The Anoka County Sheriff's Office is seeking Court Security Officers to work under the supervision of the Sheriff and perform court security duties as prescribed by the Tenth Judicial Court System. These positions are part-time, intermittent up to 21 hours per week. The schedule will generally be day time hours, Monday through Friday but may require weekends as necessary.
Salary: $30.00 per hour.
This position will work at the Anoka County Courthouse, 2100 3rd Avenue in Anoka.
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Job Duties and Responsibilities
These examples are not all inclusive and are intended to be illustrative of primary responsibilities of an Anoka County Court Security Officer-Temporary.
Calls the court to order and maintains order in the Courtroom.
Protects and guards the jury and exhibits used in court trials.
Ensures the readiness of the Courtroom prior to proceedings.
Takes necessary action to thwart an escape or make an arrest as necessary.
Restrains individuals as directed or required,
Records judicial directive or decisions on necessary forms for use by the Sheriff; makes warrant arrests if necessary.
Carries a weapon in the Courtroom.
Works the security screening checkpoint.
NOTE: This position does NOT have the same duties as a General Deputy.
Qualifications and Requirements
Must currently be licensed or license eligible by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officers Standard and Training as a full-time peace officer OR retired in good standing as a peace officer in the state of Minnesota and current with POST license requirements OR retired in good standing as a peace officer from a state other than Minnesota and be eligible to be licensed in Minnesota through reciprocity examination.
Must possess a valid Minnesota Driver's License.
Must be able to meet departmental requirements (practical and written) in the carrying of a firearm.
Must successfully complete a thorough background investigation.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Needed
Knowledge of courtroom general rules and procedures, searches, emergency procedures, physical layout and report writing, criminal justice system, and court procedures.
Skill in driving a motor vehicle under any conditions, handling and discharging firearms safely and proficiently, using radio, intercom, or other security/ emergency equipment as well as oral and written communication.
Ability to tolerate the stress associated with working in a potentially dangerous environment, maintain self-control when confronted with verbal harassment of threats and stay calm and respond with composure in emergencies.
Ability to demonstrate high integrity, honesty and trustworthiness consistent with effective law enforcement work.
Physical Demands and Work Conditions
Ability to see, hear and remember people, evidence, facts and circumstances, stand, walk and sit for long periods of time, bend, crouch, stoop, stretch or crawl periodically as needed, lift and carry or drag objects or people weighing up to 100 pounds and to chase and subdue suspects as required.
Work will primarily be performed in a Courthouse setting, but will also include travel to and from other County buildings.
No tattoos, scars or brands that qualify as "Unauthorized Tattoos" under the Sheriff's Office Policy 1044.3 are allowed under any circumstances by any member of the Anoka County Sheriff's Office. Tattoos that cover more than 50 percent of the exposed area of the arm while wearing an unaltered short-sleeved shirt must be covered by a long-sleeved shirt while the employee is representing the Anoka County Sheriff's Office. The exposed area is the area from the bend of the wrist to the shirt sleeve. Tattoos on the head, face, neck, or hands are prohibited. Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis. (Complete policy available upon request.)
It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess. This information will determine which candidates will proceed in the selection process. A submitted application is also used to verify the answers to any supplemental questions.
The County has determined that a criminal/driving background check and/or qualifications check may be necessary for certain positions with this job title. Applicants may be required to sign an informed consent form allowing the County to obtain their criminal/driving history and/or verify their qualifications in connection with the position sought. Applicants who do not sign the informed consent form will not be further considered for the position.
About Anoka County
As the fourth largest county in Minnesota, we depend on the diversity, dedication, determination, and innovation of our employees. We offer a wide range of career opportunities for people with a variety of personalities, abilities, knowledge, and life experiences who can come together for the single purpose of serving Anoka County's 369,000 citizens in a respectful, innovative, and fiscally responsible manner. If your career aspirations resonate with our mission, we invite you to Find Your Path with Anoka County!
Commitment to Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employment
Anoka County is committed to the principles of our Affirmative Action Plan and Equal Employment Opportunity. It is the policy of Anoka County to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, marital status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, physical ability, sexual orientation, or age except where such status is a bona fide occupational qualification. It is the policy of Anoka County to make employment decisions in a manner that will further our Affirmative Action Plan and Equal Employment Opportunity.
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