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Corrections Clerk I

Department:Sheriff
Division:Corrections
Salary Range:$12.19 - $18.81/Hour (Starting salary commensurate with qualifications)
Minimum Age:18
Number of Openings:Continuous Recruitment
Employment Type:Full-time

Job Description

General Purpose
Under the general supervision of a Corrections supervisor, performs a variety of specialized security duties to facilitate monitoring inmates in housing unit control pods, and performs clerical duties to facilitate booking of inmates at the Davis County Correctional Facility.  
Example of Duties
(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all of the duties which may be found in positions of this class).  Assists Correctional Officers with the safety and security of inmates and staff in housing unit control pods; monitors the well-being of Correctional Officers conducting security rounds in assigned areas.  Maintains visual observations of inmate movement and activity from control pods; maintains vigilance for perceived threats, fights, medical and other emergencies, or any illegal activity, and uses radios to call for assistance.  Documents all inmate activity such as meal pass, medical watches, visiting, court and recreation.  Maintains accurate log of all inmate movement in and out of assigned area. Write reports as necessary on inmate activities.  Controls interior and exterior doors of the jail facility.  Monitors visual and audio systems in Central Control; reports disruptions in the booking area to a Correctional Officer or supervisor; monitors radio transmission for emergency situations.  Receives and routes telephone calls from inmates’ family members and outside agencies in a courteous and professional manner.  Communicates with outside agencies and notifies Jail Commander and/or other appropriate jail authority of suspicious behavior or security concerns; receives and screens telephone calls and handles questions or matters of a non-technical or routine nature, and directs other matters to appropriate staff.  Books inmates into the Davis County Jail; collects charging documents from arresting officer and enters documents into the inmates’ file.  Assists Correctional Officers with paperwork and processing inmates through the booking process.  Receives, reviews, and ensures accurate completion of paperwork associated with incarceration; performs inmate screenings by gathering information from inmates, including physical/mental health histories, legal documents and other sources including drivers license, motor vehicles, and warrants to create and maintain inmate files and records; performs data entry for inmate files, incident reports, account statements, and other documents as necessary.  Receives, records, and stores incoming inmate funds, including bail; issues receipts for cash bail; records inmates’ personal belongings for safekeeping and return of the same to inmates when released.   Processes inmates being released ensuring all paperwork is in order; updates computer records, assures payment of bond, confirms receipt of all property and funds, and ensures inmate has no other charges pending.  May assist with training new Corrections Clerks.  Processes reports, forms, payments, or other materials; examines for accuracy and completeness; makes additions or resolves discrepancies consulting with supervisor or other employees as required.  Fills in data on standard office forms; maintains records, files, indexes, and books according to established methods and procedures; compiles and tabulates data for records and reports.  Operates computer hardware and all applicable software; maintains physical security of computer terminal when logged on to the system.  Operates a motor vehicle in a safe manner and in compliance with all Utah laws and regulations.  Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
High school graduation or equivalent.

Career Ladder:  This position is part of a career ladder job series.  An incumbent in this classification may be eligible to advance to Corrections Clerk II on his or her eligibility date after meeting the minimum requirements for the position and upon supervisor’s recommendation and Administrative Officer concurrence.
Special Qualifications
Must be at least 18 years of age.  Must pass the Davis County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) background investigation.  As part of the background investigation, the DCSO requests that all applicants submit to a pre-employment polygraph examination.  Employees driving a personal vehicle while on county business must maintain the minimum vehicle liability insurance as specified in the Utah Code.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Working knowledge of:  jail security practices and procedures; Central Control operations and equipment; inmate booking procedures; modern office practices and procedures; word processing and all applicable software applications; professional telephone etiquette.  Skill in keyboarding and data entry.  Ability to:  interact directly with inmates; monitor visual and audio security systems; operate applicable all computer hardware and software applications; perform extensive data entry; sit for extended periods of time; work rotating shifts, including evenings, holidays, and week-ends; comply with all uniform requirements; perform multiple tasks simultaneously; operate multi-line telephone and modern office equipment; perform basic mathematic computations accurately; perform routine and detailed clerical duties requiring some exercise of independent judgment; follow written and oral instructions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, employees, other departments, and the general public.
Important Information
Davis County is a drug-free workplace. All successful applicants for positions in the County must successfully pass a drug screen prior to employment.