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Work under general supervision to perform difficult and responsible clerical work and duties in the areas of Intake, Release and Classification. Prepares inmate's paperwork as it relates to processing into or release from the jail system and ensures the legality of commitment or release.

$2,193.00 Monthly

1. Two (2) year's experience in appropriate clerical, bookkeeping, data processing or statistical experience; and
2. Graduation from an accredited High School or possess GED.
1. Must be available to work shifts, weekends and holidays.
2. Must be able to work in a jail secured environment.
3. Must be able to pass criminal background check.
1. Performs intake responsibilities which include arrest ticket check to ensure vital information is included; takes fingerprints and photographs to identify and match repeat offenders with their records and identifications. 2. Assigns to first time offenders a new record and identification number and booking number; prepares armband for inmate by obtaining information from documents received.
3. Generates a verification sheet (Hit sheet) through the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS).
4. Reads and interprets criminal history checks to determine if inmates are wanted and require fugitive holds to be placed.
5. Performs a pre-assessment of inmate’s physical appearance to determine if they display immediate need for medical attention.
6. Enters information into the Jail Management System ensuring all required information is entered correctly.
7. Reviews, researches and interprets received legal documents generated by courts, federal, state and local agencies and compares them to information entered into JMS to ensure matching data.
8. Retrieves approved releases and ensures inmates are called down to be released in a timely manner. Generates a final release document through the Jail Management System (JMS).
9. Generates a list of inmates to be distributed to required staff to ensure inmates are released to proper authorities. Provides information to the staff assigned to the release area if time has expired.
10. Compiles all related information with the use of JMS, JSS and TOMIS and provides to assigned lead to review before the inmate is released.
11. Works with the Judicial Commission to ensure inmates are acceptable to enter into the jail system.
12. Maintains a log of each inmate booked in JMS, denied by the commissioner, transported to MMHI and adds on tickets.
13. Communicates with Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) coordinator pertaining to criminal history checks on inmates who are housed in the facility.
14. Communicates with post conviction agencies as necessary.
15. Prepares and maintains statistical reports which are given to the processing managers.
16. Performs other related responsibilities as required or directed.
1. Knowledge of laws, ordinances, rules and regulations affecting the record keeping operations of a department and skill in applying them.
2. Ability to plan, organize and maintain an even flow of work.
3. Ability to maintain continuous mental alertness and reasoning ability.
4. Ability to spell, punctuate and use grammar correctly.
5. Ability to deal courteously with the public, co-workers, and inmates to resolve problem situations.
6. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
201 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38103