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  • Correctional Officer- Franklin County, KS

    Position Title: Correctional Officer - AdultDepartment: Jail

    Position Summary:

    This is specialized work in the care, custody and control of adult inmates in the custody of the Franklin County Adult Detention Center. The employee is responsible for protecting the well-being of inmates, overseeing of meals, operation of the Control Center, escorting inmates to and from court, transporting inmates between secure facilities, booking and intake procedures of inmates, writing of reports concerning incidents happening in the detention center and the overall supervision of inmates within and outside the facility.

    Franklin County participates in the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS & KP&F).

     

    Complete On-Line Application at Current Job Openings at

    www.franklincoks.org or at www.HRePartners.com.Alternative application available at Human Resources.

    $12.38 per hour
    Friday, January 11, 2019 Sunday, March 17, 2019

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    Hours: Rotating 12-Hour Shifts, evenings, weekends, holidays are required.

    Overtime may be required.

    Additional Information:

    High School Diploma or GED required. One to two years related experience or training preferred. Associates Degree is preferred. Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to perform at an acceptable level within six months of being awarded the position.

    The employee may be exposed to dangerous situations.

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    Knowledgeable of Kansas statutes as related to the care, custody and control of adult inmates; facility policy, procedures and responsibilities of operating a detention facility.

    Franklin County conducts background checks and drug screenings on all potential candidates.

    Anyone with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at 785- 229-3444 at least two days prior to the scheduled test or interview.

    Duties listed on the job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types to work performed. Omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. The attached job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change as the County’s needs and requirements of thejob change.

    The State of Kansas and Franklin County are At-Will Employment jurisdictions.

    Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Franklin County. Franklin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

     

     

    JOB SUMMARY:

    Under the supervision of the Corrections Corporal, this is specialized work in the care, custody and control of adult inmates in the custody of the Franklin County Adult Detention Center. The employee is responsible for protecting the well-being of inmates, overseeing of meals, operation of the Control Center, escorting inmates to and from court, transporting inmates between secure facilities, booking and intake procedures of inmates, writing of reports concerning incidents happening in the detention center and the overall supervision of inmates within and outside the facility.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    •   Enforces and maintains compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances;

    •   Fields questions, concerns, and complaints from the public;

    •   Maintains records and policies governing the operation of the facility;

    •   Makes periodic inspections of facility to guard against injury to persons or property and prevent

      inmate escapes;

    •   Maintains watch over inmates for illness and injury; obtain medical attention when necessary;

      ensure medical instructions are followed;

    •   Prepares and maintains appropriate facility and inmate records and accounts;

    •   Prepares written reports and correspondence as needed and required;

    •   Ensures that personnel perform duties and responsibilities in a safe and prudent manner that does

      not expose them or others to unnecessary harm or risk of on-the-job injury;

    •   Assures that facilities, procedures, operations, transportation, care of detainees is done in the

      safest and most secure manner;

    •   Responds to routine inquiries from telephone callers and visitors. Directs information to other

      departments if necessary, and review documents for accuracy, completeness, and proper

      signatures;

    •   Oversees inmates and officers during booking and release, visiting hours, change of shifts,

      transport to court, attorney visits to assure that operations are the safest and most secure;

    •   Performs inspections and searches of physical premises and cells, checking for contraband and compliance with regulations; investigate and report unusual circumstances;

    •   Observes and responds to obvious and subtle changes in prisoner conversation or behavior that might be inappropriate or indicate the potential for trouble;

    •   Complies with and enforces security procedures for keys, equipment and supplies;

    •   Applies the appropriate level of force in accordance with policies, ranging from verbal warnings and

      physical presence through the use of soft and hard restraints;

    •   Operates control room, monitors and accesses gates, cameras, alarms, and video terminals,

      operates control panels in response to audio and visual cues and requests by staff;

    •   Enforces institutional rules and Standard Operation Procedures (SOP). Reports infraction orally/written, confronts prisoners who violate rules. Initiates segregation or disciplinary procedures, and performs enforcement activities in compliance with department policies. Explains rules and procedures of the facility to (individual/group) prisoners so they understand the expectations and

      consequences of their behavior;

