Probationary Detention Officers

  • MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA
  • Missoula, Montana
  • Apr 27, 2020
Full Time Public Safety

Job Description

Base Rate $19.02 per hour
Status Regular
Schedule Full Time
Department Sheriff-Detention Center
Bargaining Unit AFSCME/DOAMC (adult officers) AFSCME (juvenile of
Closing Date 5/22/2020 5:00:00 PM

Description

TO APPLY: Submit electronically by 5:00 p.m. Friday May 22, 2020: Missoula County on-line application. Four (4) documents must be attached to your application. (1) Waiver; (available as a link below); (2) Copy of valid driver's license; (3) Proof of US citizenship (e.g., birth certificate or passport); and (4) Documentation of graduation from an accredited high school or GED;. College transcripts (unofficial accepted) if applicable for Probationary Juvenile Detention Officer applicants. DD214 if claiming veteran's preference. Incomplete application materials may disqualify applicant. Applicants will be notified via e-mail if they are eligible to interview and the date and time of their interview. Interviews will tentatively be held June 9 - 11, 2020. Probationary Detention Officers - Performs work involved with the supervision, care and transport of Detention Center inmates and/or juvenile inmates and related activities as assigned. This is an entry level probationary position used for training and evaluation of a probationary Adult Officer or Juvenile Officer of the Missoula County Detention Center and at the Montana Law Enforcement Academy. Certificate pay is available for Montana POST certified Detention/Correction officers who possess intermediate, advanced, supervisory, or instructor POST Certificates. Complete job descriptions available upon request to the Human Resources Department.

Minimum Qualifications

Must meet minimum requirements as set forth by Montana POST Council: *must be a citizen of the United States; *must be at least 18 years of age; *must be fingerprinted and subject to a background check to disclose any criminal records, Juvenile Detention Officers must also pass background check by the Child Protective Services Division of the Department of Public Health and Human Services; * may not have been convicted of a crime for which he or she could have been imprisoned in a federal or state penitentiary; *must be a high school graduate or have passed the general education development test and have been issued an equivalency certificate by the superintendent of public instruction, an appropriate issuing agency, another state or the federal government; *must be of good moral character, as determined by a thorough background investigation; *must meet any additional qualifications established by the POST Council. *Juvenile Detention Officer: in addition, must have a post-secondary degree or one year of experience working with youth and be physically, mentally, and emotionally competent to care for youth; and understand the purpose of the youth detention facility and be willing to carry out its policies and programs. Applicants that meet these additional requirements are not guaranteed a position as a Probationary Juvenile Detention Officer but will be considered based on hiring needs.

Special Requirements

Requires a valid Montana Driver's License. Due to occupational requirements, applicants must successfully pass a review of their driving record and a criminal history check to qualify for consideration for this position. Upon offer of employment, applicants must pass a background investigation, physical examination, and drug screen. Successfully pass and maintain departmental standards for firearms qualification - transport and court support staff only. Must attend and satisfactorily complete Detention Officer Basic Course at the Montana Law Enforcement Academy within one (1) year of employment. Must be certified in the use of First Aid and CPR and satisfactory completion of weaponless defensive tactics course.

Representative Examples of Work

(Adult) - Participates in a prescribed detention officer training program to learn required, policies, procedures and practices for dealing with the needs, demands and requirements of incarcerated adults. Oversees inmates and provides for their needs and requirements in accordance with established policies and procedures. Provides or obtains emergency medical aid to inmates. Searches inmates and inspects cells to control contraband and verify cleanliness and sanitation according to policies and procedures. Observes conduct of inmates to prevent disturbances and escapes. Directs activities from a control room, including opening and closing doors, logging inmate locations, preparing count sheets and ensuring that daily schedules of inmate activities are completed. Patrols the detention center for evidence of forbidden activities as outlined in the inmate rule manual and policy manual. May supervise inmate workers in the detention center on cleaning and other assignments. Records booking information including booking questions and medical and mental health questionnaires. Escorts inmates to and from court and medical appointments. Enters and retrieves information from the Criminal Justice teletype system. Tabulates miscellaneous data in report form. Writes incident reports on inmate activity, violations of facility rules and criminal activity in the detention center. DESIGNATED AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY - Drives passenger van or other county vehicle to transport inmates to other detention facilities according to the departmental policies and procedures. Provides courtroom security for courts and judges as assigned. Checks jurors in upon arrival; provides juries assistance when sequestered; transports jurors to meals or drives jurors to and from crime scenes. Calls court to order; at the direction of the court may clear spectators and call witnesses into the courtroom. (Juvenile) - Participates in a prescribed detention officer training program to learn required, policies, procedures and practices for dealing with the needs, demands and requirements of incarcerated juveniles. Supervises and attends to the needs of juvenile inmates, including providing food, supplies and physical security, in accordance with established policies and procedures. Searches inmates and inspects cells to control contraband and verify cleanliness and sanitation according to policies and procedures. Patrols the juvenile detention center for evidence of forbidden activities as outlined in the inmate rule manual and policy manual. Provides or obtains routine and emergency medical care and aid for inmates. Distributes medications and commodities from the commissary to inmates. Records booking information including booking questions and medical and mental health questionnaires. Escorts inmates to and from court, medical appointments and other juvenile detention facilities for transfers according to the Missoula County Sheriff's departmental policies and procedures. Enters and retrieves information from the Criminal Justice Teletype system. Tabulates miscellaneous data in report form. Writes incident reports on inmate activity, violations of facility rules, and criminal activity in the detention center.

Physical/Environmental Demands

The employee may be exposed to potentially dangerous situations. Requires adjusting to changing shifts and exposure to a stressful environment. Must be able to physically respond in the event of an emergency to provide for the safety and welfare of co-workers and the inmate population. Requires some physical exertion such as long periods of standing and frequent walking on concrete surfaces and occasional pulling or dragging of weight of up to 150 pounds. May be required to drive a passenger van to transport inmates. May require employee it be in on-call status.

Additional Required Information

Supplemental information may be required with your application for this position. Check the TO APPLY section of this job posting to see what documents may be required. All required documents must be attached before you submit this application. THIS MAY REQUIRE THAT YOU SCAN THOSE DOCUMENTS SO THEY CAN BE ATTACHED HERE.
In addition, the following information must completed and submitted with your application. Please save these file(s) to your hard drive, complete as necessary, and attach using the form provided below.
Information Letter (Please Read) Waiver Authorization to Release Information REQUIRED

Job Address

Missoula, Montana United States View Map