Detention Deputy 1
Salary: $15.66 per hour.
Under the supervision of the Sheriff, Undersheriff, and/or Detention Supervisor the Detention Officer I position performs duties relating to the detention and incarceration of alleged criminal violators and convicted criminals. The main responsibilities of this position include processing individuals in and out of the facility; maintaining order and security; and maintaining the proper care and well-being of those incarcerated. This employee may be required to exercise initiative and discretion when faced with emergency conditions. This work involves an element of personal danger.
- Process criminal violators in and out of the detention facility;
- Maintains security in all areas of the detention facility;
- Maintains the incarceration of criminal violators in a safe and constitutional method following established rules and regulations set by the department, state, and the courts;
- Investigates suspicious conditions in the detention facility;
- Maintains documentation of health care needs and administers medication to incarcerated individuals as directed by health care providers;
- Transports incarcerated individuals to and from court hearings, health care facilities, or other locations as ordered by the court or authorized;
- Completes all necessary official forms and reports as required in a timely manner;
- Maintains proper care and well-being of incarcerated individuals;
- Appears and testifies in court proceedings;
- Performs other duties as deemed necessary or assigned;
- Attends training seminars an classes as required by the Sheriff and Undersheriff;
- May be required to cross train in other suitable county departments.
- Detention or correctional facility experience preferred. Employee is expected to acquire the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well within six months in the position.
- High school diploma or GED equivalent. Must be in possession of or have the ability to obtain a valid Kansas driver’s license.
- Ability to proficiently operate communications equipment, non-lethal intermediate weapons, and other related law enforcement equipment; ability to meet and deal tactfully with the general public and to communicate effectively and clearly, both orally and in writing; the ability to access, input and retrieve information from the computer.
- Must have the ability to maintain all physical requirements to react to the hazardous, strenuous and dangerous activities during situations that may arise in the handling of alleged criminal violators or convicted criminals. Between 5 – 10.