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Employer: Butler County
Division: Community Corrections
Job Title: Electronic Monitoring Officer
Salary: $13.31 Hourly

Job Description:


This position requires on-call duty, a valid driver's license, and reliable transportation.


Position Summary:  Under the supervision of the Electronic Monitoring Supervisor, the Electronic Monitoring Officer (EMO) provides electronic monitoring services and supervision to clients placed on house arrest or monitoring with electronic monitoring through JIAS, the courts, or community corrections.  The employee in this position evaluates the orders of the court and recommendations when determining client’s level of supervision and daily schedule.  The employee in this position has frequent contact with clients, family members, employers, school officials, treatment facilities, county attorney’s offices, court services office, community corrections agency, community case managers, law enforcement officers,  DCF staff and JIAS staff. On-call is required with this position. This position is a 13th Judicial District position.


Examples of Work (Essential Functions):

  • Monitor client’s compliance to the Electronic Monitoring Program (EMP) pursuant to court order;
  • Determine appropriateness of EMP through the Client Information Application determining Risk Assessment and Disqualifying Factors;
  • Alert the County Attorney’s Office(s), or other appropriate agency, of EMP placements, level of supervision, schedule level, curfew level;
  • Forward EMP reports to County Attorney’s Office, or other appropriate agency on a daily basis;
  • Maintain shelf stock of EMP equipment and familiarize self of EMP equipment;
  • Attach Electronic Monitoring Device (EMD) to client and educate client and family members about the EMD;
  • Enroll client into EMP, complete all necessary forms/applications and forward to appropriate agencies;
  • Determine clients ability to participate in financial responsibility of EMP;
  • Assist client/family with telephone services when appropriate;
  • Conduct field checks/surveillance of EMP clients to determine compliance;
  • Document and maintain records of client payments and all expenses encountered with EMP;
  • Document all contacts regarding EMP client and maintain client records;
  • Other related duties as assigned by the Electronic Monitoring Supervisor to assure effectiveness of EMP.

Position Requirements:

Experience:  One to two years of electronic monitoring, law enforcement or other similar work experience in the criminal justice system.  Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well after six months in the position.

Education:  High school diploma or GED is required.  College degree in Criminal Justice or related field preferred.

Skills:  Excellent interpersonal, oral, record keeping and written communication skills.  The ability to operate EMD equipment, computer, calculator and other related office equipment.  An understanding of the criminal and juvenile justice system, KDOC standards.  Must have a valid Kansas driver’s license.

Problem Solving:  Extensive problem solving exists in this position.  Problems include ensuring that client’s adhere to the terms and conditions of the EMP.

Accountability:  Employee is not responsible for budgetary control of EMP but is responsible for collecting/recording client payments for EMP, recording EMP expenditures and forwarding said documentation to Electronic Monitoring Supervisor.

Supervision:  Supervision is provided and job related decisions are reviewed by the Electronic Monitoring Supervisor.  Employee does not have supervisory responsibilities over subordinate personnel but does have supervisory responsibility over EMP clients.

Personal Relations:  Continuous contact with other departments and the public.

Working Conditions:  Hours are abnormal and EMO must be flexible in setting up schedules since clients are often taken into custody during the evening hours and on weekends.  The EMO must also schedule availability during normal business hours to accommodate orders of the Court.  The duties and responsibilities of the EMO position will place considerable pressure on the EMO.  May have to occasionally deal with hostile or angry clients and parents.

Physical Requirements:  The ability to express or exchange ideas by means of communication.  Some physical activity in working with agitated clients and/or their parents and attaching the EMD equipment. There may be some walking, standing, bending, stooping, lifting and carrying of moderate to heavy items.  Employee may be required to lift up to 30 lbs.


Butler County is Proud to Be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

We value diversity in the workplace.  Candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, disability, political affiliation, national origin, age, or any other protected class. Interested individuals, who meet the basic requirements, are invited to apply for consideration.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

It is the policy of Butler County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application, interview, or pre-employment testing process should notify Melissa Riley, Director of Human Resources, at 316-322-4324.


Vacancy Number: BU0221017001

Open Date: 10/6/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 10/20/2017 11:59:59 PM