|Title:||Detention Officer (Part-time)|
|Department:||Sheriff's Department (Jail)|
Job Title: Detention Officer
Location: County Jail
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Chief Correctional Officer
Under direction, performs security work in maintaining order and supervising prisoners in the County jail during assigned shift. Work involves responsibility for maintaining security in the County jail by supervising the movement, conduct, work, discipline, recreation, and custody of prisoners. Assignments are performed under the supervision of a higher ranking officer and are reviewed through conferences with a superior and on the basis of results achieved.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
(All duties listed may not be included in any one position nor does the list include all tasks found in a position of this class.)
A. Security and Inspection. Stands guard in the County jail and work areas. Inspects quarters, facilities, and work locations for unauthorized materials. Checks sanitary conditions and fire and safety hazards, such as unsafe tools and equipment. Makes reports on irregularities.
B. Supervision. Escorts individuals or groups of prisoners to work assignments. Maintains order and discipline during work and during bathing, meals, and recreational activities. Ensures prisoners meet institutional standards of conduct. Keeps perpetual count on assigned prisoners. Supervises work crews of prisoners. Acts as food service supervisor during meals.
C. Administrative. Processes incoming prisoners which includes booking, fingerprinting and photographing. Takes custody of personal effects. Administers prescribed medications. Maintains records of prisoner activity. Performs related work as required.
A. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities. Ability to supervise and control prisoners individually and in groups; ability to think and act quickly during an emergency; and ability to follow oral and written instructions.
B. Education and Experience. Must be a high school graduate or equivalent, and any combination of training and experience which provides the ability to perform job specifications.
C. Special Requirements. Must be at least 21 years of age. Applicants must possess a good driving record and pass a background check Alabama drivers license required, or must be obtained by employment starting date. Must be able to do ten push-ups, fifteen sit-ups and run one mile in twelve minutes.
MADISON COUNTY COMMISSION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER