Court Security Deputy (Franklin County Sheriff's Office)


Court Security Deputy (Open Positions: 2)

Closes On: October 31, 2022 at 08:19 AM CST

Department: Jail
Job Status: Full-Time
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Rate of Pay: $15.12 -
Details: Certified Law Enforcement position. Hiring process includes written test, oral board interviews, polygraph and psychological evaluation.

Job Summary
The position performs security and safety functions within and around the perimeter of the Franklin County Courts Building. Position requires both indoor and outdoor inspections during all types of working conditions, exposed to heat and cold extremes and temperature changes. There is a chance of occasional exposure to hazards or risk of bodily injury. Constantly moves about patrolling the District County property providing a visible and physical deterrent in uniform while protecting life and property. Incumbent shall identify hazards; monitor for signs of criminal activity; and patrol for suspicious persons and/or vehicles. The employee works under the supervision of the Sheriff or designee.

Essential Functions

  • Provides security and assistance within the Court Buildings and court rooms;
  • Provides observation of persons within and around the Courts Building and grounds;
  • Screens and searches persons and belongings entering Courts Building and on County property;
  • Enforces courtroom and facility rules and regulations;
  • Assists judges as requested;
  • Maintains juror/witness security;
  • Delivers court documents;
  • Prepares and maintains appropriate security records;
  • Notifies jail of changes of Court hearings pertaining to in-custody defendants;
  • Escorts inmates to and from court hearings and/or assists in transport of inmates as required;
  • Assists individuals with court forms as necessary;
  • Ensures court rooms are orderly;
  • Intervenes in verbal or physical altercations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of: 

  • Pertinent local, state and Federal laws;
  • Agency rules and regulations;
  • County ordinances, policies, rules and regulations;
  • Law enforcement safety equipment and standards;
  • Firearm, radios and physical restraint devices;
  • The operation of communication equipment and the procedures for handling jail inmates
  • Basic first aid techniques;

Skill In: 

  • Resolving conflicts with tact and diplomacy;
  • Use and care for firearms and other issued equipment;
  • Use of personal computers, and competency with desktop and application software including but not limited to Microsoft Office.

Ability To:

  • Exercise independent judgment in dealing with the public and the employees of the Courts Building;
  • Maintain and apply knowledge of current Departmental policies, procedures, rules, instruction, and regulations;
  • Deal firmly and equitably with individuals;
  • Think logically and quickly during an emergency;
  • Visually identify and recognize unusual behaviors of persons to prevent crime;
  • Remain calm, accurately and quickly interpret situations and communicate information clearly in accordance with policy and procedures;
  • Work under pressure, exercising good judgment in a variety of situations;
  • Interact with the public in a professional and courteous manner;
  • Maintain and exhibit discretion and integrity at all times when exposed to confidential information;
  • Understand and carry out both oral and written directives;
  • Understand, write and speak English clearly and distinctly;
  • Exchange information both orally and in writing, compose typewritten reports, and speak with other law enforcement personnel;
  • Read and comprehend written materials;
  • Operate computer equipment, metal detectors, telephone, pager, fax, radio, vehicle, cameras, handcuffs, baton and other devices/weapons as required;
  • Work under adverse conditions of violence, danger, environment, and emotional stress responding to complaints and assistance requests;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, Court personnel, Law Enforcement personnel, officials and the public;
  • Maintain and apply knowledge of safe and proper use of firearms and weapons as utilized;
  • Maintain records, organize and prepare written reports.

Physical & Working Conditions
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear;
  • The employee is frequently required to walk;
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, or smell;
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds;
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and peripheral vision.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job:

  • The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock and explosives;
  • The position involves an element of personal danger.

Certifications, Licenses, & Education/Experience

  • Possess valid driver's license;
  • Possess or be able to obtain Kansas Law Enforcement Certification within one year of employment;
  • Must meet annual Kansas State requirements for law enforcement certification.


  • High School Diploma or GED;
  • or one year to two years related experience and/or training;
  • or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Associate's degree or equivalent from two year-college or technical school;
  • or two to three years related experience and/or training;
  • or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Fluency in a second language.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office Logo Jeffrey O. Richards, CPM
220 S. Beech Street Ottawa, KS 66067
Office: (785) 229-1200
Fax : (785) 229-1210