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#1.  Corrections Deputy

NORCOR Corrections in The Dalles is seeking to fill the position of Corrections Deputy. This position is full time with great benefits, wages & working conditions. Ability to work with diverse groups in a secure facility & professional workplace behaviors required.  Must have drivers license, pass background, drug, physical and other testing as indicated by the position. Criminal record will disqualify. Applications & full job description available below or @ NORCOR business office, 201 Webber Street, The Dalles. Closing date: 5:00 PM July 31st, 2014  

541-298-1576.

To apply, please complete the full NORCOR application packet and background packet provided at the bottom of this page.

Job description

Division:                            CORRECTIONS

Department:                      JAIL

Reports To:                       CORRECTIONS SERGEANT

Prepared By:                     ADMINISTRATOR JAMES WEED

Prepared Date:                 1/3/12

FLSA Status:                    NON-EXEMPT

 

SUMMARY

Performs a variety of routine and specialized public safety work in the care and custody of prisoners/ inmates.  Maintains order and discipline among prisoners/inmates.

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

Ensure the security of the facility and the safety and security of staff and prisoners.

  • Conduct frequent and irregular inmate counts and checks according to state statue.
  • Escort inmates individually or in-groups to and from locations within the facility or outside the facility (i.e. hospital, dentist, etc).
  • Supervise inmates in the everyday sanitation of the facility and/or work programs around the facility.
  • Answers telephone calls and monitors jail and grounds access and egress.
  • Answer questions from visitors and inmates.
  • Performs security patrols.
  • Works an assigned shift using judgment in deciding course of action, being expected to handle difficult and emergency situations.
  • Carries out duties in conformance with Federal and State laws; prepares a variety of reports, logs and records.
  • Performs the correct usage of restraints and emergency equipment in the performance of prescribed duties or during the quieting of a disturbance or other emergency situation
  • Perform searches of inmates, inmate housing, inmate property, the facility and grounds for weapons or contraband.
  • Investigate disturbances or suspicious activities.
  • Perform booking procedures and process related reports.
  • Evaluate arrestee or inmate for release criteria and make determination (i.e. recognizance, security release, furlough etc).
  • Classify inmates and assign proper housing.
  • Issue facility clothing, bedding and other supplies.
  • Run warrants checks and/or criminal history records on arrestee or inmates.
  • Insures inmates follow all rules and regulations of the facility.
  • Respond to the medical needs of inmate as required and authorized.
  • Assist in the serving of meals.
  • Performs actively or supervises inmates in the cleaning, minor maintaining and daily upkeep of the facilities.
  • Any other related duties as required.

Control Room Duties:

  •    Operate and control security doors inside and outside the facility

  •    Answer inmate intercom system and advise inmates of court, visitation, release or other pending movement.

  •     Announce and record formal inmate counts

  •       Process inmate mail

  •       Perform routine clerical work, i.e. typing, filing, copying, as required.

  • Monitor security of public lobby, visitation area and all other parts of the facility.  Monitor safety and security equipment including alarms and monitors.

PERIPHERAL DUTIES; Coordinates activities with other Corrections Deputies or departments as needed, exchanges information with Deputies in other law enforcement agencies, as needed and assigned.

  • Maintains assigned equipment, supplies and facilities.
  • Maintains contact with general public, court officials, and other officials in the performance of operating activities.
  • Serves as a member of various employee committees.
  • Adhere to the policies and procedures of the NORCOR Facility.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Works under the close supervision of a Corrections Sergeant.  May supervise temporary or part-time staff, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS 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 function. Minimum Qualifications: (A) Must be 21 years or older at the date of employment, must pass a written and oral test, physical fitness test, Psychological exam, DPSST physical exam, drug/ alcohol test screening and background check. (B) Must possess, or able to obtain by date of hire, a valid Oregon or Washington State driverís license without record of suspension or revocation in any State: a valid drivers license must be maintained during employment with NORCOR. (C) May be disqualified for felony or misdemeanor convictions, (D) Must be a U.S. citizen, (E) Must be able to read and write the English language, (F) Must be of good moral fitness (moral character). Must have the ability to obtain a Basic Certificate in Corrections, from DPSST within 1 year from date of hire.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

