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Central Control Operator

The Pay Band for this position is 45:

$15.27 (entry level) to $20.65 (maximum) per hour

Starting salary based on evaluation of previous experience, education, and/or similar job experience.

Open until filled.

This is a civilian position at the Laramie County Sheriff's Department Detention Facility.  The position will entail shift work as the facility and Central Control Facility has 24/7, 365 days a year, requirements for maintaining security within the Facility and the Juvenile Services Center. Control is a secured section where there is no contact with any inmates.
Central Control Operators serve as managers of security, key control, professional and contract visitors control. Internal radio and phone traffic, as well as other essential services to the Detention Facility.
Due to the criticality of the position the hiring process does include a general knowledge and reasoning test, formal interview, extensive background investigation, medical/drug screen, psychological evaluation, and a polygraph. The successful candidate will also undergo a minimum of seven weeks of training (280 hours of in-house training) before working as a team member.


Summary:Under general supervision, monitors operations, traffic and alarms in the Detention Facility, Juvenile Services Center, and/or the Court House, to maintain the safety and security of the staff, inmates, visitors and facilities.

Essential function, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)
Monitors safety and security of the staff, inmates, visitors and facility; monitors intercom communications and security cameras, and operates door release panels as required.
Monitors inmates, activities and facility environment; observes and documents traffic and operations; controls and records access to facilities; helps to create a safe and functional environment.
Monitors Detention Facility, Juvenile Services Center, and Court House (County Building) cameras and radio traffic in the Detention Facility, Juvenile Services Center, courts emergency channels; assures effective communication and recording of significant and critical incidents and circumstances; services radios and replaces batteries as needed.
Monitors alarms; acknowledges event, identifies source, notifies supervisor and other staff as required by operating procedures.
Manages key rings and accounts for key distribution.
Monitors Central Control equipment and facilities and reports unsafe conditions.
Follows established safe practices; protects staff from personal injury; follows safety protocols, and calls for assistance as required.
Maintains and updates incident logs and checklists according to policies and procedures.
Answers incoming phone calls; provides information within designated scope of authority.
Acts as Training Officer for new employees as assigned.
Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Knowledge and Skills:

Ability to acquire and understand knowledge of County policies and procedures.
Ability to acquire and understand knowledge of Sheriff's Department detention policies and procedures, current correctional techniques and procedures, post orders and safety standards.
Knowledge of the principles of record keeping and records management.
Skill in remaining alert at all times and reacting quickly and calmly in emergency situations.
Skill in interpreting policies and regulations, and working effectively under stressful conditions.
Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of software applications.
Skill in interacting with people of different social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds.
Skill in effectively communicating verbally and in writing.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent; must pass a thorough the hiring process as listed above.

TITLE: Deputy Sheriff - Detention Division and Patrol Division


FLSA: Non-Exempt

The Pay Band is 53 ($39,068 to $54,891 annualy / eligible for overtime at 1 1/2 times


Deputy Sheriff in the Detention Division:

(1) Entry level and lateral transfer opportunities. Lateral transfers may be eligible to start at a higher salary due to certification and training documentation.

(2) Minimum of 21 years of age and able to meet the requirements of Wyoming Peace Officer's Standards and Training (POST) and the State of Wyoming for certification as a Detention Deputy. Includes no felony convictions, no misdemeanor conviction for domestic violence, and a safe driving record as determined by County Risk Management policies.

(3) Able to read and speak clearly in the English language.

(4) Initial screening includes the Wyoming POST General Knowledge Test and the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy physical fitness assessment. These may be waived for those individuals who are already Wyoming certified as Detention Officers or "challengeable" through POST by certification in another State.

(5) Opportunity to lateral transfer to the Patrol Division (through a competitive process) after two years of service.

(6) Highly competitive salary and benefits include a flexible health care package, State law enforcement retirement, life insurance, and annual performance based bonus opportunities.

(7) Successfully complete all phases of the Department hiring process to include a formal interview, background investigation, medical/drug screen, psychological evaluation, a polygraph and administrative reviews.

Deputy Sheriff in the Patrol Division:

(1) Must, at a minimum, be certified in Wyoming as a Peace Officer, or, eligible to "challenge" Certification (as determined by Wyoming Peace Officer's Standards and Training {POST}) in Wyoming thru certification in another state as a Peace Officer

(2) Salary may be determined by certification, experience, and documented training. State law enforcement retirement, annual performance based bonus opportunity, and a flexible health care package among other benefits. Patrol Deputies have take home cars once they complete the FTO Program (and providing they live within Laramie County).

(3) Must successfully complete all phases of the Department hiring process to include a formal interview, background investigation, medical/drug screen, psychological evaluation, a polygraph, and administrative reviews.

(4) Opportunities to participate in combined Special Weapons Team or EOD, dog handler, investigations, or Combined Drug Task Force Teams as well as certified instructor in many specialties once probationary status is completed.

Employment Information:

The Laramie County Sheriffs' Office has no requirement or obligation to hire any individual. Disqualafication for employment consideration may occur at any phase of the hiring process. Laramie County is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications may be left at the front desk during normal business hours or mailed to:

Laramie County Sheriffs Department
Personnel/Training Bureau
1910 Pioneer Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82001

Additional information may obtained by contacting:

Gerald Luce
Telephone: 307-633-4725

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