Job Title: DETENTION OFFICER
Location: Helena, MT, 59601
Base Pay: $18.71 / Hour
Employee Type: Regular-FT
Name: Keni Grose
Under general supervision of the Detention Captain, this position performs duties related to incarcerating and caring for prisoners.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. Associates degree in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or related preferred. Must be able to successfully complete one hundred sixty (160) hours of P.O.S.T. certified Correction/Detention officer basic course.
Able to successfully complete one hundred sixty (160) hours of P.O.S.T. certified Correction/Detention officer basic course and maintain certification.
Able to obtain a valid Montana drivers’ license within (30) thirty days of hire.
Reside within Lewis and Clark County for the first year of employment.
Successfully pass a criminal background investigation and a thorough background check.
Be of good moral character as determined by a thorough background check.
Be a citizen of the United States or Resident Alien.
Be at least 18 years of age.
Be a high school graduate or have been issued an equivalency certificate by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, or by an appropriate issuing agency of another state or of the federal government.
Applications for this position are accepted online only through our career portal. The following items are required along with the on-line application:
Attach resume to online application in designated section
Completes booking forms;
Takes inked fingerprint impressions and identification photographs;
Completes disposition records, medical records, prescription drug records, property records and inventories, and court records;
Conducts inmate searches;
Conducts fire, safety and sanitation inspections;
Maintains continuous supervision and surveillance over detention center activities (i.e., work crews, security risk prisoners, etc.);
Receives and reports inmate complaints;
Supervises prisoners and visitors;
Supervises prisoner phone calls;
Provides meals and commissary for inmates;
Performs other duties as assigned.
Assists clerical staff in duties related to receiving and processing of police records;
Assists with processing warrants and civil papers;
May escort prisoners to locations within and outside of detention facility;
May transport prisoners
Examples of Knowledge
Knowledge of Montana Code Annotated, Detention Center orders, Detention Center policies and procedures, and Lewis and Clark County Policies;
Public safety and liability responsibilities;
Detention practices and procedures;
Legal and court procedures;
Constitutional and civil rights;
CJIN/NCIC policies, practices and procedures.
Examples of Skills and Abilities
Operate computer systems and related software, including word processing and spreadsheet programs;
Access and use CJIN/NCIC systems according to prescribed standards and regulations;
Use office equipment;
Use detention tools according to prescribed standards;
Understand and apply rules, regulations, and policies according to office standards;
Observe prescribed radio codes and protocols;
Prepare written reports according to prescribed standards;
Maintain records according to prescribed standards;
Communicate effectively orally and in writing;
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, supervisors, prisoners, community representatives, and citizens.
Duties are generally performed in an environment where some hazards and discomforts are inherent to the position. There is occasional activity that exposes incumbent to full range of physical demands and environmental conditions. Requires standing, walking and sitting for extended periods of time. May be required to physically lift/carry/restrain inmates. Must be prepared in self-defense techniques and qualified in the use of OC spray, Taser, CPR and Basic First Aid. Must be able to move or lift documents and materials weighing up to 30 pounds with occasional need to lift or move materials up to or in excess of 100 pounds.
Lewis and Clark County is an equal opportunity employer.