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DEPUTY SHERIFF JUVENILE TRANSPORTATION OFFICER
40980
(Non-Competitive)


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

The work involves responsibility for transporting and supervising juveniles to and from court proceedings. Under the general supervision of a Deputy Sheriff Sergeant (Custody), responsible for prisoner transportation, an employee in this class is responsible for the safe and secure transport of juvenile inmates to and from court proceedings. An employee in this class is also responsible for the security of both the courtroom(s) wherein juveniles' cases are heard and the bystanders located therein while juveniles are awaiting trial or pending dispositions of their cases. The Deputy Sheriff Sergeant (Custody) coordinates all transport and security arrangements with subordinate personnel responsible for these functions. The Deputy Sheriff Sergeant (Custody) also communicates with the appropriate divisions of the Probation Department in scheduling the transport of juveniles to and from court, the detention home, or state holding facilities. There is little review of work but for the appearances of juveniles at the scheduled time and place. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

Transports in county owned vehicles juvenile inmates to and from courthouse, county detention home, or state holding facility.
Maintains order in courtrooms and waiting rooms to keep court participants and bystanders therein safe, by talking to juvenile inmates to keep them in a calm state of mind, by placing them in handcuffs or other restraints, or by separating violent inmates from others.
Serves process on juveniles names to appear in court and takes into custody those juveniles so named by warrants issued by judges.
Advises parents of juveniles the location of detention facilities wherein their children are committed.
May be assigned by supervisor to select personnel to participate in transporting juveniles to state facilities.
Compiles regular written reports on juvenile transport function to include hours worked in transport function; money spent for items needed by juveniles during transport to state facility; numbers of juveniles transported and locations where transported; and mileage accumulated in transporting juveniles.
Reports both orally and in writing to a superior officer, unusual circumstances, including altercations by describing the facts and reporting the actions of all persons involved in the incident; reports the employee's involvement in the incident.
May be assigned to supervise and/or transport adult prisoners.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Ability to be in direct physical contact with juveniles in confrontational and non-confrontational situations.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing through the submission of detailed reports.
Ability to adhere to the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics.
Ability to use a computer.
May be required to become proficient with a firearm and maintain proficiency.
Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Citizenship: Candidates must be citizens of the United States at time of appointment.

Education: Candidates must be high school graduates or holders of a high school equivalency diploma issued by an education department of any of the states of the United States or holders of a comparable diploma issued by any territory, commonwealth, or possession of the United States or by the Canal Zone or holders of a report from the United States Armed Forces certifying successful completion of the tests related to general education development, high school level at time of appointment.

License: Possession of a New York State Operators License.

Conviction: Conviction of a felony or of any offense in any other jurisdiction which if committed in this State would constitute a felony, will bar appointment. Conviction of a misdemeanor or of any offense in any other jurisdiction which if committed in this State would constitute a misdemeanor, may bar appointment.

07/03 Revised