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Detention Deputy I - Weld County, CO (ID: 284411)

Title Detention Deputy I
Type Corrections
Date Posted September 3, 2017
City / Organization Weld County, CO
Website Click Here for the Position Listing
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Description
Description

The Detention Deputy I is an entry level unarmed security position receiving training to competently work one of three general post assignments; Booking, pod and floor to include visitation or Master Control. A Detention Deputy I relies heavily upon interpersonal communication skills and techniques and writing skills to prepare accurate, and sometimes extensive documentation, reports and court testimony. All post assignments perform activities necessary to maintain the health, safety, security and welfare of jail staff and incarcerated individuals (inmates). These activities include, but are not limited to, distribution of hygienic supplies, laundry, mail and facilitation of medical, dental, visitation, special programs or group activities and recreation. All assignments require rotating shifts since we maintain jail functions 24 hours daily, seven (7) days a week.

 

Physical Ability Assessment: The Weld County Sheriff's Office has selected the physical evaluation standards of LAWFIT for the purpose of selecting and maintaining all uniformed personnel fit for duty. LAWFIT is a two part process that focuses on fitness standards required for initial employment and maintenance of fitness standards for continued employment. LAWFIT will be implemented in two phases.

 

November 16, 2013 - Initial Employment: All applicants for the position of Detentions Deputy will be required to successfully complete physical tasks on a timed course to be eligible to participate further in the testing process. The assessment must be completed in a 1 minute and 36 seconds. Applicants will be afforded 3 attempts to complete the assessment in the required time frame.

 

January of 2014 - Continued Employment: The second part of the process will be implemented for all uniformed personnel to maintain the fitness standards. 

 

For a description of the two part process, please click on the link listed below. Click here

 

Once you have completed the application you can view the confirmation letter for the current test date Click here. If you register for a later test date the confirmation letter will be available prior to the date that you have chosen.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned. (any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all duties which may be found in positions of this class.)

 

•Continuously insures safety and security of inmates, staff, visitors, and public. Works effectively in groups of peers and other employees. Insures oral and written directives, policy, and ordinances of Weld County and the Sheriff are consistently and uniformly applied, on a daily basis, and that actual practices reflect these applications

 

•Directly supervises inmate activities within podular housing areas, daily, to provide for health, safety, and security of inmates, employees, and the public. Provides indirect supervision to inmates and support to Deputies assigned in podular housing areas to maintain safety, security, and order within the Weld County Jail. 

 

•Accurately inventories, distributes, and collects and inventories articles coming into and going out of podular housing areas, daily, to insure health, safety, and security of inmates, employees, and the public. Initiates action to correct distribution and collection inventory discrepancies.

 

•Conducts face and head counts and reports results, daily, to maintain effective control of inmates; conducts strip, person, cell, and area searches, daily, to maintain effective control of inmates; consistently, and effectively enforces jail rules regulating inmate conduct through verbal counseling or accurate preparation of an infraction report to document a written warning, lock down, or request a disciplinary board. This duty is performed daily to maintain effective control of inmates.

 

•Observes inmates and maintains alertness, continuously, to detect, deter, or prevent self-destructive or criminal behaviors, including, but not limited to, suicide, escape, assault, theft, criminal mischief, extortion, ethnic intimidation, and introduction of contraband; escorts inmates, daily, from one location to another to provide for required inmate activities; observes inmates, continuously, to detect and refer medical conditions to professional medical personnel and facilitate medical treatment.

 

•Identifies crisis counseling situations and makes referrals to professional counseling staff on a daily basis for inmate safety and security; accurately confirms identity of inmates from booking photographs and name rosters to facilitate distribution of meals, commissary orders, and authorize inmate entry and exit from podular housing areas.

 

•Executes emergency response and tactical plans, when necessary, for events including, but not limited to, hostage, natural disaster, fire, riot, requests for assistance, and electrical power failure to maintain safety and security within the Weld County Jail; effectively apply physical control techniques and restraint devices according to procedure, whenever necessary to maintain inmate control and order.

 

•Determine lawful authority to accept or release a prisoner from the jail to maintain safety, security, and order within the Weld County Jail; obtain legible photograph and classifiable ten-prints of prisoners accepted for booking, daily, to accurately identify inmates.

 

•Facilitates and protects the Constitutional rights of all persons, daily, including, but not limited to, access to medical and dental care, law library, religious activities, legal representation, and due process.

 

•Allows only authorized entry and exit of secure jail perimeter and areas within the jail facility, daily, to maintain safety and security of the Weld County Jail; documents inmate behavior and pod or floor activity, daily, in specific logbooks to maintain accurate records of inmate behavior and activity. 

 

•Works rotating shifts to meet deployment needs which vary at times; demonstrates job competency in at least one general post assignments with minimal direct supervision as documented on regular performance appraisals.

