Status: Full Time, Non Exempt
Starting Wage Range: $21.61/hr. – $23.85/hr.
Position Open Until filled
Dodge County offers a generous benefits package including: Wisconsin Retirement System, health, dental, vision, long-term disability, and life insurance. Flex spending, deferred compensation, paid vacation, paid sick, and ten observed holidays.
This position is responsible for supervising inmates of the Dodge County Jail while assuring a safe, secure, and sanitary environment in accordance with established procedures and guidelines.
The following duties are typical for this position. However, they are not to be construed as exclusive or all–inclusive. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. Other duties may also be required or assigned.
1. Receives, books, and releases inmates which includes: fingerprints, photographs, searches, and inventories and secures personal belongings; records data and runs checks, completes required screens, assigns and escorts inmates to cells or similar area; issues uniforms, bedding, personal products, and other supplies; ensures proper housing placement of inmates for safety and security within the facility; and releases inmates upon posting of bail, signing of signature bond, direction of an appropriate authority, or for work release purposes.
2. Maintains jail safety and security. Makes periodic rounds, conducts inmate counts, and conducts security inspections and searches of inmates and inmate’s quarters for contraband and any unauthorized materials. Enforces regulations and discipline policies related to the security and operation of the facility.
3. Responds to emergency situations and takes decisive action according to office policies and procedures.
4. Maintains surveillance of all inmates and jail activities through visual and audible devices to ensure inmate’s personal welfare is appropriately monitored. This includes watching for illegal activities or violations of jail regulations, unusual or suspicious behaviors, and signs of mental and physical illness.
5. Monitors and operates all equipment and alarms located in the jail control center.
Controls all access to the jail and maintains jail keys. Prevents unauthorized persons from entering or leaving the facilities.
6. Interprets and complies with all bond conditions and commitment orders and Judgments of Convictions. Receives and records fines and bail/bond transactions.
7. Maintains communication within and between shifts and keeps jailers, sergeants, and management informed of any problems, complaints, or infractions.
8. Complete and maintains all paperwork, documentation, and records, including jail logs and activities and incidents, according to applicable jail policies and procedures and State regulations.
9. Provides for medical, mental or other attention necessary for the inmates’ welfare, according to established policies and procedures.
10. Complies with all procedures and schedules for serving meals, linen exchange, inmate personal hygiene, cleaning and maintenance, incoming and outgoing mail, jail inspections, and prisoner requests.
11. Positively identifies and directs all visitors. Provides and supervises prisoner access to family, friends, clergy and other religious service providers, educational service providers, recreational service providers, attorneys, and probation and parole personnel.
12. Maintains Huber inmate compliance with Huber laws, rules and policies by performing the following duties: checks in and checks out Huber inmates, verifies employment, conducts job site and home visits, conducts random drug and alcohol testing, and deposits Huber funds.
13. Coordinates, transports, or escort inmates to and from facilities, courts and medical/mental treatment facilities.
14. Answers or properly refers all inquiries concerning prisoner and jail matters.
15. Appears in court and testifies as a witness as required.
16. Performs intoximeter and preliminary breath tests (PBT), takes DNA mouth swabs, and collects urinalysis samples when necessary.
17. Collects and issues receipts for bail bonds, fine payments, and canteen accounts.
18. Other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
• High school diploma/equivalent.
• Must have Wisconsin Jail Officer Certification or attain within one (1) year from date of hire.
• Must successfully pass Post-Offer Testing which includes a drug screen, physical, and psychological examination. Failure to pass these will result in the employment offer being revoked.
• Must have or obtain TIME system certificaton, CPR/First Aid, Taser Certification, SCBA training, PBT certification, Oleoresin Capsicum Spray training upon hire.
• Previous corrections experience.
REQUIRED JOB COMPETENCIES
• Knowledge of legal compliance regarding inmate’s rights.
• Knowledge of the criminal justice system operations.
• Knowledge of individual and group behavior in an institutional setting.
• Knowledge of the laws applicable to detention facility operations.
• Ability to ensure inmate discipline and to deal effectively with non-compliance.
• Ability to develop contingency plans to deal with emergency situations and to act decisively in the event of the same.
• Ability and skill to manage, direct, and command people in such a manner as to obtain maximum cooperation with minimum use of coercion and minimum creations of hostility and rebellion.
• Knowledge of the County and Office’s operating requirements, policies, procedures, and practices; and local, State, and Federal regulations related to office programs and operations.
• Knowledge of administrative policies and procedures of the County.
• Ability to establish and maintain accurate records of assigned activities and operations.
• Ability to interpret and implement local policies and procedures; written instructions, general correspondence; Federal, State, and local regulations.
• Skill in organizational and time management to prioritize duties to accomplish a high volume of work product while adapting to constant changes in priority.
• Ability to perform detailed work accurately and independently in compliance with stringent time limits requiring minimal direction and supervision.
• Ability to think quickly, maintain self-control, and adapt to stressful situations.
• Knowledge of computer software including word processing, spreadsheet and database applications consistent for this position.
• Ability to perform mathematical calculations required of this position.
• Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and effectively in English in both written and verbal form.
• Skill in researching and understanding complex written materials.
• Ability to prepare and maintain accurate and concise records and reports.
• Ability to apply sound judgment and discretion in performing duties, resolving problems, and interpreting policies and regulations.
• Ability to handle sensitive interpersonal situations calmly and tactfully.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism at all times.
• Ability to maintain effective working relationships with individuals within and outside the organization.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion regarding business-related files, reports, and conversations, within the provision of Open Records laws and other applicable state and federal statutes and regulations.
• Ability to work the allocated hours of the position and respond after hours as needed.
PHYSICAL AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical and work environment characteristics described in this description 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 or as otherwise required by law. Employees needing reasonable accommodation should discuss the request with the employee’s supervisor or Human Resources.
• This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 50 pounds of force; work regularly requires sitting, frequently requires standing, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel and repetitive motions and occasionally requires walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling and reaching with hands and arms.
• Work requires close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus, depth perception, color perception, night vision and peripheral vision.
• Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly.
• Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound.
• Work requires wearing specialized personal protective equipment.
• May be subject to exposure to blood/body fluids and infectious and communicable diseases.
• Work is primarily in a secured detention facility.
• May require dealing with persons who are hostile, aggressive, abusive or violent, posing threatening conditions.