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Part-Time Court Security Officer, City of Lenexa

The Part-time Court Security Officer is responsible for maintaining order and decorum in Municipal Court. Provides the presence of security to employees and citizens in the courtroom, court clerk offices and lobby areas of the Municipal Court. Executes detention orders issued as deemed necessary by the judge; coordinates confinement and transport with the Lenexa Police Department and Johnson County Adult Detention Facility. Assists judge, prosecutors, and court clerks in the enforcement of court orders.

Essential Functions, Duties, and Responsibilities:

    Maintains order and decorum in the Municipal Court area. Provides direct physical security to all persons present in courtrooms and Municipal Court common areas. Monitors court activity and maintains readiness to intervene utilizing reason, common sense, mediation and authority if appropriate.
    Prepares court room for the dockets, opens court by announcing presiding Judge. Checks court room and Municipal Court common areas to ensure facility is in appropriate condition.  Immediately notifies Building Maintenance of any vandalism or related property situations.
    Detains prisoners as ordered by the judge. Coordinates confinement with the Lenexa Police Department or transport with Johnson County Adult Detention Center and assists Police Officers as necessary.
    Checks the criminal history and warrant status of defendants scheduled for court.
    Issues citations

    Prepares and maintains various reports on various incidents at Municipal Court including recovered property, ill or injured persons, and informs Court Manager about complaints or problems from the public
    Assists with maintaining audio visual and surveillance equipment in the courtroom and within the Court facility
    Other duties as requested by the Municipal Court Manger, judge, prosecutors, or Police Department

TYPE:  Part-Time

SALARY:  Salary and Benefits:  Salary range is $17.82 to $20.56 per hour. Must be available to work 24 hours per week.This position is eligible for retirement and leave benefits.

Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications or Special Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Ability to:

    Communicate effectively with the public
    Conduct oneself in a manner above reproach; maintain a good image for self, department and City
    Recognize suspicious behavior, analyze situation, develop quick plan and avoid potentially hazardous situations
    Apply judgment in security situations, to manage and bring a volatile situation to a successful conclusion
    Perform multiple tasks simultaneously
    Maintain working relationship with personnel from Lenexa Police Department and Johnson County Adult Detention Center
    Learn applicable laws, ordinances, department rules and regulations
    Follow verbal and written instructions

    Communicate effectively, orally and in writing
    Maintain records and prepare reports

Knowledge of:

    Knowledge of courtroom procedures

    Knowledge of modern police practices and methods
    Knowledge of departmental procedures, rules and regulations
    Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws and ordinances, including laws of arrest

Physical abilities:

    Stand or sit for extended periods
    Meet the standards of the State of Kansas and the Lenexa Police Department
    Walk distances required to maintain order in Municipal Court areas
    Visual stamina and acuity to observe persons, places and things close up and at a distance

Education, Training, Certification, and Experience

Must be a certified law enforcement officer with minimum of one year of experience or be able to attain certification as a law enforcement officer according to the standards of the State of Kansas and the Lenexa Police Department; minimum of 21 years of age at start of employment; hold a valid driver’s license; successful completion of background examination, physical and drug examinations. Prior law enforcement experience or. Must maintain yearly state certification with 40 hours of certified training.

Desired Qualifications

NCIC certification, experience using REJIS, and the ability to speak, read, and interpret Spanish is preferred. College courses in criminal justice or a related Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

The Lenexa Police Department will automatically disqualify any individual who:

    Has been convicted of a felony or any offense that would be constituted as a felony within the State of Kansas or the United States

    Has been convicted of or took part in the commission of a Class “A” or “B” misdemeanor within the past five years or been convicted of any crime of a sexual nature

    Has been dishonorably discharged from any branch of the United States Armed Forces

    Has had his / her state certification as a Law Enforcement Officer denied / revoked or suspended

    Falsified or lied about any information requested on a questionnaire or application as part of the hiring process

    Exhibited any conduct or a pattern of conduct that would tend to disrupt, diminish, or otherwise jeopardize public trust in the law enforcement profession
    ​Tattoos: Any tattoos which are visible while in uniform are considered automatic disqualifiers. Tattoos which can be covered by the normal wear of jewelry or by Department issued​ sleeve may be allowed on a case-by-case basis. Tattoos of a non-medical nature on the face, neck head, fingers or hands will not be allowed. Tattoos of an obscene or offensive nature will not be allowed. ​

Drug/Alcohol Usage

    Has used marijuana within the past three years

    Has used any other illegal drug within the last five years

    Has an established pattern of prescription medication abuse

    Has an established pattern of alcohol abuse

Driving Record

    Has had a Driving Under the Influence conviction or diversion as an adult within the last five years or has shown a pattern of traffic law violations that indicate disrespect for traffic laws and disregard for public safety. Have three or more chargeable or at fault accidents within the past five years. Have had their driver’s license suspended or revoked within the past five years

    Does not possess a valid state driver’s license​

OBTAINING AN APPLICATION: 

TO  APPLY  for  the  above  position  please complete a application as  the  first  step  in  our  hiring  process at https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=cityoflen&jobId=209302&lang=en_US&source=CC2 or visit our website at www.lenexa.com.
Individuals  who  successfully  complete  this  questionnaire  will  be  contacted  by  e-mail  with  further  instructions.

Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of physical, drug screen and background investigation.

CLOSING DATE:  10/30/2017