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Commissioned Corrections Officer

Company: Williamson County
Location: Georgetown
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY

Reporting directly to a Sergeant or Lieutenant, responsible for supervising inmates and providing care, safety, and security while maintaining rules, regulations, and cleanliness of the Williamson County Jail. Armed assignment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

  • Assists in maintaining security of the correctional and courthouse complex facilities
  • Receives, books, and secures inmates upon arrival
  • Conducts daily physical inspections and searches of the facilities, inmates, and visitors
  • Supervises inmate's activities (i.e. court appearances, recreation, visitation, meals, etc.)
  • Transports inmates to and from various locations
  • Serves warrants and other legal documents within the Jail
  • Assists in responding to emergency calls and routine complaints
  • Maintains Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) licensing requirements, such as firearms qualifications, continued education, etc.
  • Maintains level of physical fitness necessary to perform the duties of a peace officer
  • Performs special duties as assigned

Bailiff Assignment

  • Conducts screens and searches at the entrance of the court facility
  • Ensures safety of judges and all persons within and surrounding the court facilities
  • Maintains security during all court proceedings, including maintaining the custody of inmates
  • Makes arrests in court at direction of the Judge
  • Transports inmates, as well as arrested individuals, to the Williamson County Jail and completes all required documentation
  • Transports and guards jury members when necessary

ORGANIZATION RELATIONSHIPS

  • Reports directly to - Sergeant or Lieutenant
  • Direct Reports - No

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Position involves physically subduing and restraining aggressive inmates
  • Position involves constantly standing and walking on concrete floors while making rounds
  • Position involves dragging a minimum of 165 pounds (training/recruitment mannequin) in a manner consistent with rescue and restraint maneuvers
  • Position involves to hearing audible sounds and speaking in a clear understandable voice
  • Position involves safely operating a motor vehicle and mobile radio equipment under normal and emergency conditions without any equipment modifications specific to any individual operator
  • Position involves driving and sitting for long periods of time
  • Position involves pursuing violators on foot over rough terrain and obstacles
  • Position involves discharging a firearm with either hand
  • Position may involve working day and/or overnight shifts

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS

  • Maximum security facility behind locked doors
  • Exposure to individuals accused or convicted of crimes, individuals with risk of illness, and potential biohazards
  • May be required to perform some work outdoors in inclement weather (heat, cold, wet conditions

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • See required licenses and certifications below

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

Required

  • TCOLE Basic Peace Officer License

Required within thirty (30) days of employment

  • Valid Texas driver's license
  • Texas Crime Information Center (TCIC) / National Crime Information Center (NCIC) training

Required within twelve (12) months of employment

  • TCOLE Basic Jailer certification

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • One (1) year of experience working in a correctional facility supervising, transporting or monitoring inmates

EMPLOYMENT TESTING

Employment is contingent on passing any post-offer pre-employment screening as listed below:

  • Criminal background check: Yes
  • Motor Vehicle Record check: Yes
  • Drug screening: Yes
  • Physical exam: Yes
  • Psychological exam: Per TCOLE standards
  • Additional: Written tests, firearms tests, Oral Boards

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

TOBACCO FREE WORKPLACE POLICY

Williamson County is a tobacco free workplace. The use of tobacco and non-tobacco products such as vapor, e-cigarettes and the use of chewing tobacco or like products is prohibited on all Williamson County premises. Employees who violate this policy are subject to appropriate disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position. This job description is subject to change as the needs and requirements of the job change.

Williamson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). If you require an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please request assistance from the Human Resources Department.

Keywords: Williamson County, Georgetown , Commissioned Corrections Officer, Other , Georgetown, Texas

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