The Crook County Juvenile Department is now accepting applications for an on-call Juvenile Transport Officer.
Position is open until filled. A more detailed description is below.
This position provides an on call secure transport officer for youth in need of transport to and from county detention centers, community detention centers, residential programs, OYA correctional facilities, treatment providers, doctor appointments, to and from their homes or any other site deemed appropriate for such service by the counselor or director. Primary responsibility for this position is for the safety, health and wellbeing of the youth being transported and the community. This employee must be constantly vigilant and aware of potential breaches to safety and or security to youth and the community.
II. Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities:
Provide secure, safe transportation of youth as requested by the Crook County Juvenile Department staff.
Performs necessary restraint of youth offender using authorized handcuffs, belly chains, leg irons and restraint holds.
Performs transport in county owned vehicle and all times must drive in a safe, law abiding and vigilant and professional manner.
Conducts searches of vehicle before and after each transport for contraband and car vehicle safety.
While providing transport, employee shall assure custody of youth offenders by maintaining security of sharp instruments and potential weapons. Being alert to youth offender’s behavior, alerting staff and requesting assistance when necessary (indicating preparation for or execution of escape, or behavior that could escalate to assaultive or other dangerous incidents.)
Security, control and safety take priority over all responsibilities.
Employee is expected to conduct himself/herself in a professional manner, as a role model for other staff and youth offenders. Professional conduct includes but is not limited to: reliability; dependability; regular and punctual attendance in order to provide consistent services; provide public safety; neat personal appearance; treating all humans with respect; and being a law-abiding citizen.
III. Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Ability to diffuse client aggression and remain professional and calm, utilizing professional judgment to assure community and self-protection.
Knowledge of restraint techniques and hardware and the ability to use these as the manufacturer intended and in such a way to ensure the safety of the youth and the community and within the policies and guidelines of the department.
Ability to drive transport vehicle in inclement weather safely.
Ability to use effective and appropriately: police radio; county vehicle; leg irons; handcuffs; and belly chains.
Ability to be “on-call” and respond during department’s regular working hours as well as weekends.
Ability to talk, hear, reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste of smell.
Able to lift and/or move 50 pounds
Close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception are abilities required for this position.
Must be able to secure youth offenders by using the restraint hardware and safe restraining techniques.
Minimum degree required is a high school diploma
Valid Oregon Drivers License; driving record free of convictions; and preference given for experience in secure transport.
Prior to or on date of hire:
Able to complete a thorough employment and/or criminal history check.
Able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug test (not required for all positions).
Final candidates will be required to provide official proof of college degree and certified transcripts (not required for all positions).
V. Position Details:
The duties outlined in this job description are not all inclusive and additional duties and tasks will be assigned as required.
The majority of the work is performed in vehicles registered to Crook County at the request of the counseling staff of the Crook County Juvenile Department.
Work will also be conducted in law enforcement agencies; correctional facilities; detention facilities; residential facilities; courthouse; and other various governmental offices and buildings.
Youth being transported may exhibit hostile, assaultive behavior and may represent a real and present danger.
Fair Labor Standards Classification: Non-Exempt
Crook County is an equal opportunity employer
This position is ‘at-will’, and either Crook County or the employee may terminate the relationship at any time with or without cause.