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Park County, Montana Park County Detention Officer in Livingston, Montana

Work Unit: Park County Sheriff’s Office

Current Classification:
Pay Rate: $18.05/hour Union position Title: Detention Officer
Non Exempt Full time
Supervisor: Detention Captain


This position is responsible for maintaining care, custody, and control of inmates held in the Park County detention center. This position is additionally responsible for maintaining appropriate records pertaining to inmates.

All duties below are essential functions unless otherwise indicated. Duties of the position are not all inclusive and subject to change.

1. Cares for welfare/health of the inmates including preparation and serving food to inmates.

2. Controls and oversees inmates including maintenance of accurate records of inmate activity
and movement.

3. Responsible for inmate and officer safety.

4. Books inmates into and out of the Detention Center including assistance in the restraint
of inmates at the request of arresting agencies.

5. Transports mental subjects and inmates as needed for doctors and/or other appointments.

6. Documents and maintains records for each inmate from admission to discharge.

7. Enforces rules and policies as established by Park County Sheriff and Detention Center Captain.

8. Maintains general upkeep of Detention Center.

9. Other Duties as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Qualifications: Must be a citizen of the United States, at least eighteen years of age. Must be of good character, as determined through background investigation. Never been convicted of a felony. Must be finger printed and criminal record searched. Must be a Montana resident for a period of one (1) year and a county resident for at least six (6) months prior to appointment. This may be waived by an administrative decision. Not within five (5) years immediately preceding, his/her date of employment, been affiliated in any manner with any subversive organization. Must successfully complete an oral examination to demonstrate the possession of communication skills, temperament, motivation and other characteristics necessary to the accomplishment of the duties and functions of a peace officer. Must be willing to be fit for duty, to work day, afternoon and night shifts. Applicant is required to submit to a medical examination by a medical doctor and also submit to a psychological examination by a psychologist. Both examinations must conclude the applicant is medically and mentally fit in order to perform the required duties successfully. Park County contributes to the Sheriffs Retirement System. Park County Detention Officers are members of the Union and must pay dues to said union.

Education and Experience: High School Diploma or GED and six months of probation/training.

Certificate, Registration and Licenses required or to be obtained within 12 months:
MLEA Certification
Driver’s License
First Responder/AED Certification
CPR Certification
POST Certification
Detention Officer Basic Certification
Weaponless Defense
CDOB Training
Tactical Handcuffing Training
PPCT Training
CPI Training
Firearms Training

Must have computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office and ability to use Microsoft Word software including Sleuth program. Must have fingerprinting skills. Must have ability to use digital camera. Must have physical ability to use restraints such as restraint chair, hand cuffs, and belly chain in a safe and swift manner. It is an essential job function of a detention officer is to have the ability to control inmates which may require the ability to physically subdue a person.