Court Security Officer Town of Oro Valley, AZ Oro Valley

Title Court Security Officer
Date 2021
Company Town of Oro Valley, AZ
City Oro Valley

Short Description :

An Arizona driver license Maintaining regular communication with probationers, preparing and maintaining case files, conducting criminal history checks, and obtaining necessary information from state and federal agencies Under direct supervision provides overall court security, transports in ,…

Full Description :

POSITION SUMMARY

First review of applications week of November 30, 2020
Under direct supervision provides overall court security, transports in custody defendants from Pima County Jail, tracks defendants, monitors probationers, and performs related court security and clerical functions. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Provides security for court staff and facility.
  • Provides courtroom security during court sessions, screening all persons entering the courtroom for weapons and contraband. Conducts basic screenings of all entering the courtroom for symptoms of illness, including COVID-19, to reduce the spread of illness.
  • Acts as bailiff during court proceedings.
  • Enforces all court security measures, and controls and/or detains unruly individuals as required.
  • Opens court building each morning and locks it each night. Performs security sweep of building and court room before opening the building and after each court session.
  • Monitors the status of defendants held in custody at the Pima County Jail on pending Oro Valley charges. Prepares a list of defendants who are to appear at “video court” and transmit that list to the requisite jail staff for each week’s hearings.
  • Transports in custody defendants from Pima County Jail for court hearings.
  • Attempts to contact individuals who have failed to appear in court on their scheduled court date or have outstanding court-ordered obligations.
  • Prepares arrest warrants for defendants who fail to appear and maintains warrant list. Reviews warrants for accuracy of all information.
  • Acts as a “probation monitor” for participants involved in the Diversion Court and monitors compliance for probationers on unsupervised probation, including working with the various agencies to monitor compliance with their conditions of probation, including but not limited to: checking for compliance in treatment and counseling programs, urine drops, employment, housing, financial orders, and community restitution work hours or other conditions of probation as required. Ensuring all Release of Information forms are sent to the treatment plan agencies; communicate regularly with the treatment providers regarding defendant’s compliance with the treatment. Maintaining regular communication with probationers, preparing and maintaining case files, conducting criminal history checks, and obtaining necessary information from state and federal agencies.
  • Provides recommendations regarding probationers’ compliance, proposed action such as early release from probation, change to a different program, warrant status, and may recommend additional actions to the Court.
  • Reviews and updates court security procedures and monitors court security equipment.
  • Reviews monthly bills from the Pima County Jail to the Town for accuracy and compares with Oro Valley Magistrate Court records.
  • On jury trial days: greets and checks in potential jurors; escorts jurors; acts as bailiff in the courtroom; and performs other duties associated with jury trials.
  • Coordinates, schedules and monitors defendants who are performing community restitution.
  • Performs monthly tests of the Emergency Alert activation devices and all fire extinguishers in the Court Building.
  • Prepares and presents security trainings for court staff on topics of active shooter training, building evacuation, etc. on a quarterly basis.
  • Performs other related duties and tasks as assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Knowledge of security and safety procedures for buildings and persons.
  • Ability to learn computer court case management system/program.
  • Skill communicating verbally, both in person and over the telephone, in order to adequately maintain a secure and safe environment.
  • Skill in producing written documents in English with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction, punctuation, and grammar.
  • Skill in retaining details of incidents and preparing accurate reports.
  • Ability to stand or walk for long periods while performing security functions, including checking in persons entering the court.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with the general public, the Town Magistrate, Court and Town Staff and Pima County Jail staff.
  • Ability to exercise tact, judgment, and sound safety practices, sometimes in a swift manner, and work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with all segments of the public while remaining calm, decisive, and diplomatic in stressful situations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • One year of experience in court security, law enforcement, jail or prison security, military, or other closely related experience.
  • A high school diploma or GED.
  • Completion of Court Security Officer Academy within 12 months of hire.
  • Possess at the time of application and maintain an Arizona driver license.
  • Successfully complete background investigation.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Work is performed in indoor and outdoor environments.

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