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Detention Clerk
Title:Detention Clerk
Department:Sheriff's Department (Jail)
Job Type:Full-Time
Job Title: Detention Clerk
Department:  Sheriff’s
Location:  Jail
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Reports to: Department Supervisor
This is routine work in the Madison County Detention facility including routine clerical work, which follows well-established procedures.  Employees in this class are responsible for the performance of clerical tasks, which can be readily learned by training on the job, requiring limited judgment in their execution.  Detailed instructions are given at the beginning of the work and on subsequent new assignments.  However, as employees become familiar with the particular procedures, they may work with independence of action on the more routine aspects of the work.  Advice is given to employees on unusual problems and on new assignments by their supervisor. 
(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.        Control Room.  Monitors cameras, opens and closes doors from control room area.  Performs other control room duties as assigned. 
B.        Clerical.  Answers telephone, performs data entry and operates standard office machines and appliances, including computer.  Maintains various types of records, files and performs incidental clerical assignments such as filing, etc.  Performs related work as required.
A.        Knowledge, Skills and Abilities.  Some knowledge of modern office practices and procedures; skill in the operation of common office appliances, including computer word processing and data entry; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions as required; must have the ability to remain alert; ability to accurately maintain simple clerical records; ability to write legibly as required; ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees; ability to learn assigned clerical tasks readily.
B.        Education and Experience.  Any combination of education and experience equivalent to:  Graduation from a standard high school; 1-3 years experience in responsible clerical work or other related field.
C.        Work and Physical Environment.  Work is performed in the jail with no direct contact with inmates.  Work is essentially sedentary with occasional walking, standing, bending, and carrying items less than 25 pounds such as books, papers, office supplies, and file folders.  Work requires the physical ability to sit in confined seating for extended periods of time, and operate a computer keyboard.


$ 27,809.60 annually, DOE.



Full-Time Employee Benefits Summary

Healthcare Insurance: Blue Cross of Alabama administered through the Local Government Health Insurance Plan (LGHIP).

Coverage Type

Employee's Premium

County's Contribution

Single Coverage Bi-weekly Premium

$ 46.00

$ 179.00

Family Coverage Bi-weekly Premium

$ 93.50

$ 455.00

Dental Coverage: Dental coverage is included with LGHIP through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. LGHIP manages dental costs and provides enhanced dental benefits using negotiated discounts with in-network dentists. To locate in-network dentists go to Assuming the services are covered you will normally only be responsible for out of pocket.

Life Insurance: Madison County provides $25,000 in life, $25,000 in accidental death and dismemberment and $25,000 line of duty insurance to eligible employees in certified positions.

Employee Retirement Plans: Employees are required to participate in the Employees Retirement System, which is administered through the Retirement Systems of Alabama (RSA).Employees participate at one of the following levels:

Tier 1: An employee who had service credit in RSA prior to January 1, 2013 and contribute at a level of 5% per pay period. *The County contributes at a rate of 10.89%.

Tier 2: An employee who was hired on or after January 1, 2013 and contribute at a level of 6% per pay period. *The County contributes at a rate of 8.42%.

*Contribution percentage is set by the Retirement Systems of Alabama and changes annually.

Employee Clinic: Madison County employees and dependents over age 12 may use the Employee Health Clinic for the low co-pay of $15.00 per visit. To be eligible to use the clinic, the employee and dependent must be enrolled in Madison County’s health insurance plan as their primary coverage.

Voluntary Plans are also available:
*Additional life Insurance for employee and dependents
*Flex spending accounts (healthcare and childcare)
*Vision insurance
*College Counts

Holidays, Annual Leave and Sick Leave:
*Minimum of 10 holidays per calendar year
*Accrue 8 hours of annual leave and 8 hours of sick leave per month

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