Detention Attendant (2703)

City of Lowell - Lowell, MA4.1

Job Title: Detention Attendant (2000-40, 2703)
Department: Police Department
Reports To: Detention Attendant Supervisor, Officer in Charge, Superintendent of Police and their designee
Union: AFSCME 1705
FLSA Status: Non- Exempt
Salary: $15.2315 (min) to $17.9455 (max) per hour, 40 hour work week

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Work under the general supervision of police officers assigned by the Superintendent of Police, including the Officer in Charge of Neighborhood Services;
Search and safeguard prisoners or persons being detained for reasons of incapacitation and being held at the police station lock up;
Maintain the quarters and cells in a state of cleanliness and order;
Maintain a register of prisoners or persons detained at the police station lockup or the Eliot Center;
List and maintain property taken from detainees;
Assign prisoners or detainees to cells in the lockup or Eliot Center and provide routine instructions;
Prevent any possible transfer of weapons or other improper articles to prisoners or detainees;
Assist in the development of resource and referral information for the detainees and their families;
Making decisions and acting quickly in emergency and dangerous situations;
Gathering information through examining records and documents and through observing and questioning individuals;
Analyzing and determining the applicability of data, to draw conclusions and make recommendations;
Motivating others;
Dealing tactfully with others, including establishing and maintaining harmonious working relationships, establishing rapport with persons from a variety of ethnic, cultural and/or economic backgrounds, and interacting with people who are under physical and/or emotional stress;
Following written instructions, reading, understanding and applying the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing assigned work unit ;
Preparing reports and working accurately with names, numbers, codes and/or symbols

Please refer to the attached file for the full job description and qualifications