Performs specialized law enforcement work in the care and security of inmates in the holding area of the York/Poquoson Courthouse. Monitors the Control Room and ensures the security of inmates and Courthouse, and when transporting inmates for court appearances. Serves civil processes in the County of York and the City of Poquoson. Serves as Bailiff in a Court of Law, opening court, maintaining order, and ensuring security of inmates.
High school graduate or equivalent with experience in law enforcement as a deputy sheriff, police officer, or a security guard preferred; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Applicants must meet established medical requirements; be a United States citizen; and at least 21 years of age.
Must pass the Combined Corrections Academy program as administered through an accredited academy within 1 year of employment.
Must possess a valid driver's license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia with good driving record.
Must qualify annually on Sheriff’s Office Firearms Qualification Course, and maintain Department of Criminal Justice Services(DCJS) Combined Corrections Certification.
An acceptable criminal history background check is required.
Employee is subject to the normal hazards associated with law enforcement work. Works wherever needed, both indoors and outdoors; is exposed to a variety of hot and cold temperatures and may be, at times, exposed to hazardous incidents, and other dangerous situations; may be required to walk, run, climb, crawl, bend, pull, push, or lift and balance on less than ideal terrain; is exposed to wide variety of noise levels, which at times can be quite high; training is carried out at both indoor and outdoor training locations.
This position is considered to be essential (County designation as ALPHA). In the event of an emergency/inclement weather conditions, the incumbent is expected to remain at the worksite or to report to worksite in accordance with the department’s standard operating procedures, or as notified by a supervisor.
Successful public safety applicants employed by York County must agree to refrain from using tobacco products off and on duty.
DMV records and criminal background checks conducted prior to employment.
Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including a two-way radio, typewriter, calculator, copier, etc. Must be physically able to operate a motor vehicle and operate a variety of firearms, which involves gripping. Pushing and pulling may be required when making arrests, if there is resistance to arrest. Must be able to carry duty belt, other weapons, and evidence equipment. There is occasional lifting and/or carrying of tires and debris, or of individuals in a rescue effort. The ability to run and scale walls and stairs is necessary when in foot pursuit.
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