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Court Investigator / Court Security Officer

Division: Domestic Relations Court
Contact Name: Tammy Smoke, PHR, SHRM-CP, CTRM
Contact Email: lchr-careers@lcounty.com
Contact Phone: 740-670-5150
Contact Fax: 740-670-5152
Date Posted: 2/1/2018
Application Form: Click Here
Posting Expires: 2/28/2018
Position Location: Newark, Ohio
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Position Description:

Duties:           Conduct home inspections to investigate the living situations of minor children in open cases as directed.

Observe families in their homes. Formulate comprehensive reports for the Court’s and litigants’ information. Make appropriate referrals to community resources to assist parties and children in addressing specific needs. Testify in court hearings as required to verify contents of report. Administer drug tests as directed by the Court.

Screens all persons who wish to enter the Courthouse for weapons and other harmful objects, utilizing the magnetometer, hand-held metal detector, and x-ray machine.

Maintains communications with court bailiffs and other security/law enforcement personnel regarding security-related issues and emergencies.

Takes steps to control emergency situations at the entrance of the Courthouse, including summoning proper assistance.

Directs the flow of individuals entering and exiting the building in a courteous, but cautious manner, paying special attention to abnormal or unusual behaviors, and conducts searches of those entering when suspicion warrants such action.

Prepares appropriate reports of disturbances and accidents.

Other duties as assigned.

Brief Description:

Summary:      The Court seeks an individual to conduct home investigations as to the living situation of minor children. Position responsibilities include observing families in their homes as directed by a written motion and order of a litigant, an attorney or on the Court’s own motion. The Court is also seeking an individual to assist in security screening of persons entering the Courthouse. Position responsibilities include utilizing metal detecting and x-ray equipment to search persons, and providing general security to ensure the safety of court staff and the general public.

Job Prerequisites:

Minimum Qualifications:    Qualified individuals must be 21 years of age and must possess a high school diploma and have current Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy certification, including up-to-date firearms certification. An Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or related area of study is preferred. Experience with court and/or other physical security is also beneficial. Qualified individuals must also have the physical capability to search and/or detain individuals when necessary. General knowledge of computer processing programs and other related computer programs.

Application Procedure:

Application Procedures:      Submit completed application to the Licking County Domestic Relations Court, 75 E. Main Street, Newark, Ohio 43055. Applications can be obtained in person in the Human Resources Department between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily, or printed from the website at www.lcounty.com. Successful candidates will be subject to Licking County’s pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Compensation:

Salary:             Commensurate with experience

Job Type: Full Time
Pay Type: Hourly
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