This position is responsible for supervision of all individuals housed in the Walworth County Jail, individuals on the Electronic Monitoring/Diversion Program in the community, and/or those sentenced to community service obligations through the Walworth County Court System in order to maintain safety and security in the jail environment and the community.
Unit: Corrections Division
Days: Rotating (5-2, 5-2, 6-3), includes weekends and holidays
Work Hours: 7 am – 3 pm, 3 pm – 11 pm, 11 pm – 7 am. During training you will be expected to work hours on all shifts. Once training is complete you will be assigned to a normal shift but may be required to pick up hours on other shifts as needed.
Hours Per Shift: 8
Shifts Per Pay Period: Varies depending on schedule rotation.
Position FTE: 1.00, Full-time
Applications are being accepted from current Walworth County employees as well as members of the public.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.
Admit and release inmates as determined by state law and the paperwork presented to the Jail.
Book new inmates to include fingerprints and pictures.
Perform searches as needed of inmates, cells, lockers, and property.
Perform security checks of all areas of the facility as required.
Be in direct contact with inmates on a daily basis assessing their behavior and using progressive discipline as needed.
Respond to facility emergencies that could involve use of force, initial medical assessment, fire response, and/or evacuation of inmates from the facility or to other areas within the facility.
Directly supervise inmate movement throughout the facility and the community.
Verify proper operation of equipment used within the facility.
Write reports as needed.
Answer questions, requests, and complaints as needed while maintaining confidentiality.
Apply and implement court orders to insure compliance with State Statutes.
Conduct on-site visits and monitoring of inmates in the community as required ensuring compliance with community based programming.
Review and file inmate paperwork and computer entries as needed.
Communicate with the courts, probation and parole, and any other local, state, or federal agency as needed.
Communicate and assist facility vendors who provide medical and mental health services, food services, and educational services as needed.
Communicate and assist inmate families with questions pertaining to jail activities as allowed by policy.
Appear in court as needed.
Collect funds from inmates.
Conduct drug and alcohol tests on inmates.
Demonstrate a commitment to county safety and risk management efforts.
Electronic Monitoring/Diversion Program Officer:
Be able to perform all duties of a Jail Officer.
Monitor and supervise inmates assigned to the Electronic Monitoring/Diversion Program.
Adhere to all departmental policy and procedures, including those specifically related to the Electronic Monitoring/Diversion Program.
Enforce all Electronic Monitoring/Diversion inmate rules. Issue inmate disciplines accordingly for Electronic Monitoring/Diversion rule violations.
Accurately enter required data into the electronic monitoring computer program. This includes, but is not limited to, court and legal papers, inmate work times, alcohol test times, approved appointment times, and any other information that is needed.
Maintain positive interaction with inmates, public, peers, and other law enforcement agencies.
Work directly with other Sheriff's Office units (Patrol, Detective Bureau, Drug Unit etc.) and other law enforcement agencies to enforce all Electronic Monitoring/Diversion inmate rules.
Explain Electronic Monitoring/Diversion Program's objectives and goals to the public, and address the public complaints.
Supervise Electronic Monitoring/Diversion inmate drug tests.
Be able to perform all duties of a Jail Officer.
Perform inmate classification interviews.
Determine appropriate inmate housing assignments.
Accurately enter required data into the records management system including, but not limited to, court sentences, sentence time reductions, current bond conditions and other required data.
Collect required DNA samples.
Attend monthly Classification Committee meetings.
Maintain and review proper inmate records including, but not limited to, daily population reports, review of jail files, jail release files, sentence updates and inmate no contact information.
Maintain TIME system certification.
Run criminal history checks.
Charge inmate booking fees.
Act as liaison to assist Probation and Parole, Clerk of Courts, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Social Security, Department of Corrections, municipal courts, attorneys, literacy class tutors, other law enforcement agencies and "VIP" class.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty 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.
Education and/or Experience
High school diploma or equivalent with zero to six months of relevant prior experience. Prior experience working in corrections, mental health or health care preferred. Knowledge of and experience with legal and limited medical terminology preferred. Basic mathematical skills to include ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide.
Interactions & Communication
Responds to requests and initiates contacts to exchange basic or general information with others.
All information pertaining to inmates is privileged and confidential and correspondingly must be managed with extreme care.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Valid Wisconsin driver's license.
Jail Basic Certification
If either of these certifications are not held at time of hire they must be obtained within twelve (12) months of the date of hire as a condition of continued employment; failure to obtain said certifications will be grounds for termination.
This position has authority to make decisions that are within general procedures and protocols; supervision is available as required or requested. These decisions directly impact performance in the job and/or work unit within the department and information is provided to others for their decision-making.
Thinking & Problem Solving
In relation to established procedures, protocols and policies of the County, challenges in this position tend to be diverse, but are typically covered by precedent or established practice.
Tools and Equipment Used
Typewriter Fingerprint Capture Computer
Telephone Image Capturing Computer
Calculator Tube Transfer System
Copy Machine Control Panels
FAX Machine Fire Alarm System Panel
Personal Computer/Printer Vacuum Cleaner
Trash Compactor Cameras and Monitors
Duress Alarm Computer Handcuffs
SCBA Equipment Tour System PIPE
Oleoresin Capsicum Spray
WORK ENVIRONMENT 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. Employee may come into contact with air borne and blood borne pathogens. Employee is also at risk for physical confrontations with potentially violent persons.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS 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 use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. In emergency situations, the employee must be able to lift and/or move inmates that may be unable or unwilling to ambulate. The employee may need to intervene in violent or volatile inmate situations. Must be able to use a SCBA device for life saving purposes. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision (red, green, yellow, white differentiation), peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Selection Process:TO INCLUDE:
Formal Walworth County Electronic Application
Education & Experience Review
Written Exam (WI Personnel Partners – Jail Officer)
Oral Department Interview
Law Enforcement Suitability Testing
Post-offer Psychological Evaluation
Post-offer Physical Examination
Other job related tests may be required.