Sheriff’s Reserve Unit, Volunteers, and Jail Inmates
The Jail Deputy assigned to the Boulder County Jail is primarily a security officer. The major job emphasis is on the security aspects of working with incarcerated individuals. This includes exercising physical control over violent and uncooperative inmates; breaking up fights and restraining violent and uncooperative inmates; booking of prisoners which includes taking fingerprints and photos and conducting strip searchers; hand cuffing and escorting prisoners to and from court; writing reports and testifying in court.
Working varying shift assignments with varying days off is required to provide staffing twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, including recognized holidays. Shifts and days off are bid for on a seniority basis. Working overtime is frequently required. Minimal restriction (non-compensable) on-call is required once a month.
In some positions, deputies must carry a firearm which will required them to maintain qualification and training standards with the firearm. Some assignments (Court and Transports) requires motor vehicle operation. Approximately twenty percent of the job involves some formal and informal counseling with prisoners.
On occasion, appropriately qualified Jail Deputies may be required to perform similar job functions which are normally required of Patrol Deputies, i.e., extra duty events, riot/crowd control response, searches for suspects outside the confines of the Jail, augmentation of the patrol force during major criminal events or natural disaster and catastrophic events such as floods, wind storms and forest fires.