Examples of Duties This recruitment is being established to obtain a current eligible list for both full-time and Extra-Help vacancies as they occur. Extra-Help are not entitled to county benefits and are limited to a maximum of 25 hours per week. Extra-Help pay is up to $20.58 per hour. Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Operates computer to track officer movement and inmates/minors assigned to a specific facility.
- Looks for aggressive behavior or other potential security problems between inmates/juveniles notifying Correctional Officer or Juvenile Institutions Officer on duty of all suspicious behaviors.
- Maintains visitor and inmate/juvenile access control.
- Ensures Correctional Officer or Juvenile Institutions Officer access to secured areas.
- Makes announcements to inmates/juveniles and officers on duty.
- Assists the public with inmate/juvenile and facility information and provides them with general procedural information.
- Transmits information between housing units, medical, control, commissary, etc.
- Assigns computer based alpha or numeric identification codes to inmates/juveniles.
- Determines routing of information based on content and knowledge of unit operations.
- Records and processes bail and/or court fees from schedule on inmates in custody.
- Prepares reports and other related written material.
- May assist with the processing of prisoners/detainees. May also testify in court on matters relating to inmates/juveniles.
Minimum Qualifications Education:
Equivalent to graduation from High School.OPTION IExperience:
Two (2) years of full time experience as a security guard, dispatcher, computer/surveillance terminal operator, or similar work in a related public law enforcement field or military service. One year of college or business school may substitute for one year of required experience.OPTION IIExperience:
Two (2) years of full time clerical experience which involved increased responsibility
and public contact. One year of college or business school may substitute for one year of required
experience. Work experience in a law enforcement agency is desirable.
Essential Functions ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
- Monitor internal security surveillance cameras and monitors radio traffic, alarm systems and other security and control systems.
- Operates facility control panels controlling electrical doors restricting movement of visitors and inmates/juveniles or allowing access to Correctional Officers/Juvenile Institutions Officers.
- Effectively communicate with individuals from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds both in person and over the telephone.
- Respond appropriately to immediate response situations.
- Perform job duties under stressful situations.
- Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards, and/or County regulations.
- Operate a personal computer and other modern office equipment.
- Frequent use of depth perception, peripheral vision and color perception.
- Frequently lift, carry, reach, push, pull, twist and manipulate large and small objects.
- Occasionally kneel, bend, twist, squat, balance and crawl.
- Frequent use of hand-eye coordination.
- Frequent use of data entry device including repetitive hand and arm motion.
- Occasionally lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
- Normal dexterity, frequent holding and grasping.
- Sit, stand or walk for long periods of time.
- Regular attendance is an essential function.
- Correctional facility safety and security issues.
- State Penal, Vehicle, Health and Safety, and Welfare Institutions Codes.
- Effective verbal communication and written skills.
- Personal and on-line computer systems.
HOLIDAYS & LEAVES
- Establish and maintain filing systems.
- Recognize potential violent and inappropriate behavior.
- Comprehend written and oral instructions.
- Read and interpret written material accurately and effectively.
- Use sound judgment.
- Understand, interpret and explain regulations and policies governing correctional facility operations.
- Recognize and respect limit of authority and responsibility.
- Monitor and effectively direct inmates/juveniles and officers.
- Demonstrate tact and diplomacy while dealing firmly and fairly with inmates/juveniles.
10 days the first 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 160 hours), 15 days in the second 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 240 hours), and 20 days after 10 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 320 hours).
.0462 hours sick leave for each paid regularly scheduled work hour. 12 days (96 hours per year) with unlimited accumulation. Optional annual buy back of a portion of accumulated sick leave hours upon meeting certain criteria.
Twelve paid holidays annually plus one optional holiday.
Three (3) regularly scheduled work days or five (5) days if distance traveled over 500 miles one-way.
County paid health plan with maximum contributions; 100% for employee up to maximum of $420, 50% of dependent up to maximum of $100 for child/$220 for spouse biweekly. There are multiple health plans to choose from. County paid dental and vision plans, 100% for employee, with 50% of dependent premiums paid by the County.
County sponsored employee health clinic available for zero or reduced co-pay depending on selected health plan.
State Disability Insurance - Benefit based on highest quarter during previous calendar year. Employee pays premium.
$10,000 County-paid coverage (Accidental Death and Dismemberment included). Voluntary Term Life and Universal Life Insurance available - premium paid by employee.
The County offers a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. Employees choose their investment funds and can make pretax contributions to the plan up to the maximum allowable.
MERCED COUNTY EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION The retirement plan is a defined benefit plan administered pursuant to the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 and other provisions of the California Government Code. MCERA members also pay into Social Security.The applicable benefit formula is dependent upon your hire date with an MCERA employer; yourpension amount will be determined by your age, years of service and final compensation amount.EXTRA HELP EMPLOYEES DO NOT QUALIFY FOR COUNTY BENEFITS.
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)
MHN EAP services provides up to five face-to-face counseling sessions per incident and provides a toll-free "800" hotline available 24/7 for emergencies and crisis intervention. EAP services include counseling services, legal services, financial services and Worklife Resource services.
For more information log on to members.mhn.com.
EMPLOYEE TICKETS, COUPONS, and DISCOUNTS
The County of Merced has partnered with Employee Savings Tickets to provide discounted coupons and tickets for all county employees to attractions throughout the state and out-of-state. The discounts and coupons are available for shopping, movies, sporting events, theme parks, zoos and aquariums and much more.
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 or go to Merced County Benefits Summary
Describe any experience you may have in the monitoring of internal security surveillance cameras, radio traffic, alarm systems, and other security and control systems. Please include employer, job title, dates of employment, hours per week, and duties performed.
Detail your experience in the use of personal and on-line computer systems and include any experience you may have had with database computer systems. Please include employer, job title, dates of employment, hours per week, and duties performed.