Hertford County is seeking to fill the following full-time position in governmental operations:
General Definition of Work
Performs complex protective service and administrative work supervising and coordinating all activities and programs in the detention facility; does related work as required. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Sheriff. Supervision is exercised over all division personnel.
Essential Functions/Typical Tasks
Supervising and coordinating facility operations; developing and implementing policies and procedures; ensuring compliance with laws; maintaining records and files; preparing reports.
The following functions are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
Plans, directs and supervises activities of the County detention facility; establishes regulations and procedures in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations for proper confinement and security of inmates.
Performs all personnel related functions to include interviewing, hiring, discipline, performance appraisal, dismissal, and promotion in accordance with adopted policies; participates in providing new employee orientation and on-the-job training; ensures all employees fulfill the training requirements established by the State.
Determines staffing and equipment needs; makes assignments and transmits communications, orders, policies and other administrative directives to personnel; assists and advises subordinates; resolves problems as non-routine situations arise; inspects detention center daily; coordinates detention activities with Sheriff’s Department functions and operations.
Projects and recommends budgetary needs on an annual basis; monitors and manages the budget; prepares reports and analysis as required; maintains agreement to house federal/state/local inmates.
Ensures that detention center meets applicable regulations and standards; oversees and ensures proper reports and analysis as required; maintains agreement to house federal/state/local inmates.
Ensures that detention center meets applicable regulations and standards; oversees and ensures proper maintenance of facilities; produces, maintains and submits such records as required by regulatory agencies.
Utilizes computerized data entry equipment and various word processing, spreadsheet and/or file maintenance programs to enter, store and/or retrieve information as requested or otherwise necessary; summarizes information for standard reports, selecting data from varied sources; maintains and updates various records, procedure manuals and forms.
Supervises commitment, confinement and release of inmates; ensures that all proper legal forms are completed and that records are maintained on all detention activities.
Coordinates the inmate grievance and discipline procedures; investigates incidents; interviews detention personnel and inmates and makes determination of appropriate course of action; supervises the search on inmates and quarters for contraband.
Oversees training of personnel in the proper procedures for booking, bonding and releasing inmates and explains all new directives concerning these legal procedures.
Supervises transporting of inmates to and from the courts, other local, state and federal prisons and/or correctional facilities.
Ensures inmates’ access to emergency or routine medical help and reviews inmate health care program and contracts with medical personnel.
Serves criminal and civil process papers for inmate population.
Enforces laws of the North Carolina, United States, and county ordinances.
Performs related tasks as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of the security, rules, regulations and procedures of the institution; thorough knowledge of the practices of modern penology as related to the supervision and care of persons under institutionalized restraint; ability to enforce institutional rules firmly and fairly; ability to detect potential behavior problems of inmates; ability to detect the early symptoms of common health problems; ability to carry out oral and written directions accurately; ability to solve problems within scope of responsibility; ability to supervise the activities of large groups of inmates; ability to prepare records and reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.
Education and Experience
Graduation from a four year college or university with a degree in criminal justice and five years corrections and detention experience or equivalent combination of training, education and experience.
This is light work requiring the exertion of up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects; work requires stooping, kneeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, fingering, and grasping; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word, and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; visual acuity is required for depth perception, color perception, peripheral vision, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, and noise. The worker may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.
Possession of a valid driver’s license valid in the state of North Carolina; possession of or ability to acquire basic law enforcement certification within one year of employment; possession of Detention Officer certification issued by the State of North Carolina.
Open until Filled
Annual Salary Range:
$46,840.00 – $72,602.00
To be considered for this position, you must complete a Hertford County Application for Employment, in its entirety. Your application must be signed, and received by our office. Cover letters, resumes, transcripts, and other supplemental documentation may accompany your Hertford County Application for Employment. Selected candidates are subject to a criminal background check and motor vehicle record check.
Submit applications by mail, email, facsimile, or in person to:
Hertford County Sheriff’s Office
Attn: Sheriff Dexter Hayes
PO Box 176/701 N. Taylor Street
Winton, NC 27986
Phone: (252) 358-7800
Fax: (252) 427-4584 (include cover sheet)
Hertford County is an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA.