Intake And Release Specialist
Salary: $14.88-$18.16 hourly / $2,588-$3,159 monthly / Range:
DEFINITION: Under general supervision, books inmates into and
releases them from the County jail; books juvenile detainees into
and releases them from Juvenile Hall, Los Prietos Boys Camp, and and
Los Prietos Boys Academy; and performs related duties as required.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. Interviews persons who have been arrested in order to obtain and
record personal, medical, mental health information, and criminal
charges against detainees; explains criminal charges, release
options, and procedures to detainees and their parents/guardians;
issues release citations.
2. Creates, updates, and maintains inmate trust accounts; receives
and records cash and personal property from inmates or detainees;
releases cash or property in accordance with detention facility
3. Records arrest, booking, and release information; records, and
maintains records of all inmate transactions; checks release dates
and confinement time for accuracy; informs Corrections Officers,
Deputy Probation Officers, or Juvenile Institutions Officers of
persons to be released; checks court orders for requirements and to
verify that release of detainee is appropriate; arranges holds,
transportation, and extraditions; compiles monthly statistical data,
completes various reports and correspondence as needed; updates and
maintains pertinent detainee program information.
4. Conducts routine warrant checks on inmates; receives and verifies
incoming warrants; enters active warrants in local and statewide
records systems; checks warrant status on inmates; confirms and
abstracts warrants to other agencies and field officers.
5. Allows visitor access to the detention facility and monitors and
facilitates movement of staff and detainees within the detention
facility using audio/video monitoring equipment and electric lock
operation; with prisoners of the same gender, may perform personal
searches in the company of Corrections Officers, and may accompany
Corrections Officers on required rounds into the detention
dormitories and during transportation of prisoners; may supervise
detainees in office area as needed.
6. Prepares daily transportation and release rosters; computes
inmates' sentence time, resolving any discrepancies with court staff
and accounting for good time credits and loss of time demerits;
accepts cash bail and bail bonds; provides public and family status
information on inmates; explains jail or detention facility
1. Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent and two years
of increasingly responsible clerical experience that included public
2. a combination of training, education and experience that is
equivalent to the employment standard listed above and that provides
the required knowledge and abilities.
A background investigation will also be conducted for all persons
being hired into this classification. Current or excessive use of
drugs, sale of drugs, serious criminal history, or deception
relating to employment history may bar employment.
Incumbents in this class work in 24-hour detention facilities.
Incumbents must be willing to work shifts, weekends, and holidays.
Knowledge of: standard office practices and procedures;
alphabetical, numerical, and chronological filing methods; telephone
procedures, including operation of multiline equipment and
message-taking; record-keeping methods; basic computer data entry;
knowledge of basic office software.
Ability to: read and apply departmental policies and procedures
related to receiving and releasing inmates or detainees; elicit
information from inmates or detainees, often in hostile situations,
in order to obtain and record information required for
record-keeping purposes; respond tactfully, discreetly, and
courteously to inmates/detainees and the public; react calmly and
make rational decisions in hostile or emergency situations; maintain
confidentiality; keep accurate and complete records; follow oral and
written directions; work with minimum supervision in an enclosed
work space in a detention facility; interact with potentially
derisive individuals; observe unpleasant behavior; observe and
identify persons with possible medical or mental health problems;
maintain concentration amid multiple interruptions.
Desirable Qualifications: The ability to speak Spanish is desirable.