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Career in DOC

Salary: $2,079 per month plus $81.47 per month deferred to the Teamsters Pension Trust.

Yakima County Benefits:
     Health Benefits:  The County contributes up to $540/month toward Medical/ dental /vision /life insurance depending upon plan selection.  A flexible spending account plan option is available to cover out of pocket medical expenses with pre-tax dollars.

Annual Leave:  Employees earn 14 days per year during each of the first two years of employment, increasing to 27 days per year after 25 years.

Holidays:  The County recognizes 10 holidays per year plus two floating holidays, taken at the employee's discretion with department approval.

Sick Leave:  Employees are credited with eight (8) hours sick leave for each month of service with a maximum accumulation of 960 hours.

Long Term Disability, AD&D and Long Term Care Policies:  An employee-paid long-term disability, accidental death and dismemberment insurance plan and Long Term Care plan option.

Retirement:  The County participates in the State's Public Employers Retirement System (PERS).  The employer also contributes to the Teamster's Pension Plan on behalf of the employee.

Deferred Compensation:  County employees can contribute to tax deferred plans to enhance their retirement and decrease their current taxable income.

Voluntary Term Life Insurance:  An employee-paid voluntary term life insurance policy is available.

Essential Job Functions:

Makes arrangements for City/County officials and family members to visit family members incarcerated in a DOC facility.  These contacts are made remotely and via remote televisions.  Directs the unit/floor officer to send the inmate to the appropriate visiting booth. Also schedules video visiting for Yakima County Assigned Counsel and inmates.

Develops and maintains brochures, forms, manuals and other documents requiring desktop publishing skill.  Prepares and distributes various documents such as correspondence with other agencies or responsible parties requiring operational knowledge of legal requirements for visiting, both Professional and Public visiting.

Receives visiting list from the contracting agency responsible for initiating the visit. Directs the unit/floor officer to send the inmate to the appropriate visiting booth.  Maintains and monitors Visiting Logs in the Main Jail and Annex, and makes decisions on when visits are appropriate.

Provides technical advice and assistance to users in person or on the phone, regarding the use of the video visiting equipment.

Organizes, maintains, compiles, retrieves and accurately records data into or from computers and/or logs.  Writes related reports.

Performs miscellaneous duties, which include receiving and inventory of various deliveries.  Also sorting and distributing of daily mail and inter-departmental paperwork.

Performs other duties as required including   duties of the entry level.

Other Job Functions:  Performs other job related duties as required.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:  Work is performed within a secure facility and occasionally in the field.  Position requires: mobility, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.  Rated as sedentary work: exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally an/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to life, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.  Mental stress may occur due to the nature of the work. 

Contact with the public and/or inmates in an adversarial setting.  Potential exposure to contaminants such as chemicals or body fluids.  Mental stress may occur from the nature of the services provided.

Equipment Operated:  Computer, video equipment, switchboard, fax, phone, shredder.  Uses Microsoft Excel to create and monitor Visiting Logs for all facilities, and schedules Assigned Counsel visits with inmates.

Minimum Qualifications:
Basic theories and principles of desktop publishing including grammar, spelling, punctuation; General knowledge of accounts payable and receivable and basic mathematics; Basic concepts of office protocol in a secure environment; Customer service techniques; Office practices; Phone etiquette

Skills in:
Creating and maintaining file systems; Preparing technical reports; paying attention to detail and accuracy; Preparing and processing documents related to assignment area function; Using office equipment such as phones, copies, calculators and fax machines; Using a personal computer and related software applications; Establishing and maintaining effective interpersonal relationships with County and other officials, at all organizational levels and with the public Communication, both oral and written, sufficient to exchange or convey information and to give or receive work direction

Experience and Training:  High School or (G.E.D.) and one year of specialized or technical training beyond high school working in a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides knowledge, skills and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.  Associate degree or two-year technical certificate preferred.

Special Qualifications: Applicants will be subject to a thorough background investigation to include fingerprinting, complete criminal records investigation, polygraph and psychological examination.

Must be 18 years old.

Special Requirements:
This is a Yakima County Teamster Contract Bargaining Unit position.  As a condition of employment you are required to become a member of the Unit or pay representation fees per the negotiated contract.

This position requires work on a rotating shift basis to include nights, weekends and holidays.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Yakima County will hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

Safety and Security Comes First