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SANDERS COUNTY Detention Officer in THOMPSON FALLS, Montana

Part Time Position (32 hours/week 1,664 hours annually full benefits eligible). The Sheriff's Office performs law enforcement and crime prevention work including preserving the peace, patrolling assigned areas, serving warrants and making arrests, and assisting in preliminary investigations. The mission of the Sheriff's Office is to maintain and improve the quality of life within the community by working with all people to preserve life, maintain human rights, protect property and promote individual responsibility and community commitment.All county departments must maintain an open and customer service oriented environment, cooperate with other County departments and governmental entities, and keep accurate and timely records and information.Job Summary: A Detention Officer is responsible to effectively process and release inmates held in the detention facilities, and to provide for inmate safety, security and adherence to detention rules and regulations. Detention Officers also supervise and oversee that safe inmate facility maintenance and cleaning duties are done in an orderly manner. Detention Officers maintain certification standards, documentation and duties consistent with the Montana Jail Standards and Detention Personnel Policies. Detention Officers demonstrate professional public relations, and perform back-up duties to help maintain smooth facility operations; serves as one of (5) five Detention Officers.Essential Functions (Major Duties or Responsibilities): These duties are the essential functions and are not all-inclusive of all duties that the incumbent performs. -DETENTION DUTIES-Conducts duties in conformance with federal, state, county and city laws and ordinances.-Follows all departmental policies and procedures consistent with Montana Jail Standards and Detention Personnel Policies and Procedures.-Prepares incident and booking reports and records as required by dept. policies.-Inspects food before serving to inmates to ensure proper quality, portions and utensils are available.-Supervises inmates at meal time and inmate meal clean-up.-Supervises use of library by inmates. -Ensures and facilitates effective scheduling, planning and supervision of inmates for counseling, social services and religious services.-Follows procedures for inmate mail and telephone use and logs legal correspondenceAND MOREEducation and Experience:This job requires education and experience equivalent to a high school diploma or a GED certificate, supplemented by considerable training in detention policies and procedures and extensive, increasingly responsible experience in detention work.The job requires a valid Montana driver?s license, or eligibility to gain one, and a good driving record. Required to be POST certified within one year of employment and to fulfill the requirement to maintain certification as a County Detention Officer. Must complete and maintain Basic Detention Officer, First Aid and CPR Certification.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:The job requires knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of law enforcement; the laws, rules, and regulations enforced by the department; the geography and topography within the County jurisdiction; modern procedures and methods employed in crime detection and investigation; court procedures in criminal and civil trials; criminal behavior patterns and the social factors underlying criminal behavior; first aid methods and their applications; and the use and care of firearms.The job requires skill in active listening, speaking, critical thinking, social perceptiveness, negotiation, judgment, and decision making while interacting with the community in often tense and volatile situations. Skill in subduing individuals in a physical confrontation bearing duty equipment; safely operating light-duty passenger vehicles and vans; and keyboarding are also required.

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