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Job Category: Corrections Officer (entry level)
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Job Title: Deputy (Detention Officer)
Hiring Organization: Ada County Sheriff's Office
Salary Range: $17.44 - $22.27/hr, DOE
Closing Date: 12/31/2018
Job Location: Idaho
Description: The Ada County Sheriff's Office is located in Idaho's beautiful capital city, Boise. Boise and its outlaying communities have experienced tremendous growth during the past several years. With almost 700 employees in 75 different positions, Ada County Sheriff's Office provides generous benefits and competitive salaries. Visit https://www.adasheriff.org/careers for more information.

Physical Agility Test & Written Test Required – If selected, a $35 written test fee will apply. Testing occurs this Summer – Winter. To attend testing, you must receive an invitation via email from the Ada County Sheriff’s Office. This recruitment is being held to fill multiple openings, as well as to establish an eligibility list for future openings.

Supervises and maintains custody of inmates and provides security for the Ada County Jail. The incumbent uses their own judgment in the performance of duties, referring unusual, unique or complex issues to their sergeant for advice and guidance.

  • Maintains security and custody of inmates;
  • Performs routine security checks to include the perimeter of the building and grounds;
  • Preserves and enforces Idaho laws and departmental jail policies to maintain security of the jail;
  • Processes inmates into the jail and assigns them to the proper level of confinement;
  • Receives and maintains inmates’ property;
  • Forcefully controls and restrains actively resisting inmates;
  • Works and maintains eligibility to work all shifts, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays, whether assigned or on an as needed or on-call basis;
  • Supervises inmate visitations;
  • Supervises the dispensing of food to inmates;
  • Supervises inmates and trustee-inmates in the cleaning of the jail and inmate living quarters;
  • Transports inmates to and from necessary locations;
  • Eligible for transfer among all Detention Officer positions and shifts;
  • Performs necessary searches for weapons and contraband; and
  • Keeps records and prepares reports. ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS
    • May be assigned to special assignments as needed; and
    • Performs related work as required.
    • High school diploma or equivalent;
    • Must be at least 21 years of age;
    • Knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation;
    • Ability to supervise and communicate with inmates;
    • Ability to hear, listen to, and understand radio transmissions using an ear piece;
    • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing;
    • Ability to take criticism and verbal abuse from inmates and their visitors without reacting in a negative manner and project an image of self-confidence and control;
    • Ability to subdue and restrain a combative inmate;
    • Ability to evaluate and recognize potentially adverse or unsafe situations and react according to department policy; and
    • Ability to perform the duties of the position without a direct threat to the health or safety of the incumbent or others.
    • Must pass a written exam, the POST physical agility test, a polygraph exam, background investigation, medical exam, and a psychological evaluation;
    • Must become POST certified as a Detention Officer within one year of employment;
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain an Idaho Driver’s License;
    • This position has been designated safety sensitive and therefore the incumbent is subject to random drug testing.
    • Most of the work is performed in and around the jail facility and involves an element of personal danger;
    • Requires sufficient physical strength to subdue an inmate in time of confrontation or break-up a fight between inmates;
    • Must be able to remove an unconscious person from the jail in time of emergency, hold up an inmate attempting to take his/her life and move quickly to the point of confrontation; and
    • Must be able to use first-aid and CPR techniques when necessary.
  • Special Instructions:
    Additional Online Information: https://www.adasheriff.org/Careers
    Contact Information: Caryl Humphries
    HR Recruitment & Selection
    Ada County Sheriff's Office
    7200 Barrister Drive
    Boise, 83704 US
    (208) 577-3749
    (208) 577-3559
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