Larimer County Offices, Courts, District Attorney, Landfill, Household Hazardous Waste, and Recycle Center are all closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2015.
County Offices are also closed on Friday, November 27 while the Courts, District Attorney, Landfill, Household Hazardous Waste, and Recycle Center are open.
Critical services at Larimer County will not be disrupted by this closure.
Transportation Services Specialist
Transports and supervises juvenile offenders to and from the courts, lock-up facilities, the Hub, and other designated areas.
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 juvenile/offenders.
- In accordance with the parameters of the program, supervise the safe transports of juveniles between detention facilities, courts, or other designations.
- Perform physical body search of clients prior to transporting youth.
- Monitor adults and juveniles in the community.
- Work with courts, probation, and other law enforcement agencies regarding the transportation of juvenile offenders.
- Coordinate transport scheduling with law enforcement and other agencies.
- Provide standby security services at the Hub, Court, medical, or other facilities.
- Collect urinalysis samples, complete appropriate paperwork, and submit samples for drug testing; administer alcohol tests.
- Perform administrative and record keeping duties in support of program; document juvenile/offender behavior and activities; maintain juvenile/offender records; process various billing and/or program statistical data and related agency documents.
- Maintain current, accurate, and chronological case notes, incident reports, and other required documentation.
- Inventory and provide maintenance to assigned equipment.
- Responsible for vehicle maintenance and scheduling.
- Attend Court appearances.
- Attend staff, departmental, or collateral agency meetings as assigned; attend training.
- 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 a juvenile/offender program.
- Scope and application of laws and regulations pertaining to juvenile correctional facilities, juvenile confinement, and/or alternative sentencing programs.
- 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.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
- Read and comprehend department and County rules, regulations, policies, and standard operating procedures.
- Supervise juveniles and organize juvenile groups to accomplish designated tasks.
- Effectively respond to conflict situations and people in conflict.
- Perform CPR and respond in a medical emergency.
- Work a flexible schedule with evenings and weekend availability.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
- Six months of experience in a directly related field or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities.
- High school diploma or GED equivalent.
- Possession of a valid Colorado Driver's License.
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, CPR and First Aid certifications by date of hire.
- Maintain continuing education hours annually or as required.
- Defensive Driving Training Certification preferred.
Must be able to:
- Lift/carry/push/pull 40 to 85 lbs. during duties transporting juveniles.
- Lift/carry/push/pull up to 125 lbs.
- Apply/remove restraints and perform defensive tactics and techniques in the field and hands on training.
- Sit for 3 hours continuously or 6 hours of total driving.
- Access spaces 24" X 36".
- Access and drive various motor vehicles including but not limited to sedans, passenger vans, and mini buses.
- Accurately inventory personal effects of in-custody juveniles (including size & color.)
- HEAVY - Exert up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects.
Occasionally - 1/4 to 2 1/2 hours per day
- CLIMBING - Ascending or descending using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized.
- BALANCING - Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces; or maintaining body equilibrium when performing feats of agility.
- STOOPING - Bending body downward and forward. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
- KNEELING - Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.
- CROUCHING - Bending body downward and for-ward by bending legs and spine.
- REACHING - Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
- HANDLING - Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with hand or hands. Fingers are involved only to the extent that they are an extension of the hand.
- FINGERING - Picking, pinching, or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling.
- FEELING - Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature, or texture, by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
- TALKING - Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Talking is important for those activities in which workers must impart oral information to clients or to the public, and in those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
- HEARING - perceiving the nature of sounds. Used for those activities which require ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sounds, such as when making fine adjustments on running engines.
Environmental Conditions and Physical Surroundings - Exposure:
- NEAR ACUITY - Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less. Use this factor when special and minute accuracy is demanded.
- FAR ACUITY - Clarity of vision at 20 feet or more. Use this factor when visual efficiency in terms of far acuity is required in day and night/dark conditions.
- DEPTH PERCEPTION - Three-dimensional vision. Ability to judge distances and spatial relationships so as to see objects where and as they actually are.
- ACCOMMODATION - Adjustment of lens of eye to bring an object into sharp focus. Use this factor when requiring near point work at varying distances.
- COLOR VISION - Ability to identify and distinguish colors.
- FIELD OF VISION - Observing an area that can be seen up and down or to right or left while eyes are fixed on a given point. Use this factor when job performance re-quires seeing a large area while keeping the eyes fixed.
Occasionally - 1/4 to 2 1/2 hours per day
- EXPOSURE TO WEATHER - Exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy conditions caused by the weather.
- NOISE - Exposure to constant or intermittent sounds or a pitch or level sufficient to cause mark ed distraction or possible hearing loss.
- VIBRATION - Exposure to a shaking object or surface. This factor is rated important when vibration causes a strain on the body or extremities.
- ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS - Exposure to conditions such as fumes, noxious odors, dusts, mists, gases, and poor ventilation that affect the respiratory system, eyes or, the skin.
- CONFINED/RESTRICTED WORKING ENVIRONMENT - Work is performed in a closed or locked facility providing safety and security for clients, inmates, or fellow workers.
- PLATFORM FOR MOVEMENT - Work requires walking on uneven surfaces, climbing or working on ladders, scaffolds or heavy equipment.
- Office equipment such as computer, projector, copier, fax etc.
Occasionally - 1/4 to 2 1/2 hours per day
- Proximity to moving, mechanical parts.
- Exposure to dust, fumes, gases or airborne particles
- Exposure to blood born pathogens