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Civilian Detention Officer

Company: City of Denton
Location: denton
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

Responsible for the daily operation of the city jail to ensure the welfare, safety and security of inmates and staff.

Essential Functions

* Processes all incoming inmates into the city jail including completion of appropriate computerized arrest forms, biographical data, medical history, appropriate criminal charges and PREA compliance, and inputting the information into the applicable database. * Takes photographs and finger prints of inmates including documenting tattoos; * Completes TCIC/NCIC criminal histories; provides officers with warrant information; * Searches incoming inmates for contraband and prior to placing them in a cell; * Preparing arraignment and municipal court documents and assisting the municipal judges; * Completes bond forms, P/R bonds, cash bonds, witnessing surety bonds, accepting and processing bond payments on virtual merchant; sending teletypes to external agencies and confirming 24 hour inmate pickups with issuing agencies; * Supervises the behavior of prisoners during booking process, holding, jail cells, and restraint chair ensuring the safety and security of the inmates and staff; * Performs a variety of activities in support of jail operations, which include: washing laundry, issuing blankets, jump suits, shoes, mats and personal hygiene items; performing cleanup of any bodily fluids or waste found in the jail environment to ensure the safety and welfare of inmates and staff in the jail. * Prepares and distributes meals for inmates in the city jail; * Conducting and documenting cell checks to ensure inmate welfare and accountability; * Escorting inmates to and from arraignment proceedings conducted by the Municipal Judge; * Monitors the jail camera system; answering telephones handling inquiries from the public and other law enforcement agencies; * Performs a variety of administrative activities including: reconciliation of incoming cash bonds, and ensuring the integrity of incoming cash funds; * Controls entry/exit control of the jail facility; * Scanning e-file jail paperwork documentation for district attorney performing other related activities. * Provides testimony during court proceedings as required; * Administers and documents usage of all inmate prescribed medication; * Communicates with mental health agencies to facilitate and request inmate evaluations as needed; * Enters excess inmate property into the property/evidence room; * Provides CPR/first aid as needed and summoning medical attention for inmates as needed; * Prepares DCSO jail booking documents and facilitating jail transfers of Class B and higher inmate offenders; * Processes inmate releases from the city jail; * Fingerprints members of the general public as required; * Prepares requests for facility maintenance; * Monitors all visitors and secures them and inmates during visits

Additional Duties:

Performs other duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications

* High School diploma or GED equivalent

Core Competencies:

* Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing * Ability to form and maintain effective relationships with coworkers and customers * Ability to maintain regular and punctual attendance * Knowledge of customer service principles * Knowledge of record keeping principles and practices * Knowledge of filing techniques * Skilled in handling multiple tasks simultaneously * Skilled in operating modern office equipment * Skilled in mitigating hostile situations * Skilled in keyboarding * Skilled in handling cash * Skilled in reading, interpreting, applying, and explaining rules, regulations, policies, and procedures * Skilled in maintaining sensitive and confidential information * Skilled in operating a computer and related software applications

Conditions of Employment

* Must meet the Denton Police Department's Civilian Hiring Standards * Must successfully complete the employment process including a polygraph, psychological and physical examination, drug test, thorough background investigation * Must attend and successfully complete the following Courses within one year of employment: Jailer Certification, CPR, First Aid, NCIC/TCIC Certifications, Cash Handling Certification, Defensive Tactics and Pepper Spray training * A Personal History Statement MUST be submitted within the time frame requested after initial application * The city jail operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.Applicants must be willing and available to work nights, weekends, holidays and during periods of in climate weather under potentially hazardous conditions

Keywords: City of Denton, Denton , Civilian Detention Officer, Other , denton, Texas

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