The Kittitas County Civil Service Commission is currently
seeking qualified candidates for the position of Control Room
Operator with the Kittitas County Sheriffs Office. The Control Room
Operator ensures the safety of all jail employees, visitors,
volunteers, and inmates by observing, controlling and logging all
movements of internal and external facility traffic. Thisis a
full-time,non-exempt, benefited, union (Local 760 Corrections
Non-Uniformed) position. Anyone who meets the qualifications stated
below may apply. This listing will close on6/16/2021.
Salary RANGE: $3,660- $4,450per month.
Ensure the safety of all jail employees, visitors, volunteers
and inmates by observing, controlling and logging all movements of
internal and external facility traffic/activities
Monitor and operate the audio-visual electronic control console
and touch screen control system, including abank of cameras that
monitor the facility, control the use of doors and intercom
systems. Monitor emergency communication system via door controls
and assess each emergency based on the audio received from the
inmate and visual appearance via monitors. Log inmate movement in
and outside of the facility into a master log and computer database
Oversee inmate visits with the public by controlling and
coordinating physical and electronic control systems including
schedules, intercoms, telephones and computers. Maintain
distribution, logging, and collection of designated keys.
Coordinate, monitor, and operate base radio system and fire alarm
system. Answer telephonesand provide information on inmates and
jail-related policies and procedures to law enforcement staff,
court officials and the general public or transfer calls to the
appropriate authority. Scan inmate mail, messages and packages for
contraband and content. Report existing and potential safety
hazards and security threats, disturbances, and irregularities to
the shift supervisor. Monitor and report inmate rule violations;
Observe and respond to unauthorized movements and/or emergency
situations; Correct unauthorized movements by voice commands; Route
officers and/or patrol cars to designated locations as necessary;
Summons outside police, fire and medical assistance as necessary.
Maintain a positive, helpful, constructive attitude and working
relationship with Elected Officials, managers, supervisors,
departmental employees, other County employees, representatives
from other agencies, and the public. Receive, process, and enter
inmate court paperwork. Enter money and monitor inmates accounts.
Accept bail money and process using CashTax. May be required to
appear in court as a witness. Learn and assist with Body Scanner
technology as needed
This job description is a summary of the primary functions and
expectations for this position. Additional department- related
duties may be assigned as required.
High School Diploma or GED U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent
Resident Valid Washington State Drivers License 21 years of age at
time of hire A criminal history and background check to include
fingerprinting will be performed on qualified candidates.
Convictions may preclude candidates from employment in certain
circumstances. Factors such as relativity to the position, age and
time of the offense, seriousness and nature of the violation, and
rehabilitation will be taken into account. There can be no
conflicts of interest with the hiring agency.
NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to multi-task with accuracy and efficiency, and
prioritize work Strong computer skills Ability to type with
sufficient speed and accuracy to successfully perform the essential
functions of the position Excellent hand-eye coordination Problem
solving skills and abilities Must possess and maintain current
First Aid & CPR Certification (or have the ability to obtain within
six (6) months of hire) Qualify and obtain ACCESS Certification
within six (6) months of employment (employer provided)
Previous experience working within a Correctional Facility
Previous experience with shift-work A minimum of one (1) year of
office experience or equivalent combination of education and
Work is performed in a confined, controlled, and dimly lit
environment. There is no direct contact with inmates; however,
verbal contact is frequent and visual monitoring is constant.
Persons in this position will be required to perform shift-work,
rotating days and nights as scheduled, including weekends and
holidays. Must have mobility to traverse stairs, work in a confined
office setting, and use standard office equipment; strength to lift
up to 25 pounds; vision (including peripheral) to read printed
materials, computer screens, monitors, and be acutely aware of
activity within the facility; and hearing and speech to communicate
clearly in person, as well as over the telephone, intercom, and
Occasional travel outside the county may be necessary for
training or other purposes; must be able to safely operate a motor
vehicle in all weather conditions and levels of daylight. Reliable
attendance and punctuality are required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions if requested.
Applicants must apply online using the electronic recruitment
portal. The following items are required:
Kittitas County Employment Application Letter of Interest Resume
Supplemental Exam Answers
All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be
eligible for the written exam. The fee for this exam is $10.00.
Payment will be due prior to the test date and is non-refundable.
Cash or check will be accepted. Checks should be made payable to
Kittitas County. Candidates who opt to pay cash must bring the
exact amount. We cannot make change.
Applicants will be notified via email of the upcoming testing
date and times.
SUPPLEMENTAL EXAM QUESTIONS
Do you understand that you will be required to pay the $10.00
non-refundable test fee prior to taking the written exam?
Kittitas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Civil Service Commission? Kittitas County Courthouse ? 205 West
5th Ave Suite 107 ? Ellensburg, WA 98926
(509) 962-7082 ? FAX (509) 962-7083 ?
email@example.com ? www.co.kittitas.wa.us