Detention Officer

Correctional Officer
Greene County Sheriff's Office - Springfield, Missouri

Nov 1, 2022

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Application Deadline:
Apr 30, 2023

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$20.70 hourly
Lateral Transfer:
$NA hourly

Job Description

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Maintain control over jailed inmates.

Escort prisoners inside and outside jail.

Intervene in altercations.

Mediate disputes.

Conduct cell inspections for contraband and damage.

Confiscate contraband.

Maintain activity logs.

Recommend appropriate actions regarding the disposition of the inmates to the shift supervisor.

Book incoming inmates into jail.

Enter data into computer system.

Responsible for general maintenance of jail and its facilities.

Inspect all cells for cleanliness, ensure bathrooms are clean and sanitized

Supervise visits, inmate feeding, trustees’ activities, church services and other inmate activities.

Assist Officers with problems.

Escort non-jail personnel.

Evaluate segregated inmates.

Review outstanding warrants and compare with inmate list.

Perform first aid and other emergency procedures.

Direct and supervise all trustee workers.

Participate in ongoing training.

Additional Information

Purpose of Position

A Greene County Sheriff Deputy may be required to perform numerous Law Enforcement related tasks and these can vary by division. Regardless of Division it is the responsibility of all Deputies to provide the highest degree of law enforcement possible to the citizens of Greene County utilizing the resources that are made available to them. A Deputy pledges to serve with integrity, professionalism, dedication competence, and character. Deputies will apply the laws of the State of Missouri and the United States of America fairly to those we serve.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Maintain control over jailed inmates.

Escort prisoners inside and outside jail.

Intervene in altercations.

Mediate disputes.

Conduct cell inspections for contraband and damage.

Confiscate contraband.

Maintain activity logs.

Recommend appropriate actions regarding the disposition of the inmates to the shift supervisor.

Book incoming inmates into jail.

Enter data into computer system.

Responsible for general maintenance of jail and its facilities.

Inspect all cells for cleanliness, ensure bathrooms are clean and sanitized

Supervise visits, inmate feeding, trustees’ activities, church services and other inmate activities.

Assist Officers with problems.

Escort non-jail personnel.

Evaluate segregated inmates.

Review outstanding warrants and compare with inmate list.

Perform first aid and other emergency procedures.

Direct and supervise all trustee workers.

Participate in ongoing training.

Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and possess a high school diploma or GED and valid Missouri motor vehicle operator’s license. Prior law enforcement or detention experience is preferred. Any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities will be taken into consideration.

Applicants must live inside a 50-mile radius of Greene County within 6 months of beginning employment. Applicants may not have any felony convictions or orders of ex parte against them. Applicants may not have any DWI charges or convictions in the past 3 years, nor may they have used illegal controlled substances within the past 3 years. Applicants should be of outstanding moral character and actively demonstrate such behavior at all times.

Physical and Mental Abilities Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication

Ability to analyze data and information using established criteria, in order to determine consequences and to identify and select alternatives.

Ability to compare, count, differentiate, measure and/or sort, as well as assemble, copy, record and transcribe data and information.

Ability to classify, compute, tabulate, and categorize data.

Ability to persuade, convince, and/or train others, including the ability to act in a lead worker capacity.

Ability to advise and interpret how to apply policies, procedures and standards to specific situations.

Ability to utilize a variety of advisory data and information such incident/accident reports, rosters, law enforcement informational reports, case information, search and arrest warrants, citation and warning forms, questionnaires, law enforcement forms, victim/witness statements, activity logs, technical operating manuals, State statutes, State criminal code, maps, diagrams, Uniform Traffic Code Book, procedures, guidelines and non-routine correspondence.

Ability to communicate orally and in writing with Department personnel, other law enforcement agency personnel, emergency medical care providers, fire fighters, rescue personnel, dispatchers, motorists, suspects, victims/witnesses, juvenile offenders, educators, Judges and attorneys.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, use hands and fingers to handle or feel; use sight, talk and hear.

Mathematical Ability

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide; and calculate percentages, fractions, volumes and ratios.

Ability to interpret basic descriptive statistical reports.

Judgment and Situational Reasoning Ability

Ability to use functional reasoning in performing influence functions such as supervising, managing, leading, teaching, directing and controlling.

Ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory and/or judgmental criteria.

Physical Requirements

Ability to operate equipment and machinery with some requiring complex and rapid adjustments, such as firearms, squad car, emergency communications equipment, calculator, computer terminal, tape recorder, camera, chemical spray devices, flashlight and restraint devices.

Ability to coordinate eyes, hands, feet and limbs in performing semi-skilled movements such as firearms use.

Ability to exert mildly heavy physical effort in moderate to heavy work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching over head, lifting & carrying 100 pounds, pushing, and pulling.

Ability to exert sufficient physical force to restrain or subdue individuals. Ability to stand for long periods of time.

Ability to recognize and identify degrees of similarities or differences between characteristics of colors, forms, sounds, odors and textures associated with job-related objects, materials and tasks.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, use hands and fingers to handle or feel; use sight, talk and hear. Eyesight must be 20/20, with correction if necessary.

Environmental Adaptability

Ability to work under moderately unsafe and uncomfortable conditions where exposure to environmental factors such as temperature variations, odors, toxic agents, wetness, violence, irate individuals, intimidation, traffic hazards, machinery, electrical currents, explosives, disease and/or dust can cause discomfort and where there is a risk of injury.

Condition of Employment

Employee will be required to demonstrate continued knowledge of this position’s current regulations and requirements. Sustained satisfactory performance is required. Employee must meet the requirements of the full job description as stated throughout the duration of employment with Greene County.

Candidate must meet the requirements of the full job description as stated throughout the duration of employment with Greene County.

Disclaimer

Greene County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18
  • Education: High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience: None

Contact Information

Trevor Teeling

Greene County Sheriff's Office
Springfield, Missouri 65807
phone: 4178296455

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