“To thoughtfully and professionally serve the community’s values of peace, safety, fairness and acceptance.”
The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office is looking for applicants who desire to assist their community in public safety. We value integrity, respect, service, transparency, accountability, and are committed to excellence and innovation. Pay is commensurate with experience and we encourage both experienced and entry-level applicants to apply. The PCSO will pay for the academy and other necessary training based on position.
Integrity • Respect • Service • Transparent • Accountable • Committed to ExcellenceCLASS DEFINTION:
Specialist title covers job classes engaged in providing technical support duties for a specialized program; the job requires detailed program knowledge, records management and computer skills, and the ability to understand and apply governing rules and regulations.
Under basic supervision, maintains safety and security of inmates, staff, and detention facilities; provides custody and control of inmates, and preserves order and discipline; supervises inmates according to Pitkin County Sheriff's Office (PCSO) policies and procedures. Duties may vary according to job assignment.
Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Maintains custody and control of inmates according to policies, procedures, and regulations; performs work within scope of authority and training; makes proper decisions using sound judgment; duties may vary according to job assignment. Duties may vary according to job assignment.
• Maintains safety and security of the staff, inmates, and detention facilities; monitors behavior of inmates, and promotes acceptable attitude and conduct; performs tasks to maintain integrity and consistency of detention facility operations.
• Supervises inmate activities and maintains discipline; physically restrains uncooperative and disruptive inmates, and intervenes to deter fights, assaults, and escapes; solves problems within scope of authority.
• Provides equal protection and care for all inmates, including nutrition, hygiene, education, court and hospital transport, recreation, laundry, medical assistance, behavior monitoring and discipline.
• Monitors inmates for rule violations and behavioral changes; de-escalates potentially violent situations; maintains appropriate use-of-force continuum as needed for self-defense, defense of another, and to prevent escape.
• Performs constant inspections and security checks of all PCSO facility areas; conducts head counts and area searches, and assures all areas of the facility are safe, secure, sanitary, and free of contraband.
• Conducts body and cell searches for contraband; inventories and maintains accountability for keys, equipment, tools, and supplies; accounts for inmates under direct vision and supervision at all times.
• Reports and investigates disciplinary and behavioral issues, and violations of facility rules.
• Enforces local, state and Federal laws, and enforces compliance with PCSO post orders and standards.
• Maintains PCSO files, records, and event logs, and prepares reports as required.
• Works with other state and regional law enforcement agencies on inmate issues.
• Maintains the integrity, professionalism, values, and goals of the Sheriff’s Office by assuring that all rules and regulations are followed, and that accountability and public trust are preserved.
• Supports the relationship between Pitkin County government and the public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens and County staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and County information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
• Maintains regular and reliable attendance.