Barton County Of Detention Officer in Great Bend, Kansas

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: POSITION SUMMARY:Performs routine work in the safe keeping of prisoners in the custody of the Sheriff at the Barton Detention Facility. Protects the well being of prisoners overseeing them during their time of confinement, whether it is during mealtime, other activities or while in their quarters.FUNDEMENTAL JOB DUTIES:Reviews the arresting officer's paperwork for completeness and accuracy before accepting incoming inmates; conducts pat-downs or strip searches of inmates as necessary and required by guide lines to find contraband; inventories inmate's clothing, personal property and money; takes finger prints and mug-shots for verification by local, state, and federal agencies; utilizes force and/or self defense techniques to restrain disruptive or combative inmates; issues inmates who are staying in custody all the appropriate paperwork, rules and regulations, facility issued clothing, personal hygiene kit, all bedding and linens; and assigns inmate quarters during their stay.Observes and controls inmate movement within the facility, conducts inmate searches for contraband, provides first aid and CPR when necessary.Insures that all interior and exterior facility doors are secured and maintained in a secured fashion at all times; monitors inmate activities by utilizing monitor screens, intercom systems; controls all lighting, television, and inmate phone systems.Contacts outside agencies as necessary, such as Fire Department, EMS, Police Department, Communications Center.Monitors inmates behavior for signs of personality changes, depression, and developing conflicts between inmates; enforce the rules, regulations and guidelines as set forth for inmates which include indicating disciplinary action when necessary; prepares and maintains records of inmates psychical and mental problems; delivers prescription and non-prescription medications in the absence of clinical personnel.Prepares and maintains records of daily activities on the computer in accordance with departmental policy and procedures; receives, opens, and inspects incoming mail.Prepares and maintains accurate log entries, detailing the services and daily routines; creates and maintains files on inmates recording the date, time and reason for incarceration; any changes in the conditions or requirements of incarceration and the time, date and authority for release.Serves as a first responder when there is a problem in the facility, i.e. fight, medical emergency, fire, etc.; escorts inmates that need additional supervision or security or isolation to a different cell area within the facility; monitors radio traffic; supervises inmates in cleaning of the facility; accounts for cleaning supplies used by inmates; conducts linen and clothing changes; and assists medical personnel when necessary.Verifies inventory of inmate's clothing, personal property, and money against written records; generates a computerized copy of all property; insures maintenance and storage of inmate property not allowed in the housing area.Verifies inmates ability to leave the facility by utilizing the computer and written records of the facility and by verifying paperwork from local, state and federal agencies and the court; generates and completes release paperwork; sends copies to records and other agencies as required.Maintains security during clinical visits; and monitors all inmates coming into the examination area; conducts searches of inmates as necessary after leaving the examination area for the control of contraband.Supervises meal delivery; pick up and tray return; removes trash from the facility; insures that inmates with special menus receive the correct meal; and notes reports any inmate who refuses meals.Conducts inmate head counts; monitors activities of suicidal inmates, violent inmates, and t rouble causing inmates, monitors inmates during visitation and recreation.Insures all inmates are accounted for at all times; prevents inmate escapes, introduction and/or passing of contraband and prevents the assault or injury of inmates and staff; insures that each inmate received their meals, clothing changes, mail, as set forth in departmental policy.Prepares written reports of incidents, which occur inside the facility, disciplinary action taken against inmates, or any other activity outside of the normal day-to-day operation of the facility and behavior of inmates,.Prepares reports detailing operational problems such as defective equipment, suggestion for improvement of services, or hazardous conditions.Conducts various and sporadic shakedowns and strip searches for the safety of the officers and other inmates.Logs visitation hours of inmates and insures the safety of visitors to include attorneys and other professional visits.Answers inmate questions regarding the rules and regulation of the facility; provides information regarding the booking process, bond amounts, and charges, etc.Performs other related work as required by the Sheriff.EDUCATION:High school diploma or equivalent. Valid Kansas Drivers License, First Aid Certification, CPR Certification. No Felony or Class A Misdemeanor Convictions.EXPERIENCESKILLS:1.Knowledge of