The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office is seeking qualified Detention Officers
Must be at least U.S. Citizen
Have a High School Diploma or GED
Have a valid Driver's License - Insurable Driving Record
Must pass a background investigation and have No felony convictions
No Domestic Violence Record
Good Moral Character
Available to work shifts- 24/7 operation
Write clearly and concisely; use acceptable grammar, punctuation, and spelling; write reports which are organized, complete, accurate, and factual
Adapt to changes in working conditions (e.g., changes in assignment, shift changes, and different types of incidents either incidentally or continuously, etc.)
Proceed on assignments without waiting to be told what to do; make an effort to improve skills and keep informed of new developments in the field; exert the effort needed to make sure the job is done right, the first time; be consistently productive
Follow orders, rules, and department policy
Prepare and maintain accurate and factual records
Work independently in the absence of supervision
Understand and follow written or verbal instructions
Maintain a high degree of personal and professional honesty and integrity
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
Supervise and control inmate behavior while performing various tasks completed during the daily operation of the detention center.
Exercise appropriate judgment in handling of special needs situations or inmates; provide assistance in the classification of inmates
Communicate effectively and coherently with other staff or inmates with approved facility communication devices including the telephone system, intercom system, and portable or base radios
Demonstrate effective communicative skills with inmates, public and staff Perform searches of people, cells, objects capable of concealing contraband, and indoor and outdoor areas.
The physical aspects of the job entail, walking, kneeling, lifting, bending or stooping for long periods of time and possibly physical altercations with inmates.
Administer basic emergency first aid Transport or escort inmates (hostile, aggressive, passive, etc.) using handcuffs and other approved restraints in accordance to policy and procedure.
Read and comprehend legal and non-legal documents including the processing of such documents as medical instructions, commitments, release orders, summons, and other documents Maintain weapons, equipment and uniforms in functional condition as prescribed for by departmental policy.
Maintain inmate property and storage Collect, resolve and/or direct to appropriate individual or division, inmate complaints, grievances or requests.
Prepare investigative and other reports or documentation, using appropriate grammar.
Endure verbal and mental abuse when confronted with hostile views or opinions of inmates and other persons in an antagonistic environment.
Process and release inmates including taking photographs and legible sets of inked fingerprints, and/or palm prints.
Report facility mechanical failures
Perform related duties and other responsibilities as assigned
If you have questions please call 918-542-2806 and ask for Sheri Thurs, Jail Administrator.