CITY OF OVERLAND PARK - POSITION DESCRIPTION
JOB SUMMARY STATEMENT: Responsible for supervision and oversight of all Court Security operations to include security and protection of employees and citizens in the courtrooms, public hallways, lobby and all office areas of the Municipal Court. This also includes oversight of the weapons screening program and equipment and appropriate duty assignments for this area. Ensures proper courtroom decorum, conduct and behavior that is compliant with Overland Park Municipal Code. Oversees in-court bailiff duties. Arrests, detains, and transports prisoners as ordered by the judge. Coordinates confinement with Johnson County Adult Detention Facilities and ensures that all related processes follow established policy and protocols. Supervises completion of criminal history reports. Ensures completion of fingerprints as required. Is responsible for supervisory duties such as selection, training, providing work assignments, and performance management of those assigned. Interacts with other agencies as liaison as required.
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 courtroom decorum. As a Law Enforcement Officer, provides enforcement of the law within the boundaries of assigned work area.
Supervises all Court Security staff members. Hires, selects, trains and evaluates all staff member performance. Provides coaching, development, corrective counseling, scheduling and duty assignments. Processes payroll and leave requests for all direct reports. Provides staff development opportunities and ensures that each Court Security Officer receives training needed to maintain both expertise and professional credentials. Investigates and resolves sensitive inquiries and complaints within the division.
Oversees the maintenance, staffing and operation of weapons screening program.
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.
Supervises and completes criminal history reports and ensures completion of fingerprints as required. Serves as site administrator for all KBI related matters.
Is accountable for division financial operations.
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 liaison as required.
Participates in the City's Emergency Management Committee including attendance at meetings, training and scenarios as directed.
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:
Certified Law Enforcement Officer issued through the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Commission.
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 is required. Bachelor's Degree in criminal justice, law enforcement, personnel management, public administration, social sciences or related field is strongly preferred and given preference.
Must complete Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training within 12 months of employment and maintain certification throughout employment.
Two years supervisory experience is strongly preferred and given preference. Formal education or training in management or indirect supervision experience may be considered and substituted.
Five years experience as a certified law enforcement officer required. Two years experience in court security preferred.
Ability to communicate effectively in the English language, both in writing and orally.
Ability to use firearms safely and accurately.
Must be able to perform supervisory skills such as coaching, development, scheduling, duty assignments, corrective counseling and performance evaluation.
Must have strong human relations, interpersonal and relationship building skills.
Must have organizational skills.
Must be proficient in computer spreadsheets, word-processing, and REJIS, NCIC, Court software and miscellaneous office equipment.
Ability to operate 2-way radio and make/receive phone calls.
Attention to details.
Must have time management skills.
Ability to use AED equipment as needed.
Ability to recognize and avoid potentially hazardous situations.
Ability to read and comprehend federal, state, and local policies and regulations.
Ability to understand and apply department orders, procedures, rules, regulations and apply legal standards in performance of duties.
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 an action plan.
Ability to remain calm and maintain professional demeanor when stressed or angry.
Ability to apply judgment in security situations to effect appropriate resolution.
Ability to determine necessity for medical or additional law enforcement assistance.
Ability to establish priority at emergency scene.
Ability to train, coach, develop and guide others.
Ability to recognize and protect confidential information.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to work in a hectic environment with many interruptions.
Ability to understand and operate various computer software applications and office equipment.
Ability to produce/complete written reports, memorandums and required forms.
Hand and eye coordination and physical strength and dexterity to use all tools of the profession including police handgun, OC spray, electronic control device and handcuffs.
Ability to wear body armor, vest and/or duty belt throughout shift.
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.
Hand and eye coordination adequate to input computer, copy machine and other office equipment.
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 distinguish colors and smells.
Ability to detect a full range of odors such as narcotics, alcohol, smoke and fumes.
Ability to stand, walk and/or sit for long periods of time.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (Direct & Indirect):
Court Security Officers.
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.