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Correction Officer - Juvenile Justice

Position Type: Full-time, Hourly

Department: Juvenile Justice Facility

Compensation Range: $18.34 - $21.07/hr
Closing Date: September 24, 2018 @ 5:59pm CST

Job Summary: **If you have applied in the past 90 days, please do not reapply.

Job Summary: Under general supervision, to perform a variety of correctional duties; to provide direct supervision of juveniles held in secure detention at the Vel R. Phillips Juvenile Justice Center; to maintain compliance with Wisconsin Administrative Code 346, Federal Statutes and National Standards; to provide safety and security of the building, staff, detainees, outside visitors and organizations are first and foremost. Housing the juveniles in a secure environment is primary, with an established schedule and policies in place to guide the staff. This position exists to handle a need for secure detention for Milwaukee County juveniles that are pending court hearings or post disposition placement.

Job Responsibilities

  • Maintain order and rules on the pod, interacting with juveniles follow programming and the daily pod schedule. Keep an accurate count at all times of each juvenile is on or off the pod.
  • Custodial search each juvenile upon entering our facility. Process the juvenile into the ProPhoenix Booking System on the computer, updating any new information. Proper screening and processing of each juvenile. Escort each to their assigned pod.
  • The support positions are ready and available to assist in any incident that occurs, assists in all detention center movement. These positions interact with the general public, attorneys, and law enforcement. 
  • Documenting by entering data, personal information, behavior, movements and visits into the computer.
  • Help provide guidance and counseling to juveniles, while they are in detention.
  • Supervise the general cleaning of the pods and cells.
  • Properly search the juvenile and the entire detention center.
  • Provide general security for the juveniles, staff, teachers and medical staff.
  • Each YCO must attend and pass mandatory re-certification training. -24hrs per year (minimum).
  • Must be able to demonstrate and safely do all techniques outlined in the State of Wisconsin Principle of Subject Control manual.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Required Experiences, Licenses/Certifications and Education 

1. Graduation from high school, high school equivalency diploma or GED required.
2. Certification by the Law Enforcement Standards Board must be acquired during the probationary period and maintained during incumbency.
3. Minimum age of 21.
4. Possession of a valid Wisconsin driver’s license is required at time of application and maintained during incumbency. Driving record will be reviewed at time of appointment.
5. Applicants shall be of good moral character determined from results of fingerprinting and background investigation.
6. Felons, unless pardoned, will be rejected.

Preferred Areas: College level course work in law enforcement, criminal justice, psychology, child psychology, sociology, education or social work preferred Social work experience is preferred. Experience working at Children’s Court is preferred. Experience teaching children is preferred. Experience working with children age 19 and below is preferred.

Physical Abilities and Demands: Standing, Walking, Running, Sitting, Bending/Kneeling, Typing, Hearing, and Reaching. Lifting/carrying 20-40lbs. Pushing/Pulling 20-40lbs. Physical Danger.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Skill in reading and comprehending written material; oral and written communication skills; ability to gain the respect and control the behavior of offenders; ability to take prompt and decisive action in emergency situations; ability to restrain combative inmates; ability to maintain a positive attitude and emotional control; ability to work with computers; ability to follow work procedures and rules; ability to work effectively and harmoniously with others. Ability to write reports.

 Special Instructions: This Original Examination is open to qualified internal and external residents of the State of Wisconsin.  The selection process will require a performance test. In addition, candidates will be required to pass a background check and complete other pre-employment testing.

Milwaukee County offers competitive benefit package including group life, health and dental insurance; including major medical coverage of employees and dependents; deferred compensation and contributory pension plan, pre-tax childcare and dependent care program. Additionally, the federal government offers a loan forgiveness program for employees that serve in the public sector. 

Milwaukee County is an Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability genetic information or protected veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements.  

 

     
Milwaukee County is an Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability genetic information or protected veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.