Position Description SALARY Starting: $24.7990/hour Full Range: $24.7990 - $36.3973/hour Grade 17, Non-Exempt Position, LELS Jail/Dispatch Unit Our Mission: "Provide Exceptional Public Services to Assure a Safe, Healthy, Vibrant County for All" Our Values: Professional | Approachable | Responsive | Collaborative | Fair & Equitable The Stearns County Sheriff's Office is committed to our partners, profession and communities. We strive to deliver the best public safety customer service through community engagement, innovative ideas and the progressive use of technology. The Sheriff's Office employs over 220 hardworking and dedicated individuals committed to teamwork and organizational growth. Few people would choose to spend their time inside the walls of a jail, but it's all in a day's work as a Correctional Officer! Interested in a career with great job security and the ability to retire at age 55? Become a Correctional Officer where it will be good time served! You'll receive great pay, benefits, opportunity for advancement and the reward of helping people make real life changes. Work is performed in a 24/7 locked facility environment with shift work including weekends and holidays. Check out this opportunity to make a difference through a rewarding career in public service and enjoy the excellent quality of life in Central Minnesota. Position Objective To provide security and ensure the safety of inmates, detained juveniles, vulnerable civil commitments, staff and the general public. This position is responsible for the transportation, programming, court duties, control, observation and direct supervision of detained juveniles, adult inmate population, and to enforce rules, regulations and policies in compliance with the MN Department of Corrections requirements. This position is the initial point of contact for all incarcerated individuals in the County Jail. Essential Duties and Responsibilities These examples do not include all possible responsibilities in this position and do not limit the assignment of related duties to this classification. 1. Staffs the central control areas in order to monitor and report on inmate behavior, calls for assistance and controls the flow of movement throughout the facility by operating electronically controlled doors, cameras and intercom equipment. 2. Books in prisoners following established procedures to include initial medical assessments, takes fingerprints, photographs and collects proper medical and demographic information. 3. Supervises, coordinates, escorts, and advises incarcerated adults. 4. Processes and disseminates all inmate needs including, but not limited to, medical issues, courts, programs, visitation, food, clothing, personal hygiene and shelter. 5. Patrols facility by making rounds, conducting inmate counts, assessing inmate status and making referrals as necessary. 6. Conducts security searches on arrested or sentenced persons. 7. Determines hold or release and condition status of arrested persons. 8. Advises arrested or sentenced persons of basic rules and expected conduct and initiates discipline procedures as required. 9. Makes initial classification and recommends placement of incoming inmates. 10. Maintains the integrity and security of the housing units. 11. Escorts and transports prisoners and others to and from court, jail and other jurisdictions or rehabilitation institutions. 12. Maintains documentation logs, reports and other forms as required. 13. Assists with the programs offered to inmates. 14. Administers and controls medication under the direction of the medical staff. 15. Coordinates, if applicable, the release and intake of Huber/Work Release inmates and trustees. 16. Assists the public as needed. 17. Performs COI duties as required. 18. Attends work in a regular and timely manner. 19. Performs other duties as assigned or apparent. Minimum Qualifications and Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Minimum Qualifications In order to be considered for this position, applicants must possess the following: - High School graduate or equivalent - Valid Minnesota Driver's license or the ability to obtain within 30 days Preferred Experience Beyond Minimum Qualifications: - Experience working as a Correctional Officer in a jail, prison or other correctional facility - Work experience in the military, a correctional facility, fire department, ambulance service or a public safety related field - Post-secondary education in law enforcement, criminal justice, or similar field - CPR Certification - First Aid Certification - Experience using Microsoft Office applications Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 1. Knowledge of Minnesota State Statutes, laws of arrest, legal due process, bail and bond procedures and inmate handbook. 2. Ability to learn and understand the operations manual, emergency plan and the facility's entire floor plan, including camera and alarm locations. 3. Ability to identify persons with mental health issues, including those who may be depressed and/or suicidal. 4. Ability to identify all other staff personnel by sight and voice. 5. Ability to maintain emotions and self-control. 6. Ability to be certified in CPR/First Aid and Taser. 7. Ability to use taser, handcuffs and self-defense techniques. 8. Ability to adapt to diverse population. 9. Ability to make decisions in crisis, emergency or dangerous situations. 10. Ability to be mentally alert with eye and hand coordination. 11. Ability to communicate and deal effectively with persons under adverse situations. 12. Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing. Accountabilities, Work Environment and Extent of Supervision or Guidance Provided Accountabilities Shared By All Employees 1. Performs job responsibilities in a manner consistent with the County's mission and values. 2. Develops and maintains a thorough working knowledge of all department and County-wide policies, protocols and procedures that apply to the performance of this position. 3. Develops respectful and cooperative working relationships with co-workers. 4. Informs immediate supervisor of all important matters pertaining to assigned job responsibilities. 5. Seeks opportunities for further personal growth and development. 6. Represents the County in a professional manner to all internal and external contacts when doing the County's business. 7. Complies with all rules and policies in order to maintain a safe work environment. Work Environment and Physical Demands The primary responsibilities for this position will be performed 90-95% of the time indoors in a secure jail. Involves transporting inmates to other facilities and to Court 5-10% of the time. Will have some exposure to health hazards and accidents. Click the following to view the: Functional Job Analysis for this job . Extent of Supervision or Guidance Provided Work is performed under the general supervision of the Sergeant - Corrections. Responsibility for Public Contact Frequent. Hours of Work, Testing and Interview Dates Hours of Work Involves shift work, including weekends and holidays with rotating days off. Interview Date If you are selected to be interviewed for this position, interviews will be held on a date to be determined. Invitations to interview will be sent to the email address listed on the job application and will be based upon an assessment of education and experience. A job specific physical, drug and/or psychological exam may be required before appointment. If you require special accommodations to participate in the Stearns County hiring process, please contact us at 320-656-3606.
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