Jail Clerk

Definition

Under minimal supervision, Jail Clerks perform a wide variety of responsible and complex clerical duties necessary to the incarceration and release of inmates.  Jail Clerks are responsible for conducting transactions with other employees or the public in matters requiring detailed knowledge of laws, rules, procedures, policies, precedents, and activities, and for supplying information involving facts and interpretations.

Some examples of tasks are the completing booking sheets, warrants, teletypes, bail information; reading and interpreting complex court orders; counting and recording large sums of money for inmate cash accounts and bail; audits files for accuracy of data entry, paperwork, sentencing and release information; monitor officer staging area for problems and request back-up help as needed; maintain the control panel to operate cameras and doors to maintain a safe and secure environment.

Jail Clerks work rotating schedules and provide continuous 24 hour coverage.

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