Sheriff Patrol Officer (Deputy Sheriff) positions & Corrections Deputy positions available

Sheriff Patrol Officer  (Deputy Sheriff)
Closes On: November 30, 2018 at 11:59 PM CST

Department: Sheriff
Job Status: Full-Time
Rate of Pay: $17.49 – Hourly
Status: Open Register
Details: Job Posting #18-25807

 

Position Summary

Works under general direction to perform necessary tasks to satisfy requirements legislated under the Powers and Duties of the Sheriff found in Tennessee Code Annotated, Chapters 8-8-201 and 8-8-213.

Pay Grade: 49H

Minimum Qualifications

100%

1. Graduation from an accredited high school or possess a GED.

2. Must be minimum age of 21, at the time of application.

3. Must be of high moral character.

4. Discharged under honorable conditions from Armed Forces, if applicable [TN POST Rule 1110-2-.03(1)(f)].

5. Will be screened for misdemeanor/felony record. (Must not have been convicted of or plead guilty to, or entered a plea of no contest to any felony charge or to any violation of federal or state laws or city ordinances relating to force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor, or controlled substances).

6. Attend and successfully complete a State of Tennessee Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) approved basic police training academy.

7. PROOF OF EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND/OR EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Executes and returns process orders of the courts of record.

2. Aids and attends the courts as assigned.

3. Takes charge of custody of prisoners in the County Jail.

4. Serves, executes, and processes legally issued writs.

5. Makes initial investigations in response to dispatched calls for service.

6. Reviews and polices high accident locations and gives citations to violators.

7. Performs other duties as assigned to fulfill the requirements placed upon the office of the Sheriff Department.

8. Performs other related duties as assigned or directed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

KSAs and Others

1. Knowledge of the rules and regulations applicable.

2. Knowledge of traffic safety, or the use, care, and operation of the patrol vehicle under all conditions; and of the use and care of firearms and police liability.

3. Ability to master thorough on-the-job training during the first years of services.

4. Ability to deal with the public with courtesy and tact.

5. Ability to exercise good judgment and independent decision-making.

6. Ability to use self-defense techniques.

 

Physical Requirements

Must be able to pass a physical agility test upon satisfying initial minimum qualifications.

Special Requirements

  1. Must be willing to work various shifts, holidays, and weekends.
  2. Must submit to and be able to successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation.
  3. After receiving a contingent offer of employment, must be able to pass a psychological and medical evaluation, and be subject to testing for substance abuse.
  4. Must possess a valid Tennessee Driver’s License or secure one upon date of employment.
  5. Must have daily access to an operable automobile and meet county requirements for automobile insurance upon date of employment.
  6. Must be a citizen of the United States, or a permanent legal resident of the United States who is an honorably discharged veteran of the United States armed forces pursuant to §38-8-105(d).
  7. Must successfully pass a criminal history background check

 

Corrections Deputy (Sheriff)
Closes On: November 30, 2018 at 11:59 PM CST
Department: Sheriff
Job Status: Full-Time
Rate of Pay: $17.33 – Hourly
Status: Open Register
Details: Job Posting #18-25805
 

 

 

Position Summary

Works under direct supervision of an assigned supervisor and is responsible for the security and maintenance of Shelby County Jail Operations in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Pay Grade: 45H

 

Minimum Qualifications

100%

1. Must have graduated from an accredited high school or possess GED.

2. Must be 21 years of age at time of application.

3. Must be of high moral character.

4. Must not have been released or discharged under any other than honorable discharge from any of the armed forces of the United States, if applicable.

5. Must not have been convicted of, or plead guilty to, or entered a plea of no contest to any felony charge, or any violation of federal or state laws or city ordinances relating to force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor or controlled substance. (Applicants will be screened for misdemeanor & felony record).

6. Must attend and successfully complete a basic training school.

7. PROOF OF EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND/OR EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Supervises movement of inmates and maintains control in all assigned areas. Adjusts to assignments dictated by changing workload.

2. Performs security checks and routine shakedowns searches on each shift to ensure security. Inspects each inmate to verify armband, identity, location, and physical condition to the count sheet or other necessary reports.

3. Enters and accesses information in the computer. Prints rosters and reports that require a clear, written description of an event.

4. Assists in the admittance and release of prisoners.

5. Informs inmates of pod rules and the inmates’ personal responsibilities.

6. Maintains an awareness of inmates at all times, checks physical and mental conditions, and takes notice of any abnormal circumstances.

7. Walks, listens, converses, mingles, and interacts with inmates to identify or prevent problems.

8. Determines which methods and tactics are appropriate for correcting inmate behavior by applying progressive discipline consistently.

9. Follows appropriate procedures under extraordinary circumstances and remains calm to maintain security of facility and safety of all personnel.

10. Resists inmate attempts to manipulate, distract, or interfere with operations of the pod. Resolves minor problems/conflicts before they escalate into major problems.

11. Confiscates items, removes inmate from pod, or uses OC Pepper Spray, if necessary.

12. In emergency situations, activates PAT device, evacuates inmates to appropriate areas, extinguishes small fires, etc.

13. Exchanges relevant information with relief co-worker and communicates information to superiors.

14. Attends and successfully completes Annual In-Service Training.

15. Performs other related duties as assigned or directed.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

KSAs and Others

1. Skilled at writing and speaking words, sentences, and phrases to clearly and concisely communicate ideas.

2. The tendency to listen and understand what is being said.

3. Ability to adjust to the psychological impact of working in a prison environment under pressure.

4. The willingness to make decisions, render judgments, and take action according to rules.

5. The tendency to pay attention to details and act in a responsible and dependable manner.

6. Knowledge of Shelby County Jail policies and procedures.

7. Ability to act in a responsible, dependable manner and adhere to organizational policies, rules and behaviors of those in security.

8. Physical ability to perform assigned work tasks.

9. Knowledge of the civil and constitutional rights of inmates.

10. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees.

11. Strong interpersonal skills.

 

Physical Requirements

Must successfully complete a Physical Agility Test.

 

Special Requirements

  1. Must be a citizen of the United States, or a permanent legal resident of the United States who is an honorably discharged veteran of the United States armed forces pursuant to §38-8-105(d).
  2. Must be willing to work various shifts, holidays and weekends.
  3. Must pass a physical agility test upon satisfying initial minimum qualifications.
  4. Must pass a criminal history background check.
  5. After receiving a contingent offer of employment, must be able to pass a psychological and medical evaluation, and be subject to testing for substance abuse.
  6. Must reside in Shelby County by date of employment and must remain a resident of Shelby County.
  7. Must possess a valid Tennessee Driver’s License or secure one upon date of employment.
  8. Must be able to be obtain CPR Certification and perform as needed.

 

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