Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

The City of Aurora is seeking a highly motivated Detention Supervisor to supervise detention activities to ensure the effective enforcement of detention policies and procedures within the Court Administration department. This position will coordinate information systems management, planning needs and be able to support all areas. This position is also responsible for exercising initiative and independent judgment in completing assigned supervisory task; while also performing a variety of technical tasks associated with facility operations and the incarceration of detainees.

At the City of Aurora we demonstrate our work by modeling the Core 4 Values of: Customer Service, Professionalism, Integrity and Respect and we welcome all who share those values to apply.
The City of Aurora will conduct ongoing screenings of applications on a first come-first serve basis; as soon as we determine to have a qualified pool of applicants, this position may close quickly and without notice. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervises, plans, assigns, reviews, and coordinates the work activities of assigned officers
  • Responsible for managing, coordinating, and maintaining specialized information systems
  • Coordinates training on specialized information systems
  • Researches and develops recommendations for planning needs
  • Troubleshoots specialized equipment
  • Resolves problems and conflicts arising during the course of the work
  • Coordinates activities of section with other law enforcement agencies
  • Conducts research and prepares reports pertinent to section operations
  • Monitors and assumes responsibility for assigned detainees
  • Establishes on-going training programs
  • Counsels employees on career development
  • Enforces safety regulations and procedures
  • Monitors work during shift and makes appropriate changes
  • Makes recommendations regarding selecting, hiring, training, evaluating, and disciplining assigned employees
  • Operates a variety of office equipment including a computer systems and related software
  • Maintains, modifies, and updates database information
  • Performs special projects as directed
  • Must be able to cover all shifts on an as-needed basis
  • Performs additional duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Education: High School Diploma or GED.
  • At least 3 years experience related to the operations of a detention facility 
  • At least l year lead work or supervisory experience
  • An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.

Knowledge: Knowledge of methods, materials, equipment, and operating procedures utilized in a detention facility; Colorado statutes pertaining to detention functions. Ability to cover all shifts on an as-needed basis.
Abilities: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens; handle sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; prioritize work; perform all tasks of detention officer; and effectively direct and supervise other employees and detainees.

Monitoring -- Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. 

Problem Solving -- Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. 
Operation and Control -- Controlling operations of equipment or systems. 
Licenses, Certificates or Equipment Required:
  • Colorado Driver's License with a good driving record
  • *APD Firearms Certification preferred but not required
  • Current First Aid and CPR Certifications
  • NCIC/CCIC Certification required
  • This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.
Required Examinations: The screening process for any position within Court Administration may include written test(s), an oral interview, skills test(s) and/or other selection methods designed to measure applicants' ability to perform the essential functions of the job they are seeking. Required examinations may also include:
  • Medical Examination, including a drug screen
  • Background Investigation (which could include, but is not limited to, contact with the applicant's former employers, associates, neighbors and other pertinent sources)
  • Applicant's military history, school records, police records and driving records
Expected duration of interview process: Due to the nature of the application and selection process for the Detention Supervisor position, applicants can reasonably expect the application process to take a significant amount of time to complete before a decision is made to hire or not to hire. The length of time it takes to complete the process can vary depending on a variety of factors. 
APPLICANT DISQUALIFICATION FACTORS: Applicants are advised that areas for disqualification from further consideration include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Illegal Drug Use
  • Any felony conviction
  • Driving Record
  • Outside activities which may be deemed a conflict of interest
  • Revelation or discovery of assaultive behavior
  • Documented record of prior work performance
  • Inability to perform the essential functions of the position
  • Police history - type, frequency and nature of contacts(s)
  • Providing false or misleading information during the application / selection process

Working Conditions

Physical Demands:
  • Moderate physical work requiring ability to lift a maximum of 50 pounds
  • Regular lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 25 pounds
  • Considerable walking and standing
  • Regular pushing, pulling, bending, and twisting requiring full range of body movement
  • Hand/eye coordination to operate control panel and other equipment as well as controlling prisoners
  • Hand/foot coordination for operation of van for transport of prisoners
  • Vision to read reports and other written materials and monitor controls, video equipment, and prisoner activities
  • Speech communication, hearing, and listening to maintain communication with other employees and prisoners.

Work Environment:
  • Works indoors in a detention/jail facility with some time spent outdoors
  • Some exposure to noise and dust
  • Regular exposure to combative prisoners
  • Shift work to include rotating shifts, working weekends and holidays
  • Must be able to cover all shifts on an as-needed basis.

Equipment Used: Operates motor vehicles and other equipment related to detention work including firearms. Utilized standard office equipment, including personal computers and related software, including software unique to assigned area. 
Aurora is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The city also maintains compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The city's Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (EEOP) is available for review by contacting the Employee Relations Officer in the Human Resources Division at 303-739-7225.

If you need assistance or reasonable accommodation for completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at: 303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.


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