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JUDICIARY OF THE U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS



COURT SECURITY OFFICER

Internal/External Opportunity

Location: Judicial Branch Operational Division -St. Thomas/St. John District

Division: Court Security

Number of Vacancies: 4

Promotion Potential: Yes

Salary: $12.95 - $21.22 per hour

Requirements: Graduation from high school (or its equivalent) and experience (six months to two years) in security, military, or law enforcement Required Documents: Cover letter, Internal Employment Application, resume and other relevant documents

Opened: Thursday, May 31, 2018

Closes: Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 4:00 pm (Atlantic Standard Time) for first consideration; OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Nature of Work

This is security work in primarily operating a screening station at the entrance to the Superior Court. Work involves screening all visitors entering the court building as well as articles carried in to ensure there are no threatening incidents within the facility, additional building and parking lot. Security duties are also performed under limited supervision by the Chief of Court Security and reviewed by observation and results achieved.

Essential Functions (Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all the duties which may be performed)

         Directs visitors to walk through the magnetometer while listening for alarm indicating the presence of metal on the person; directs individuals to remove metal from their person to allow clearance into the building; uses hand held wand magnetometer to detect metal on a person.

         Adjusts magnetometer for sensitivity as necessary; checks magnetometer for proper operation.

         Screens carry in items by scanning them on x-ray scanner; observes machine screen to detect weapons or contraband; confiscates items and logs them in for later retrieval by public.

         May conduct hand search of carry in purses, bags and briefcases.

         Notifies supervisor and law enforcement of unruly or violent individuals who attempt to enter the building.

         Makes the rounds of floors and restrooms for security inspection; secures doors and stairwells both before and after court hours; checks alarm systems; ensures evacuation if fire alarm sounds.

         Logs in visitors after normal court hours.

         Operates a hand held radio to maintain two-way communication while at a security post.

         May escort workers to parked vehicles after working hours.

         Patrols parking areas and courthouse grounds to identify security and safety breaches.

         May perform security work for Rising Stars Orchestra concerts.

         May provide transportation for Rising Stars participants.

         Provides directions to various courtrooms and offices.

         Maintains daily activity log.

         Other duties as assigned or required.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

Knowledge of court procedures and policies, code and legal factors pertaining to the court.

Knowledge of the organization, operations, functions and scope of authority of the court or activity to which assigned.

Knowledge of the court automated information system.

Knowledge of legal terminology.

Knowledge of appropriate fee structures.

Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.

Knowledge of basic mathematical concepts.

Ability to perform accurate mathematical calculations.

Ability to read and interpret legal documents of varying type and complexity.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to make decisions in accordance with laws, regulations, and departmental policies and procedures.

Ability to maintain a variety of complex records and prepare reports from such records.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Skill in the operation of a personal computer and other standard equipment.

Working Environment

Work is performed primarily in an office setting, courtroom or at a public counter. Work involves contact with persons who may be angry, abusive or threatening. Work may involve evening or weekend work as periodically assigned.

Physical/Sensory Requirements

Work involves a significant amount of sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, listening, and reaching with hands and arms. Must be able to visually observe screens on x-ray scanning devices as well as observe entrance areas and areas requiring security checks. Must be able to transfer up to 25 pounds. Must be able to restrain abusive or threatening individuals.

Qualifications (Any combination of training and work experience which indicates possession of the knowledge, abilities and skills listed above. An example of an acceptable qualification for this position is:)

Graduation from high school (or its equivalent) and experience (six months to two years) in security, military, or law enforcement work.

Licensure and Certification:

None

To apply, submit a cover letter, Internal Employment Application, resume and other relevant documents to:

Judicial Branch Administrative Office

Human Resources Division

P.O. Box 70

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 00804

Tel: (340) 774-6680

E-mail: colleen.clendinen@vicourts.org or abena.melchior-meade@vicourts.org

Submissions that do not include the requested documents will not be considered. The Court will only contact applicants selected for interviews.

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