Law Enforcement Records Technician – Denver Sheriff Department

  • City and County of Denver
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Jun 18, 2019
Full Time Criminology and Forensics Legal Services Municipal or County Clerk Public Safety Records Management

Job Description

About Our Job

About Our Job:

The Denver Sheriff Department is the largest Sheriff Department agency in the state of Colorado and is comprised of many divisions and diverse operations with over 1000 uniformed and non-uniformed staff members. These operations include two separate jails, security for the District and County court systems, state inmate transportation, extradition duties, fugitive and K-9 units and security at Denver Health Medical Center.

The Denver Sheriff Department is seeking Law Enforcement Records Technicians. This position will work in the Records Unit located in the secured area of the Downtown Detention Center. This unit is staffed twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Shifts are based on seniority and may require staff to work nights, weekends and holidays. Staff must be able to interpret and enter legal documents / court orders from various sources into Inmate files located the Jail Management System.

Successful candidates must complete and pass a background investigation that encompasses the applicant's employment and criminal history.

Job responsibilities will include:
  • Analyze and interpret complex information; approve or reject documentation according to policies, procedures, rules, statutes or regulations as it relates to the specialized functional area.

  • Review and update inmate legal files with court filings and other related legal documents. Position will also be responsible for determining compliance with relevant and appropriate statutes, rules, administrative orders and/or other governing policies and procedures.

  • Prepare, process and review legal orders, warrants, and appearance bonds and other complex forms to include motions, writs of habeas corpus, mittimus, advisements, warrants, and appearance bonds, in accordance with a judge's order, court procedures, legal precedents or other complicated procedures.

  • Determine according to guidelines if an inmate is eligible for release, and process records for the release of inmates and audits inmate files for accuracy.

  • Enter, retrieve, interpret, confirm and record data from a variety of records such as complex court orders, policy custody reports, warrants, teletypes and other electronic forms of communication into data base system.

  • Research and access files for criminal, statistical and historical information; research and gather information necessary to accurately process records; confer with multiple agencies to clarify information; contact court room clerks/staff regarding illegible, illegal or ambiguous court orders, requesting reissuance of orders.

  • Communicate with law enforcement agencies, court staff and other interested parties.

  • Coordinate records for processing and movement of parole, probation, U.S. Marshal, juvenile and out-of-county hold prisoners.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

About You

About You:

Our ideal candidate will have:
  • Knowledge of legal terminology and legal documentation format sufficient to be able to read, interpret, and prepare legal documents.
  • Strong customer service skills, and the ability to work in a high stress environment.
  • Skill in interpreting federal, state and local laws

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
  • Education: Graduation from high school or the possession of a GED, HiSET or TASC Certificate.
  • Experience: Three (3) years of clerical experience, of which two (2) years of experience must have been in court, law enforcement or legal setting.
  • Equivalency: A combination of appropriate education and experience may be substituted for the education and experience requirements with the exception of the two years of experience in court, law enforcement or legal setting.
  • License and Certification: Must be able to pass an initial pre-security clearance screening and maintain CBI (Colorado Bureau of Investigation) certification as a condition of employment.

About Everything Else

Job Profile
CN3111 Law Enforcement Records Technician
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Position Type

Position Salary Range
$21.12 - $30.84

Starting Pay

Department of Safety

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

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