ELECTRONIC HOME DETENTION PROGRAM (EHDP) OFFICER
Salary: $23.23 per hour ($48,318.40 annually)
Employment Status: Full-Time
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Manager – Court Services
Civil Service Status: Classified
Work Schedule: 40 hours per week
Decision Band: C42
Department/Division: Court Services
DISTINGUISHING JOB CHARACTERISTICS:
Supervises high-risk, high-profile defendants placed on Electronic Home Detention. Employee responds to emergency situations after-hours.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations will be made for disabled persons, covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, in accordance with its requirements.
1. Supervises high-risk, high-profile defendants granted a Conditional Own Recognizance or Electronic Home Detention Bond by the Court.
2. Reviews the general and specific conditions of supervision with the defendant to ensure the defendant understands the conditions of release. Obtains defendant’s signature as acknowledgment of conditions, contracts, and court entries.
3. Tracks hearing dates and informs defendants of future court hearing dates until disposition of case.
4. Monitors activities of defendants through monitoring company. Conducts home visits as necessary and scheduled office and collateral visits as necessary. Consults with area law enforcement agencies. Collects urinalysis samples. Consults with significant other in defendant’s life. Maintains thorough case note documentation through CourtView.
5. Submits status reports and arrest notices to court with recommendations as needed. Appears in court as needed.
6. Provides defendants with Social History Questionnaire and reviews social history information with defendant.
7. Responsible for the creation, update, and maintenance of CourtView case information and monitoring company database to enroll and terminate defendants under supervision.
8. Transports EHDP defendants to place of residence, installs the home monitoring unit in the residence and confirms that all components are functioning properly.
9. Enrolls defendants in monitoring company’s system and maintains communication with monitoring center.
10. Responds to after-hour alerts regarding felony EHDP defendants. Reviews daily summaries that are faxed by the company.
11. Locates and retrieves home monitoring units from defendant’s residence. Maintains inventory of home monitoring units from monitoring company. Reviews monitoring company invoices and submits to the Administrative Assistant in Court Services to process for
12. Responsible for upkeep and routine maintenance of the Court’s
13. Compiles and maintains individual statistics and other information as required by utilizing the computer and CourtView.
14. Attends divisional and departmental meetings as
15. Participates in
16. Attends and participates in Court supported functions and
17. Assists in the training of new
18. Performs other job-related duties required for the general operation of the
19. Other duties as
SCOPE OF SUPERVISION:
This position has no supervisory duties.
County vehicle, Monitoring company, electronic home detention monitoring equipment, computer, printer, telephone, fax machine, copier, cell phone, PDA, two-way radio, and other office equipment.
CONTACT WITH OTHERS:
Judges and judicial staff, management personnel and line staff, attorneys, offenders, vendors, general public.
Good working conditions when working in the office. Routinely works in the field at defendants’ homes. The employee occasionally works at jail facilities and is, therefore, exposed to conditions within the jail. Possibility of exposure to hepatitis and bloodborne disease from contact with offenders. Possible exposure to risk of injury from physical assault.
USUAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The following physical demands are typically exhibited by position incumbents performing this job’s essential duties and responsibilities. These physical demands are not, and should not be construed to be job qualification standards, but are illustrated to help the employer, employee and/or applicant identify tasks where reasonable accommodations may need to be made when an otherwise qualified person is unable to perform the job’s essential duties because of an ADA disability.
While performing duties of this job, the employee frequently sits for extended periods of time, and occasionally stands and walks. Job can involve operating and sitting in a vehicle for periods of time. Employee converses verbally with others in person and by telephone. Vision demands include normal vision requirements but can include frequent viewing of computer screen requiring close focus. The employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity and eye-hand coordination when performing keyboarding and other tasks.
An appropriate combination of education, training, course work and experience may qualify an applicant to demonstrate required knowledge, skills, and abilities. An example of an acceptable qualification: Bachelor’s Degree in sociology, social work, corrections or related field, and over three years’ experience in corrections or court services.
Ability to document identity and employment eligibility within three (3) days of original appointment as a condition of employment in compliance with Immigration Reform and Control Act requirements.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of: Counseling; chemical dependency; social work; corrections; pretrial supervision regulations; court system procedures and processes; criminal justice system; community social service agencies and resources; universal precautions for control of bloodborne pathogens; Ohio Revised Code pertaining to pretrial services.
Ability to: Maintain good public relations as Court representative; establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and job contacts; establish rapport with defendants of various social and economic backgrounds; perform under stress when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual or dangerous situations; work with resistant clients; maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
Skill in: Interviewing defendants, victims and others; completing statistical and essay reports; data input; operation of a computer; application of job software programs; self-defense; listening.
Valid Ohio driver’s license. If candidate does not possess an Ohio driver’s license, he/she has thirty (30) days from date of hire to obtain one.
You can obtain a Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division, application at www.montcourt.oh.gov.
Applicants are required to complete the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division, application which must be received by Human Resources no later than 4:30 p.m. on the closing date.
Employment Eligibility Information:
In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all persons hired after November 6, 1986, are required to present to the Court, within three (3) days of their original appointment, original documents which show satisfactory proof of: 1) identity and 2) U.S. Citizenship or a legal right to work permanently in the United States.
Drug Testing and Criminal Background Check:
Prior to any candidate being offered a position or promotion with the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division, they will be required to submit to a drug test (urinalysis) at the Court s selected health care provider.
Additionally, candidates being offered a position or promotion must pass a criminal background check.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
It is the policy of the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division, that no person shall be subjected to employment discrimination because of age, race, color, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin.
The Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division, will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities during the application, examination or selection process, if requested. Please notify Human Resources at 937-225-6161of the accommodations needed, preferably at the time of application, but no later than two days’ prior to the date needed.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY COMMON PLEAS COURT, GENERAL DIVISION BENEFITS
Vacation leave may be granted to full-time employees upon completion of one year of service with the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division. Twenty-six (26) bi-weekly pay periods in active status shall constitute one year of service.
All Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division employees are entitled to Paid Personal Leave/Long Term Sick Leave credit.
Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division, employees enjoy paid holidays.
Health Benefits/Medical Coverage:
All employees of the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division, except part-time employees working 20 hours per week or less, employees hired for a temporary appointment, an interim appointment, or employees hired as substitutes, shall receive health benefits.
All benefit eligible employees of the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division, receive a $50,000 basic life insurance policy paid by Montgomery County. Supplemental life insurance is available for purchase.
Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division, employees participate in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS). Employees contribute 10% of their salary; the Court contributes 14%.
The Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division, offers its employees an Employee Assistance Program, access to a credit union, a Deferred Compensation Program, a Wellness Program, and direct payroll deposit.
This Position Description in no manner states or implies that these are the only duties and responsibilities to be performed by the employee filling this position. The employee may be required to follow additional instructions and perform other duties required by the employee’s supervisor or designee.
The provisions of this Position Description do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provision contained in this Description may be modified or revoked without notice.