Dona Ana County DASD Court Security and Transport Officer **Bargaining Unit Position** in United States

Under the direction of the assigned sergeant, performs assignments involving handling and delivery of court documents and responsibilities involving security and transporting of prisoners using measures prescribed to ensure the safety of persons and property in court facilities or responsibilities involving security of prisoners, public and court personnel during court sessions.

Responsible for the safe transportation of prisoners to various correctional facilities; serves court processing documents; develops efficient travel routes and maintains vehicle; transports documents and performs security functions; maintains accurate daily log sheets and operates a cell telephone and radio in accordance with policy; performs searches and inventories personal property of the prisoner and performs searches of public as they enter the courthouse building; logs in evidence; interacts with a majority of government and non-government entities (state, federal and local); monitors all personnel in and out of the courtrooms, enhances safety in the Judicial Court Building while courts are in session; monitors courtroom cameras remotely and/or maintains professional demeanor in the courtroom; responsible for the safety and checking in of jurors; opening and securing the judicial complex; initial cursory search of the judicial complex in the event of a bomb threat; responsible for the safe and effective evacuation of the building; responsible for the booking, handcuffing, fingerprinting, and changing the attire of prisoners; escorts, processes and detains prisoners; conducts the money and court run; responsible for writing reports that accurately reflect incidents; extensive public contact and maintains a high visibility; enforces judge’s directive involving media; protects the client’s rights in dealing with the media; and is responsible for knowing and abiding by all department and county policies and procedures.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Education. High School Diploma or general education degree (GED).

Experience. Completion of any DPS Certified Law Enforcement, Corrections and or Detention Center Training Academies or a minimum of one (1) year full-time work experience in armed security, law enforcement, military, or care and custody of prisoners. Driving position experience is preferred.

Education/Experience substitution. None

Licenses/Certifications. Must be a U.S. citizen (for firearms). Must have a valid driver’s license. Must successfully complete and pass CPR/First Aid certification and firearm certification within the first year of employment to be eligible to complete the probationary period.

Other (e.g., post-offer medical exam, polygraph, background check, driver’s license record, etc.). Must pass physical agility test, background investigation, polygraph exam, firearms qualification, psychological test, drug test and medical evaluation, driver’s license record, and NCIC. No DUI convictions within the past three years. No Felony Convictions. No misdemeanor convictions involving moral turpitude. Bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Must have knowledge of: General office and computer equipment operation; Court and hearing locations, court procedures; criminal law and procedure involving the apprehension, arrest and custody of individuals; defensive tactics; first aid principles, practices and techniques for both the ill and injured.

Must have skills to: Deal with highly volatile situations and diverse individuals; exercise effective decision making, problem solving and judgment skills, make critical decisions in emergency situations and act appropriately; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; handle a wide variety of confidential and sensitive information; obey all traffic laws, qualify in firearms and maintain firearm certification as required by the department/State; work independently; perform minor vehicle maintenance; operate a variety of methods of transportation (i.e. motor vehicle); read a map; handle a wide variety of confidential and sensitive information; write clear, concise, and comprehensive reports; learn and apply standard broadcasting procedures of law enforcement radio system; properly use all issued equipment; establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with others.

ID Requisition Number: 2016-2271

Department: Sheriff's Department

Post End Date: 12/31/2016