    Title: Correctional Officer

    Grade: 11

    Reports To: Corrections Corporal

    FLSA: Non-Exempt

    Department: Jail

    Modified Date: 09/2017

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    •   Uses computer and paper methods to prepare, process, analyze, and manage information documents and property pertinent to prisoners, departmental and facility operations. Uses a computer to create, impute and retrieve data. Compiles data for necessary written incident and other required reports;

    •   Conducts head counts to ensure that each prisoner is present;

    •   Monitors conduct of prisoners in housing unit or during work or recreational activities, according to

      established policies, regulations, and procedures, to prevent escape or violence;

    •   Inspects conditions of locks, window bars, grills, doors, and gates at correctional facilities to ensure

      security and help prevent escapes;

    •   Records information, such as prisoner identification, charges, and incidences of inmate

      disturbance, and keep daily logs of prisoner activities;

    •   Searches prisoners and vehicles and conducts shakedowns of cells for valuables and contraband,

      such as weapons or drugs;

    •   Uses weapons, handcuffs, and physical force to maintain discipline and order among prisoners;

    •   Inspects mail for the presence of contraband;

    •   Guards facility entrances to screen visitors;

    •   Maintains records of prisoners' identification and charges;

    •   Processes or books convicted individuals into prison;

    •   Serves meals; issues bedding and clothing; handles needs of inmates;

    •   Cleans and sanitizes areas of facility as needed and directed;

    •   Escorts inmates to and from court hearings;

    •   Escorts inmates to and from medical, dental, etc. appointments;

    •   Assists in transport of inmates between detention and prison facilities;

    •   Assists inmates with court forms as necessary;

    •   Reads pass-on logs and receives activity briefings from off-going shift personnel,

    •   Answers phone and takes information from public;

    •   Maintains and repairs jail equipment;

    •   Performs any and all other related duties as required.

      SECONDARY FUNCTIONS:

     Performs other related duties as required.SUPERVISORY FUNCTIONS:

     None.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    KNOWLEDGE OF:

    •   Kansas statutes as they relate to the care, custody and control of adult inmates;

    •   Facility policy, procedures and responsibilities concerning the operation of the detention facility;

    •   The operation of the court system, including procedures and security;

    •   Appropriate inmate disciplinary methods;

    •   Appropriate methods to physically restrain combative inmates;

    •   Basic arithmetic;

    •   Correct grammar and spelling;

    •   Basic drug identification and drug symptomatology;

    •   Due process as it applies to inmates;

     

     Bonding procedures.

    SKILLS IN:

    •   The care, custody and control of adult inmates in the custody of the Franklin County Adult Detention Center;

    •   Verbal and written communication in the English language;

    •   Enforcing and maintaining compliance with all related federal, state, and local laws and ordinances;

    •   Following oral and written instructions;

    •   Leading, motivating, directing and mentoring others;

    •   Personal computers, word processing, spreadsheets, and database software;

    •   Working well in a team environment, establishing and maintaining effective working relationships

      with those contacted in the course of work, including County and other government officials,

      community groups and the general public;

    •   Applying safe work practices.

      ABILITY TO:

    •   Recognize changes in inmate behavior;

    •   Recognize threatening symbols, situations, and language;

    •   Analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems;

    •   Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, officials and the public;

    •   Understand, write and speak English clearly and distinctly; bi-lingual skills a plus;

    •   Work under pressure, exercising good judgment in a variety of situations;

    •   Make sound and accurate decisions under stressful conditions;

    •   Operate computer software and equipment;

    •   Maintain records and make written reports;

    •   Deal consistently, firmly and equitably with inmates;

    •   Understand and carry out both oral and written directives.

      CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

     Possess a valid Kansas Driver’s license

    REQUIRED EDUCATION/OR EXPERIENCE:

    •   High school diploma or G.E.D.;

    •   or less than twelve months related experience or training;

    •   or equivalent combination of education and experience.

      PREFERRED EDUCATION/OR EXPERIENCE:

    •   Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school;

    •   or one year to two years related experience and/or training;

    •   or equivalent combination of education and experience.

      PHYSICAL CONDITIONS:

      The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

       While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear;

       The employee is frequently required to walk;
       The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl or smell; The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up, push or pull up to 25 pounds; push or pull up

      to 50 pounds without assistance and up to 100 pounds or more with assistance;
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     Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and peripheral vision.

