YAKIMA COUNTY, WASHINGTON

CLASS SPECIFICATION

CLASS TITLE: Detention Supervisor

BAND:

B

B

GRADE:

2

3

SUBGRADE:

4

1

CLASS CODE:

4231

DEPARTMENT:

Juvenile

ACCOUNTABLE TO:

Manager

 

OVERTIME STATUS:

Non-Exempt

JOB SUMMARY:

Incumbents are responsible for shift supervision of Detention Staff and physical admission and release of inmates to / from the Detention Facility.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:

The Detention Supervisor classification is the second level of a two-level detention classification series. The Detention Supervisor classification is distinguished from the Detention Officer classification by the assignment of shift supervision duties including assigning, reviewing, and scheduling work of the Detention Officer and the physical admission and release of inmates to / from the detention facility.

DUTY

NO.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)

BAND/

GRADE

1.

Supervises staff to include: assigning, reviewing and monitoring work; ensuring training; resolving conflicts; reviewing and signing time cards; preparing weekly staff schedules; and conducting performance evaluations.

B2

2.

Maintains high level of safety and security and makes decisions regarding security measures by reading logs and incident reports.

B2

3.

Reviews and verifies court orders and documents regarding conditions of confinement and release by determining legal criteria to accept a juvenile into detention.

B2

4.

Coordinates activities with other professional agencies by determining whom to contact and for what purpose.

B2

5.

Visits with juveniles, parents, professionals and staff.

A1

6.

Maintains a clean work environment by ensuring areas are kept clean.

A1

7.

Maintains inventory levels by checking inventory and restocking supplies.

A1

8.

Modifies policies and procedures as requested by the Program Supervisor and develops the detention program by designing new forms and analyzing tasks for efficiency.

B2

10.

Performs other duties as required

 

 

 

Knowledge of: (position requirements at entry):

Knowledge of:

  • Supervisory principles and practices;
  • Safety procedures;
  • Self defense practices;
  • Criminal justice system rules and regulations; and
  • Juvenile behavior theories
   

Skills (position requirements at entry):

Skill in:

  • Monitoring and evaluating staff;
  • Scheduling work;
  • Using a personal computer and related software applications;
  • Preparing reports;
  • Driving safely when transporting juveniles;
  • Performing pat downs and strip searches;
  • Using telephones, cameras and two way radios;
  • Establishing and maintaining effective interpersonal relationships with County and other officials, at all organizational levels and with the public; and
  • Communications, oral and written, sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Training and Experience (position requirements at entry):

High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and three or more years of detention experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides knowledge, skills and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

Licensing Requirements (position requirements at entry):

  • Valid Washington State Driverís License
  • First Aid Certification;
  • Cardio Pulmonary (CPR) Certification

Physical Requirements:

Positions in this class typically require: stooping, reaching, crouching, standing, mobility, fingering, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Incumbent may be subject to travel or exposure to blood, body fluids, work space restrictions and potentially violent or hostile individuals.

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and / or 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Classification History:

Draft prepared by Fox Lawson and Associates LLC

Date: 5/98 Approved 1/1/99