Part Time Civilian Security Officer


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715 S Calhoun St
Fort Wayne
Circuit Court - Adult Probation
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Closing Date:
Open untill filled
Public Safety

This position is part time, non-exempt, unclassified and covered under the Circuit Court Employee Handbook.

 Hours:  15-20 hours/week

Under the direction of the Chief Probation Officer, the Civilian Security Officer is responsible for monitoring the Adult Probation Department and ensuring safety. 


  • Monitors clients and members of the general public entering and exiting the facility and surrounding areas.
  • Operates security equipment including a metal detector and x-ray machine to ensure safety of department.
  • Checks clients, performs pat downs and confiscates any weapons or dangerous and/or inappropriate items.
  • Prepares detailed incident reports.
  • Monitors and secures all hallways, private offices and public areas of the department frequently throughout the day, ensuring the safety of everyone in the department.
  • Escorts other staff members to deposit daily collections.
  • Ensures safety and security of the department during the day and evening when the department is open.  Ensures department is secured every evening at closing.
  • Conducts breathalyzer tests on clients who appear intoxicated.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned. 


  • High School Diploma or GED and more than one year security or law enforcement experience
  • Must possess and provide a Court approved handgun
  • Knowledge of effective search methods
  • Knowledge and ability to apply evidence collection and preservation techniques
  • Knowledge of all Local, State and Federal laws applicable to the practices and general operations of the Adult Probation Department.
  • Ability to deal with potentially violent individuals in precarious situations with swiftness, rationality and authoritative action
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of all department records and information
  • Ability to use 2-way radio, handgun, cell phone, flashlight, protective vest and other job related equipment
  • Must be able to complete and maintain annual Court approved Firearms training and qualifications
  • Must possess a valid Indiana Firearms Permit 


The Civilian Security Officer works both in and out of a secured area with frequent walking and some standing and sitting.  Some lifting of up to forty pounds, reaching over head, kneeling, proofreading, and exposure to temperature extremes, noise, noxious odors, and bodily fluids are required.  Frequent mental/visual effort, typing, monitoring of equipment and very frequent attention to detail, detailed inspection and exposure to dangerous equipment exists.  The Civilian Security Officer is in frequent contact with aggressive, hostile, intoxicated and potentially violent and abusive offenders and their families. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO). Accordingly, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, age, disability or medical condition, national origin, and veteran status, and all other categories protected by federal, state, and local anti-discrimination laws. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.