Jail Services Technician I

County Of Washington Hillsboro , OR 97123

Posted 2 months ago

THE POSITION

JOB #2019-76

The Mission of the Sheriff's Office is Conserving the Peace Through Values Driven Service.

We envision Washington County as the safest urban county in Oregon by building strong community partnerships, providing excellent customer service, practicing prudent fiscal operations, and embracing excellence.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office is actively recruiting to create a pool of candidates eligible for current and future Jail Services Technician I vacancies. In this role, you will perform a variety of administrative jail services requiring extensive inmate contact related to booking and custody support functions. This position will perform a variety of tasks associated with electronically monitoring and controlling jail access and inmate movements within the county jail.

To learn more visit: Washington County Sheriff's Office

This position works within a 24 hour per day, 7 days per week facility. Jail Services Technician I positions MUST be available to work assigned shifts of day, swing and/or graveyard schedules, and MUST be willing to work on holidays and weekends.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office offers employees a collaborative culture, work-life balance, and a comprehensive benefits package. Working within Washington County provides daily opportunities to serve and build communities now and into the future. We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES

Duties of this classification are performed either under close supervision while in training, or limited in scope to one or two service areas such as jail booking OR control room monitoring operations.

Duties may include:

  • Performs a wide variety of specialized administrative correction's services such as: interviewing inmates to acquire booking and classification information; books and verifies charges, sentencing, and classification documents are accurate and complete, and determines appropriate placement of inmates in jail facilities and programs.

  • Assesses possible safety risks posed by inmates. Electronically monitors and controls access to all security perimeter entry/departure points and internal movement doors from the main control room or from maximum security pod living quarters within the secured perimeter of the jail; and electronically monitors selected areas within the jail perimeter via closed circuit television surveillance.

  • Conducts needs assessments and risk evaluations to determine where and under what conditions inmates should be housed. Evaluates and determines particular needs of individual inmates; requests criminal records from Law Enforcement Database (LEDS); reviews reports regarding inmate behavior and makes classification decisions based on information obtained. Performs inmate classification reviews and reclassifications as necessary.

  • Prepares, enters, and updates custody information in custody management system; updates inmate custody and release date information based upon work credits, good behavior credits, disciplinary sanctions, and enrollment or termination from work credit eligible programs to ensure inmate release dates are current and accurate. Prepares court docket information and files for court appearances.

  • Electronically monitors complex public safety radio frequencies and serves as the central point of contact for all internal communications from sworn personnel on mobile radios, telephones, or intercoms. Communicates with sworn personnel regarding inmate housing movement within the jail; monitors and dispatches officers in response to alarms; and performs dispatch duties for jail operations.

  • Oversees inmate property storage and release; maintains control of a variety of jail equipment, key, and clothing inventories; and issues equipment and keys to jail line staff at each shift change. Inventories and accounts for all keys and equipment issued through master control; and retrieves and inspects returned Items for serviceability and completeness.

  • Performs administrative duties related to jail visitation; monitors visitor reception, inmate visitation, and jail sally port areas; and maintains shift and emergency incident logs. Makes notifications to staff and agencies, as required, by operational and emergency checklists and, as directed, by supervisors or incident commanders.

  • Establishes and maintains accurate records and files for proper documentation.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Education and Experience:

A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent; AND

  • Possession of one (1) year of work experience in a position that required extensive public contact to obtain information for service delivery or assessment.

Additional Licenses, Certificates, Physical Abilities and Specialty

Requirements:
  • Must possess a driver's license valid in the State of Oregon and have an acceptable driving record per Washington County policy.

  • Must be willing to work shift assignments and any hours of the day or night, weekends, holidays, and overtime as required to operate a twenty-four hour facility.

  • Must successfully pass a background investigation conducted by the Sheriff's Office.

  • Must be able to pass a post-offer physical abilities assessment and psychological assessment.

For more information on the physical requirements, please visit the Job Task Analysis.

Washington County organizes its positions into classifications. Classification descriptions are typically written broadly. To review this classification, please use this link: Jail Services Technician I.

Please be clear and specific in the applicable sections of the employment application about how your background is relevant. This information must also be consistent with your supplemental question responses. Please note: Answers to the supplemental questions are typically evaluated separately from your application.

Working Conditions and Environment:

Employees in this classification work in a variety of indoor security settings for a 24-hour facility, which includes restricted access control centers, property storage rooms, public access lobby or open area where inmates are processed into the jail. Work is often near other people with little space between self and others resulting in an environment with increased exposure to communicable diseases, and sound or noise levels that can be distracting and uncomfortable. Positions in this classification involve a high level of social interaction including daily contact with inmates, jail staff, contracted service providers, and members of the public. Interaction with inmates and members of the public includes encountering individuals who can potentially be angry or unpleasant. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

Washington County is committed to using a Merit Based System in which recruiting, selecting, and advancing employees is based on their relative knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Selection Process:
1.An evaluation of training and experience of submitted applications will begin after April 1, 2019. This will be performed by Human Resources.
2.A written Jail Services Technician (JST) examination will be administered to those passing the minimum qualifications. Notices with an invitation to participate in the written exam, will be sent the week of April 8, 2019. We expect to administer the exam the week of April 22, 2019. In conjunction with the written exam, we will have a Q & A session where applicants will get to ask questions about the jobs for which they are applying, and meet some of the employees that are actually performing the jobs.
3.Applicants who pass the written exam will be invited to complete the Pre-Offer Suitability Test, which evaluates an applicant's characteristics and match for the law enforcement profession. Applicants will also be asked to answer several questions on video, to be scored by a subject matter expert panel.
4.Applicants will then complete a panel interview.
5.Applicants that pass the panel interview will move on to a thorough background investigation. Candidates MUST print and notarize the WCSO Supplemental Background Information Packet and submit it to the Washington County Sheriff's Office Professional Standards Unit at the address indicated on the front of the packet.
6.Applicants who pass the background investigation will be placed on the Eligible List and will begin job shadows within the county jail.
7.If hired, a conditional offer of employment will be made upon successful completion of a psychological and medical evaluation.

Please note: Candidates that are successful in the evaluation process may have their applications referred for additional vacancies in the same classification, or job family.

RE-APPLICATIONS:

If you are unsuccessful at any phase in the hiring process, you will be notified by e-mail within two weeks. You will be eligible to reapply whenever we are recruiting, unless you failed one of the following:

  • Jail Services Technician Test you must wait six (6) months to re-test.

  • Pre-employment Suitability Test you must wait six (6) months to reapply.

  • Background Investigation you must wait twelve (12) months to reapply.

  • Panel Interview you must wait six (6) months to reapply.

  • Post-offer Psychological Exam you must wait twelve (12) months to reapply.

Veterans' Preference:

If you are a veteran and would like to be considered for a veteran's preference for this recruitment, please review instructions by clicking here.

Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act:

Reasonable accommodation is available to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing this application or participating in the selection process for this recruitment. To obtain confidential assistance please contact Human Resources 503-846-8606, or e-mail at: hr@co.washington.or.us at least 48 hours before any step in the recruitment and selection process for which you feel you need accommodation.

Status of Your Application:

You will be advised by e-mail of your status at each step in the application process, from initial application to final employment disposition. Please note that Washington County communicates with all candidates via email. If you "opt out" or "unsubscribe" from email notifications from NEOGOV it will impact our ability to communicate with you about job postings.

Questions (??s) Regarding This Recruitment

Rebecca Tabra, Talent Acquisition Business Partner

Rebecca_Tabra@co.washington.or.us

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Jail Services Technician I

County Of Washington