Education and Experience
High school graduation or equivalent.
Preference for directly related experience.
Career Ladder: This position is part of a career ladder job series. Incumbents in this classification may be eligible to advance to Jail Operations Specialist II on her or his eligibility date, after meeting the minimum requirements for the position and upon supervisor’s recommendation and Administrative Officer concurrence.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Must pass the Davis County Sheriff’s Office background investigation.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of: jail security practices and procedures; Central Control operations and equipment; principles and practices of custody and control; inmate behavior patterns; booking procedures; modern office practices and procedures; all applicable software applications; professional telephone etiquette.
Skill in: using jail safety/security devices; keyboarding and data entry.
Ability to: interact directly with inmates; observe, identify and effectively react to various security situations or emergency conditions and make effective decisions; monitor visual and audio security systems; operate all applicable computer hardware and software applications; perform data entry; 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; communicate effectively (orally and in writing); follow written and oral instructions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, employees, other departments, and the general public.
Sit for extended periods of time; work rotating shifts, including evenings, holidays, and weekends.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified. All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.