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Job Category: Corrections Officer (entry level)
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Job Title: Custody Support Assistant
Hiring Organization: GCCJA
Salary Range: $11 / Hourly
Closing Date: 05/02/2019
Job Location: Oklahoma
Description: The Grady County Criminal Justice Authority is a Jail Trust located in Grady County, Oklahoma. We currently have a capacity of 620 beds with a 204 bed facility opening in May of 2019. The GCCJA is PREA Certified and offers excellent benefits and an annual merit increase program based on performance. GENERAL SUMMARY Supervises and maintains custody of inmates and provides security for the Jail operated by the Grady County Criminal Justice Authority. The applicant uses their own judgment in the performance of duties, referring unusual, unique or complex issues to their sergeant for advice and guidance. General Statement of Duties: Conducts prisoner intake and release processing and documentation of the GCCJA Detention Center. Operates the electrical, video and audio communications and security system for the GCCJA’s Detention Control Room managing the entry, exit and movement of individuals within the facility. Supervision Received: The work is performed under the general direction and supervision of the Detention Sergeant but some leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain close cooperative working relationships with the Jail Administration, Detention Lieutenant, Detention Sergeants, Detention Officer, nurses, law enforcement and emergency response personnel, inmates and facility visitors. Supervision Exercised: If the need arises, this individual may be required to supervise and/or train new employees and or under the direction of their supervisor. Distinguishing Features: • Control Room: This position is responsible for the overall electrical detention facility operation, control and safety equipment and the ingress and egress of individuals relating to this facility. This Position Operates the electrical, video and audio communications and security system for the County’s Detention Center and may be assigned related work as required. • Booking Clerk: This is highly responsible clerical and administrative support work. This position conducts prisoner intake and release processing and documentation of the County’s Detention Center and may be assigned related work as required. Examples of Duties: Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all duties which may be found in positions of this class. •Operates the mechanical operation of all electrical and mechanical controls systems for the Detention facility including video, audio and security equipment; •Controls record keeping, maintains logs; •Monitors video surveillance and radios to coordinate, authorize, deny or restrict movement within the facility and secure perimeter of staff, inmates and civilians; •Maintains a log of inmate and material movement including staff and inmate movement in and out of housing units and other areas as directed, food cart distribution, facility lockdowns, inmate releases, head counts, assistance calls, supply delivery, staff and civilian personnel activities and maintenance repairs; •Monitors, coordinates and maintains the facilities fire and emergency controls systems and monitors response activities; •Coordinates and performs lockdown activities to provide a secure facility and count of inmates; •Answers phones and maintains logs and records; •Attends meetings, conferences and workshops as requested and authorized; •Performs related work as required. •Performs intake booking and release duties such as fingerprinting, mug shot photography; •Types, enters data, organizes, maintains and ensures confidentiality and proper disposition of inmate files; •Answers and refers information requests from the public, inmate family and friends and the media; •Maintains roster of inmates including detention location, release dates and personal information; •Performs strip searches of inmates when requested by supervisors and law enforcement personnel; •Accounts for currency from inmates and documents cash and indigent transactions; •Inventories, documents and provides secure storage for inmate personal property; •Releases personal property to proper parties and documents the transaction; •Reviews and coordinates inmate correspondence with authorities concerning release date verification, money account balances and court schedules; •Coordinates inmate requests for medical , ministry and legal services; •Responds to and documents inmate requests for goods and services or refers requests to proper staff and/or other agencies; •Receives, screens and sorts inmate mail; •Conducts visiting registration along with accepting money as assigned by the Shift Supervisor; •Other duties as assigned;
Special Instructions: Age, Education, Experience: •Minimum age: 18 (Prefer 21); •Graduation from a high school or GED certificate; and •Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work. This is a position of trust and will require a level of maturity and responsibility. Experience is helpful but not expressly needed. We will consider education combined with experience to determine eligibility. Complexity/Responsibility: Work is characterized by the requirements to communicate, analyze concepts and complex information from various levels and sources and be able to disseminate in a clear and concise matter.
Additional Online Information: https://www.gccja.com
Contact Information: Nola Cottrell
Training Lt.
215 North 3rd Street
Chickasha, Oklahoma US
405-825-6071
405-825-6100
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