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Opportunity Title: On-Call Criminal Justice Officer
Location: Grand Junction, Colorado
Department: Mesa County Criminal Justice Services Department
Posted Date: 01/10/2020
Closing Date: 04/10/2020
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Brief Description

***This is a Courtesy Posting for the Mesa County Criminal Justice Services Department***

Salary: $16.00/hour

Job Summary:

Provide coverage for Mesa County Criminal Justice Services Department and the different programs, which include: Residential Community Corrections and Work Release, Non-residential day reporting, pre-trial services, useful public service on an on-call basis.

Essential Duties:

Working in a residential community correction, work release or substance abuse treatment facility with duties that may include: checking clients in and out of the facility, answering telephones and performing data entry. Will provide client supervision within a residential facility. May conduct routine searches consistent with department policy including random client body searches; room and facility searches; building and ground security checks; supervision and collection of urine specimens and breathalyzers; completion of residential count sheets; and the monitoring and verification of client activities at home, work and in the community. May provide transportation services to program clients.

Working in a non-residential day reporting program with duties that may include: checking clients in, answering telephones and performing data entry. Additional responsibilities may also include interviewing clients, conducting program intakes, collection of urine specimens and breathalyzer tests. May supervise useful public service work crews and assignments.

Working as a case manager and providing detailed case management services to a specific caseload of clients. May include special projects and assignments in conducting research and gathering data for various studies.

Initiate and maintain case records and statistical data including documentation of service delivery and client activity.

Transport clients in Mesa County vehicles.

Supervise clients during assigned shifts, including client sign-in/sign-out; compliance with facility rules; completion of residential daily chores; and client location monitoring.

Maintain current, accurate and chronological case notes, incident reports and other required documentation.

Use and maintain Mesa County property in a safe and professional manner.

Oral and written communications must be clear and effective.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimal Educational / Professional Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent  

Any combination of education, training and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job

Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) desired

Physical Requirements and Working Environment:

This position requires standing, stooping, sitting, bending, twisting, and lifting up to 60 pounds.

Occasional exposure of work time to hazardous situations which involve physically violent persons, interviewing mentally or emotionally disturbed persons or bodily injury from biohazards, infections, or blood-borne pathogens.

Intervening with intoxicated or aggressive individuals using crisis intervention skills.

Requires irregular hours and shifts, including days, swings, graveyard shifts, weekends and holidays.

How to Apply:

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Detailed Job Information
NOTICE! Each person employed must present identity and employment eligibility verification.
NOTICE! Employees hired after March 1, 1988, must be on the payroll direct deposit program.
NOTICE! Disabled applicants: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the hiring authority.
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