Position Summary NOW HIRING! COME JOIN OUR TEAM! ***ON THE JOB TRAINING AVAILABLE*** UPDATE! The Benton County Jail Is Now Accepting Applications To Fill Both Full-Time And Part-Time MALE Detention Officer Positions. The Jail Currently Has (4) Full-Time And (2) Part-Time MALE Detention Officer Openings Available , But Hopes To Also Build An Eligibility List For Both FT And PT MALE Detention Officer Positions For Future Openings. Both The Full-Time And Part-Time Positions Have An Intended NEW 2021 Hiring Wage (Under The Effective DDA 7/3/2021 Benton County Pay Scale) Of $22.49 Per Hour; With A Current Career Potential Of $30.85 Per Hour Plus Opportunities For Shift Differential, Uniform Allowance, And Additional Benefits. - To Be Considered For This Position, Applicants Meeting Minimum Qualifications Will Need To Pass A Video Detention Officer Test. Benton County Plans To Offer, Based On The Number Of Candidates, Additional Testing Session(s) For The Length Of The "Continuous" Posting, To Those Who Meet Minimum Qualifications. NOTE: The NEXT Video Detention Officer Testing Session For This Position Is TBD - Please Watch Your E-mail For Updates For Testing . Those Candidates Who Meet the Minimum Qualifications Should Be Prepared To Attend. More Information Regarding Additional Testing Session(s) Will Be Provided Via E-Mail When It Becomes Available. PLEASE NOTE: Recruitment Efforts For These Positions Will Be Maintained Until The Positions Are Filled And While An Eligible List Is Being Built For Future MALE Detention Officer FT & PT Openings. P osition Summary Responsible for the control, observation, and supervision of inmates to ensure the maintenance of security, safety, operational rules, and policies of the Benton County Jail. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Duties and Responsibilities Essential Functions A. Responds to inmate concerns, medical emergencies, performs emergency first aid, operates emergency equipment and reports to medical staff. B. Enforces jail rules and regulations including disciplining of inmates. C. Prepares and updates reports and maintains records. D. Completes medical questionnaires to assess inmates within medical guidelines and distributes medications. E. Maintains counts of inmates in assigned areas. F. Searches inmates and inspects cells, recreation areas, grounds, work location and other activity areas for unauthorized objects or materials. G. Operates central control, which includes, but is not limited to, monitoring radio traffic, opening facility doors, monitoring movement within the facility (inmate and staff), answering phone calls and monitoring inmate phone use. H. Processes the intake and release of detainees. I. Escorts inmates and groups of inmates to work and other activities. J. Supervises and instructs inmates in work crew activities and the operation of equipment. K. Responds to safety and security incidents and other emergency situations, may require physical restraint and control of resisting and uncooperative inmates. L. Transports and assists in the supervision of inmates outside the facility. M. Completes safety and security checks throughout the facility. Additional Functions A. Attends trainings as needed. B. Performs other duties as assigned or apparent. Minimum Qualifications - Training and Experience Required Qualifications Minimum Qualifications A. High School Diploma or Equivalent GED; and B. Minnesota Driver's License. Conditions of Employment A. Must possess a valid driver's license and be able to drive in the state of Minnesota. B. Must successfully complete a background check. This includes psychological, drug, and alcohol. C. Must complete and pass pre-employment testing. D. Obtain and maintain certifications and licensures. A.1. Ability to obtain and maintain within 1-year of hire. A.1.1. First Aid/CPR, Use of Force, PREA and Taser Training. A.2. Ability to obtain and maintain within 6 months of hire. A.2.1. Use of Force, BCA training, Portals training, and OC certification. E. Ability to travel in with your daily work assignment. F. Ability to travel within Minnesota, including extended overnight stays. G. Ability to work extended, evening and weekend hours as needed. H. Must comply with organizational and departmental policies. I. Performs physical/mental demands of the work environment requirements for this position. J. Attendance during regularly scheduled work hours, and outside regular hours as necessary. K. Effective and respectful communication and interactions with other employees, supervisors, individuals from other organizations, and citizen customers. L. Must comply with data practices policies and standards relative to not public data. Any access to not public data should be strictly limited to accessing the data that are necessary to fulfill the employment responsibility. While data are being accessed, incumbent should take reasonable measures to ensure the not public data are not accessed by individuals without a work reason. Once the work reason to access the data is reasonably finished the public data must be properly stored according to county policies and the Minnesota Statutes. Minimum Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Physical Demands and Working Conditions Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: A. Basic knowledge of law enforcement terminology and procedures. B. Ability to effectively use a computer and various software programs. C. Ability to handle critical situations in a calm manner. D. The ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing. E. Ability to maintain effective public relations and deal with hostile or aggressive persons. F. Ability to handles a variety of typical assignments and problems under moderate supervision within standard operating procedures. G. Ability to perform fairly standard procedures and tasks where basic analytical ability is required. Detailed guidelines and procedures are generally used to make decisions or determine actions. H. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with regular contact with department and periodic contacts with other departments, outside agencies and public to relay basic information or relay facts. Physical Demands & Working Conditions A. Work is performed in the Benton County Jail and other facilities involved with the transport of inmates. B. Normal hearing and correctable vision required. Must possess physical strength and ability to restrain and control persons and ability to physically defend self. This position requires the ability to lift or assist in lifting injured persons. Duties can include prolonged period of standing or walking. C. Moderate likelihood of contact to bloodborne pathogens, airborne pathogens, and other potential infectious materials. Moderate likelihood of verbal abuse and violence exposure from hostile and angry inmates. D. This position is exposed to mental effort and stress and is exposed to individuals with mental illness. This position frequently performs work under moderate attention to detail and deadlines. Hours of Work A. Schedule to fit a 24 hr./day 7 days/week demand. Equipment Utilized A. Office equipment and computer, law enforcement equipment and tools, department transport vehicles and medical equipment. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship. The County Board, County Administrator or appropriate Elected Official retains the discretion to add duties or change the duties of this position at any time. Benton County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Benton County offers an exceptional benefit package including paid time off and holiday pay. Also included in this benefit package is health, preventative dental and life insurance; medical and dependent care reimbursement accounts (Section 125 Plan); deferred compensation plan and Public Employees Retirement (pension). For a more detailed overview of our benefit package, Click Here.
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