ASU Services Specialist I
Supervises and monitors inmates or offenders placed under a court-ordered custody or alternative sentencing program.
The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
- Receives general supervision from a department or program manager or supervisor.
- Exercises indirect supervision over inmates/offenders.
- In accordance with the parameters of the program, supervise and/or monitor inmates/offenders in work release facility, electronic home detention, day or weekend reporting program, off-site work crews, or in transporting adults between detention facilities, courts, or work sites.
- Conduct orientations to new inmates/offenders to explain facility and/or program rules and procedures.
- Monitor inmate living and work areas; assign and supervise work assignments; supervise meal service.
- Monitor the safety and security of facility and control of contraband including conducting searches of inmates/offenders and living areas, conducting security checks of facility, facility perimeter, windows, doors, and work areas, conducting checks of inmate possessions, mail, and visitors, and supervising visits.
- Collect urinalysis samples, complete appropriate paperwork, and submit samples for drug testing; administer alcohol tests.
- Maintain inmate/offender accountability by conducting periodic formal counts, checking inmates in/out of facility, conducting phone or on-site checks of inmate/offender locations, and conducting random monitoring of inmate activities.
- Work with courts, probation, and other law enforcement agencies regarding inmate compliance with programs; coordinate with community agencies, employers, and related groups to facilitate employment, work projects, transportation, or community service commitments.
- Investigate minor and major program violations; write incident reports; determine and carry-out appropriate sanctions up to and including revocation and return to a more secure detention facility; prepare reports and recommendations.
- Receive and process inmate payments/funds, process fees, and balance accounts.
- Enter data into computer systems or databases; lookup information in database; create basic word processor documents and enter data into spreadsheets; use email to communicate.
- Monitor and dispense inmate medications.
- Perform administrative and record keeping duties in support of program; document inmate/offender behavior and program activities; maintain inmate/offender records; process various billing and/or program and related agency documents.
- Supervise large inmate work crews in the performance of manual labor tasks such as painting, landscaping, building trails, and other tasks.
- Comprehend and apply basic manual labor and general trade skills with inmate work crews for various job assignments.
- Coordinate and perform special projects as assigned and required.
- Testify in court as required.
- Perform other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.
- Principles, practices, and objectives as related to crisis intervention, conflict resolution, and security methods in an inmate/offender detention program.
- Scope and application of laws and regulations pertaining to correctional facilities, inmate confinement, and/or alternative sentencing programs.
- Practices and techniques of counseling and interviewing.
- Court and criminal justice processes and systems.
- Record keeping and reporting procedures.
- Principles of human behavior.
- Routine software and business applications including, but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and databases.
- Inmate Work Crew Programs Only: Safe operation of a variety of hand and power tools.
- Communicate via various forms of electronic media.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
- Supervise inmates and organize large inmate groups to accomplish designated tasks.
- Effectively respond to conflict situations and people in conflict.
- Perform CPR and respond in a medical emergency.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
- Up to two years of experience in a directly related field or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities.
- Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Sociology, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Human Services, Public Administration, or a related field.
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado Commercial Driver's License with passenger endorsement.
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, CPR and First Aid certifications by date of hire.
- Maintain continuing education hours annually, or as required.
- Transportation Units Only: Defensive Driving Training Certification.
- Must have acceptable hearing to hear well on the telephone and radio and appropriate voice skills to be clearly understood on the telephone, radio, and at job sites for all positions.
- Must be able to stand, stoop, reach, stretch, bend, or squat to perform various duties at job sites as a workender staff member.
- Must be able to work outside in all types of seasonal weather as a workender staff member.
- May be required to climb ladders, climb stairs, enter small confined areas, and work in hazardous work areas as a workender staff member.
- Must be capable of engaging in sometimes physically strenuous activities at job sites, such as hiking trails in the mountains, climbing ladders, lifting and carrying equipment, and other manual labor tasks.
- May be required to work with hand and power tools as workender.
- May be subjected to caustic, flammable, or other hazardous materials as a workender staff member
- May require walking up to seven (7) miles or standing up to four (4) hours continuously as a workender staff or sporadic periods of walking or standing as a work release staff member.
- May require sitting for up to two (2) hours continuously.
- Must be able to work under stressful conditions.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain First Aid and community CPR certifications.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain Commercial Driver's License. This includes preliminary and random drug testing as a condition of employment.
- Must be able to lift, carry, push, and pull up to forty (40) pounds to place supplies and open bus engine hood.
- Must be able to access bus and pool vehicles.