To manage day-to-day administrative tasks of the Racine County jail, including the supervision of staff.
- Supervise Deputies, Corrections Officers and support staff assigned to the Racine County Jail. Represent supervision of jail activities to staff and be responsible for the conduct and acts of jail staff under his/her command.
- Observe staff conduct and behavior, take corrective action/measures, report infractions, train, recommend disciplinary actions, instruct staff on proper procedures and conduct performance reviews.
- Prepare work schedules, assign and/or adjust workload in a fair manner.
- Enforce departmental rules and regulations.
- A Correction’s Sergeant may be assigned as a PREA coordinator as part of their duties. This would include but not limited to:
- Tracking PREA investigations
- Monitoring people who report PREA incidents
- Creating or updating PREA policies and/or procedures
- Tracking PREA statistics
- Make decisions within his/her authority and refer other issues to the Jail Captain, Jail Lieutenant and/or Jail Sergeant.
- Recommend needs and report discrepancies of the section to the Jail Captain, Jail Lieutenant and/or Jail Sergeant.
- File reports of jail activities, critical decisions and remedies attained to maintain security and an assemblance of order.
- Assume authoritative control of crisis situations and problems.
- Confer with officials, attorneys, and citizens; answer questions and/or refer to higher authorities.
- Read daily logs of and be familiar with inmates and activities within the jail.
- Supervise activities in the intake area, check commitments and arrest detention forms on an inmate for proper order.
- Conduct inspections of all jail areas, including living areas and jail structure, and take action when needed.
- Participate in training of new jail staff and in-service training periods.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Supervises Deputies, Corrections Officers and support staff assigned to the Racine County Jail.
Receives supervision from the Jail Captain, Jail Lieutenant and/or Jail Sergeant.
- High school diploma or GED equivalent.
- Jail Officer Certification from Wisconsin State LESB (Law Enforcement Standards Board).
- Valid Wisconsin Class “D” driver’s license.
- No convictions of a felony unless the judgment or conviction has been reversed or a complete pardon has been granted. No convictions of a misdemeanor or other crime which is substantially relate to the position.
- Experience in the Sheriff’s Office as a Corrections Officer OR experience as a Corrections Officer or Law Enforcement Officer at another corrections or law enforcement agency.
- Working knowledge of jail software.
- Prompt and regular attendance.
- Or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience, which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities.
- Must be available to work overtime as needed.
- Working knowledge and ability to perform all tasks of a jail officer, if necessary.
- Supervisory experience desirable.
- Knowledge of rules, regulations and policies of the Sheriff’s Office and the operating procedures of the jail.
- Working knowledge of federal, state, and county laws.
- Understanding and carry out complex oral and written directions such as operational procedures, court directives, and laws.
- Ability to plan, organize and supervise the activities of jail personnel.
- Ability to read and understand court paperwork.
- Ability to instruct and train new officers.
- Ability to supervise personnel and take charge as needed.
- Ability to conduct special studies, keep accurate records and prepare comprehensive reports.
- Proficient in the use of a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
- Ability to obtain CPR certification and annual re-certification.
- Ability to gain and maintain physical control of individuals.
Basic office equipment such as copy machine, personal computer, fax machine; technical equipment such as flashlight, camera, body cameras, video surveillance equipment and two-way radios; transportation vehicle such as an automobile; law enforcement equipment such as less lethal weapons, handheld metal detector, chemical agents, restraints and control devices; first aid equipment; and personal protective equipment such as self-contained breathing apparatus, defibrillators, and hearing and eye protection.
This description has been prepared to assist in properly evaluating various classes of responsibilities, skills, working conditions, etc., present in the classification. It is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and characteristic levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title. It is not intended as a complete list of specific duties and responsibilities; nor, is it intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of a similar kind and level of difficulty.
Working Conditions Continuous inside work (67-100% of workday). Frequent hazard of physical attack or injury (34-66% of workday). Occasional exposure to noise (1-33% of workday). Physical Requirements Continuously talk, hear, and use vision to include far, near, color, and peripheral vision (67-100% of workday). Frequently stand, walk, sit, bend/twist, reach, perform data entry on computer keyboard, lift and carry objects such as food trays weighing up to 5 pounds (34-66% of workday). Occasionally stoop, kneel, and crouch to restrain inmates or perform first aid functions, climb 4 flights of stairs for rescue operations, push inmate in wheelchair, lift and carry objects such as property bins weighing up to 50 pounds (including overhead lifting), lift, drag (50 feet toward fire tower) or carry individuals (wheelchair to bunk to toilet, or on medical board) weighing approximately 180 pounds for rescue operations, restrain and handcuff an inmate (1-33% of workday).
(For a complete list of benefits, refer to the Human Resources Policy Manual)
Full Time, Regular Employees – (40 hours per week)
Health Insurance Coverage:
Racine County is self-insured. The Third-Party Administrator is UnitedHealthcare. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty days of employment.
- Premium sharing: Racine County pays 85%, employee pays 15%.
- IN NETWORK: Individual deductible $400, family deductible $800 per calendar year. After the deductible is met, the plan pays 80% of allowable charges. Out-of-pocket maximum per calendar year is $2000 for individual and $4000 for family.
- OUT OF NETWORK: Individual deductible is $800, family deductible $1600 per calendar year. After the deductible is met, the plan pays 60% of allowable charges. Out-of-pocket maximum per calendar year is $3000 for individual and $6000 for family.
