Corrections Officer II / Jailer
Performs protective service work enforcing laws within the jail, maintain the security of the jail, investigating criminal activity within the jail, serving civil papers within the jail, ensuring inmate and public safety, testifying in court, maintaining records and files, preparing reports, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the Corrections Bureau Captain or their designee.
The following duties are normal for this position. These 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 be required and assigned.
• Serves warrants, summons, subpoenas, and civil process papers as needed within the jail; and makes arrests, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints.
• Assists other law enforcement officers and agencies with photo line-ups, intoxilyzer tests, positive identification, and digital evidence collection and preservation.
• Operates computer to run criminal histories, warrant status at arrest and at release, and DNA databank collection.
• Initiate and perform criminal investigations within the jail by preserving, recording and presenting evidence; interviews victims and witnesses; testifies in court. Prepares and maintains various records and files and prepares reports.
• Properly maintains the jail complex; conducts armed perimeter security checks of the government center.
• Reports to the Jail Administrator or Shift Supervisor on duty all actions of misconduct of prisoners or other personnel; reports all notable prisoner grievances.
• Monitors the activities of Huber Law prisoners.
• Supervises prisoner work details in the jail.
• Receives, photographs, and fingerprints new prisoners; safeguards prisoner’s valuables; attends to prisoner needs.
• Books and releases prisoners.
• Maintains criminal record files.
• Logs and admits professional visitors.
• Serves meals and retrieves trays.
• As directed by the supervisor, prepares reports, receives and issues fines and bonds.
• Answers the department phone and deals with inquiries from the public.
• Secures surrounding areas, when so assigned.
• Provides for secure transportation of prisoners and jailed persons for court appearances and related needs.
• Logging of court dispositions.
• Assists with appearances in court, and court related activities.
• Log Bail Bonds and Judgement of Convictions, makes referrals for failure(s) to report.
• Conduct urine analysis tests and preliminary breath tests in accordance with Probation, Diversion, Drug Court, and the Circuit Court System.
• Supervises work details as assigned.
• May perform special tasks and duties as qualified and assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
• General knowledge of law enforcement methods, practices and procedures and Wisconsin Statutes relating to the care and commitment of prisoners.
• General knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Sheriff’s Office; skill in the use of firearms, chemical agents, weapons of defense, and the operation of a motor vehicle.
• Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and to prepare clear comprehensive reports
• Ability to deal courteously, firmly, and tactfully with inmates and the general public under stressful situations
• Working knowledge of institutional management practices and philosophies including the care and custody of prisoners
• Ability to analyze situations and to adopt quick, effective, and reasonable courses of action with due regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates
• Working knowledge of the methods and practices of jail housekeeping
• Ability to keep records and maintain reports.
• Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English.
• Ability to communicate effectively with other members of the staff, supervisor, and the public.
• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in both written and verbal form.
• Must be proficient in workplace English and spelling.
• Ability to read County policies and procedures; written instructions, general correspondence; SDS sheets, safety manuals, maps, etc.
• Ability to calculate mathematical calculations.
• Ability to prepare, recommend and monitor an operating budget, including line-item budgeting.
• Ability to understand and effectively carry out verbal and written instructions.
• Ability to develop, interpret and implement local policies and procedures; written instructions, general correspondence; Federal, State, and local regulations.
• Ability to define problems and deal with a variety of situations.
• Ability to think quickly, maintain self-control, and adapt to stressful situations.
• Ability to maintain discretion regarding business-related files, reports, and conversations, within the provision of open records law and other applicable State and Federal Statutes and Regulations.
• Organizational and time management skills needed to meet deadlines.
• Must have ability to work accurately with attention to detail.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Ability to prepare and maintain accurate and concise records and reports.
• Ability to analyze facts and to exercise sound judgment in arriving at conclusions.
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.
• This work requires the regular exertion of up to 10 pounds of force, frequent exertion of up to 50 pounds of force.
• Work regularly requires sitting, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel and repetitive motions.
• Frequently requires walking, reaching with hands and arms, pushing or pulling and lifting and occasionally requires standing, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling and tasting or smelling
• 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 preparing and analyzing written or computer data, wearing a self-contained breathing apparatus, exposure to blood borne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.
• Work is primarily in a jail setting.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
• 60 College credits or an Associates/Technical degree preferred
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
• Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board Certification preferred.
• Jail Certification in the State of Wisconsin must be obtained within one (1) year of hire.
• First Aid and CPR/AED Certification may be obtained within one (1) year of hire.
• Intoxilyzer and Sobriety Testing Certification, may be obtained within three (3) years of hire.
• Valid driver’s license.
Starting Wage: $28.11
Department: Sheriff’s Office
Nothing in this job description limits management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
St. Croix County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to an individual’s race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, disability, marital status, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics.