This is the second level in the Court Security series.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
- Enforces courtroom and court facility policies and procedures relative to safety, security and orderliness using defensive tactics and devices such as subduing individuals disturbing court proceedings, handcuffing and using chemical propellants.
- Assesses potentially disruptive and violent situations and takes preventative actions; calms volatile situations, responds to emergencies and requests extra security.
- Sets up, operates and maintains various electronic equipment such as paging systems, wireless microphones, audiovisual systems, audio and video recorders, overhead projectors, two way radios, metal detectors and surveillance cameras.
- Directs individuals in court proceedings, notifies court personnel, attorneys and parties involved to be present in the courtroom, seats individuals in specific areas of the courtroom; checks in defendants and opens court by announcing the entrance of the judicial officer.
- Inspects courtroom and court facility for explosives, firearms, and weapons. Searches individuals entering court facility and confiscates unauthorized weapons.
- Prepares records and reports such as log notes and incident reports; marks, logs and retrieves files, forms and related items and information for use by court staff.
- Uses automated information systems such as civil and criminal case management systems, and criminal information systems to enter, update, modify, delete, retrieve, inquire or report on data.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Court Security Officer II
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
- Six months experience in security such as providing protective services to persons, facilities or grounds from trespassing, theft and other conditions.
- Six months experience in record keeping.
- Six months experience in using an automated information system to enter, update, modify, delete, retrieve/inquire and report on data.
- Knowledge of courtroom procedures such as seating, swearing in of witnesses, accepting, presenting and marking evidence or legal terminology.
Additional Posting Information
Incumbents working four or more hours of work between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. the following day will receive 5% shift differential pay.
Conditions of Hire
Criminal background check: A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire. The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.
As a condition of hire the applicant must agree to successfully complete a 40 hour training program in firearms and training in handcuffs, mace, baton, and wand approved by the State of Delaware Council on Police Training. Possession of a State of Delaware Council on Police Training Certificate may satisfy this requirement.
The application is evaluated based upon a rating of training and experience.
Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email. Please keep your contact information current. You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at www.delawarestatejobs.com.
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