Control Room Operator - Meade County Jail

CONTROL ROOM OPERATOR (Meade County Jail) 

Employment Opportunity:     Job # 18-5 / Control Room Operator 

Posting Type:                            Open Announcement    

Closing Date:                            Open Until Filled

Starting Wage:                            $14.65 per Hour/ Full-Time with Full Benefits 

Application Procedures:          Please submit Application / Resume to:                                                             

    ★Human Resources  / 1300 Sherman Street Suite ▫ 212 ▫ Sturgis, SD 57785

General Statement of Duties

Under the direct supervision of the Jail Administrator, is responsible for operating the control console to monitor and control various functions of Meade County’s sheriff and correctional operations and to provide guidance and direction to personnel.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

Control Room Operator

  1. Observe monitor screens that transmit in sequence views of the sheriff and correctional operations.
  2. Operate control board to stop and maintain surveillance of location where incident is developing.
  3. Telephone appropriate personnel or other designated agency to notify authorities of disruptive activity.
  4. Watch Correctional Officers to ensure safety and maintain peace while they are working with inmates.
  5. Open secured doors to authorized personnel and public to enter and/or exit correctional facilities.
  6. Adjust monitor controls when required to improve reception, and notify repair service of equipment malfunctions.
  7. Log and enter daily events into computer.
  8. Serve as a backup office receptionist answering the telephone, and radio traffic and greeting individuals.  Answer questions and direct individuals to the appropriate personnel.
  9. Prepare reports.
  10. Attend training, seminars and workshops as deemed necessary.
  11. Wear Personal Protective Equipment as deemed necessary.
  12. Perform duties in a manner consistent with safe practices and policies.
  13. Perform other such duties and functions as deemed necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience and Education:

High School Diploma or G.E.D. Certification.

  1. Minimum one (1) year secretarial experience preferred.
  2. Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, and equipment to include typewriter, copy machine, fax machine, computer, etc.
  3. Knowledge with law enforcement a plus.
  4. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  5. Ability to demonstrate good communication skills, written and oral.
  6. Ability to maintain a professional relationship with the general public and other employees.
  7. Ability to demonstrate good organizational skills.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  
  2. The employee occasionally is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  
  3. The employee is frequently required to sit.  
  4. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 
  5. Ability to function effectively under stress.

Work Environment:  

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Examination, Testing, and Certification:

The Examination, Testing and Certification described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.    Successful competition in written and/or oral interviews.

2.    Other such examination as deemed appropriate and necessary by the Sheriff and/or County.