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Lieutenant - Bedford County Correctional Facility
The Lieutenant will oversee daily operations of the Bedford County Correctional Facility. This will include working with an administrative team to carry out and apply facility directives. The Lieutenant will directly supervise Correctional Officers, handle Officer scheduling, concerns, and leave use. The Lieutenant will professionally interact daily with outside agencies and the general public. Lieutenants will oversee facility protocols are being upheld according to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) Guidelines.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB: (Illustrative Only)

  1. Will have direct supervision of correctional officers.
  2. Will maintain and update the daily post assignment schedule, as well as shift schedules.
  3. Conducts daily security inspections of the facility and properly document deficiencies.
  4. Takes action to correct any crisis, such as block disturbances, unruly inmates, medical emergencies, ect… as well as notifying the Warden and Deputy Warden as directed.
  5. Processes and properly distribute inmate grievances and requests.
  6. Counsels inmates on personal and institutional concerns.
  7. Resolve staff conflicts, grievances, and any other staff issues that may arise in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement.
  8. Professionally Interacts with other criminal justice agencies and the general public.
  9. Serves as team leader during a planned use of force, ensuring all facility standards are followed and staff sufficiently briefed.
  10. Attends meetings, seminars and training sessions as required or as directed by the Warden.
  11. Will oversee Officers payroll, leave use, and conduct evaluations as directed.
  12. Will ensure facility policy and procedures are being followed by staff, reporting deficiencies appropriately.
  13. Will collect, view, and file all Officer reports accordingly.
  14. Assumes responsibility and verifies all inmate releases and new intakes.
  15. To be familiar with the duties of the Warden and Deputy Warden serve in their capacity in the event of their absence.
  16. Perform other duties as described by the Warden or Deputy Warden on an as needed basis.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the Pennsylvania Prison Policy and procedures; Knowledge of PREA policy and standards; knowledge of the PA Department of Corrections minimum standards and operation procedures for county prison title 37; knowledge of American Correctional Association standards; knowledge of the Pennsylvania principles of the criminal justice system; knowledge of inmates right and due process; knowledge of modalities of treatment. Proficient in Microsoft, Word and Excel.  Skills in computer and data entry; skill in organization and public relations; skill in time management and independent working; skill in interpersonal communication; Ability to direct, motivate, supervise and fairly evaluate subordinate employees, ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to comprehend and apply concepts for enhancement and efficiency of department and general operations; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals, co-workers, other agencies and the public; ability to work with confidential information; ability to restrain uncooperative inmates; ability to work in a highly stressful environment; ability to counsel inmates and recognize the need for in-depth professional health care.

MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT USED:
Various security tools:  handcuffs, leg restraints, Phazzer Chemical agents, etc.
Standard office equipment:  Printer/copier, fax machine, computers.

ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: High School Diploma

LICENSE (S) AND CERTIFICATE(S):
Valid PA Driver’s license; PA Department of Corrections Basic Training and CPR Certification.

PHYSICAL ABILITIES:

  • Sit for extended periods, keyboard, write, hear and speak;
  • Stand frequently for extended periods;
  • Bend, kneel, stoop
  • Lift in excess of 20 pounds; and

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned this classification.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties or roles performed by personnel so classified.  It is as well intended to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Due to the nature of this work no light duty post are available.

The qualifications listed above are guidelines.  Other combinations of education and experience, which could provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform this job, should be considered.
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Assistant District Attorney
JOB SUMMARY:
Acts on authority delegated by the district attorney to represent, in a professional manner, the Commonwealth and the County in the prosecutions of those persons who are alleged to have violated the law of the Commonwealth within the County.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB: (Illustrative Only)
Upon authority delegated by the district attorney:

