Part-time Security/Community Service Officer

Overview
Date Posted:
9/21/2022
Job Code:
XtraDphp
Location:
Community Corrections
Address:
201 W Superior St
City:
Fort Wayne
Department:
Community Corrections
Base Pay:
$21.75/hour
Closing Date:
Open until filled
Category:
Police

This position is offered a competitive benefits package, which includes:

  • Medical, dental, vision and more
  • Eligible for retirement savings plans

This position is part-time, nonexempt, unclassified and not covered (at-will) as defined by The Board of Commissioners of the County of Allen Employee Handbook.

Up to 40 hours/week; hours vary as needed for evenings and weekends

Under the direction of the Security/Community Service Coordinator, the part-time Security/Community Service Officer works as both a Security Officer and Community Service Supervisor. As Security Officer, ensuring the safety of all staff, offenders and visitors in and around the Allen County Community Corrections (ACCC) facilities and monitoring the building and grounds by the use of surveillance cameras and by visually inspecting all areas in and around the facility. As Community Service Supervisor, responsible for supervising Community Service Work Crew Program participants ordered to perform community service by providing transportation, monitoring and verification, ensuring contracted work is completed accurately and efficiently.  This position is also responsible for ensuring the proper maintenance of all vehicles and equipment used to transport participants to contracted work.   

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

As a Security Officer:

  • Acts as the first responder to any threat or danger to staff, offenders, visitors and/or the building by visual inspection of all persons entering the building.  Authorizes removal of persons who pose a danger.
  • Conducts searches of all offenders and visitors passing through the security check point ensuring the person does not have weapons, contraband and/or other illegal or prohibited items.
  • Enforces all rules and regulations of the ACCC building and programs as it relates to offenders, staff and visitor safety and rules governing offender conduct.
  • Determines and distributes sanctions as warranted.
  • Monitors the building by way of video surveillance and visually inspects the building to ensure staff and visitor safety and offender compliance to building and program rules.
  • Advises staff when an offender has arrived for a scheduled appointment and determines the needs of offenders without an appointment and attempts to resolve issues.
  • Provides information to all visitors and offenders concerning the program and distributes all required forms to offenders including receiving employment verifications.
  • Oversees offenders assigned to cleaning the building or parking lot from the Community Service Work Crew.
  • Administers portable breath tests to offenders and secures observed urine screens from offenders.
  • Greets visitors and answers the telephone, determining the nature of the calls and responds appropriately.  Responds to inquiries regarding offenders of the facility and/or routes callers to appropriate person or department.
  • Maintains department issued equipment including, but not limited to, duty belt gear, radio, firearm and Taser.
  • Effectively uses evidence-based practices with offenders, including Motivational Interviewing and Effective Communication and Motivational Strategies.

As a Community Service Crew Supervisor:

 

  • Directly supervises high-risk misdemeanor and/or felony offenders assigned to perform community service, ensuring contract work is completed.
  • Assigns specific tasks and hours worked to program participants based on individual performance.
  • Maintains accurate record of each program participant’s attendance and hours worked.
  • Transports program participants and equipment to and from assigned work sites, maintaining frequent contact with the Communications Division informing them of location, time of arrival and time of departure from each work site.
  • Monitors and observes safety standards to protect program participants and reports any conduct violations of Allen County Community Corrections (ACCC) rules and regulations to appropriate staff.
  • Prepares detailed written reports for any incident, altercation or observation of obstacles that may affect the daily operation of the community service program.
  • Uses effective communication techniques and training to de-escalate any sensitive situation involving program participants that may occur in transit or at the work site.
  • Provides assistance and demonstrates tasks needing performed to program participants and answers questions, address concerns and monitors performance throughout the project.
  • Maintains the cleanliness of vehicles and equipment in use, schedules vehicle services and repairs any equipment, as needed.
  • Maintains ACCC buildings and grounds to ensure all areas are clean and professional in appearance.
  • Conducts and facilitates the Community Service Work Crew Program orientation in absence of the Community Projects Coordinator.
  • Assists with the delivery and mail system for ACCC in absence of the Community Projects Section Chief.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned, including overtime as required.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Specialized training through a program of less than 18 months duration or equivalent work experience
  • Ability to use and maintain proficiency with other tactical issued weapons such as a Taser
  • Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to properly document and preserve evidence
  • Ability to perform observed urine and breath drug and alcohol collection and testing
  • Strong computer skills including the ability to use Microsoft Office 
  • Strong report writing skills
  • Must attend and successfully complete all required department training
  • Ability to be certified in Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Ability to be certified in Effective Communication/Motivational Strategies (ECMS)
  • Ability to complete handgun training through the Allen County Sheriff’s Department
  • Ability to obtain and maintain State of Indiana License to Carry Handgun
  • Valid Driver’s License to operate ACCC vehicle
  • The agency subscribes to the National Institute of Corrections’ Eight Principles of Effective Intervention (EBP), must be able to complete required Corrections EBP training programs and demonstrate competencies that focus on empirical recidivism risk reduction strategies
  • Ability to maintain firearms proficiency and successfully qualify with the department issued firearm
  • Ability to use a variety of law enforcement equipment, including but not limited to, handheld radios, portable breath test machine, metal detectors and video surveillance equipment
  • Ability to work with high risk offenders and a variety of law enforcement personnel

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Security Officers and Community Service Supervisors work in and out of an office setting, with frequent contact with potentially dangerous, violent, and abusive program offenders convicted of various misdemeanor and felony offenses.  Some lifting up to twenty pounds, bending, pushing/pulling loads, reaching over head, kneeling and crawling is required.  Security Officers and Community Service Supervisors frequently types, proofreads, monitors equipment, performs detailed inspections, and must have great attention to detail.

 

 


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.