Job Opening: Lieutenant
Reports To: Chief of Security
Posting Date: December 29, 2022
Facility: George W. Hill
Responsible for the overall leadership, direction, and supervision to the correctional staff assigned to the shift which provides for maximum facility coordination in incarcerated persons supervision and safety. Complete, review, and maintain time reports, shift rosters, leave schedules, performance evaluations, and administrative forms. Identify training needs and coordinate delivery of training to subordinate staff. Responsible for supervision, coaching, development, and performance management of the Sergeants.
Assists in the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and regulations for custody, security, and/or treatment of incarcerated persons.
Responds to major unusual occurrences. Facilitates prompt and appropriate assistance to incarcerated persons in the event of injury, illness, or emotional trauma.
Promotes an atmosphere conducive to personality and character development of incarcerated persons and staff through the encouragement of favorable behavior patterns, arrangement of physical facilities, and influencing relationships among incarcerated persons.
Directs the work of other employees. This includes the selection, hiring, evaluating job performance, employee training/development, promoting, and any disciplinary action, including termination.
Makes post assignments, reviews post orders, and assures that all procedures including emergency procedures are in place, and staff is trained in proper implementation.
Reviews disciplinary matters concerning both staff and detainees.
Reviews staff effectiveness and conducts frequent physical inspections of the facility to ensure compliance with policies and procedures.
Gives primary guidance on situational problems, making referrals for more complex problems.
Prepares records and reports as assigned by management. Maintains daily logs as required.
Responsible for attaining facility goals/objectives and ensuring compliance with all rules, regulations, policies, and/or procedures for security operations.
Directs work, provides training, and performs inspections of work performed by incarcerated persons and employees. May provide incarcerated person supervision and security in other areas as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or equivalent certification required.
College coursework and advanced training in behavioral sciences, correctional services, or related field is preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
At least three (3) years of experience working in a correctional setting, one of which was in a position requiring supervisory capabilities and managerial responsibilities.
Must be mature, flexible, intellectually alert, able to command the respect and confidence of incarcerated persons and staff, philosophically committed to the objectives of the facility, and possess a high tolerance to mental stress.
Ability to work with computers and the necessary software used by the department.
Ability to physically perform the essential duties of the position, including, but not limited to, sitting and walking at will, walking/standing and/or sitting for long periods, lifting heavy objects, crouching/kneeling, bending at waist, close and far vision, reaching, handling/ grasping/fingering objects, hearing sounds/communication, and physically restraining inmates during emergency situations.
Ability to deal swiftly, rationally and decisively with potentially violent individuals in precarious situations and perform duties despite the stress of potential injuries and/or loss of life to self and/or others.
Ability to de-escalate volatile situations by means of conversation/negotiation. Working knowledge of standard English grammar, spelling and punctuation, and ability to prepare required forms and reports within department deadlines.
Ability to provide public access to or maintain confidentiality of department information and records according to State requirements.
Ability to effectively listen, comprehend and communicate with co-workers, other County departments, inmates and their family members, other law enforcement agencies, and the public by intercom, radio, telephone or in person, including being sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities and disabilities.
Ability to comply with all employer and department policies and work rules, including, but not limited to, attendance, safety, drug-free workplace, and personal conduct.
Ability to understand, memorize, retain, and carry out written or oral instructions and present findings in oral or written form.
Ability to work alone or with others in a team environment with minimum supervision.
Ability to occasionally work evening, weekend, irregular, and/or extended hours.
Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements: N/A
Standard jail facility and office environment. Incumbent performs duties in a jail facility and occasionally in a vehicle transporting inmates, involving sitting and walking at will, walking/standing and/or sitting for long periods, lifting/ carrying heavy objects, crouching/kneeling, bending at the waist, close and far vision, reaching, handling/grasping/fingering objects, hearing sounds/communication. Incumbent is frequently exposed to the hazards associated with jail operations, such as potentially violent individuals and communicable disease. No prolonged extreme physical demands are associated with normal duties or assignments, but incumbent may exert strenuous physical effort during emergency situations, such as running distances under one mile and/or physically restraining inmates. Incumbent must perform duties despite the stress of potential injury and/or loss of life to self-and/or others.
|NEVER||OCCASIONALLY (0-30%)||FREQUENTLY (31-60%)||CONTINUOUSLY (61-100%)|
|LIFTING OR CARRYING|
|61 OR MORE LBS||X|
|PUSHING OR PULLING|
|61 OR MORE LBS||X|
|BENDING OR STOOPING||X|
|REACHING ABOVE SHOULDER LEVEL||X|
|DRIVING AUTOMATIC EQUIP. VEHICLES||X|
|WORKING WITH MACHINERY||X|
|WORKING IN EXTREME TEMPERATURES||X|
Delaware County provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, membership in an employee organization, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, or hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during the application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. EEO/AA
To apply, please fill out the online application form.