Provides for the safety of staff and inmates and the security of the detention facility; supervises inmate activities, and performs related corrections work as assigned.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Maintains the security and safety of the County’s detention facility, inmates and staff through implementation of established policies and procedures.
- Monitors jail access and egress.
- Monitors security cameras, alarm systems, automated locking systems and other specialized security equipment.
- Patrols facility to ensure security; inspects locking and security devices and doors for proper working condition.
- Processes and books inmates; searches, photographs and fingerprints inmates; secures inmates’ property and issues clothing and supplies; establishes inmate records and accounts; completes medical screenings; receives and processes inmates for weekend sentences; escorts inmates to proper housing locations.
- Performs initial classification of all new arrivals; conducts NCIC background checks on new inmates.
- Supervises meals, visitation, recreation and exercise, telephone privileges, counseling, court visits, movement within the facility, and medical attention; conducts head counts regularly.
- Maintains key and tool control.
- Supervises inmate workers.
- Ensures that inmates are provided with appropriate sanitary conditions, clothing and supplies; administers First Aid and/or CPR as required.
- Routinely searches inmates, cells, kitchen and other inmate-accessible areas for contraband and other safety and security hazards.
- Observes and maintains orderly conduct among inmate population; subdues unruly or violent individuals; responds to emergency situations on jail property; investigates incidents, crimes, disputes, abuse of drugs, etc., among inmates.
- Performs other similar duties as required
SPECIFICATIONS / QUALIFICATIONS
- Methods, organization, and operation of a County detention facility;
- Structure, functions, and inter-relationships of state and local law enforcement agencies and detention facilities;
- Enforcement procedures;
- Methods of detention and incarceration;
- Firearms, restraining devices, automotive, radio, and other law enforcement and security equipment;
- State and federal law, departmental and county policies, and state and federal standards pertaining to corrections
- Comprehending, interpreting, and applying regulations, laws, and detention methods and techniques;
- Written and verbal communication via in-person, phone, and email contact;
- Utilizing taser equipment and restraining devices;
- Reacting calmly in emergency and stressful situations.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:
High School diploma or equivalent, with no experience required.
LICENSING / CERTIFICATIONS:
- Class II Basic Jail Certification from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy;
- Valid South Carolina Driver’s License;
- CPR and First Aid certifications.
WORKING CONDITIONS / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
- Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly having to move objects.
- Positions in this class typically require fingering, talking, hearing, seeing, grasping, standing, walking, repetitive motions, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, climbing, balancing, pushing, pulling, and lifting.
- Positions in this class may be exposed to moving mechanical parts, odors, dusts, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, intense noises, gases, workspace restrictions, and vibrations.