Part Time Court Security Officer

Court Security Staff
Walla Walla County - Walla Walla, Washington

Jul 29, 2020

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Application Deadline:
Oct 1, 2020

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$18.55 hourly
Top Pay:
$24.84 hourly

Job Description

WALLA WALLA COUNTY

POSITION DESCRIPTION FORM

JOB TITLE: Court Security Officer

DEPARTMENT: Sheriff’s Office

DIVISION: Operations

Pay grade: 3

HOURS: Full-time (40 hrs./wk.); Benefits Apply OR

Part-time (not to exceed 70 hours per month); No Benefits

REPORTS TO: Undersheriff

JOB SUMMARY: The Court Security Officer is a limited special commission position that provides first line security for Court Houses and adjacent areas.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Shall ensure that all people entering the court building are screened for prohibited items, not allowing prohibited items to be brought into court building, except for official law enforcement personnel.

· Remain alert and focused on all activity in the controlled area. Be aware of the comings and goings of visitors; in an effort to notice patterns of behavior that could be concerning.

· Be physically and psychologically capable of defending self, or others, in confrontations when a dangerous situation presents itself or with uncooperative individuals.

· Maintain strict confidentiality due to the position and the nature of law enforcement.

· Maintain the physical ability to walk court buildings to monitor external perimeters and internal hall ways.

· Maintain the ability to use technology to read, communicate and write reports when needed.

  • Successfully demonstrate handgun proficiency and appropriately carry said weapon while on duty.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:

· Greet court visitors and ensure that prohibited items are not brought into restricted areas.

· Coordinate schedules with court staff to ensure proper security coverage for daily business and trials.

· Discuss needs with Sheriff’s Office staff to ensure that the security check point is appropriately supplied and operational.

· Immediately report and/or respond to emergencies to provide necessary assistance to employees and visitors.

· Notify law enforcement when concerning behavior is identified; paying particular attention to any unattended articles.

· Check and maintain ingress and egress routes so that they remain clear.

· When time permits walk the internal halls and external perimeter of court buildings, paying attention to any possible security breaches.

· Report possible building security breaches to Sheriff’s Office on-duty patrol supervisor.

EQUIPMENT TO BE USED: Use a personally owned, department approved, firearm or Sheriff’s Office issued firearm, less lethal protection device, as well as general office equipment, networked computers, cellular phone, and a multi-line phone.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL ABILITIES: Work is performed indoors in a potentially hazardous environment which may include working in close proximity to confrontational and violent persons, exposure to blood-borne pathogens and/or disease-causing organisms, or forcibly restraining uncooperative individuals. Work may occasionally require strenuous physical effort and physical agility and the ability to lift up to 50 pounds. Necessary abilities include, but are not limited to, manual dexterity, visual acuity and sufficient hearing and speech ability to communicate verbally.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

· Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with court staff and the law enforcement community.

· Ability to develop and maintain positive interactions with the public and community.

· Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

· Ability to work independently and as a part of a team.

· Ability to negotiate and resolve conflict in a constructive manner.

  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment and make decisions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Two years of certified corrections or certified law enforcement experience required. Related relevant experience will be considered. AA degree, or higher, is preferred.

LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

· Must be a citizen of the United States or a lawful permanent resident who can read and write the English language.

· High school diploma or equivalent.

· Be a least twenty-one (21) years of age.

· Have no record of felony conviction.

· Have no record of gross misdemeanor conviction for crime involving controlled substances or physical harm.

· Satisfactorily pass the Sheriff’s Office records check and background investigation.

· Maintain a valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance coverage.

THIS POSITION DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CONTRACT FOR EMPLOYMENT.

Additional Information

Position: Court Security Officer

Position Open: 1 Part Time

Posted: July 29, 2020

The Vision of the Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office is to be amongst the finest law enforcement agencies in the State of Washington; one which consistently delivers the highest quality public service in an effort to make Walla Walla the safest county in the nation. Our Mission is to safeguard the lives, property, and rights of the people we serve; reduce the incidence and fear of crime; and to enhance public safety while working with our community to improve their quality of life. Our mandate is to do so with honor and integrity, while at all times conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain the confidence of the public we serve.

The Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office consists of a Command Staff, an Administrative Services Division, and an Operations Division. Court Security works within the Operations Division.

The Court Security Officer is a specially commissioned position that provides first line security for Court Houses and adjacent areas. The Court Security Officer shall ensure that all people entering Walla Walla County Court House are screened for prohibited items, not allowing prohibited items to be brought into Court Room foyer areas. They must remain alert and focused on all activity in the controlled area. Be aware of the comings and goings of visitors; in an effort to notice patterns of behavior that could be concerning. Court Security Officers must be physically and psychologically capable of defending self, or others, in confrontations when a dangerous situation presents itself or with uncooperative individuals.

++Required Education and Experience Qualification:++

Two years of certified corrections or certified law enforcement experience required. Related relevant experience will be considered. Applicants must possess a high school diploma or equivalent. AA degree, or higher, is preferred.

++Other Minimum Qualifications:++

· Must be United State citizen or a lawful permanent resident who can read and write the English language.

· Be a minimum of twenty-one (21) years of age.

· Must satisfactorily pass a Civil Service approved written examination and oral board interview.

· Must satisfactorily pass a Sheriff’s Office background investigation and a criminal justice records check.

· Successfully demonstrate handgun proficiency and appropriately carry said weapon while on duty.

· Must have no record of gross misdemeanor/misdemeanor conviction for crime involving controlled substances or physical harm.

· Must have no record of felony conviction.

· Must possess, or have the ability to obtain prior to employment, a valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance coverage.

++The Successful Candidate Shall:++

· Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with court house staff and the law enforcement community.

· Ability to develop and maintain positive interactions with the public and community.

· Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

· Demonstrate a high level of accuracy and close attention to detail.

· Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

· Take an active part in all ongoing training programs as requested or required.

· Demonstrate the ability to be confidential.

· Be able to work additional hours as required.

++Responsible to:++ Undersheriff

++Salary and Benefits:++ $18.55 beginning hourly, no benefits

++Work Schedule:++ Part time: 7-8 hour days. One full week per month and one week of Monday and Friday only with a week off in between each work week

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++Application Procedure:++ Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office Application, Authority to Release Information, resume, ++and++ up to 3 letters of reference from past employers or 3 past employee evaluations. Three (3) additional letters of reference from individuals recommended.

Employment Application is available online at http://www.co.walla-walla.wa.us/departments/she/employment.shtml

Please direct questions and Walla Walla County Civil Service Commission

submit all applications to: Angela Weston, Chief Examiner

PO Box 1506

314 West Main Street

Second Floor - Room 203

Walla Walla, WA 99362

(509) 524-2506 (leave message)

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Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: High School, higher education preferred
  • Experience: law enforcement type experience required

Contact Informaton

Angela Weston

Walla Walla County
PO Box 1506
Walla Walla, Washington 99362
phone: 15095242506

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