Overview

 JOB DESCRIPTION

 

 

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

 


 

SKILLS:

  • 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.