An incumbent in this class oversees the operation and maintenance of the computerized security alarm system at Delaware Correctional Center.
Nature and Scope
The class incumbent reports to an administrative superior and is responsible for maintaining the security sensor system that detects escape attempts or penetrations by intruders of the correctional facility's perimeter fence. Work involves training and directing control room Correctional Officers responsible for operating and monitoring alarm system, repairing or replacing inoperative computer equipment, performing preventative maintenance on system components including electronic circuits, fiber optic and camera systems and monitoring the cost of system repair and maintenance. The class incumbent determines which security operations should be utilized during system failure, establishes system security requirements and takes required steps to initiate repairs and maintenance to insure on-going system integrity.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
Assigns, reviews, and evaluates the work of security staff involved in operating computerized alarm to insure penetrations or attempted escapes are detected.
Performs maintenance on electronic sensors and equipment by trouble shooting all electronic circuits and PC boards, fiber optic and camera systems to maintain security system operations.
Trains Correctional Officers assigned to control rooms and towers on system operation.
Maintains alarm logs and incident reports of areas being tampered with by inmates.
Completes requisition forms to request system parts and maintains inventory of bench stock.
Performs routine fence inspections to ensure proper operation.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
Knowledge of facility security rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Knowledge of the methods and techniques of operating computer and peripheral equipment.
Knowledge of programming methods, operation and maintenance of computerized security systems including security system software package and hardware.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision.
Ability to identify software vs hardware problems and make repairs as required.
Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Correctional Officer/Electronics Technician Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
At least 19 1/2 years of age.
Six months experience in electronics.
Six months experience in electronics testing and troubleshooting.
Six months experience in narrative report writing.
Knowledge of budget management and control which includes managing a budget for the purpose of keeping expenditures within the limitations of available appropriations and available revenue and maintaining, monitoring, projecting and controlling a budget within set policies and procedures.
Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).