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Criminal Justice Officer

at Mesa County

Pay: $18.46 to $21.98/hour
$18.46 - $21.98 Hourly
Posted: 9/28/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2258699

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Performs a variety of criminal justice duties related to the monitoring and control of adult offenders in residential and non-residential Community Corrections Programs, including, Day Reporting Program, Pretrial Services, Intensive Residential Treatment Center and Community Service Divisions. Provides crisis intervention and redirects behavior using behavior modification techniques and skills.

 Essential Duties:
(The following duty statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other non-essential or marginal duties that may be required. Mesa County reserves the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of this job at any time. All responsibilities may not be performed by all incumbents.)
 
Monitors a residential community corrections facility, 24 hours per day ensuring the security, safety and well being of the public, staff and clients by direct observation, use of video surveillance and monitoring alarms.
 
Responds to client problems and/or inappropriate behavior; provides counseling to influence behavior modification; mediates disputes; explores problem-solving techniques; performs crisis intervention as appropriate
 
Provides additional supervision and monitoring of Division of Youth Corrections, Probation and Parole Offenders ensuring compliance with supervision plans, program regulations and parole and probation conditions in either a residential setting or while the client is living in the community.
 
 
Conducts interviews of defendants in detention facilities, writes detailed reports and provides information to the local courts; making bond recommendations. Will also evaluate and recommend defendants for release from detention with supervision. 
 
Will closely monitor clients in the community to ensure compliance with program and court requirements by using electronic (Global Positioning Satellite Systems) monitoring.
 
Administers drug and alcohol testing and collects urinalysis samples for testing following evidence collection procedures. Will conduct home and employment visits and responds to crisis and emergencies with assistance from law enforcement.
 
 
Initiates random and regular monitoring of clients; performs formal and informal head counts; completes security rounds while on duty; supervises client behavior and activities; checks clients in and out of the facility. Conducts on-site employment visits and home visits. Responds to client incidents, crisis and violations in the field and coordinates law enforcement assistance.
 
Provides client transportation to employment, counseling and medical appointments. Provides medication monitoring, and collects money for deposit into client accounts. Uses various computer applications and document and enters data to record information.
 
In accordance with the Division of Criminal Justice Standards conducts pass, job, and authorized activity verifications; conducts client searches, vehicle searches and room searches, verifies employment search for unemployed clients. Will also transport clients from various correctional facilities, including to the local detention facility.
 
Responsible for writing incident reports, application referrals, resident intakes and other administrative paperwork as required; May testify in court, probation hearings or parole board hearings.
 
Teaches cognitive problem solving skills in a group setting and intervenes in conflicts or problems that may arise. May be required to restrain hostile or chemically affected individuals and transport them to appropriate facilities.
 
Oral and written communications must be clear and effective.
 
Performs other related duties as assigned. 

 Minimum Requirements:
Education and Experience:
 
High school diploma or equivalent supplemented by training programs in the area of assignment.
 
Any combination of education, training and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job.
 
Licenses and Certifications: 
 
CPR certification and Basic First Aid Certification (can be obtained after hire)
CPI (Crisis Intervention) Certification (can be obtained after hire)
 

 Supplemental Information:

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
 
This position requires standing, stooping, sitting, bending, twisting, and lifting up to 60 pounds.
 
Occasional exposure of work time to hazardous situations which involve physically violent persons, interviewing mentally or emotionally disturbed persons or bodily injury from biohazards, infections, or blood-borne pathogens.
 
Requires irregular hours and shifts including days, swings, graveyard shifts, weekends and holidays.