    WORKING CONDITIONS:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job

    •   The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, however, it can increase to loud and chaotic;

    •   The employee may be exposed to dangerous situations.

      The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position.

  • Dispatcher-Franklin County, KS

    Position Title: Dispatcher I
    Department: Emergency Communications

    Position Summary:

    This is specialized work in receiving and dispatching calls for the emergency departments within Franklin County. The employee in this position is responsible for operation of dispatch radios, computers, and telephone systems which receive and dispatch messages, a portion of which are 911 emergency calls. The Dispatcher I must act quickly, efficiently, calmly, and accurately in receiving, dispatching, and processing calls and in sending proper equipment and personnel. The employee in this position may be required to work rotating shifts, weekends, holidays and overtime. Work will be performed in accordance with the established policies, rules, regulations, guidelines and practices of the department.

    Franklin County participates in the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS & KP&F).

    How to Apply:

    Base Rate: Date Opened: Date to Close:

    Complete On-Line Application at Current Job Openings atwww.franklincoks.org or at www.HRePartners.co Alternative application available at Human Resources.

    $14.20 per hour depending on qualifications

    Friday, February 1, 2019

    Open Until Filled. Application review to begin 02/04/2019.

    Position may close to applications without notice.

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    Hours: Rotating 12-Hour Shifts, evenings, weekends, holidays are required. Overtime may be required.

    Questions regarding this job announcement shall be directed to the Human Resources Department at 785-229-3444 or via e-mail at humanresources@franklincoks.org.

    Additional Information:

    High school diploma or G.E.D. required.

    Must possess a valid driver’s license at time of hire; obtain and maintain valid Kansas driver’s license within six (6) months of hire.

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    Maintains strict confidentiality of all calls, conversations, and written materials required.

    Determines nature of required assistance, location, and other pertinent information; assigns units according to standard operating procedures to ensure emergency assistance is provided quickly required.

    Performs radio dispatch for emergency personnel including Police, Fire, Sheriff, Highway Patrol, Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Service, Wildlife and Parks, and other agencies required.

    Felonies and drug convictions will automatically disqualify candidate.

    Ability to work effectively with co-workers, the public, and others by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner, often in stressful situations and to establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work is required.

    Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to perform at an acceptable level within six months of being awarded the position.

    Franklin County conducts background checks and drug screenings on all potential candidates.

    Anyone with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at 785- 229-3444 at least two days prior to the scheduled test or interview.

    Duties listed on the job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types to work performed. Omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. The attached job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change as the County’s needs and requirements of the job change.

    The State of Kansas and Franklin County are At-Will Employment jurisdictions.

    Franklin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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    Franklin County, Kansas Job Description

    JOB SUMMARY:

    This is specialized work in receiving and dispatching calls for the emergency departments within Franklin County. The employee in this position is responsible for operation of dispatch radios, computers, and telephone systems which receive and dispatch messages, a portion of which are 911 emergency calls. The Dispatcher I must act quickly, efficiently, calmly, and accurately in receiving, dispatching, and processing calls and in sending proper equipment and personnel. The employee in this position may be required to work rotating shifts, weekends, holidays and overtime. Work will be performed in accordance with the established policies, rules, regulations, guidelines and practices of the department.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    •   Answers 911 and other emergency calls;

    •   Determines priority of caller’s request while using Computer Aided Dispatch System, and

      coordinates appropriate resources;

    •   Communicates with callers to gain clear and concise information, at times when callers are under

      extreme stress;

    •   Determines nature of required assistance, location, and other pertinent information; assigns units

      according to standard operating procedures to ensure emergency assistance is provided quickly;

    •   Performs radio dispatch for emergency personnel including Police, Fire, Sheriff, Highway Patrol,

      Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Service, Wildlife and Parks, and other agencies;

    •   Provides life-saving instructions to the public in emergency situations;

    •   Monitors various alarm systems and emergency radio frequencies,

    •   Takes non-emergency telephone calls, providing information upon request to personnel in the field;

    •   Processes requests for service in a responsible, timely and, accurate manner on a continual basis;

    •   Makes inquiries, entries, modifications, and cancellations in the National Crime Information Center

      (NCIC) and Kansas Law Enforcement System; disseminate information according to procedures;

    •   Performs various other communications and record keeping functions as needed, including

      answering other agencies or department telephones after hours;

    •   Monitors weather conditions and warnings, and activates the weather warning system according to

      procedures;

    •   Keeps accurate records of all calls for service;

    •   Notify Franklin County Emergency Communications Center (FCECC) administration, emergency

      management, and contractors regarding issues with radio system;

    •   Responds to public, and users of the FCECC needs when requested;

    •   Must be able to use map to assist responders when necessary;

    •   Performs other duties as deemed necessary or as required.