High school diploma or (GED) certificate of high school equivalency required by DPSST, or a two-year community college degree or vocational school training in police science, law enforcement, criminal justice administration, public administration, or a related field: or equivalent combination of education and experience.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

(A) Some knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment; (B) Some skill in operating the tools and equipment listed below; (C) Ability to learn the applicable laws, ordinances, and department rules and regulations; ability to perform work requiring good physical condition; Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, peers and supervisors; Ability to exercise sound judgement in evaluating situations and in making decisions in emergency and non-emergency situations; Ability to follow verbal and written instructions (List any special requirements required by local policy or state statue).  SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED: Police car (if duties include transport), radio, handgun and other weapons as required (will vary according to respective jail policies) side handle baton, handcuffs, pager, first aid equipment.

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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 

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.

         Requires the employee to work night shift, weekends and holidays with rotating shifts.

         Must remain constantly alert and observant throughout the shift.

         May include dealing with verbal abuse, threats to self and family and work unarmed and sometimes alone in the midst of groups of inmates.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.  The employees in this class are expected to adopt NORCORís Core Values of Teamwork, Integrity and Excellence as daily guidelines to their performance. Employees expect to see evaluation of their performance relating to these values. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirement of the job change.


 

#2 TOOLS RESIDENT MONITOR

NORCOR Corrections TOOLS Program in The Dalles is seeking to fill the position of Resident Monitor. This position is on call & part time with future full time potential. Ability to work with diverse groups in a secure facility & professional workplace behaviors required.  Must have drivers license, pass background, drug, physical and other testing as indicated by the position. Criminal record will disqualify. Applications & full job description available below, or @ NORCOR business office, 201 Webber Street, The Dalles. Closing date: 5:00 PM August 15th, 2014  541-298-1576. $12.00 per hour.

To apply, please complete the full NORCOR application packet and background packet provided at the bottom of this page.

Job description

 

Job Title:                    Resident Monitor

Division:                      T.O.O.L.S. BRS Program

Department:               Juvenile

Reports To:                Program Director

Prepared By:              C.J. Toole / Jim Weed

Prepared Date:           06-12-2014

Salary Level:              Upon Request

Approved By:             Jim Weed, NORCOR Administrator

FLSA:                         Non Exempt 

ORGANIZATION SUMMARY: This position is located within the BRS Level 5 T.O.O.L.S. program.   NORCOR is a multiple county government unit located in rural north central Oregon consisting of Gilliam, Hood River, Wasco and Sherman Counties.  These counties came together with the common goal of creating housing for public safety continuum throughout the region.  The continuum includes a jail for adult offenders, juvenile detention facility for youth offenders and a residential program for stabilization of youth offenders in the care and custody of the Oregon Youth Authority

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES/OBJECTIVES:  The Resident Monitor is not compared to any current position. This is an entry level classification.  The position is designated within the staff secure residential program. It is anticipated that this person will work in concert with Group Life Coordinators, Case Managers and the Program Director to assist in operating a BRS5 staff secure residential program. 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: A Resident Monitor works under the direct supervision of the Program Director (or designee) that assigns work, establishes goals, and reviews work for conformance to established standards of new employees.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervision of other employees is not a responsibility of this position; however, experienced employees may be asked to assist with the training and review of work for accuracy and completeness of new employees.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: A person employed in this position must possess the capability to perform the following duties.  The duties are essential functions requiring the critical skills and expertise needed to meet job objectives.  Additional specific details of these essential functions may be provided if applicable: 

         Direct monitoring of the residents.  Following through with treatment plans by holding youth accountable to acceptable daily behavior.  Support and reinforce the behavior change strategies outlined in the treatment plan and/or special program.