- Prescription drug, vision, and mail order maintenance drug benefits.
Dental Insurance Coverage:
Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty days of employment. Choose either basic coverage or premium coverage.
Basic coverage :
Racine County is self-insured. The Third-Party Administrator for basic dental coverage is UnitedHealthcare.
- Individual deductible $25, family deductible $75 per family per year.
- No deductible for diagnostic or preventative services.
- Co Insurance 80% of usual and customary charges of covered services paid. Maximum of $1200/year per person.
- Fully paid insurance premium by Racine County.
- No orthodontic coverage.
Premium dental coverage (Anthem/Dentacare):
- No deductibles
- 100% coverage at participating dental center
- Employee pays for lab work (prosthetics, i.e., caps, crowns, bridges, dentures)
- Premium sharing Employee pays difference between basic coverage and Dentacare.
- Orthodontic coverage – Employee pays 50% of the fee up to a maximum payment by the employee of $695.
- Choose one dental clinic from a provided list for services.
Flexible Spending Accounts:
- Optional – Regular full-time employees are eligible to contribute to two flexible spending accounts: Health Care Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account. Newly hired employees may enroll by submitting an enrollment form to Human Resources within thirty (30) calendar days from their date of hire.
- Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty days of employment.
- The County provides Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) coverage in the amount equal to one times the employee’s annual base salary rounded to the nearest $1000.
- An employee can elect to pay for additional life and dependent life insurance on a payroll deduction. The premium is determined by age and increment of insurance.
Sick Time and Short-Term Disability:
- Eligible after completion of six (6) months of service in a benefit-eligible position and upon successful completion of the introductory period.
- Eligible after completion of six (6) months of service in a benefit-eligible position and upon successful completion of the introductory period. After a twelve (12) day elimination period, eligible employees may receive short-term disability coverage for a period of up to thirteen (13) weeks. All short-term disability coverage will be at 60% pay.
Long Term Disability Program:
- Coverage becomes effective after six (6) months of continuous employment in a benefit-eligible position and upon completion of the elimination period. The elimination period is 90 days of continuous employment subject to the conditions of short-term disability (90 days). Racine County pays the full premium amount for covered employees. In the event of a total disability due to injury or illness, the long-term disability plan pays 60% of covered salary to a maximum monthly payment of $6,000.00. Benefits payable to employees may be reduced by Worker’s Compensation, Wisconsin Retirement Annuity or Disability payments, Social Security or other specified income.
- Racine County contributes the statutorily required employer’s share of social security contributions.
Wisconsin Retirement Fund:
- Effective from date of hire. The County contributes the employer’s share to the Wisconsin Retirement fund. The employee contributes the employee’s share, through automatic payroll deduction, to the Wisconsin Retirement fund, as required by State statute.
- The following holidays are observed by Racine County and shall be granted with pay to covered employees:
- New Year’s Day
- Friday before Easter
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Friday following Thanksgiving Day
- Day before Christmas Day
- Christmas Day
- Day before New Year’s Day
- A newly hired employee is not eligible for a floating holiday until after successful completion of the introductory period. If the calendar year ends before an employee has completed the introductory period, the employee is not eligible for a floating holiday for that year.
Anniversary date of employment Weeks of Vacation
6th month anniversary 1 week
1st through 4th 3 weeks
5th through 7th 4 weeks
8th through 12th 4 weeks, 3 days
13th through 17th 5 weeks
18th through 22nd 5 weeks
23rd and beyond 5 weeks
Funeral Leave Pay:
- Eligible after completion of the introductory period. Reimbursement of up to three (3) paid days for the purpose of arranging and attending the funeral of a member of the employee’s immediate family.
- Optional – Automatic payroll deduction from salary prior to tax deductions into a tax deferred savings program. Employees may enroll at the time of hire or during the designated open enrollment periods.
- County employees are required to arrange for direct deposit of their pay to accounts in financial institutions.
Employee Assistance Program:
- Racine County has an Employee Assistance Program. EAP is a resource for emotional, financial, and legal support. EAP is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Racine Employee Health & Wellness Center:
- Racine County has partnered with the City of Racine and with Racine Unified to create a health center for:
- Racine County full-time employees, who are covered under the county health plan;
- Dependents of Racine County employees who are covered under the county health plan; and
- Racine County retirees and their dependents that are covered under the county health plan.
PART TIME AND LIMITED-TERM EMPLOYEES
Regular Part-time Employees:
- The classification of “regular part-time employee” shall include all County employees who are scheduled to work less than 40 hours per week on a regular basis (see Racine County Code of Ordinances, Section 15-81).
- Regular part-time employees who are scheduled to work twenty (20) hours or more per week, but less than forty (40) hours per week on a regular basis, are ineligible to participate in County group health, dental or life coverage. Other benefits such as vacation, disability leaves and holiday pay shall be pro-rated.
- Employees who are scheduled to work less than twenty (20) hours per week shall receive no fringe benefits, except that employees who are eligible to participate in the Wisconsin Retirement system will be enrolled therein.
Limited Term Employees:
- Employees appointed to limited term positions for an anticipated duration of less than six (6) months will receive no fringe benefits, except that employees who are eligible to participate in the Wisconsin Retirement System will be enrolled therein.
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