CITY OF OVERLAND PARK - POSITION DESCRIPTION
JOB SUMMARY STATEMENT: Provides security and protection to employees and citizens in the courtrooms, lobby, public hallways and all office areas of the Municipal Court. Ensures proper decorum, conduct and behavior that is compliant with the Overland Park Municipal Code. Operates the Weapon Screening equipment. Manages prisoner video arraignment and transportation of prisoners as required. Arrests and detains persons as ordered by the judge; coordinates confinement with Johnson County Adult Detention Facilities. Serves as courtroom bailiff as necessary. Completes and distributes all required paperwork and forms.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides direct physical security to all persons present in courtrooms and in the Municipal Court common areas. Provides security and protection to employees in the Municipal Court and Court Services offices. Ensures proper conduct and appropriate behavior. As a Law Enforcement Officer, provides enforcement of the law within the boundaries of assigned work area.
Serves as the court bailiff by calling the docket, announcing the judge and ensuring proper courtroom decorum.
Arrests, detains and transports prisoners as ordered by the judge. Coordinates confinement with Johnson County Adult Detention facilities. Takes appropriate warrant action on persons who are present in the court facility. Communicates with outside agencies to confirm active warrant status.
Operates the Weapon Screening equipment at the court entrance to ensure compliance with appropriate Judicial Orders, City ordinances and state laws.
Coordinates and manages the video arraignment process for in-custody prisoners from Johnson County Adult Detention confinement facilities. Provide in-person assistance at Johnson County Adult Detention Center as required. Completes all required paperwork for the same.
Completes criminal history record checks on defendants as needed/requested.
Obtains and completes fingerprints on defendants as required.
Exhibits safe and appropriate care and use of firearms. Completes required training and qualifying procedures through the Overland Park Police Department. Understands and reviews all applicable Court Administrative Orders and Police Standard Operating Procedures. Utilizes response to resistance strategies during duty situations as necessary and in compliance with Response to Resistance Standard Operating Procedure.
Interacts with other agencies as required.
Transports traffic tickets, Notices to Appear and any other documents from police stations to the court clerk, as necessary.
Performs radio communications effectively with fellow officers, supervisors, dispatch, etc.
Responds to onsite medical emergencies and contacts appropriate agencies as needed.
Performs any other duties as requested by supervisor, chain of command, department leadership and/or Judges including any duties required during an emergency or incident response.
The employee must work the days and hours necessary to perform all assigned responsibilities and tasks. Must be available (especially during regular business hours or shifts) to communicate with subordinates, supervisors, customers, vendors and any other persons or organization with whom interaction is required to accomplish work and employer goals).
The employee must be punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance, including, but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines; beginning and ending assignments on time; and scheduled work breaks, where applicable.
EDUCATION & SPECIAL LICENSE(S)/CERTIFICATIONS:
Must obtain certification as a Law Enforcement Officer issued through the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Commission prior to receiving permanent employment status as outlined in the City employee handbook.
Certified Law Enforcement Officer issued through the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Commission, preferred.
Must have successfully completed basic law enforcement training within the past five years.
Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license and maintain an insurable driving record.
Must be a US citizen and at least 21 years of age.
No felony or serious misdemeanor convictions.
Must successfully pass a polygraph exam and police background check prior to employment.
Associates Degree or 60+ credit hours toward degree program strongly preferred.
Must complete Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training within 12 months of employment and maintain current certification throughout employment.
Minimum of six months experience, as a certified law enforcement officer. One year experience, preferred.
Ability to communicate effectively in the English language, both in writing and orally.
Enhanced interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to use firearms safely and accurately.
Ability to recognize and avoid potentially hazardous situations.
Ability to understand and apply department orders, rules, and regulations.
Ability to interpret orders and procedures.
Ability to perform many functions simultaneously.
Ability to recognize suspicious behavior or unusual circumstances.
Ability to adapt to different people, behavior, and circumstances.
Ability to analyze situations and determine proper response.
Ability to quickly develop action plan.
Ability to remain calm and maintain professional demeanor when stressed or angry.
Ability to apply judgement in security situations to effect appropriate resolution.
Ability to determine necessity for medical or additional law enforcement assistance.
Ability to maintain professional and effective working relationships with coworkers, supervisor, department chain of command and judicial staff.
Ability to understand and apply legal standards in performance of duties.
Ability to establish priority at emergency scene.
Ability to work without immediate supervision.
Ability to produce/complete written reports, memorandums and required forms.
Physical agility to safely operate motor vehicle in normal traffic.
Possess the visual stamina and acuity to observe persons, places, and things both close up and at a distance.
Ability to complete POPAT (Police Officer's Physical Agility Test). Currently waived by Court Administrator.
Hand and eye coordination adequate to input computer, copy machine and other office equipment.
Hand and eye coordination and physical strength and dexterity to use police handgun.
Possess a full lumbar range of motion.
Possess a full cervical range of motion.
Ability to communicate effectively in person, on the radio or telephone.
Ability to distinguish sounds encompassing a full range of tines and volume.
Ability to detect a full range of odors such as narcotics, alcohol, smoke and fumes.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (Direct & Indirect):
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.