Roanoke County

Roanoke , VA
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Deputy Sheriff (Corrections) (Open Until Filled)

Roanoke County
Roanoke, VA Full-time
Posted on August 27, 2019
GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Applicants must read Applicant Letter & Disqualifiers here: http://roanokecountyva.gov/DocumentCenter/View/5794

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES – Court Services

Performs routine protective services work in maintaining security of the Roanoke County Courthouse Complex. Processes entrants through the security checkpoints; searching courtrooms and other locations for contraband or security risks; provides escort and supervision of inmates present in the courthouse; maintain logs; serve and process civil and criminal papers. Performs other duties as assigned.
 
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES - Corrections
Performs routine protective services work in providing care and maintaining security for inmates at the County Jail. Processes inmates into custody; conducts security checks of inmates in assigned areas; conducts cell searches for contraband; reviews incoming and outgoing mail; transports inmates, attends to inmate needs; maintain logs; supervises cleaning details; and monitors individuals entering and leaving the jail. Performs other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS – Court Services
• Processes all entrants of the courthouse through the security screening process.
• Conducts periodic security checks of inmates in assigned areas.
• Maintain control of the courtroom to prevent any disruptions
• Protects judges, court officials, witnesses, jurors and all other persons in the courtroom from any   hostile acts directed at them.
• Supervise, escort/transport, restrain and control prisoners.
• Properly process prisoners, delayed confinement persons & juveniles.
• Properly serve Civil & Criminal papers.
• Performs interior and exterior security searches of the courthouse.
 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS – Corrections
• Processes inmates into custody of the County Jail, searches prisoners, takes charge of personal property, provides clothing, bedding, eating utensils, institutional rules and regulations.
• Conducts periodic security checks of inmates in assigned areas.
• Maintains log of inmate movement throughout the facility.
• Conducts periodic cell searches for possession of contraband.
• Reviews incoming and outgoing mail.
• Monitors persons entering and leaving jail.
• Supervises cleaning details for assigned areas.
• Transports inmates as required.
• Attends to special needs of inmates.
 

REQUIREMENTS/PREFERENCES

Education
Required:  High school diploma or equivalent. 

Experience
Preferred: Some experience in public and personal contact work preferably related to law enforcement activities.

Certifications/ Licenses
Required:  Valid Virginia driver's license with good driving record.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • General knowledge of civil and criminal law, court procedures and rules, regulations and procedures of the County Jail; and of institutions and management practices including the care and custody of prisoner.
  • Ability to cope with and handle interpersonal relationships; follow oral and written instructions; and to prepare records and reports.

Additional Requirements
Must be a citizen of the United States, twenty-one (21) years of age, and complete the minimum training standards required by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services.  Subject to a complete criminal history background search with acceptable results.  Must also be able to perform the job as described in the Physical and Environmental Demands section of this job description.
 
Supervisory Responsibilities 
None

OTHER INFORMATION

Part-time employees are not eligible for employee benefits.

Full-time employees are eligible for a comprehensive benefit package that includes:

  • Progressive Flexible Leave Plan with cash-in option
  • Eleven paid holidays
  • Short Term Disability Insurance 
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Health, Vision and Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Medical and Dependent Care
  • Virginia Retirement System - Membership in VRS is automatic upon hire into a covered position. County contributes and employees pay their membership contribution.
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Credit Union Membership
  • Deferred Compensation Plan with County Match