The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is seeking Detention Deputies to join the team! As a Detention Deputy you will utilize your interpersonal communication skills to supervise detainees in a pretrial detention facility. You will also be responsible for maintaining security of the facility and ensuring the safety of all inmates, staff members and visitors. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to serving the community with transparency, responsiveness, and compassion. Watch this video about the opportunities available at the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office.Effective January 1, 2023, there will be a salary increase of 2.5% to the minimum and maximum of the range. Location and hours: This position is at the Hennepin County Public Safety Facility located at 401 South 4th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55415 in downtown Minneapolis. The position requires working a flexible schedule including days, evenings, overnights, on-call, weekends, and holidays. *Starting pay is based on experience. This position is recruitment critical and eligible for an employee referral bonus. Current Hennepin County employees who refer candidates may be eligible for a $1,000.00 referral bonus. For more information visitemployee referral program. About the position type: This is a full-time benefit-earning position. This position is internally classified as a Sheriff's Detention Deputy. Click here to view the job classification specification. Candidates who are offered a Detention Deputy position will be required to successfully pass a two-month training academy prior to being independently assigned in the jail. The anticipated start date is 4/24/2023. The probation period for this position is one year.
In this position, you will:
· Fingerprint, secure, transport, and release inmates.
· Conduct property and physical searches.
· Supervise custody of inmates and visitation.
· Staff security control rooms.
· Conduct regular security checks of the facility and housing units.
· Ensure inmate pretrial rights, arrange court appearances, and verify disposition of inmates returned from court.
· Respond to emergency situations and perform first aid when necessary.
· Maintain records on inmates; write reports on incidents occurring in the jail.
· Inventory and secure inmate cash and property.
Need to have:
· You must be 18 years old or older, and have ONE of the following:
o Two or more years of experience in corrections, law enforcement, public safety, and/or security.
o Two or more years of other approved work experience including supervisory, teacher/trainer, and/or lead worker roles or customer service in guest/customer facing positions in hospitality, retail, travel, food and beverage, or sales.
o Two or more years of military duty.
o Two or more years of college or technical college coursework (a minimum of 60 semester/ 90 quarter credits).
· Pass a comprehensive medical examination prior to appointment to ascertain candidate's ability to perform essential job functions. The general medical requirements include, but are not limited to:
o Uncorrected vision of at least 20/100 in each eye.
· Experience working in a high volume, fast paced environment where crises and priorities change rapidly.
· Experience working as a Detention Deputy or Correctional Officer.
· Basic knowledge of computers/computer programs (e.g. Microsoft Office and Outlook or another similar email system).
· Knowledge of the rights of pre-trial inmates.
· The ability to:
o Work with inmates who are hostile and difficult at times.
o Adopt different communication styles to effectively communicate with a variety of people.
o Have frequent direct inmate contact with the possibility of a physical use of force confrontation.
o Observe situations analytically and objectively, responding accordingly.
o Handle situations firmly, courteously, tactfully, and impartially.
o Communicate effectively, verbally, and in writing.
o Follow verbal and written instructions.
About the department: The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office serves the county's 1.2 million residents. State law mandates most of the sheriff's office duties, including managing the county jail, providing security to the district court, and patrolling the waterways in the county. The Sheriff's Office also runs specialized initiatives like Criminal Information Sharing and Analysis (CISA), Violent Offender Task Force (VOTF), Crime Scene Investigation, Criminal Investigation, Community Outreach and Employee Wellness. The mission of the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is: Serving and protecting all in our community by furthering equal justice, safety and wellness. About Hennepin County: Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.
Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at The Bridge (login as Guest).
Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.
Your future. Made here. This posting will be used to fill current and future full-time, benefit-earning Detention Deputy vacancies. These positions are not licensed peace officer positions. Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience. Applicants must have no felony convictions and must successfully complete a drug test, extensive background investigation, and a pre-employment physical and psychological assessment prior to employment. Applications will be forwarded to the hiring supervisor on an on-going basis until the vacancy is filled. Invitations to interview will be based on an assessment of education and experience.If you have any questions, please contact: Brooke HaafBrooke.Haaf@hennepin.us