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Court Security Officer, City of Lenexa

The Full-time Court Security Officer is a sworn police officer that 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:  Full Time

SALARY:  Salary and Benefits:  Salary range is $17.82 to $20.56 per hour. The City offers a highly competitive compensation package including health, dental, life, short-term disability; city matching defined contribution retirement plan,and is eligible for KPERS retirement benefits. educational reimbursement, access to an on-site health clinic and much more.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Minimum Qualifications or Special Requirements

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.

OBTAINING AN APPLICATION: 

TO  APPLY  for  the  above  position  please complete  an on-line application as the  first  step  in  our  hiring  process.  Individuals  who  successfully  complete  this  questionnaire  will  be  contacted  by  e-mail  with  further  instructions.

CLOSING DATE:  03/01/2018