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Court Security Officer I (#MBDE01)
$26,048.00 Yearly Min / $32,560.00 Yearly Mid / $39,072.00 Yearly Max


Court Security Officer II (#MBDE02)
$27,870.00 Yearly Min / $34,838.00 Yearly Mid / $41,806.00 Yearly Max


Court Security Officer Supervisor (#MBDE03)
$29,825.00 Yearly Min / $37,281.00 Yearly Mid / $44,737.00 Yearly Max


Chief of Court Security (#MBDE04)
$31,912.00 Yearly Min / $39,890.00 Yearly Mid / $47,868.00 Yearly Max




Description of Occupational Work

This class series uses four levels in the Public Safety occupational group, Protection and Security Services occupational series and describes court security officer work. Work involves enforcing courtroom and court facility policies and procedures relative to safety, security and orderliness. Work also involves activities such as giving directions to participants in court proceedings; setting up, operating and maintaining electronic courtroom equipment; and marking, logging and retrieving documents.

Essential Functions

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.

Levels of Work

Court Security Officer I

 

This is the first level in the Court Security Officer series.  Employees report to a technical supervisor and are responsible for performing the full range of Essential Functions. Employees enforce courtroom and court facility policies and procedures relative to safety, security and orderliness.  Work involves providing the first level of response for disruptions to court operations which may include high risk court cases.  Employees may have the power of arrest. Employees may also listen through a headset as court proceedings are electronically recorded to ensure the proceedings are accurately captured; maintains record of proceeding events such as opening statements, witnesses’ names, direct and cross examinations and summations.  Contacts include judicial officers, attorneys, jurors, witnesses, court personnel and the general public for the purpose of providing court information, explaining court processes, providing court security, controlling behavior and serving as a liaison between court participants.

 

Court Security Officer II

 

This is the second level in the Court Security Officer series.  Employees enforce courtroom and court facility policies and procedures relative to safety, security and orderliness, typically for high risk court cases. Employees perform as lead workers providing training, guidance, and assigning and reviewing the work of lower level court security officer staff OR provide armed court security which includes carrying firearms and possessing the power of arrest. Contacts include law enforcement agencies and contracted security for the purpose of coordinating security activities.

 

Court Security Officer Supervisor

 

This is the third level in the Court Security Officer series.  Employees provide first line supervision over court security officer activities related to enforcing courtroom and court facility policies and procedures relative to safety, security and orderliness.  Employees oversee security of courtrooms and common areas of the court facility including judicial officer chambers and court offices.  Work involves assisting lower level staff with identifying potential security threats and responding to and resolving breaches of security.  Work also involves reviewing court security procedures and recommending changes to meet organizational needs. Employees maintain a variety of records and logs pertaining to staff, equipment and judicial proceedings and may possess the power of arrest.

Supervision is exercised over at least two or more merit full time positions per the Merit Rules.  The elements of supervision include planning, assigning, reviewing, evaluating, coaching, training, recommending hire/fire and discipline.

Chief of Court Security

This is the fourth level in the Court Security Officer series.  Employees report to an administrative supervisor and are responsible for managing the overall operation of court security or constabulary work for a county or statewide.  Work involves evaluating policies and procedures, recommending improvements, and implementing changes.  Employees conduct security risk assessments and advise judicial officers and court administrative staff of potential problems which may affect operations. Employees manage the logistics of court cases and security staff assignments to courtrooms or constabulary assignments.  Work also involves coordinating the repair or replacement of various electronic equipment such as radios, security and duress alarms and metal detection equipment to ensure proper working order.  Contacts include judicial officers, other courts, law enforcement agencies, contracted security and State Fire Marshall’s office for the purpose of coordinating operations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.

  • Knowledge of security practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of court rules and procedures.
  • Knowledge of legal terminology, legal processes and courtroom proceedings.
  • Knowledge of using an automated information system such as civil and criminal case management, and criminal informational systems to enter, update, modify, delete, retrieve, inquire or report on data.
  • Skill in using defensive tactics and devices.
  • Skill in the operation of security equipment such as two way radios, metal detectors and surveillance cameras.
  • Skill in operating and monitoring digital or analog recording systems.
  • Skill in operating and maintaining various electronic courtroom equipment such as paging systems, wireless microphones, audiovisual systems, audio and video recorders, overhead projectors, two way radios, metal detectors and surveillance cameras.
  • Skill in preparing records and reports such as log notes and incident reports.
  • Skill in using an Automated External Defibrillator and administering First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
  • Ability to subdue disruptive individuals.
  • Ability to remain alert, calm, and effective in crisis situations and exercise good judgment.
  • Ability to understand, communicate and influence diverse groups of people in stressful situations.
  • Ability to anticipate the need for extra court security.

In addition to the above knowledge, skills and abilities, the Court Security Officer II requires:

  • Skill in the interpretation of court rules and procedures.
  • Skill in prioritizing, assigning and reviewing the work of others.
  • Skill in assessing, communicating and influencing diverse groups of people in stressful situations.
  • Skill in use of firearms.

In addition to the above knowledge, skills and abilities, the Court Security Officer Supervisor requires:

  • Knowledge of evaluating court security procedures and making recommendations.
  • Skill in staff supervision.
  • Skill in preparing and maintaining a variety of records and reports pertaining to staff, equipment and judicial proceedings.

In addition to the above knowledge, skills and abilities, the Chief of Court Security requires:

  • Skill in managing court security operations, plans and programs.
  • Skill in evaluating court security policies and procedures, and recommending improvements.
  • Skill in interpreting laws regarding the service and execution of court documents.
  • Skill in managing the logistics of court cases and security staff assignments to courtrooms.
  • Skill in ensuring proper working order of court equipment such as radios, security and duress alarms and metal detection equipment.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Court Security Officer II
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Six months experience in security such as providing protective services to persons, facilities or grounds from trespassing, theft and other conditions.
  2. Six months experience in record keeping.
  3. Six months experience in using an automated information system to enter, update, modify, delete, retrieve/inquire and report on data.
  4. Knowledge of courtroom procedures such as seating, swearing in of witnesses, accepting, presenting and marking evidence or legal terminology.

CLASS:
MBDE01
EST:
3/4/2008
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CLASS:
MBDE02
EST:
3/4/2008
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CLASS:
MBDE03
EST:
3/3/2008
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CLASS:
MBDE04
EST:
3/3/2008
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