This is the fourth level in the Court Security Officer series.
Note: 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.
- Enforces courtroom and court facility policies and procedures relative to safety, security and orderliness using defensive tactics and devices such as subduing individuals disturbing court proceedings, handcuffing and using chemical propellants.
- Assesses potentially disruptive and violent situations and takes preventative actions; calms volatile situations, responds to emergencies and requests extra security.
- Sets up, operates and maintains various electronic equipment such as paging systems, wireless microphones, audiovisual systems, audio and video recorders, overhead projectors , two way radios, metal detectors and surveillance cameras.
- Directs individuals in court proceedings, notifies court personnel, attorneys and parties involved to be present in the courtroom, seats individuals in specific areas of the courtroom; checks in defendants and opens court by announcing the entrance of the judicial officer.
- Inspects courtroom and court facility for explosives, firearms, and weapons. Searches individuals entering court facility and confiscates unauthorized weapons.
- Prepares records and reports such as log notes and incident reports; marks, logs and retrieves files, forms and related items and information for use by court staff.
- Uses automated information systems such as civil and criminal case management systems, and criminal information systems to enter, update, modify, delete, retrieve, inquire or report on data.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Chief of Court Security
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
- Three years experience in security such as providing protective services to persons, facilities or grounds from trespassing, theft and other conditions.
- Three years experience in courtroom procedures such as seating, swearing in of witnesses, accepting, presenting and marking evidence or legal terminology.
- Three year experience in narrative report writing.
- Six months experience in operating security equipment such as radios, security and duress alarms and metal detection equipment.
- Six months experience in interpreting laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
- Six months experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others.
Conditions of Hire
Criminal background check: A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire. The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.
The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position. It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties. For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content. Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.
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