GALLATIN COUNTY Detention Officer in BOZEMAN, Montana

DETENTION OFFICERS GALLATIN COUNTYThis position is located in the Gallatin County Detention Center. This position is responsible for maintaining a secure detention facility and safe custody of the inmates; performs a variety of technical and administrative tasks associated with the facility operations; provides inmate supervision; the incarceration of inmates; secures pre-trial and sentenced inmates in the Detention Center and performs other related duties as assigned. This position reports to a Sergeant and does not supervise other County employees.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: This position must have a general knowledge of principles and procedures of record keeping and reporting; modern office practices, methods and computer equipment; procedures and methods and techniques of basic first aid and CPR. This position must have the ability to apply knowledge and reasoning to make prompt and effective decisions in both routine and non-routine situations including those situations that would be considered "life and death"; evaluate alternatives; work under stressful situations; make sound decisions in a timely manner, act on a situation quickly and take appropriate actions; write clearly and concisely; use acceptable grammar, punctuation and spelling; write reports which are organized, complete, accurate and factual; be sensitive to the feelings of others and resolve problems in ways that do not arouse antagonism; adapt to changes in working conditions (i.e., changes in assignment, shift changes and different types of incidents either incidentally or continuously); proceed on assignments without waiting to be told what to do; make effort to improve skills and keep informed of new developments in the field; exert the effort needed to make sure the job is done right the first time; be consistently productive; follow orders, rules and regulations; prepare and maintain factual records; work independently in absence of supervision; understand and follow written and verbal instructions; maintain a high level of personal and professional honesty and integrity and ability to communication clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing with a wide range of individuals (coworkers, support staff, other job fields), and with a wide range of personalities and unique situations (mental illnesses, emotional issues, emergency needs, etc). This position must have the ability to maintain high ethical standards, maintain confidentiality of information; establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; read and interpret documents such as Office/division policy and procedures manual and inmate rules and regulations. Experience and demonstrated ability build and support relationships among staff members; successfully coach/educate/counsel or teach customers, coworkers and/or others; perform high quality, completed work in a self initiated, self disciplined, self monitoring and corrective manner; provide excellent care of internal and external customers; and demonstrated ability to follow organizational directives. Education and ExperienceMust meet minimum standards for the appointment and continued employment of public safety officers in the State of Montana in pursuant of Montana Administrative Rule (ARM) 23.13.201 as prescribed by the Montana Public Safety Officer Standards and Training Council. ARM 23.13.201: http://www.mtrules.org/gateway/RuleNo.asp?RN=23%2E13%2E201.Applicants for this position must be physically and mentally fit. Prior to being hired, applicants will be required to pass a basic fitness test as part of the hiring criteria. Applicants must also pass written, oral and psychological examinations administered by the Sheriff?s Office and be able to maintain certification in CPR. As a condition of hire, the final candidates will be required to successfully pass an extensive background investigation and fingerprinting will be performed to disclose any criminal rec