Employment

Applications are currently being accepted for:

Detention Officer (Full-time)

Salary:  DOE (minimum $12.14 hourly / $26,529.06 annually)

Benefits:  Full-time employees qualify for the Alexander County Employee Benefits plan explained in a PowerPoint presentation found here.

Closing Date:  Continuous Recruitment

 

Description of Work:

Detention Officers provide protective service work ensuring the care and security of inmates confined to the custody of the Sheriff of Alexander County.  This is medium work requiring the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally to move objects; work requires stooping, kneeling, reaching, standing, walking, pulling, and grasping; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word, and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; visual acuity is required for depth perception, color perception, peripheral vision, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, and noise.  The worker may be exposed to blood-borne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.

Essential Functions:

  • Receives and processes inmates into custody of the institution; searches prisoners; takes charges of securing personal property of inmates, advises inmates of institutional rules
  • Patrols jail by foot to perform visual checks of inmates and provide for safety and security of inmates
  • Supervises inmates during meals, personal hygiene, and other related activities
  • Prepares written records and activity logs pertaining to inmate and facility activities
  • Records inmate visits and performs inspections of items brought into the facility
  • Investigates incidents occurring in the facility, gathers evidence and testifies in court as required
  • Performs other related tasks as needed

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Some knowledge of the security, rules, regulations and procedures of the institution; ability to enforce institutional rules firmly and fairly; ability to detect potential behavior problems of inmates; ability to detect the early symptoms of common health problems; ability to carry out oral and written directions accurately; ability to supervise the activities of large groups of inmates; ability to prepare records and reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.

Education and Experience / Special Requirements:

  • Applicant must be at least 21 years of age at time of hiring
  • Must consent to full background investigation during hiring process
  • Must successfully complete Detention Officer Training certification course within one (1) year of being hired as mandated by the NC Sheriff’s Training & Standards Division (agency will provide training opportunity & pay salary during training)
  • Applicant must possess valid High School Diploma or GED
  • Must possess valid NC driver’s license

How To Apply:

To apply for this position please visit the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office located at 91 Commercial Park Avenue in Taylorsville, NC between the hours of 8am-5pm Monday through Friday (closed holidays) to pick up an application packet.

 


 

Detention Officer (Part-time)

Salary:  $11.24 hourly – No Benefits
Closing Date:  Continuous Requirement

Description of Work:

Detention Officers provide protective service work ensuring the care and security of inmates confined to the custody of the Sheriff of Alexander County.  This is medium work requiring the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally to move objects; work requires stooping, kneeling, reaching, standing, walking, pulling, and grasping; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word, and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; visual acuity is required for depth perception, color perception, peripheral vision, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, and noise.  The worker may be exposed to blood-borne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.

Essential Functions:

  • Receives and processes inmates into custody of the institution; searches prisoners; takes charges of securing personal property of inmates, advises inmates of institutional rules
  • Patrols jail by foot to perform visual checks of inmates and provide for safety and security of inmates
  • Supervises inmates during meals, personal hygiene, and other related activities
  • Prepares written records and activity logs pertaining to inmate and facility activities
  • Records inmate visits and performs inspections of items brought into the facility
  • Investigates incidents occurring in the facility, gathers evidence and testifies in court as required
  • Performs other related tasks as needed

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Some knowledge of the security, rules, regulations and procedures of the institution; ability to enforce institutional rules firmly and fairly; ability to detect potential behavior problems of inmates; ability to detect the early symptoms of common health problems; ability to carry out oral and written directions accurately; ability to supervise the activities of large groups of inmates; ability to prepare records and reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.

Education and Experience / Special Requirements:

  • Applicant must be at least 21 years of age at time of hiring
  • Must consent to full background investigation during hiring process
  • Must successfully complete Detention Officer Training certification course within one (1) year of being hired as mandated by the NC Sheriff’s Training & Standards Division (agency will provide training opportunity & pay salary during training)
  • Applicant must possess valid High School Diploma or GED
  • Must possess valid NC driver’s license

How To Apply:

To apply for this position please visit the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office located at 91 Commercial Park Avenue in Taylorsville, NC between the hours of 8am-5pm Monday through Friday (closed holidays) to pick up an application packet.


POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Telecommunicator – Part-time

Department: Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, 911 Communications Position: Telecommunicator (Part-time)
Salary Grade: $ 11.26 per hour, no benefits.
Hours: As needed basis (typically 6, 8 or 12 hour shifts)

Posting Date: October 7, 2016 – Until Filled

Description of Work: These non-temporary and part-time positions receive and ascertain the nature of emergency and non-emergency calls while retrieving and entering data via computer; dispatch appropriate emergency medical services, rescue, law enforcement, and fire department personnel to emergency and non-emergency scenes; log calls and maintain records; answer non-emergency calls for information concerning a variety of county and other services; operate the Division/Criminal Information (DCI) computer and other systems. Applicants will work on an as needed basis according to the needs of the department which includes days, nights, weekends and holidays (hours per week vary for part-time positions).

Education and Experience: Must be a minimum of 21 years of age to apply. High School diploma (or GED). Must have the ability to speak and write English with sufficient clarity to be understood by others on the telephone and in person. The candidate must possess basic Windows skills, must be able to type quickly and accurately on a computer keyboard, must have professional customer service skills, and strong multi-tasking abilities with the ability to remain focused under stress. The ideal candidate will have the ability to handle stressful situations; ability to act in a decisive manner, using good judgment; ability to handle a variety of rapidly flowing information at one time; ability to learn and apply new information; ability to remember numerous details/have good memory retention. Must have the ability to report events and information in writing, legibly and accurately, using proper English grammar. Ability to actively listen to others for an understanding of their needs and situations. Must have the ability to hear and understand sound sources coming through a communications headset. Must be able to hear and differentiate speech at various intensity levels. Must have the ability to read and discern visual images on a variety of media using normal eyesight or corrected lenses. Must be able to work 12-hour rotating shifts including day, night, weekend, holidays and during inclement weather. Must be AHA CPR Certified, Division of Criminal Information (DCI) certified, NC Sheriffs’ Standards Basic Telecommunicator Certified and International Academy Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) certified, Must be certified in ICS 100, 200 and 700 (NIMS) and Hazardous Materials to the Awareness Level or have the ability to become certified within 6 months of date of hire, and maintain certification throughout employment.

Preferred Education and Experience: One year of experience in communication systems involving telephone, computer display terminals and associated keyboards and control devices; and experience with a high level of public contact, under emergency conditions. Experience in Emergency Services (fire, rescue EMS and/or law enforcement). CPR, NC DCI, NC Sheriffs’ Standards Basic Telecommunicator and Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) certifications. Knowledge of Alexander County streets, highways, and waterways. Strong knowledge of computers and Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) systems. Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus.

Application Process: Application must be submitted to the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, 91 Commercial Park Avenue, Taylorsville, NC 28681. Only qualified applicants will be referred for an interview.

*Pre-employment Screening including Drug and Alcohol Testing, Criminal Background Check and Physical are required*

Alexander County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age or disability in employment or provisions of service.


If you are interested in employment with other departments within Alexander County, current position vacancy announcements can be found here.


Equal Opportunity Employer

The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age or disability in employment or provisions of service.

Applicants for certain sworn positions must meet the following pre-employment criteria as set forth by the North Carolina Sheriff’s Training and Standards Commission and the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Possess a High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  • Submit to fingerprinting requirements
  • Consent to a pre-employment physical exam by certified medical personnel licensed to practice in North Carolina
  • Submit to pre-employment drug screening procedures
  • Be of good moral character (discretion of current Sheriff)
  • Possess a valid North Carolina driver’s license
  • Have not committed or been convicted of a crime or crimes as specified by 12 NCAC 10B.0204 & .0307 (Felonies and certain Misdemeanors)

Experience and a degree in the Criminal Justice or Human Services field is preferred.  Applicants considered for employment must complete a Personal History Statement and disclose all requested information to the best of their ability.  Applicants are subject to stringent criminal records checks, background investigations and may be referred for psychological evaluation.  Pre-employment testing in truth verification (polygraph or voice stress analysis) may be required.