Under general supervision, performs varied administrative tasks and functions as a working supervisor in the operation of the Juvenile Detention Center; p rovides input and recommendations on staffing, personnel and in assorted areas in support of the operation of the Detention Center.
Essential Functions : (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)
Participates and oversees others in the supervision, safety and well-being of persons committed to the Juvenile Detention Center; serves as shift supervisor; prepares works schedules, assignments and tasks; provides, oversees, identifies training program and needs for staff; prepares and participates in the evaluation of staff; maintains and reviews employee time-sheets and related personnel records; investigates incidents and provides written reports.
Compiles, oversees and reviews booking and release paperwork; fills out, compiles, develops and provides assorted records and reports; oversees, supervises and conducts regular and periodic inspections; supervises and maintains order within the entire facility and/or within specified areas of the facility; conducts searches of individuals and facility areas oversees and assists with coordination of transportation and escorting of detainees to court, medical appointments/services and other trips to and from the facility.
Maintains and reviews a variety of files and records; coordinates resources within and those in contact with the detention center; identifies and reports on behavior, activities and interactions between and among the detainees; oversees and dispenses medically-approved medications; identifies and recommends changes in policies and/or procedures; works a rotating shift with rotating schedules.
P erforms other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of applicable State of Tennessee statutes, rules, administrative orders, operational policies and procedures, Federal rules and requirements.
Knowledge of Hamilton County policies and procedures.
Knowledge of the basic principles of management and supervision.
Knowledge of legal terminology and court processes and procedures.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of detainee supervision.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of record keeping, case and file management/maintenance.
Knowledge of CPR, First Aid, basic self defense and negotiation techniques.
Skill in reading, interpreting and applying applicable State of Tennessee statutes, rules, administrative orders, operational policies and procedures, Federal rules and requirements and Hamilton County policies and procedures.
Skill in applying the basic principles of management and supervision.
Skills that supports working with a diverse group of individuals that include judges, court staff, litigants, attorneys, detainees, their families and the general public.
Skill in working under pressure in a highly dynamic environment with changing program demands and priorities.
Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with court employees, other court and non-court related agencies and representatives, detainees, their families and the public.
Skill in understanding and utilizing CPR, First Aid, basic self defense and negotiation techniques.
Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of software applications.
Skill effectively communicating in both oral and written form.
The equivalent of a High School Diploma and three (3) years of experience in security, law enforcement, social services, group homes or closely related experience involving work with or exposure to juveniles or at-risk children that included progressively responsible duties in staff management and supervision. Experience as a Lead Detention Officer is preferred.
Physical Requirements : Work is located within the Juvenile Detention Center and involves potential risk of injury due to physical confrontation and exposure to infectious diseases. Incumbents in this position may be required to lift and carry people and heavy, bulky items weighing up to 200 pounds.
Additional Requirements : This classification requires the applicant to pass extensive criminal background and reference checks. The position requires the incumbent to become and remain certified in CPR, First Aid and AED (automated external defibrillator).
This position has been identified as “safety sensitive” under the definition of TCA 50-9-103(16)(B), Drug-free Workplace Programs, Chapter Definitions. This position will be subject to drug and alcohol testing for the following: 1) post offer pre-employment 2) when there is reasonable cause 3) after an on-the-job accident or contributing to an accident 4) on a random basis 5) prior to return to duty after suspension and/or 6) as follow-up. This is additional and also subject to the Rules and Regulations of The Employee Handbook.
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