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CASCADE COUNTY Adult Detention Officer in GREAT FALLS, Montana

Applicants are required to provide the following: --Completed Cascade County Employment Application; --Complete signed and notarized supplemental forms with PREA signature sheet; --Copy of a picture ID; --Copy of Diploma, GED or HSE; --Signed copy of Job Description (acknowledges you have read and understand the duties); --Detailed resume of work experience. *Please note, all portions of the hiring process, up to and including the Application itself, are subject to evaluation and scoring for ranking and selection of potential employees. The successful applicant must meet the following requirements: --Graduation from High School or High School Equivalency (HSE) or GED and; --Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of employment; --Recruitment & selection processes will involve an oral interview, extensive criminal background check, and physical evaluation; --Employees must have successfully completed and passed the required tests. *Certifications: --Successful completion of the Montana State Law Enforcement Academy Corrections/Detention Officer Basic required within one (1) year of employment; --First Aid and CPR Certification required within one (1) year of employment; --Taser Certification required within one (1) year of employment; --Ability to obtain additional licenses and/or certifications as required by the position. Officers who have been trained in Detention/Corrections at an out of State academy may be allowed to take the equivalency test provided at MLEA if the State the Officer was trained in has reciprocity. Successful applicants will receive on the job training and certifications through the CCSO. An Adult Detention Officer (Officer) attends the Montana Corrections, Detention Officer Basic and the Montana Law Enforcement Academy (MLEA) within one (1) year of their employment. Upon completion of MLEA and a one (1) year probationary period an Officer may be assigned or apply to train new or less experienced Officers, apply for special assignments such as Field Training Officer or become firearms certified. Officers with two (2) years of employment may apply for promotion up to the rank of Corporal, for other special assignments such as Transport Officer, Training Officer, Religious/Grievance Coordinator, Security Threat Group Coordinator or other special assignments. Officers completing three (3) years of employment may apply for the rank of Sergeant. Other promotional opportunities may be available to Officers maintaining an excellent work performance and longevity. 8am-5pm Monday-Friday schedules may be available. Sheriff's Office Employment Statement: Any individual with a felony conviction, domestic violence conviction or outstanding warrants is ineligible for consideration for employment by the Cascade County Sheriff's Office. Other types of convictions will be considered on a case by case basis. CCSO employees are strictly prohibited from using medical and/or recreational marijuana or any other illegal drugs.* POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Adult Detention Officer (Officer) oversees and supervises the care, custody and control of inmates incarcerated at the Cascade County Regional Detention Center (Center) in accordance with Montana Department of Corrections and Center policies and procedures and as directed and required for public safety. Officers may oversee, escort and supervise inmates in transit between the Center, Courthouse, Prison, medical facilities or other points of destination. Under the direct supervision of the Shift Supervisor or general supervision of the Center Command Staff, Officers are responsible for maintaining a secure detention/correctional facility and the safe care, custody and control of all inmates. Officers perform a variety of technical and administrative tasks associated with Center operations and the care, custody and control of inmates that includes the observation and accompaniment of inmates inside and outside the Center and re ated inmate record keeping requirements. Officers may be assigned to work various shifts and perform other related duties as required or assigned. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Oversees and supervises the care, custody and control of inmates incarcerated at the Facility in accordance with Montana Department of Corrections and Facility policies and procedures and as directed and required for public safety, may oversee, escort and supervise inmates in transit between the Facility, Courthouse, Prison, medical facilities or other points of destination, conducts headcounts to ensure each inmate is present, conducts suicide checks on inmates, monitors conduct of inmates in cellblocks or during work or recreational activities according to established policies and procedures to prevent escape or violence, inspects conditions of locks, window bars, grills, doors, gates and other physical aspects of the Facility to ensure and maintain safety and security of the Facility and to prevent inmate escapes, records information such as inmate identification, incidences of inmate disturbance and maintains daily logs of inmate activity, enters, transcribes, records, stores or maintains information in written or electronic/magnetic form, ensures paperwork is accurate, complete and filed accordingly, searches inmates, vehicles and conducts searches of cells for valuables and contraband, such as weapons or drugs, collects and inventories inmate's property in accordance with established policies and procedures, observes, receives and otherwise obtains information from relevant sources, engages in conflict resolution to settle disputes/issues between inmates, may have to use taser, OC spray, handcuffs and physical force to maintain custody, order and control of inmates, inspects mail and property for the presence of contraband, conducts fire, safety and sanitation inspections, observes meal distribution and medication pass, conducts equipment and tool inventories at the workstation and in the cellblocks (material safety data sheet), attends trainings, meetings, conferences and workshops as requested and authorized, accepts new responsibilities and challenges, adheres to and complies with strict confidentiality guidelines, performs other related duties as required or assigned. Knowledge and understanding of: Relevant equipment, policies, procedures, strategies to promote effective local, state or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property and institutions, laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders and agency rules, legal and law enforcement terminology, Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), prisoner custody, restraint and transportation techniques and procedures, First Aid and CPR, behavior modification techniques, Use of Force policies, techniques and procedures, self-defense techniques, basic computer hardware and software, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and AS400, recordkeeping, report preparation, filing methods and records management techniques, safety rules, procedures and practices. Skills in: Using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines, reacting in an emergency and making sound, rational decisions, demonstrating good judgment, monitoring/assessing inmate performance and making improvements or taking corrective action, social perceptiveness - being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do, critical thinking using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems, active listening, written and verbal communication, maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations, leadership and educating and encouraging others to follow practices and procedures to accomplish work objectives. Ability to: In