CORRECTIONS DEPUTY

BARRY COUNTY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Date of Posting:  October 17, 2017
Open until 11/14/2017
To be considered for the position of: CORRECTIONS DEPUTY

Please visit: https://www.empco.net/msa/ to register as a New Candidate and review testing sites.  Please Note:  You must be willing and able to pass the testing prior to an offer of employment. IF you are already certified this is not a requirement.

The starting wage is $ 17.69 per hour    with step raise after years 1,2,3,4 and 5

Responsibilities and Qualifications of a Corrections Deputy:

This is a full time position that works in a 24-hour, adult detention facility and work assignments are 12 hour shifts and may be any day of the week and any shift. Environment might be uncomfortable and involve a significant chance of incurring injury. Assignments involve substantial face-to-face contact with inmates. A Corrections Deputy uses independent judgment in making decisions requiring interpretation and application of departmental guidelines to specific situations. Ability to observe inmates’ activities to detect unusual or prohibited behavior, which might be a threat to the security of the facility or the safety of others.  Respond quickly to return phone calls from this office when off duty. Ability to obtain accurate data, prepare records and communicate effectively. A Corrections Deputy prepares written reports after appropriately responding to critical incidents such as assaults on employees or inmates and threats to the security of the facility. Accurately counts inmates under their supervision several times each shift. You will conduct thorough searches of inmates and their housing areas. Monitor feeding, recreational activities, inmate visits and supervise inmate workers. Ensure that security systems, firefighting equipment and other equipment in the facility are in operating condition. You must operate computerized equipment such as booking systems, cameras, door controls and intercom system. Must be proficient in the use and carry of department firearms, tasers and pepper spray and handcuffing.

Candidates must be a minimum of 21 years of age. Must have high school diploma or GED. Completion of 160 MSCTC Academy preferred but not mandatory at time of hire. Must possess a valid Michigan driver’s license. Must have the ability to pass a medical exam, drug screen and psychological evaluation.  Must be willing to submit to a thorough background investigation designed to assess the applicant’s suitability for employment as a Corrections Deputy. Ability to complete first aid certification.  Knowledge of security procedures and techniques.  Ability to maintain composure during stressful situations.  Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies and to multi task. Ability to meet the physical requirement of the work, which includes the performance of strenuous tasks requiring muscular strength, coordination and cardiovascular endurance. Ability to learn and apply self-defense and other procedures for dealing with hostile of violent inmates. Ability to pass all department training to include taser, pepper spray, handcuffing and firearms.

An individual with any of the following is ineligible for consideration for employment:  

A felony conviction; a pending felony or misdemeanor charge; a domestic violence conviction; or an outstanding warrant.

For more information contact:  Peter Nevins – Lieutenant Corrections Division
Barry County Sheriff’s Office
1212 W State St, Hastings, Mi 49058
269-945-1400 ext 1315

pnevins@barrycounty.org

CORRECTIONS CLERK

The starting wage is $ 12.53 per hour with top pay reached after 5 years

This is a full time position that works in a 24-hour, adult detention facility the work assignment is an 8 hour shift 40 hours a week Monday – Friday.  Work environment involves being in a locked and secure area adjacent to inmate housing units.

Responsibilities and Qualifications of a Corrections Clerk:

Candidates must be a minimum of 18 years of age. Must have high school diploma or GED. Must possess a valid Michigan driver’s license. Must have the ability to pass a medical exam, drug screen and psychological evaluation.  Must be willing to submit to a thorough background investigation designed to assess the applicant’s suitability for employment as a Corrections Clerk. Ability to complete first aid certification.  Knowledge of security procedures and techniques.  Ability to maintain composure during stressful situations, Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies and to multi task.

This position performs a wide variety of complex clerical duties necessary to the incarceration and release of inmates.

* Respond to numerous requests from inside the facility, the public and other agencies via telephone, two way radio, fax and electronic communication.

* Operate control panels to communicate with inmates, monitor cameras and operate remote lock doors to provide a safe and secure environment.  

*  Answer phones and route calls to appropriate areas.

*  Answer questions from the public regarding inmates Charges, Bonds, Court Dates, Outdates, Visitation, Mail, Phone Cards and Commissary.

* Correspond via telephone, fax, and email with courts, judges, attorneys, probation and parole   regarding inmate status.

* Notify inmates via intercom for visits, court, lawyer, jail activities

* Relay and receive information with correction deputies via radio.

Record, maintain and organize inmate court dispositions on computer and hard copies.

*  Monitor inmate movement via 56 surveillance cameras.

*  Manage all secured doors to inmate housing and jail facility via control panel.

*  Log all jail activities on Jail Management System.

*  Screen and log incoming inmate mail, magazines, newspapers books for irregularities or violations; monitor for contraband.

* Charge inmate accounts for various services and supplies.

* Receive money orders and record in inmate account for spending during incarceration

* Record checks received for billing statement on stay in jail.

* Submit and process bond payment.

*Prepare and assist other persons in completing required reports.

*Transfer paperwork to correct divisions or agencies.

*Operate LEIN and interpret the information.

*Perform various duties as needed for administration and staff.

Please submit application and resume to:  Lieutenant Peter Nevins, Barry County Sheriff’s Office, 1212 W State St, Hastings, Mi 49058.    ( 269) 945-1400 Ext 1315

APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT OUR FRONT DESK OR ON OUR WEBSITE AT http://barrysheriff.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/BCSO-Application-Jan-2017.docx