Detention Deputy

at Butler County Detention Facility in El Dorado, Kansas, United States

Job Description

Detention Deputy position summary: 

Under the Supervision of the Detention Corporal performs work concerning the care and needs of the jail inmates. The Detention Deputy records all activities of the inmates. The employee in this position is responsible for recording all requests of inmates, medical problems, medications, etc. It is the responsibility of this employee to ensure inmates are maintained in a humane manner and ensures that the inmate is granted their constitutional rights.

Job Duties

• Assists with serving of meals to prisoners;
• Books and processes inmates;
• Supervises and checks prisoners on a half hour basis, conducts searches, pat downs, and inspections;
• Dispenses commissary needs;
• Dispenses medications and notifies physician of medical needs;
• Maintains the jail in good and clean order;
• Meets the public at the detention center and supervises visiting hours;
• Monitors medical status of prisoners;
• Notifies the Detention Corporal of supplies needed and orders supplies;
• Records all activities of inmates, including phone calls and medical needs;
• Transports prisoners to and from court and the doctor's office and other facilities as required;
• Staffs reception area, reviews incoming and outgoing mail;
• Assists attorney with inmate visits;
• Reviews visitor profile and approves or denies visits;
• Assists with phone/video issues that arise and either fix the issue or call the vendor;
• Answers incoming calls at the facility;
• Completes reports on activity, logs, and incident management;
• Provides testimony for court;
• Reviews housing logs;
• Conducts security checks;
• Processes booking of new inmates, as needed;
• Notifies corporal of medical issues;
• Performs other duties as deemed necessary or as required.Provides prisoner transport as needed;

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Detention Deputy -

• Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals;
• Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs;
• Ability to deal with inmate problems on a daily basis in a firm and equitable manner;
• Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions;
• Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small-group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization;
• Ability to have good speaking skills;
• Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables;
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive information;
• Ability to maintain records and make written reports;
• Ability to make sound and accurate decisions under stressful conditions;
• Ability to operate a TV camera and video equipment, computer software, and other equipment;
• Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos;
• Ability to reliably and predictably carry out duties;
• Ability to understand and carry out both oral and written directives;
• Ability to work under pressure, exercising good judgment in a variety of situations;
• Ability to write simple correspondence;
• Knowledge of appropriate methods to physically restrain combative inmates;
• Knowledge of basic arithmetic;

• Knowledge of basic drug identification and drug symptomatology;
• Knowledge of bonding procedures
• Knowledge of cleaning and disinfecting solvents required for sanitation;
• Knowledge of correct grammar and spelling;

• Knowledge of crisis intervention;
• Knowledge of due process as it applies to inmates;
• Knowledge of facility policy, procedures and responsibilities concerning the operation of the detention facility;
• Knowledge of Kansas statutes as they relate to the care, custody and control of adult inmates;
• Knowledge of the operation of the court system, including procedures and security;
• Skill in analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems
• Skill in interpersonal communication, oral and written communication;
• Skill in recognizing changes in inmate behavior;
• Skill in recognizing threatening symbols, situations, and language.

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Job Posting: 11437160

Posted On: Mar 24, 2021

Updated On: Sep 27, 2022