Job Description

Black Hawk County Jail Master Control Technician

Under general supervision, of the jail division is assigned on a shift in the security of the County jail facility is responsible to monitor and control the access, conduct and movement of inmates, visitors and staff to areas within the jail and performs related work as required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 

Participates on an assigned shift in the security of the county jail facility.  Assists in the safe movement and placement of inmates within the facility by monitoring their movement electronically, remotely opening and closing doors as required and implementing emergency response through observation of inmates and visitors movement within the housing units and adjoining areas.  Oversees security of entire facility.  Operates all secure doors within the jail, intake, courtroom, and infirmary.  Control all movement of staff, inmates and visitors in the secure perimeter of the jail. Receives incoming telephone call to the Sheriff's Ofice and jail during non-business hours.  Operates and monitors elevator to basement, 1st, 2nd and 3rd levels; operates overhead and entrance doors into and out of sally port.  Allow entrance and exit of using agencies into and out of sally port as directed by the intake staff.  Receive visitors for jail at secure perimeter entrance, allow access to secure perimeter, as authorized.  Assume control of front entrance during non-business hours.

Emergency Procedures:

Takeover affected areas in the event of an emergency in the secure perimeter; notify the Shift Supervisor of all emergencies in the jail; contact emergency services as directed, such as ambulance, fire, other responding agencies; allow access of emergency responders into secure perimeter.  Follow instructions of Shift Supervisor during all emergency situations.  Receive head counts upon cessation of emergencies; notify Shift Supervisor of head count results and discrepancies, if any.  Announce resumption of normal operation following emergency.

Other Duties:

Receives paperwork, court orders, and other documents during non-office hours.  Notify Shift Supervisor of receipt of paperwork, court orders, bonds, etc., effecting acceptance or release of inmates.  Receives bonding agents, allowing access into secure perimeter for the purpose of conducting business, receive bonds for inmates in housing units.  Notify intake staff of arrival of arrestees at sally port entrance or of anticipated arrival of combative arrestees or other persons.  Carry out such duties as may be assigned by the Shift Supervisor.

Qualification Requirements: 

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.  Must be capable of regular and predictable attendance at a specified location in order to perform assigned tasks.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Education and/or Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and two years clerical experience which includes direct public contact and experience in data entry training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively one-on-one or to employees of organizations.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to add, subtracts, multiply, and divides in all units of measure, using whole numbers and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.  Ability to perform these operations using units of American money, weight measurement and volume.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to make rational decisions and carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Ability to acquire and maintain certification on the NCIC/CJIS criminal history information system is a condition of continued employment.  Failure to obtain certification within six (6) months of hire date and successfully re- certify every two (2) years will result in termination.

Other Skills and Abilities:

Ability to interact with persons from varied socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds.  Ability to operate typewriter, computer and 10-key calculator.  Ability to work all hours, including weekends and holidays, to maintain continuous 24-hour operations.

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 talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 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.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts.   The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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