 

•Provides basic intervention and applies conflict resolution strategies, daily, to effectively control inmate behaviors and maintain order within the Weld County Jail; collects and properly distributes mail, inmate complaint forms, inmate supplies and laundry, meals, and written in-house communication, daily, to comply with Constitutional mandates and to maintain order in the Weld County Jail; takes action to adjust an inmate complaint, obtain repair or maintenance to facility or equipment, daily, to maintain safe, and healthful environment of facility.

 

•Properly accepts documents, packages, money, and safely stores inmate property, daily, to comply with Constitutional mandates and to maintain order in the Weld County Jail; provides accurate, timely information, daily, in response to inquiries from inmates and citizens related to bonding, visitation, property, commissary, and court appearances to maintain order with the Weld County Jail.

 

•Facilitates smooth transition of shifts through briefings and oral communication, daily, to maintain order within the Weld County Jail; document unusual conditions or events, daily, in electronic and written form to be shared with other shifts and facility personnel to maintain safety, security, and order within the Weld County Jail.

 

•Provides basic intervention and applies conflict resolution strategies, daily, to effectively control inmate behaviors and maintain order within the Weld County Jail

 

•Collects and properly distributes mail, inmate complaint forms, inmate supplies and laundry, meals and written in-house communication, daily, to comply with Constitutional mandates and to maintain order in the Weld County Jail

 

•Takes action to adjust an inmate complaint, obtain repair or maintenance to facility or equipment, daily, to maintain safe and healthful environment of facility

 

•Properly accepts documents, packages, money and safely stores inmate property, daily, to comply with Constitutional mandates and to maintain order in the Weld County Jail

 

•Provides accurate, timely information, daily, in response to inquires from inmates and citizens related to bonding, visitation, property, commissary and court appearances to maintain order within the Weld County Jail

 

•Facilitates smooth transition of shifts through briefings and oral communication, daily, to maintain order within the Weld County Jail

 

•Document unusual conditions or events, daily, in electronic and written form to be shared with other shifts and facility personnel to maintain safety, security and order within the Weld County Jail

Qualifications

Education: High School degree or equivalent. 

 

Experience: Previous experience in a position that required high public contact and frequent interaction with co-workers helpful but not required

Other Necessary Requirements

•All Deputies must possess the knowledge, skills and ability to perform the essential functions of this position. As a condition of continued employment, a Detention Deputy I, must within six months of their date of hire, successfully complete the prescribed training program determined by the Weld County Sheriff's Office

 

•Knowledge of U.S. Constitution and Court interpretations pertaining to inmates and jail procedure, Colorado Revised Statutes Titles 16,17,and 18, Weld County Jail Inmate Rules and Regulations, Weld County Jail Inmate Handbook, Principles of Direct Supervision and directives related to Weld County Jail policy and procedure.

•Knowledge of suicide prevention and intervention strategies with in a Detention facility

•Knowledge of potential inmate medical conditions for referral to medical professionals

•Knowledge of appropriate physical control techniques and restraint devises utilized within the Weld County Jail

•Knowledge of basic intervention and conflict resolution

 

•Skill to operate computer keyboard, portable two-way radio, electronic buttons and switches, video recording equipment and television monitors

•Writing skill sufficient to accurately describe an observation or action to an independent third party without need of additional oral explanation

•Skill to safely and effectively conduct inmate counts and searches

•Skill to effectively apply physical control techniques and restraint devises

•Skill to obtain legible photograph and classifiable ten-prints of prisoners

•Skill to collect, inventory and distribute inmate articles

•Skill to properly fit and use self-contained breathing apparatus under emergency conditions

 

•Ability to effectively communicate with and persuade persons of differing backgrounds and behavior patterns in a wide range of settings

•Ability to collectively plan, problem-solve, and perform effectively as a group member

•Ability to retain information and procedures regarding frequently performed tasks or activities without need of assistance or additional reference

•Ability to locate accurate information quickly with minimal assistance

•Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written English; Bilingual ability in Spanish helpful

•Ability to accurately perceive and apply sound, objective reasoning and decision making under stressful and sometimes hostile conditions

•Ability to work effectively as a member of a group

•Ability to read and/or listen to, comprehend and apply sometimes complex statutory, legal, policy or directive information

•Ability to be persuasive in influencing ideas and guiding activities of co-workers and incarcerated persons to a positive end under adverse and sometimes hostile conditions

•Ability to work shifts, holidays and weekends as dictated by shift assignments and emergency needs with short notice

•Ability to effectively cope with stress and situations involving verbal or physical


Job Post Expiration Date   November 25, 2017

    All jobs posted are considered open until filled and may close at anytime except as stated in the Job Description. .