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Detention – Technical Assistant

Spokane County

This is a Full-time position in Spokane, WA posted June 11, 2021.

– Technical AssistantPrint (
– Technical AssistantSalary$30,120.24
– $40,643.28 AnnuallyLocationPublic Safety Building 1100 W Mallon Spokane, WAJob TypeRegularDepartmentDetention ServicesJob Number20-00155ClosingContinuous+ Description+ Benefits+ QuestionsJob SummaryPerforms and takes responsibility for various technical and/or clerical duties in a unit of a Corrections department using various computer programs and/or operating technical equipment.

Performs and accountable for general responsibilities inherent to properly maintaining the office of the unit where assigned.

Performs lower level accounting work including jail inmate monies; responsible for delivery of inmate commissary; handles receptionist duties which includes answering multi-line phones and direct contact with the general public.**APPLICANTS SHOULD BE WILLING TO WORK VARIOUS SHIFTS IN AN OFFICE RUN 24 HOURS PER DAY, 7 DAYS PER WEEK, INCLUDING HOLIDAYS.Watch a short video to learn more about our Detention Services Department: of Duties(Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:)Maintains confidentiality of all information in Spokane County Detention Services records and files.

Creates, updates, and maintains all specialized records, and files including inmate files.

Answers multi-line phones; handles public inquires and/or counter work as required.Prepares and/or types correspondence, reports, legal forms, documents, memorandums and directives.

Proofreads all work to ensure accuracy of grammar, spelling, etc.

and makes corrections as necessary.Receives and completes incarceration inquiry forms from DSHS/Social Security on current/former inmates.

Corresponds with Judicial and Law Enforcement agencies regarding inmate transport.

Coordinates with the following regarding the transport of inmates to court and/or other facilities: Detention Services, Law Enforcement agencies, and the Courts.

Receives, reviews, and sets appointments for outgoing electronic home monitoring cases.

Archives files and performs record retention duties as warranted.Creates, monitors, and updates work release rosters as required.

As needed, orders and maintains supplies and inventories items.Uses various computer programs; records, searches, prints, corrects, and uses programs to create spreadsheets and new forms and/or files as needed.

Uses specialized programs, such as Offender database, as well Microsoft Office software and the Internet.Handles the cash accounting system, which may include accepting bond monies, maintaining the daily record of various money accounts, serving as cashier for money transactions, balancing accounts, and preparing deposit slips.

Maintains cash account record of inmates.

Accepts and monitors release checks & debit cards for inmate pick-up; verifying identity before releasing said checks.

ProcessesNon-Sufficient Funds (NSF) checks.Collects, sorts and inspects incoming inmate mail.

Collects and routes employee and/ or office incoming mail.

Processes outgoing mail, including inmate mail and makes necessary charges to their accounts as required.Performs releasing procedures for inmates, which includes data entry into the computer system; coordinates active and inactive inmate files; and updates and maintains inmate records.

Cross-trains and covers the duties of other Detention units (i.e., the Fugitive/Transport unit).Participates in lower level accounting work; may prepare or assist in preparing invoices and vouchers.Maintain the inmate commissary system and deliver orders.

Responsible for commissary inventory; which includes ordering and stocking.Performs other related duties as assigned.Minimum RequirementsTRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: High school graduate or equivalent.

Two (2) years, full-time, responsible work.

May substitute up to one (1) year of additional education in office practices, secretarial science or related coursework for up to one (1) year of the required work experience.Prefer six (6) months to one (1) year of experience with Microsoft Office software.Selection FactorsKnowledge of:+ modern office practices, procedures and equipment.+ simple accounting and record keeping methods.+ phone etiquette and customer service techniques.Ability to:
· learn and operate various computer software programs.
· communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
· work independently with minimal supervision and to understand and to carry out complex oral and written instructions.
· keyboard accurately at a minimum of 45 words per minute.
· complete all requirements of the assigned position with a high degree of professionalism and accuracy.
· be neat and clean in appearance.
· learn to use the Law Enforcement terminals.
· learn and retain and adhere to complex policies and procedures.
· stand or sit for extended periods of time; lift and carry supplies weighing 10 to 20 lbs.

and on occasion lift up to 50 lbs.; bend, twist, reach to stock shelves and cabinets; requires good shoulder flexibility and finger dexterity.
· make mathematical computations with speed and accuracy.
· multi-task in a fast-paced environment and complete work with numerous interruptions.
· obey directives and adjust to flexible deadlines.
· establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, officials and the general public.Skilled in:+ keyboarding, word processing, and general office practices including filing, indexing, cross-referencing methods.+ punctuation and rules of grammar.+ basic computer programs, files, sort/merge requirements, and computer spreadsheets.SPOKANE COUNTYEmployee Benefits SummaryThe following is a brief list of benefits available to Spokane County regular employees.

