Under general direction, Sheriff's Security Officers physically secure and protect property owned, operated, or administered by the County, or any municipality or special district contracting for services from the County, and perform other related duties as required. Positions working from a fixed post will work under the supervision of the Court Security Sergeant. Single point entry positions will be provided with armed security during Courthouse business hours.
Positions in this class are neither peace officers nor public safety officers, but are public officers. Positions in this class do not engage in active law enforcement duties, but are responsible for the security of locations or facilities and assist sworn personnel in guarding County property against fire, theft, vandalism, and trespassing. Security Officer's generally operate at a fixed post, but may be assigned to patrol designated areas. Their responsibility is to deter criminal acts by their uniformed presence and to observe and report suspicious activities on County property. Security Officers apply their knowledge of departmental security techniques, policies and procedures, and exercise independent judgment.
Work from a fixed post and/or patrol facilities to detect or prevent individuals from committing violations of law; conduct searches of individuals for weapons or contraband, and detain individuals for further investigation or arrest, where circumstances and conditions warrant such action; appear in court as a witness; direct visitors to the various services provided within a facility; ensure that only authorized personnel access restricted areas; require all visitors to enter through the "search screen" prior to admittance into a facility; control access to County property by proper authorization and identification; utilize fixed and hand held scanning devices to detect unauthorized weapons; monitor alarm systems and electronic surveillance equipment, and respond to the scene of locally-activated fire, burglary, or other alarms; relay reports of bomb threats to the supervisor and participate in organized bomb searches; report safety hazards, malfunctioning equipment, liquid spills, and related matters to appropriate maintenance personnel; operate miscellaneous equipment and motor vehicles as assigned; assist as directed, in building evacuations; assist sworn personnel in securing facilities and conducting searches; write daily activity, incident and non-employee injury reports; investigate questionable acts or behavior observed or reported in the Court or other facilities; patrol the outside perimeter of County facilities.
Education and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain these would be:
Graduation from high school or satisfactory completion of the G.E.D. test.
License: Possession of a valid California class C driver license.
Training: Must complete 832PC during the probationary period.
Background Investigation: Ability to pass a full background investigation.
Special Working Conditions: Exposure to individuals who may be hostile and abusive; contact with a diverse population.
Other Special Requirements: Must be at least 18 years of age at time of appointment; must be available to work nights, weekends and/or holidays.