Sheriff’s Office Detentions Officer

La Plata County   Durango, CO   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on May 10, 2022
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DATE: 03/13

JOB SUMMARY: Performs routine work in the safekeeping of prisoners by running the control boards and security systems in the La Plata County Detention Facility. Performs all computer work for booking inmates including handling of inmate money and property. Acts as a bond commissioner for the Sheriff’s Office.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Essential functions may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks. Reasonable accommodations, as defined under the American with Disabilities Act, will be made when possible Secures all exterior and security doors in the facility by visually monitoring all movement of all people in the facility and controls movement utilizing the control board; controls all lights, alarms, elevators, and other override equipment; contacts outside agencies such as fire, EMS, etc. as needed; serves as central command post for emergency procedures in the event of fire, riot, etc. Maintains records and prepares reports of inmates transported and returned to detention facility. Reviews arresting officers paperwork for completeness before accepting incoming inmate; inventories inmates clothing, personal property, and money; takes mug shot for verification by local, State, and Federal agencies. Prepares and maintains records of daily activities on the computer in accordance with departmental policies and procedures; receives, opens, and inspects incoming mail. Prepares and maintains accurate log entries detailing the services and daily routines; creates and maintains files on inmates recording the time/dates/reason for incarceration, any changes in the conditions or requirements of incarceration and the time/date/authority for release. Verifies inventory of inmates clothing, personal property, and money against written records; utilizes departmental guidelines to determine property items an inmate may take into housing and stores the other items to be returned upon release. Verifies inmates ability to leave facility by utilizing the computer and written records from the facility, local, State, and Federal agencies and the courts; generates and completes release paperwork; sends copies to records and other agencies as required. Operates various technical equipment to monitor and control the activities of inmates and their visitors which includes controlling cameras, operating doors, elevators, showers and fire escape. $22.46-26.76 depending on experience. Full Time with medical, dental, vision, retirement & paid parental leave benefits. Application Deadline 4 PM 5/29/22.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.