         Checking chore responsibilities and subsequent completion to confirm that residents are maintaining the facility in a responsible manner.

         Assist in the facilitation of groups and review homework for youth in programs.

         Assist in the monitoring of recreational, social, and/or occupational activity programs.

         Cooperation and coordination with Case Manager'(s) and other shift workers to ensure open channel of communication regarding treatment and behavioral expectations of individual residents. 

         Tracking and documentation of youth participation in program groups.

         Maintain ongoing and accurate reflection of residentís behavior on daily logs.

         Assist in transportation of residents as needed (store runs, doctor appointments, community work opportunities, etc).

         Maintain a clean facility; report maintenance issues.

         Visually and/or audibly supervise all residents.

         Respond to emergency situations and interact to diffuse aggressive situations; handle difficult and specialized discipline problems by using evidence based techniques.

         Act as a resource to the community and department; maintain current CPR/First Aid Certification. Position will work a variety of hours and on weekends; answer a multiple telephone line; perform clerical duties as necessary; attend regular department meetings.

         Demonstrate a positive model to other staff and residents by treating all human beings with respect; maintain punctual and regular attendance; establish and maintain positive working relationships with customers, co-workers and other agencies; comply with NORCOR policies, procedures and regulations; maintain a neat personal appearance, exhibit a positive attitude and courteous example for juveniles, fellow staff, visitors and general public; and by being a law abiding citizen.

         Exercise good judgment and an adequate degree of control in monitoring by allowing no escapes or injuries due to carelessness.

         Ensure open and thorough communication with team members through staff meetings, log entries and direct shift communication with particular emphasis on safe and secure operation of the unit.

         Maintain regular and predictable work attendance.

OTHER FUNCTIONS: Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge and experience working with adolescents and young adults.  Ability to implement techniques with program residents in a group setting and on an individual basis, ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form, ability to work with individuals from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds, ability to develop effective working relationships with staff and the public, ability to use sound, practical and fair judgment in assessment and decision-making.

 To perform this job successfully, and 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.  The facility operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Applicants must be willing to work a variety of shifts, a combination of shifts, weekends and holidays.

 NOTE: Class A Misdemeanor or Felony convictions may be disqualifying.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to operate a personal computer, including word processing and specialized software, two-way radio, telephone, copy machine, calculator, and fax machine. 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Must have a high school diploma, preference is given for Associateís or Bachelorís degree in related fields, or any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience, education and training which demonstrates the ability to perform the work described. 

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 position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 

Work is generally performed indoors in a staff secure environment.  The work requirements include the ability to see, talk and hear, sit and stand, walk, use hand to finger, handle or operate objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms and life or move (50) fifty pounds.  Some work assignments directly involve the safety and security of the facility and may require split second decision making.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Staff secure facilities are unique by nature.  Communications may be by electronic means, requiring visual and audio queues and codes.  The noise level in the work place is usually moderate but is unpredictable, and can escalate to a loud level of abusive verbal sounds and terminology.  There may also be occasional occurrences of speaker systems, percussion and abrasive sounds, alarms and recreational sounds.

The level of security is usually secured, but there could be situations where the safety of the employee is compromised, or the emergence of an occasional hostage or threatening situation by residents.  There may also be occasional presence of contagious organisms, bacteria, virus, infectious disorders and Blood-Borne pathogens and parasitic organisms.  To maintain the level of security there will be some work assignments that directly involve the physically restraining of angry and hostile residents.  This position also will expose the individual to threats and abusive language toward family, self and co-workers.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze and interpret local or state government statutory or financial reports rules laws and regulatory documents.  Bilingual English/Spanish is desirable. 

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must possess or obtain within 30 days of hire, a valid Class C Oregon Driverís License and an acceptable driving record.  (This requirement may be modified under exceptional circumstances.) 




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Applications can be mailed or hand delivered to:

NORCOR
201 Webber Street
The Dalles, OR 97058


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