Provides effective Jail security. Jail Control Operator (JCO) are generally assigned to the Jail Security Section in a position requiring no physical inmate contact.

Examples of Duties

Monitors closed circuit television camera screens for evidence of security breaks and violations of Jail rules.

Assures doors are properly secured and locked. Controls security of and access through electronic doors.

Provides information verbally to inmates on a variety of subjects;

observes and communicates with inmates who claim to be ill and summons indicated assistance.

Interacts with other employees of the MCSO and visitors to exchange information about inmates and/or to answer questions regarding jail procedures, accidents, or incidents, or status of individual inmates.

Enters information on location cards for each inmate (and may insert in computer); maintains logs on inmate activity; writes narratives report on jail incidents, as needed.

Performs computer updates and status inquiries.

Performs any duty relating to Jail security, which does not require physical contact with inmates and performs paperwork relating to the documentation, incarceration, and release of inmates.

Performs other duties of comparable level/type as required.

Typical Qualifications

Must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or HSE, have no record of a felony conviction. Must submit to being fingerprinted, drug screening, psychological examination, character investigation, and physical examination performed by a physician designated by the MCSO. Must be in sound mental and physical health and be willing to work any shift schedule.

Supplemental Information

Independent Judgment is necessary for this position.

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