Municipal Court Officer

Salary: $22.97 - $33.06 per hour (Non-Exempt)
Job Type: Full Time
Shift: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. May be required to work 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and may be required to work overtime.
Recruitment Period: Open Until Filled

Job Description

This job classification has been designated as a safety sensitive job classification in accordance with the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act, 63 O.S., § 427.1 et seq., (OSCN 2019), effective August 29, 2019. This means employees in this job classification can be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination if they test positive for marijuana components or metabolites, even if they possess a medical marijuana license.

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Education and Experience:  High school diploma or equivalent.  Minimum 30 hours from accredited university or college. 

Licenses and Certifications:  Must be a CLEET certified Law Enforcement Officer.  Valid Oklahoma Driver’s License and satisfactory motor vehicle record. 

Knowledge:  Must have knowledge of law enforcement theory and practice in order to function at a level normally acquired through completion of thirty hours of college and basic law enforcement training in a state certified program.  Maintains current knowledge of court rules, regulations and procedures, and local, state, and federal laws.  Standard arrest procedures. 

Skills:  Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up assignments with a minimum of direction.  Analytical abilities are required to interpret data, recognize discrepancies contained in data, and correct or determine the cause of discrepancies.  Interpersonal skills necessary to effectively interact with internal staff, citizens, and other departmental staff in order to give and extricate information in a courteous and friendly manner. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Performing effectively and professionally in stressful and emergency situations.

Essential Functions:  Performs duties in the enforcement of security and safety of the Municipal Court including internal warrant service, searching persons, and emergency planning.  Provides security for all court sessions, preliminary arraignment conferences, mediations and transport defendants as required. Assists in development for increasing compliance with orders of the Court.  Coordinates warrant service with Deputy Court Clerks.  Communicates with outside agencies for the purpose of identifying and locating individuals with outstanding warrants.  Makes daily reports concerning activity.  Assists the public by providing information, directions, or other assistance as needed.  Performs other related work as required.

Mental and Physical Abilities:  Ability to maintain security and safety guidelines within a court setting.  Ability to maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance.  Ability to analyze complex and unknown situations, determine alternative strategies, and draw conclusions. Physical ability to apprehend defendants and strength to sustain control over disorderly defendants is occasionally required.  Ability to periodically lift and carry moderately heavy (25-50 lb.) materials, supplies, and equipment. 

Working Conditions:  Majority of work is performed in a normal office environment where there are little or no physical discomforts associated with changes in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, and the like.  Exposure to disorderly or intoxicated persons.  Required to adhere to a high level of personal appearance, morals, ethics, and conduct.  May be required to work variations in hours of assignment, duration, and scheduling.

Additional Information:  Selected applicant must pass extensive background investigation, polygraph, physical examination, and drug screen.

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