GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK:
This is very responsible Buildings, Grounds and Facilities and correctional facility work involving the supervision of inmates working at Buildings, Grounds and Facilities. Activities associated with the job include transporting and supervising inmates who pick up trash and debris and grounds keeping, utilizing mowers, string trimmers and other power tools and machinery at Buildings, Grounds and Facilities. Additional responsibilities include maintaining and submitting timesheets for assigned workers, keeping records of the time worked and location of work crew at all times, interaction with the public to determine what areas of the county need to be cleaned and ensuring the safety and security of assigned personnel. Job responsibilities require experience in law enforcement work knowledge of Washington County parks and properties, sufficient strength and agility to perform the physically demanding aspects of the job in a variety of weather conditions and good organizational, interpersonal and decision-making skills. Job performance is evaluated by the Deputy Director through review of the efficiency of litter and brush collection operations, personal effectiveness in dealing with assigned work crews and compliance with existing departmental policies and procedures.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS:
(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)
- Transports and supervises inmates assigned to Buildings, Grounds and Facilities.
- Notifies the appropriate personnel in the event of trouble with county inmates assigned to work crews.
- Assists with routine maintenance of county vehicles assigned to work crews.
- Maintains records of time worked by assigned work crews, and location of work crew at all times.
- Operates small trucks and trailer to haul equipment to designated locations to collect and dispose of brush, vegetation, and other debris.
- Notifies the appropriate personnel in the event of difficulties encountered with inmates working and takes timely and appropriate actions to address potentially dangerous situations.
- Intervenes and establishes control in dangerous and volatile situations to ensure the safety of individuals assigned to work crews.
- Ensures the safety and security of work crews as they work in county parks and properties mowing, trimming, collecting litter, brush, and other debris.
- Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Considerable knowledge of Washington County parks and properties.
- Knowledge of common first aid practices, CPR and exposure to dangerous pathogens including the use of universal precautions.
- Some knowledge of dietary requirements for various health conditions and the effect of common psychotropic drugs.
- Ability to react quickly and appropriately to potentially dangerous or volatile situations to ensure the safety of others.
- Ability to perform the physically demanding requirements of the job in a variety of weather conditions.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, emergency management personnel and assigned work crews.
- Ability to make appropriate and timely decisions based upon the information available.
- Ability to acquire and utilize new job-related information as required.
- Ability to document and maintain accurate logs of work-related information, personal activities, and location of activities.
- Skill in operation of vehicles utilized for litter collection, activities, brush removal and transporting work crews.
- Work a rotating 40/hour work week without paid holidays.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- High School Diploma or equivalent and experience in the supervision of personnel
- Course work in Crime Prevention and/or Law Enforcement
- Some experience working in a juvenile or adult correctional facility
- Ability to interact effectively with the public
- Good Interpersonal/Organizational and Decision-Making Skills
A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.
Must have the use of sensory skills to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public using the telephone and personal contact as normally defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle or feel objects and controls. Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items, such as, but not limited to, mowers, weed eaters, etc. Significant standing, walking, moving, climbing, carrying, bending, kneeling, crawling, reaching, and handling, pushing and pulling. The worker may be subject to adverse environmental conditions.
Possession of a valid driver’s license
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks.
Applicant must be legally authorized to work in the United States and willing to provide unexpired USCIS Form I-9 employment eligibility verification documentation upon request.
Easy Ways to Apply:
- Visit our website at https://www.washco-md.net/jobs/ or
- Complete and email an Application to [email protected] or
- Complete and mail Application to:
Washington County Human Resources Department,
100 W. Washington Street, Room 2300,
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740.
Internal Candidates are required to use an Internal Application (including resume) when applying.
Washington County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals requiring special accommodations or assistance are requested to contact the Human Resources Department at 240-313-2350, Voice or TDD (D/HH use 711) M/F/H/V.
DEADLINE FOR FILING APPLICATIONS WITH HUMAN RESOURCES:
Thursday, June 30th, 2022 @ 4:00pm