Complete information is available from Human Resources Department.

This information is subject to change.PAID TIME OFFSpokane County Observed HolidaysUp to 10 (ten) paid holidays are observed by Spokane County.PTONon-represented and a select group of represented employees receive a bank of hours that combine both vacation and sick leave into a paid time off bank.

There is no waiting period to use this time and it starts out at almost 2 days per month accrual.VacationFor employees with less than five (5) years of continuous service, the accrual rate is 1 day of vacation each month for a total of 12 days per year.

After six (6) months, employees are eligible to take accumulated vacation time.

(Please note the vacation time accumulation may vary depending on contract language).Sick LeaveSick leave is earned at 1 day per month and can be taken as the days are accumulated.Other LeavesSpokane County provides several other paid leaves such as: bereavement leave, jury duty and military duty leave.INSURANCE BENEFITSMedical InsuranceTwo plans are currently available: Premera Blue Cross (PPO) and Kaiser Permanente (HMO).

Spokane County pays 95% of the premium for full-time employees and 90% of the premiums for spouses and dependents.

Premiums are deducted each pay period (pay periods: 15th and last day of the month).2020 Rates:PremeraEmployee Only: $17.18 per pay periodEmployee & Spouse: $67.55 per pay periodEmployee & Family: $94.70 per pay periodEmployee & Child(ren): $61.52 per pay periodKaiser:Employee: $16.23 per pay periodEmployee & Spouse: $63.50 per pay periodEmployee & Family: $88.58 per pay periodEmployee & Child(ren): $58.09 per pay periodDental InsuranceTwo plans are currently available: Delta Dental of Washington (PPO) and Willamette Dental (DMO).

Spokane County pays 95% of the premium for full-time employees and 90% of the premiums for spouses and dependents.2020 Rates:Delta Dental Willamette DentalEmployee: $2.71 per pay Employee: $2.99 per payFamily: $5.42 per pay Family: $5.98 per payGroup Life InsuranceThe County provides a $25,000 group life insurance policy to employees that are non-represented, elected officials, 1553, 1553S, 280, 1135, 17, PWG, SPA, 492J, 492N, DSA, Road Supervisor Guild, RIC, OLC, and 690.

The County provides a $10,000 benefit for those represented by 492.

This benefit is paid in full by Spokane County.Long Term Disability CoverageProvides an income protection benefit in the event of a long-term illness or injury at rate of 60% of income up to a maximum of $5,000 per month.

Spokane County pays the full premium for this plan.RETIREMENTRetirement Plan (401a)Spokane County employees are automatically included in the Washington State Retirement System.

Both the employer and the employee contribute to the plan.

This retirement plan provides a guaranteed lifetime monthly benefit once vested and eligible for retirement.Additional Retirement Plan Option (457b)Employees may supplement their retirement income and save money on taxes by participating in this optional County program.

Roth (after-tax) option is also available through this retirement plan.VOLUNTARY BENEFITSAFLACSupplemental insurance is optional and is provided by AFLAC to help pay for benefits not covered by major medical insurance.

The employee pays 100% of the premium.Travel AssistanceProvides additional travel protections anytime you travel more than 100 miles from home.

Includes pre-trip information, emergency ticket replacement, and emergency evacuation coverage.

This benefit is paid in full by Spokane County.Flexible Spending Plan (FSA)Spokane County sponsors a Section 125 Flexible Spending Account to allow out-of-pocket Medical & Daycare Expenses to be paid with Tax Free Dollars.

Premiums are automatically set up pre-tax under the FSA.Voluntary Term Life InsuranceVoluntary Term Life Insurance is additional optional life insurance provided through The Standard Insurance.

New employees are guaranteed up to $50,000 for self and $20,000 for a spouse with no medical underwriting needed.WORK/LIFE PROGRAMSEmployee Assi

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