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Job Title: Detention Deputy
Hiring Organization: Ada County Sheriff's Office
Salary Range: 16.43
Closing Date: 09/09/2015
Job Location: Idaho
Description: Physical Agility Test & Written Test Required If selected, a $35 written test fee will apply.

Testing will occur Fall of 2015. 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.

GENERAL SUMMARY
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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
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 control and restrain actively resisting inmates;
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.

JOB REQUIREMENTS
High school diploma or equivalent;
Must be at least 21 years of age;
Ability to work various shifts and hours including nights, weekends, and holidays;
Ability to supervise and communicate with inmates;
Knowledge of English grammar, spelling and punctuation;
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 potential 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.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS
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.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
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.

Preference in appointment will be given to eligible veterans. Visit http://www.adasheriff.org/Careers/Veterans-Preference for more information.

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