Examples of Duties This recruitment is being established to obtain a current eligible list for Extra-Help vacancies. Extra-Help are not entitled to county benefits and are limited to 25 hours a week. Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Perform electronic and manual security/weapons screening at County and non-County contract entry door facilities.
- Monitor access to assigned facilities.
- Patrol and inspect an assigned area, generally on foot; controls access to County and/or contracted non-County property by ensuring evidence of proper authorization and identification.
- Perform escort and security of inmates in hospital, mental health and other clinical situations.
- Perform security of overlook stations of inmate break yard.
- Ensure safety of nursing and medical staff.
- Maintain security post; maintains radio communications with supervisor, law enforcement and correctional officer staff.
- Monitor video surveillance cameras and security alarms as related to facility access doors.
- Notify proper authorities of suspicious behavior of visitors or inmates.
- Serve at a fixed post in an assigned County, Courts, or contracted non-County building or facility.
- Protect persons and property to prevent the concealment of any improper goods, weapons, or property of any kind.
Minimum Qualifications Special Requirements:
Be at least 18 years of age upon appointment; pass Sheriff Department background investigation; within six months of employment successfully complete a training course administered by the Sheriff Department in self-defense; restraint; pepper spray; and impact weapons for self-defense.
If upon appointment the applicant does not possess PC 832, they must successfully complete PC 832 within one year of appointment. Education:
Graduation from high school or successful completion of GED; higher education preferred.Experience:
Law Enforcement, Corrections or military experience preferred.
Essential Functions ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
FAMILY CARE LEAVE
- Frequent operation of personal computer and other modern office equipment.
- Frequent concentration, public contact and good decision making;
- Ability to relate positively and impartially with persons of differing ethnic, economic, and social backgrounds by maintaining a courteous attitude when dealing with the public and staff;
- Repetitive motion, sitting for long periods, walking.
- Occasional standing, pushing, pulling, bending, squatting, climbing.
- Lifting - Frequently 5 pounds or less; occasionally 5 to 30 pounds.
- Constant good overall vision and reading and close-up work.
- Frequent color perception and use of eye/hand coordination.
- Occasional use of depth perception and peripheral vision.
- Normal dexterity with frequent writing.
- Frequent hearing of normal speech, hearing/talking on the telephone, talking in person.
- Some assignments may require working weekends, nights, and/or occasional overtime.
- Regular attendance is an essential function.
Family Care Leave applies to all employees who work 1250 or more hours in any twelve month period.
HEALTH PLANS AND LIFE INSURANCE
Extra-help employees are not entitled to County-paid medical, dental, vision, life insurance, Employee Assistance Program benefits and are not eligible to participate in the Deferred Compensation Plan.
Extra-help employees are not entitled to pay or receive reimbursement from the County for Jury Duty.
PAID TIME BENEFITS
Extra-help employees are not entitled to paid bereavement, vacation, or holidays.
PAID SICK LEAVE
Extra-help employees are entitled to accrue up to three (3) paid sick days (24 hours) in a 12-month period.
Extra-help employment earnings are not covered under Social Security. Merced County provides an alternate plan - Public Agency Retirement Services (PARS) - for extra-help employees who are otherwise not eligible for participation in the County's retirement system.
The County does provide benefits to those eligible under the State Workers Compensation and Unemployment Insurance statutes.
THIS BULLETIN IS NOT A CONTRACT AND DOES NOT CREATE CONTRACTUAL OR LEGAL RIGHTS ON BEHALF OF ANY EMPLOYEE. THIS BULLETIN IS SUBJECT OF BEING SUPPLEMENTED, MODIFIED, WITHDRAWN OR OTHERWISE CHANGED PENDING LABOR AGREEMENTS AND/OR AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER OR AS THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DEEM NECESSARY.
For answers to specific questions regarding employee benefits, please call Human Resources at 209.385.7682.