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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 2262 - EO Civilian Court Security Officer

Job Description

GRADE: 108

Under general direction; performs work of routine difficulty to ensure
a safe and weapon-free Judicial Office Facility by monitoring people passing through metal detectors and viewing objects on X-ray screens; provides general assistance to deputy sheriffs in evacuations or emergencies; performs related work as required.

An employee in this class monitors electronic screening equipment and people for long, uninterrupted periods of time dealing courteously and effectively with all types of people and behavior including disrespectful or abusive attitudes.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Operates screening devices and monitors people entering the facility
• Conducts "pat downs" and identification
• Screens tools of contractors or other personnel
• Vouchers items specified by the Sheriff's Department
• Services on Pass Post and performs identification duties of this position
• Directs entering publics for scanning
• Serves in positions of Blocker Post, Point Post, or Back Up Searcher
• Provides entry screening for Grand Jury juror selection and proceedings
• Aids in the detection of contraband and assists deputies as directed
• Assists in report preparation
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned
• Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Electronic screening equipment
• Human behavior and contraband detection
• Appropriate official attire and appearance
• Current office practices, procedures and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes

Skill in:
• Report-writing, observation, retention and verbal language skills
• Human relations
• Being courteous, firm, tactful, impartial and professional with people
• Reacting and responding calmly in emergency situations
• Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office

Ability to:
• Understand and follow orders
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations
• Convey excellent oral and written communication
• Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality


Completion of a High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma equivalent; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Light Work: Requires the ability to regularly stand and walk up to seven and a half hours in an eight hour shift and to lift up to 10 pounds frequently and up to 20 pounds occasionally.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work will occur in the field environment. While performing the duties and responsibilities the employee may be exposed to unpleasant interactions and loud noises.