Bonneville County
  • 13-Oct-2017 to 20-Oct-2017 (MST)
  • Sheriff - Jail
  • Idaho Falls, ID, USA
  • 13.94
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

October 13, 2017

TO: To All interested persons

Position:          Booking Clerk – Jail
Starting Salary: Pay Grade 10 - starting salary $13.94 per hour.
Work Hours: 40 hours a week
Closing Date: Applications accepted through October 20, 2017 at 5:00 P.M.


Performs a variety of working-level complex administrative and clerical duties to expedite booking and release of inmates and the review, processing and maintenance of all related documents and records in accordance with legal requirements and established policy and procedure.


Works under the general supervision of the Booking Supervisor and/or Office Manager.




Uses problem solving skills and discretionary thinking in the following areas:

After pre-booking process is completed by a certified detention deputy, learns and demonstrates the ability to complete the booking process on the computer; count and record inmate monies and enter into computer; and photograph inmates; maintain confidentiality of inmate records and documents.

Learns and demonstrates the ability to determine misdemeanor bond on charges, referencing bond schedules set by judicial courts; accept bonding paperwork; verify authority of agent and bond amount is not exceeded.

Learns and demonstrates the ability to be responsible to collect, receive and process all court information and legal paperwork relating to inmate files, both in the inmate file and on the computer; acts as point of contact for law enforcement agencies to assure accuracy of legal paperwork.

Learns to coordinate and attend video arraignments with in-custody inmates daily to assure accuracy of court information and to assist inmates through legal process.

Learns and demonstrates the ability to maintain detailed daily entry both in the file and on the computer to ensure all necessary information is captured and records are accurate and updated; receive and coordinate all paperwork for transport of inmates to other facilities, counties, Idaho Department of Corrections and Immigration Naturalization Services; calculate and provides written documentation to court regarding credit toward and court costs on sentenced inmates; calculate release dates and sentence duration from court orders.

Acts as liaison between main jail and work release/detail to assist inmate transfers between facilities.

Learns and demonstrates the ability to release inmates from the computer system, write checks or issue debit cards as determined by inmate account balance and organizes file for long term storage.

Assists in evaluating and recommending changes to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of booking processes or procedures.

Communicates directly with the booking staff to stay apprised of occurrences when off shift; communicates with Financial Clerk as needed on inmate housing billing.

Prioritizes time and resources as it relates to day to day activities and special projects.

Performs related duties as required.


1. Educations and Experience:

      A. Graduation from high school or equivalent;
      B. Two (2) years' experience in performing general secretarial, clerical or other related duties;
      C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

2. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Working knowledge of general office management practices and procedures; English grammar, spelling; punctuation, and composition; computer records and information systems; data entry and retrieval; basic word processing, and office communications programs. Some knowledge of jail booking practices and procedures and related records is preferred.

Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers. Ability to work independently and deal effectively with stress caused by workload and time deadlines. Work quickly and accurately; maintain acceptable levels of efficiency while working with time pressures and deadlines; maintain confidentiality on sensitive issues.

3. Special Qualifications:

Ability to accurately type and enter data using a computer keyboard
Must be willing to work assigned shift work.
Must meet all qualifications for NCIC (National Criminal Information Center) certification.
Must successfully complete training and certification in CPR, basic first aid, suicide awareness and Inquiry and Entry testing for the Idaho Public Safety and Security Information System (ILETS) as a condition of continued employment and recertify periodically as required.

4. Work Environment:

Tasks require variety of physical activities which are performed in a jail facility involving muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing and seeing. Common eye, hand, finger, leg and foot dexterity exist. Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, and emotional stability. The work is primarily performed in a jail where the employee has continuous exposure to criminal suspects and inmates. May be exposed to noise, fumes and contagious or infectious diseases. The threat of being assaulted by an inmate is a legitimate concern. Must be able to work all shifts, weekends and holidays, for the 24-hour operation of the jail facilities. May be called upon to work mandatory overtime as staffing requires. Duties are performed primarily in the jail booking control area within sight and sound of inmates. However, some duties are routinely performed in or require access to secure areas where inmates are present.


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