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Position Description: Detention Officer
Pay Grade: 14  Salary: D.O.E.
Position Type: Full Time
Close Date: Until Filled
Type of Application Required: County
Job Duties
To serve and protect the public To maintain order and safety within the Detention Center and prevent escapes To provide a safe and secure environment for inmates and employees
Reports To
Detention Center Director Send resume to: Abbeville County Sheriff's Department Attn: Jonathan Thompson 21 Old Calhoun Falls Road Abbeville, SC 29620 applications on County Website under "on line forms": www.abbevillecountysc.com
Supervision Exercised
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Book in detainees (bio information, photograph, fingerprint) Search detainees (pat-down and strip searches) Provide hygiene to detainees daily Provide canteen service to detainees daily Enter incident reports and numerous other administrative paperwork Operate NCIC/SLED computer (license, registration checks, etc.) Conduct cells checks Conduct cell searches Conduct daily inspections of all facilities Escort detainees to bond hearings Escort inmate worked during meal service and laundry services Receive and distribute mail for detainees Conduct fire drills for the facility Maintain communications via telephone and two-way radio Transport of inmates to numerous locations Conduct visitation periods for detainees and inmates Direct supervision of detainees and inmates Operate numerous computer programs (data entry and maintenance) Operate security systems within the facility (audio, video and locks systems) Victim notification of detainee hearing and release Maintain order within the facility Remove unruly detainees or inmates Serve arrest warrants and legal papers
Education and Experience
Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Special Requirements
Valid South Carolina drivers license (no major violations or suspensions) High School Diploma or GED required Basic Jail Certification (76 hour in-service minimum after certified) NCIC Certification (reaffirm every two years after certified)
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The greatest physical demand is when restraining an unruly detainee or inmate.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

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