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Employer: Franklin County
Division: Jail
Job Title: Court Security Officer
Salary: $12.38 Hourly


Job Description:

Position Title:     Court Security Officer

Department:        Jail

Position Summary:

The position performs security and safety functions within and around the perimeter of the Franklin County Courts Building.  Position requires both indoor and outdoor inspections during all types of working conditions, exposed to heat and cold extremes and temperature changes. There is a chance of occasional exposure to hazards or risk of bodily injury.  Constantly moves about patrolling County property providing a visible and physical deterrent in uniform while protecting life and property. Incumbent shall identify hazards; monitor for signs of criminal activity; and patrol for suspicious persons and/or vehicles.  The employee works under the supervision of the Sheriff or designee.

Franklin County participates in the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS & KP&F).

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Base Rate:  $12.38 per hour

Date Opened:  Monday, January 9, 2018

Date to Close:  Open Until Filled

Hours:  Generally, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday.  Overtime may be required.

Questions regarding this job announcement shall be directed to Lieutenant Colonel Steve Lunger at 785-229-1200.

Additional Information:

High School Diploma or GED required.  Must possess or be able to obtain Kansas Law Enforcement Certification within one year of employment.  Valid class C Kansas driver’s license required.

Escorts inmates to and from court hearings and/or assists in transport of inmates as required.  Intervenes in verbal or physical altercations.  Maintains and exhibits discretion and integrity at all times when exposed to confidential information.  Works under adverse conditions of violence, danger, environment, and emotional stress responding to complaints and assistance requests.

Ability to establish and maintain effective and efficient working relationships with other employees, officials and the public required.  Ability to remain calm, accurately and quickly interpret situations and communicate information clearly in accordance with policy and procedures is required.

Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to perform at an acceptable level within six months of being awarded the position.

Franklin County conducts background checks and drug screenings on all potential candidates.

Anyone with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at 785-229-3444 at least two days prior to the scheduled test or interview.

Duties listed on the job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types to work performed.  Omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.  The attached job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change as the County’s needs and requirements of the job change.

The State of Kansas and Franklin County are At-Will Employment jurisdictions.

Franklin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

 

Franklin County, Kansas Job Description

  Title:     Court Security Officer

  Grade:   11

  Reports To:    Corporal

  FLSA:    Non-Exempt

  Department:   Jail

 Modified Date:    01/2018

 

JOB SUMMARY:

The position performs security and safety functions within and around the perimeter of the Franklin County Courts Building.  Position requires both indoor and outdoor inspections during all types of working conditions, exposed to heat and cold extremes and temperature changes. There is a chance of occasional exposure to hazards or risk of bodily injury.  Constantly moves about patrolling County property providing a visible and physical deterrent in uniform while protecting life and property. Incumbent shall identify hazards; monitor for signs of criminal activity; and patrol for suspicious persons and/or vehicles.  The employee works under the supervision of the Sheriff or designee.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides security and assistance within the Court Buildings and court rooms;
  • Provides observation of persons within and around the Courts Building and grounds;
  • Screens and searches persons and belongings entering Courts Building and on County property;
  • Enforces courtroom and facility rules and regulations;
  • Assists judges as requested;
  • Maintains juror/witness security;
  • Delivers court documents;
  • Prepares and maintains appropriate security records;
  • Notifies jail of changes of Court hearings pertaining to in-custody defendants;
  • Escorts inmates to and from court hearings and/or assists in transport of inmates as required;
  • Assists individuals with court forms as necessary;
  • Ensures court rooms are orderly;
  • Intervenes in verbal or physical altercations.

 

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs other related duties as required.

 

SUPERVISORY FUNCTIONS:

  • None.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Pertinent local, state and Federal laws;
  • Agency rules and regulations;
  • County ordinances, policies, rules and regulations;
  • Law enforcement safety equipment and standards;
  • Firearm, radios and physical restraint devices;
  • The operation of communication equipment and the procedures for handling jail inmates;
  • Basic first aid techniques;

 

SKILLS IN:

  • Resolving conflicts with tact and diplomacy;
  • Use and care for firearms and other issued equipment;
  • Use of personal computers, and competency with desktop and application software.

 

ABILITY TO:

  • Exercise independent judgment in dealing with the public and the employees of the Courts Building;
  • Maintain and apply knowledge of current Departmental policies, procedures, rules, instruction, and regulations;
  • Deal firmly and equitably with individuals;
  • Think logically and quickly during an emergency;
  • Visually identify and recognize unusual behaviors of persons to prevent crime;
  • Remain calm, accurately and quickly interpret situations and communicate information clearly in accordance with policy and procedures;
  • Work under pressure, exercising good judgment in a variety of situations;
  • Interact with the public in a professional and courteous manner;
  • Maintain and exhibit discretion and integrity at all times when exposed to confidential information;
  • Understand and carry out both oral and written directives;
  • Understand, write and speak English clearly and distinctly;
  • Exchange information both orally and in writing, compose typewritten reports, and speak with other law enforcement personnel;
  • Read and comprehend written materials;
  • Operate computer equipment, metal detectors, telephone, pager, fax, radio, vehicle, cameras, handcuffs, baton and other devices/weapons as required;
  • Work under adverse conditions of violence, danger, environment, and emotional stress responding to complaints and assistance requests;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, Court personnel, Law Enforcement personnel, officials and the public;
  • Maintain and apply knowledge of safe and proper use of firearms and weapons as utilized;
  • Maintain records, organize and prepare written reports.

 

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

  • Possess valid driver’s license;
  • Possess or be able to obtain Kansas Law Enforcement Certification within one year of employment;
  • Must meet annual Kansas State requirements for law enforcement certification.

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • High School Diploma or GED;
  • or one year to two years related experience and/or training;
  • or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

PREFERRED EDUCATION/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Associate's degree or equivalent from two year-college or technical school;
  • or two to three years related experience and/or training;
  • or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Fluency in a second language.

 

PHYSICAL CONDITIONS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear;
  • The employee is frequently required to walk;
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, or smell;
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds;
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and peripheral vision.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job:

  • The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions; risk of  explosives;
  • The position involves an element of personal danger.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position.



Vacancy Number: FR2018-03

Open Date: 1/9/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: