical facilities and other locations as necessary. Participates in the management of and provides leadership to inmates in emergencies or other life/safety-threatening situations. Receives, reviews and responds to inquiries, complaints and requests for assistance in areas of responsibility. Accurately check blood sugar levels of diabetic inmates then distributing insulin to those inmates as needed.


Typical Qualifications:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Completion of high school/GED. Six months of experience preferred.

CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES:
Must possess basic jail certification; must possess CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications. Must possess a valid state driver`s license, Juvenile Specifics certification, Security Awareness, NAMI, Preventing Harassment, and Workplace Violence training. Must attend annual PREA training.

May be required to possess or obtain other certifications as deemed necessary by the department head and also may be required to possess firearms certification and maintain proficiency in the use and maintenance of firearms.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Requires gathering, organizing, analyzing, examining or evaluating data or information and may prescribe action based on such data or information. Requires giving information, guidance or assistance to people to directly facilitate task accomplishment; may give directions or assignments to helpers or assistants. Requires handling or using machines, tools or equipment requiring moderate instruction and experience, such as firearms, restraining devices, protective equipment, and security equipment; also involves handling or using machines, tools or equipment requiring brief instruction or experience, such as computers for data entry, fax machines, copiers, telephones or similar equipment. Requires performing skilled work involving rules/systems with almost constant problem-solving. Requires using addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, and/or calculating ratios, rates and percentages. Requires reading technical instructions, procedures, manuals and charts to solve practical problems; composing routine reports and specialized reports, forms and business letters with proper format; speaking compound sentences using normal grammar and word form. Ability to maintain a high level of security and safety awareness. Ability to multitask. Ability to problem solve and make split-second decisions. Ability to defend one`s self from assault; and to restrain detain and/or control suspects of varying heights and weights.

COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK
TECHNICAL/PARAPROFESSIONAL: Work involves inspecting, measuring, or comparing to a standard; utilizing special training to perform a defined function; following standardized procedures, techniques, or procedures.
Perform clerical or manual tasks involving intensive understanding of a field, unit or division. Example: May summarize, tabulate, or format data or information, or gather data and information for later evaluation; or perform arithmetic operations including basic geometry or algebra, including computing rates, ratios and/or percents; uses or operates medium use equipment such as chain saws, mowing equipment; journeyman level trades work.

Perform clerical or manual tasks involving intensive understanding of a field, unit or division. Example: May summarize, tabulate, or format data or information, or gather data and information for later evaluation; or perform arithmetic operations including basic geometry or algebra, including computing rates, ratios and/or percents; uses or operates medium use equipment such as chain saws, mowing equipment; journeyman level trades work.

Follow technical instructions, procedure manuals and charts to solve practical problems, or compose routine or specialized reports or forms and business letters, or ensure compliance with clear guidelines and standards.

Communicate to convey or exchange general work-related information or service to internal or external clients.

Perform semi-skilled work involving some set procedures and frequent problem-solving.

FINANCIAL AUTHORITY
Handle cash transactions. Manage inventory, property, or loss control.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USAGE
Use office machines such as copiers or calculators. Use computers for data entry; or handle hand-held power equipment or light machinery.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENT
PHYSICAL AND DEXTERITY REQUIREMENTS:
Requires work involving: Sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling, tasting or smelling, under 1/3 of the time. Gripping or feeling with hands, reaching with hands and arms, 1/3-2/3 of the time. Standing, walking, climbing or balancing, talking or hearing over 2/3 of the time. Lifting up to or more than 100 lbs under 2/3 of the time. Lifting up to 25 lbs over 2/3 of the time.

VISION REQUIREMENTS:
Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up or down or to the left and right when vision is fixed on a given point), Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships), Ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).
POTENTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS/HAZARDS:
The job may risk exposure to,indoor environment, noise, dust fumes, poor ventilation, chemical hazards, potential for violence/physical altercations, bloodborne pathogens, and potential needle sticks.







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