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JAIL EXPEDITOR

FUNCTION

Reviews and recommends in-custody inmate cases for alternative or pre-trial diversion programs or custody arrangements.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is a skilled position requiring specific knowledge of Arizona Criminal Code, Probation Assessments and the local judiciary procedures. This position requires effective communication skills in relaying information to local judges on the matter of alternative custody recommendations.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Work is performed under general supervision of Jail Administrator.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Interviews detainees for determination of alternative custody arrangement, i.e. employment, family ties, etc. Reviews computerized Criminal History (CCH) records through the Arizona Criminal Justice Information System (ACJIS). Reviews previous probationary terms to determine compliance with court-ordered standards. Coordinates alternative custody recommendations with prosecutor, defense, probation, and victim's rights representatives. Prepares documentation for presentation to courts and additional judiciary personnel. Refers alternative custody and pre-trial services inmate cases to representative of Supervised Release Program (SRP) for monitoring. Prepares weekly status reports on number of alternative custody inmates. Prepares monthly, quarterly, and annual reports on number of pre-trial services inmates.

WORK CONTACTS

Regular contact with Sheriff's Administration officials, Probation Department officials, Mohave County Judiciary Department, Municipal Court officials, and Mohave County Jail office staff. Regular contact with arrestees and in-custody prisoners.

CONDITIONS OF WORK

Work is typically performed in an office, sitting at a desk or table, with intermittently standing or stooping. Sometimes work is performed in confined, secured areas. Frequent lifting of objects weighing 25- 50 pounds is likely. Work includes frequent usage of Video Display Terminals (VDT). Work requires the direct responsibility for the safety of others.

All employees of Mohave County are subject to immediate callout when an emergency, disaster or breach of homeland security occurs. All employees are considered to be available for these types of events and will immediately respond, in accordance with County Emergency Operations Plan, when directed by the Chairman of the Mohave County Board of Supervisors, County Manager, the Homeland Security/Emergency Management Coordinator, or when directed by his department director/elected official and/or immediate supervisor. Such call to respond and assist may involve those activities assigned to his regular job responsibilities and incorporate other non job related duties as necessary and required of an employee to respond to the emergent matter at hand. An employee's response to these matters may require the working of unusual, long hours over a possibility of an extended period of time with infrequent breaks or rest periods. An employee who is working with an accommodation must meet with their supervisor and department director/elected official to discuss their requirement for response.

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DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Specialized knowledge of: --Arizona Criminal Justice Statues and local court procedures. --advanced experience in preparing professional documents for presentation to Mohave County Judicial Authorities. Practical knowledge of: --Mohave County geography, roads, towns and villages.

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Skill in: --communicating effectively. --fluent speaking and writing of English and Spanish languages. --computers; proficient in the use of WORD, EXCEL, database programs and the Internet. Ability to: --maintain positive attitude. --research criminal background histories. --be motivated and able to work with little supervision. --organize and prioritize assigned tasks. --work well with persons of all ages, diverse backgrounds and abilities. --think and act critically, analytically and strategically.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Completion of high school or G.E.D. certificate. Associates Degree of an accredited college or university, OR graduate of a Paralegal or Law Enforcement Criminal Justice program is preferred. One year of law and legal clerk experience, OR 2 years or more of investigative case work. Licenses or certificates indicating completion of investigative criminal studies is desired.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

Must possess a valid driver's license. Must provide acceptable 39 month driving history at no cost to the County.

DISCLAIMER

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. OCCUPATIONAL CATEGORY: FLSA STATUS: CLASS CODE: RANGE: EFFECTIVE DATE: Paraprofessional Non-Exempt (Classified) 5300 Rg 16 7/1/2006

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