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Minimum age of 18, high school diploma, driver’s license, good driving record, good physical condition, eligibility for Wisconsin Jail Certification, ability to possess firearms, no felony convictions, no domestic abuse convictions. A competitive wage and excellent fringe benefit package is offered.
For application and testing for this position, go to the website https://www.empco.net/wis and follow the instructions. The required Empco application and test must be completed and passed no later than May 20, 2013. There is a fee to take an examination. Upon passing exam, qualified candidates will be contacted for further application and screening process.
Performs protective service work ensuring inmates care and security, processing inmates, maintaining jail security, transporting inmates, maintaining records and files, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the
moderate supervision of the Jail Administrator/Captain.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Examples of Duties:
Receives and processes inmates into institution custody; searches prisoners; takes charge of personal property; advises inmates on rules and regulations.
Patrols jail area periodically ensuring security and maintaining order; supervises inmate movement.
Supervises inmates' personal hygiene and related activities for conformance to institution rules, regulations and procedures; supervises inmates on work details and during meals.
Handles commissary activities.
Escorts inmates to cell.
Transports inmates; assists with preparing and maintaining court records, files and criminal histories.
Dispenses personal and cell cleaning equipment; ensures the care and maintenance of quarters.
Prepares routine records on inmates; performs other various record keeping duties.
Records visits; inspects items brought into the jail; checks incoming and outgoing mail.
Reviews jail records relating to inmate booking and resolves conflicting documentation.
Coordinates with outside agencies to facilitate transports, court orders, holds and health transfer information.
Distributes medications to inmates when necessary.
Obtains urine and breath samples for court orders and drug court.
Collects monetary bonds.
Conducts checks inside male and female living areas to ensure health and well-being.
Screens inmates to determine level of need for medications and housing.
Interacts and assists public with inquiries, concerns and complaints.
Operate computers for booking and releasing procedures for inmates.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
General knowledge of the security, rules, regulations and procedures of the institution; general knowledge of the practices of modern penology as related to the supervision and care of persons under institutionalized restraint; ability to enforce
institutional rules firmly and fairly; ability to detect potential behavior problems of inmates; ability to detect the early symptoms of common health problems; ability to carry out oral and written directions accurately; ability to solve problems
within scope of responsibility; ability to supervise the activities of large groups of inmates; ability to maintain accurate and detailed records and prepare reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates; skill in
use of firearms, chemical agents, and weapons of defense.
Education and Experience
High school diploma and minimal experience in law enforcement, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
This work requires the regular exertion of up to 10 pounds of force, frequent exertion of up to 25 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 100 pounds of force; work regularly requires walking, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel and reaching with hands and arms, frequently requires standing, climbing or balancing and repetitive motions and occasionally requires sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, tasting or smelling, pushing or pulling and lifting; work requires close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus, color perception and peripheral vision; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work frequently requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions and occasionally requires exposure to fumes or airborne particles, exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals, wearing a self contained breathing apparatus and exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).
Wisconsin Jailer Certification, may be obtained within six (6) months of hire.
Law Enforcement Officer Certification preferred, but not required.
Valid driver's license.