The Kings County Sheriff’s Office is looking for employees to help out in their Jail Division.
According to Patrol Sgt. Nate Ferrier, the Jail Division is hiring nine detention technicians. A technician is a non-sworn employee that works running many of the day-to day operations of the jail, including inmate bookings, answering calls, running the housing units, and the in-and-out activities for inmates.
“And that entails ... releasing them out to the recreation area for food, meal-time, medical staff in-and-out – they control all the electronic doors in the facility,” Ferrier said. “So it’s a pretty high-demand position.”
Technicians may also be called on to handle de-escalation in a crisis such as a fight between inmates.
In addition to technicians, there is an ongoing demand for reserve detention deputies. The deputies are part-time, being allowed to work for up to 960 hours only. Ferrier added that while they aren’t paid at the same rate as their full-time counterparts, it’s an excellent stepping stone for full-time work.
“Generally when they hire a full-time detention deputy, they pool from their reserves,” Ferrier said.” Because you’re already experienced, you know how everything works, you know the job, so it’s a stepping stone straight into a full-time spot.”