      SECONDARY FUNCTIONS:

     Performs janitorial duties as deemed necessary.

    Title: Dispatcher I

    Grade: DIS 13

    Reports To: Emergency Communications Director

    FLSA: Non-Exempt

    Department: Emergency Communications

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    Modified Date: 09/2018

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    SUPERVISORY FUNCTIONS:

     None.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    KNOWLEDGE OF:

    •   Proper guidelines concerning the dissemination of Criminal History Recognition Information (CHRI) material;

    •   The geography of the City of Ottawa and Franklin County, including the names of streets, roads, highways, landmarks, business locations and trouble spots;

    •   Radio broadcasting rules and guidelines and accurately applying them;

    •   Radio and telephone communications equipment;

    •   State and community resources available to the Dispatcher I and the willingness to initiate their

      use;

    •   The department's records and reporting systems, rules and regulations.

      SKILL IN:

    •   Entering information into computer system; must be able to type 30 wpm with an accuracy rate of 90 percent;

    •   Receiving and dispatching emergency calls;

    •   Operation of dispatch radios, computers, and telephone systems which receive and dispatch

      messages, a portion of which are 911 emergency calls;

    •   Acting quickly, efficiently, calmly and accurately in receiving, dispatching and processing calls and

      in sending proper equipment and personnel;

    •   Performing work in accordance with the established policies, rules, regulations, guidelines and

      practices of the department.

      ABILITY TO:

    •   Speak clearly and correctly, using the English language;

    •   Communicate effectively verbally and in writing;

    •   Work with minimum supervision;

    •   Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, representatives for

      outside agencies, and the public;

    •   Maintain complete and accurate records;

    •   Work under pressure, exercise good judgment, react quickly and make accurate and sound

      decisions in emergency and non-emergency situations;

    •   Remember numerous details and quickly recall essential information;

    •   Read, understand, and convey information found on maps;

    •   Accurately perform multiple tasks, simultaneously if necessary;

    •   Concentrate, control emotions, and assertiveness, act in a professional manner;

    •   Work on a team;

    •   Be flexible, display initiative;

    •   Operate computer equipment;

    •   Understand and carry out oral and written orders;

    •   Work rotating shifts, weekends, holidays and overtime;

    •   Hear 25 decibels or less at 500 hz; 4000hz; and points between.

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    CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

    •   Must possess a valid driver’s license at time of hire; obtain and maintain valid Kansas driver’slicense within six (6) months of hire;

    •   Must be certified in the use of National Crime Information Center (NCIC) within 6 months after employment;

    •   Must be certified as an Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD) within 6 months after employment;

    •   Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification within 6 months after employment;

    •   Emergency Telecommunicator Certification (ETC) within 6 months of employment;

    •   Emergency Police Dispatcher along with Emergency Fire Dispatcher certification may be required;

    •   Successfully complete Defensive Driving class provided by Franklin County;

    •   Other certifications may be provided by FCECC.REQUIRED EDUCATION/OR EXPERIENCE:

     High school diploma or G.E.D.

    PREFERRED EDUCATION/OR EXPERIENCE:

    •   Associate's degree in Communications, Speech, Sociology, Psychology, Criminal Justice or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience in emergency communications, and/or emergency services;

    •   six months to twelve months related experience or training;

    •   or equivalent combination of education and experience.

      PHYSICAL CONDITIONS:

      The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job:

    •   The employee is regularly required to talk or listen;

    •   The employee is frequently required to sit and to use hands to finger, handle, or feel;

    •   The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms;

    •   Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and

      ability to adjust focus.

      WORKING CONDITIONS:

      The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    •   The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

    •   The employee may be called out 24 hours a day or rotate being on call.

      The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position.

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