Court Services Specialist
Overall Job Objective
- What Success Looks Like In This Job
Processing convicted and sentenced inmates through the conditions of their court ordered sentence.
- Examples of Duties for Success
- Interview newly arrested inmate for Pre-trial Release, Supervised Release, Classifications, Inmate Worker and Work Release consideration.
- Review, verify, and approve client/inmate to work release, inmate worker programs as well as housing assignments.
- Develop and maintain work rosters.
- Maintain accurate records of current population and inmate status.
- Write disciplinary records of current population and inmate status
- Prepare, serve and complete disciplinary sanction and complete tracking log.
- Interview incoming inmate and verify personal information for bond purposes.
- Provide background information, criminal history, and recommendations to the court, district attorney, and defense attorney for advice concerning bond.
- Record and evaluate clients/inmates progress on court-approved programs, and prepare compliance and noncompliance reports.
- Compute and verify for accuracy release dates for inmate sentences from court mittimus.
- Data entry - input charges and sentence information into computer database.
- Record and prepare daily statistics for Department of Corrections Backlog, parole violators, community placement, and community corrections, relating to inmate status.
- Place detainers with other facilities via teletype and fax.
- Verbally communicate information to various agencies to include but not limited to judicial and law enforcement officials, inmates, defendants, clients, and general public.
- Research and track the location of Adams County sentenced inmates who are in other facilities or programs.
- Responsible for buccal swab genetic testing from inmates in accordance with state law, to include collecting, sealing and sending to Colorado Bureau of Investigations for testing.
- Complete electronic mittimus acceptance and transport orders on Department of Corrections inmates.
- Arrange for Interpreters through language line of Justice System.
- Conducts bond modification interviews at the request of the courts and attorneys.
- Schedule and conduct office visit with client on programs.
- Conduct field site check on inmate/client.
- Provide victim notification when client/inmate is placed on certain programs.
- Attend unit meetings and training.
- Conduct weekly orientations for prospective Work Release inmates.
- Testify in court.
- Qualifications for Success
- Minimum 21 years of age.
- Equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree or vocational technical training in criminal justice, criminology, corrections, social services, or related field or two years of experience in a directly related field or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities
- Experience in interviewing techniques, procedures and ability to verify information received.
- Familiar with the operation of a personal computer and software applications to perform word processing, database, and spreadsheet projects.
- Type 30 wpm with accuracy.
- Ability to obtain and maintain a Level J certification in NCIC/CCIC computer system.
- Knowledge of criminal justice and corrections duties related to Pretrial Services, Classifications, and sentencing.
- More Qualifications for Success
- Be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Comfortable with one-on-one contact with inmates while conducting interviews, performing case management duties, and collecting genetic testing samples.
- Knowledge of Federal, State laws and statutes applicable to law enforcement.
- Applicant must be able to efficiently multi-task, have strong organized skills, and demonstrate proficiency in time-management.
SPECIAL NOTE: For all applicants, this is a reminder of the original job posting where it stated: "Applicants may be excluded from further consideration at any point in the hiring process. By Sheriff’s Office policy, the reasons why an applicant is not selected for hire will not be discussed with the applicant. There is no flexibility with this policy. If an applicant receives notice of elimination from the hiring process, it simply means the applicant’s qualifications do not fit the Office’s needs at this time. This determination does not preclude the applicant from applying to other agencies."