  • Assists police in the investigation of criminal offenses.
  • Provides legal opinions to police relative to investigations.
  • Conducts legal research and writes opinions thereon.
  • Advises police on the drafting of criminal complaints, search warrants and statements of probable cause.
  • Evaluates evidence relative to propriety of criminal charges and search warrants.
  • Assembles and evaluates evidence, interviews and prepares witnesses for various court appearances.
  • Represents the Commonwealth in the prosecution of cases at preliminary hearings, pretrial motions, and trials before court and/or jury, post-verdict motions and appeals to Superior and Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania.
  • Represents Commonwealth in Post-Conviction Relief Act hearings in the Court of Common Pleas and appeals there from to the Superior and Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania.
  • Represents the Commonwealth in proceedings on writs of habeas corpus in United States District Court, Courts of Appeal and Supreme Court.
  • Represents the Commonwealth and the Court of Common Pleas in Indirect Criminal Contempt proceedings and all appeals there from.
  • Represents the Commonwealth in Juvenile Court proceedings and all appeals there from.
  • Represents the Commonwealth in summary appeals and appeals there from.
  • Represents the Commonwealth in pre-trial conferences.
  • Does legal research and makes oral arguments and prepares written briefs before all Commonwealth and federal courts of Pennsylvania.
  • Responds to miscellaneous requests for legal opinions from law enforcement officers and the general public.
  • Interacts with all other state and local law enforcement agencies and local individuals and organizations.

 REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Must be able to speak and understand the English language and to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Must possess effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must possess initiative and problem solving skills.
  • Must possess ability to function independently, have flexibility and personal integrity and the ability to work effectively with victims, witnesses, co-workers and others in a professional manner.
  • Must possess ability to maintain confidentiality in regard to case information and records.
  • Must possess thorough knowledge of state substantive and procedural law and rules of evidence.
  • Must possess skill and ability to analyze, organize and present facts and evidence in legal proceedings.
  • Must possess the ability to litigate cases effectively and prepare necessary briefs and arguments.
  • Must possess the ability to practice effective time management, organization skills and to concentrate on work and details of numerous cases at once.
  • Must possess a sense of fairness which allows for vigorous yet just prosecution of all offenders while protecting the rights of crime victims and society.
  • Must possess the ability to understand and interpret constitutional provisions, statutes, and administrative regulations; to analyze facts, evidence and precedents and to arrive at logical interpretations.
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
  • Thorough working knowledge of judicial procedures and rules of evidence.
  • Good knowledge of County ordinances and State, Federal, and general municipal laws including accepted legal or Court interpretations.
  • Ability to analyze, appraise or organize facts, evidence and precedents and to present such materials effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to present and argue cases in court.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Court Officials, County Officials, and the general public.

OTHER DUTIES:

  • Attends continuing education courses on law enforcement and related issues.
  • Attends meetings, seminars and training sessions as required.
  • Performs other job related work as assigned by the District Attorney.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Receives occasional instruction and limited supervision from the District Attorney in regard to daily work assignments.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Works indoors in a crowded work space, lighting and ventilation, but with fluctuations in temperatures.
  • Works with above average indoor exposure to noise, stress and disruptions.
  • Normal indoor exposure to dust/dirt.
  • Works beyond normal work hours or works on-call as needed.
  • Works daily with volatile and potentially hostile or aggressive individuals involved in cases.

 PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must possess ability to record, convey and present information, explain procedures and follow instructions.
  • Must be able to sit for long periods throughout the workday, with intermittent periods of standing, walking, bending, twisting, and reaching necessary to carry out job duties.
  • Requires simple dexterity of fingers/hands; arms/legs; torso.
  • Sedentary work, with occasional lifting/carrying of objects with a maximum weight of twenty-five (25) pounds.
  • Must demonstrate emotional stability.
  • Must be able to cope with the physical and mental stress of the position
  • Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work.

QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION/TRAINING

  • Juris doctor degree and admission to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Training in computers helpful.  Continuing legal education required.

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Graduation from a recognized accredited school of law and admission to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and have regular access to a vehicle, may require some travel.
  • Must successfully pass a background check.

SPECIAL NEEDS
Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to travel if required to attend meetings and seminars.
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Corrections Maintenance Supervisor
The Corrections Maintenance Supervisor (CMS) meets with and advises the Administrative team on maintenance issues and develops plans to address issues related to emerging physical plant deficiencies and/or upgrades.  Supervises members of the maintenance department in completion of duties, related to maintaining and improving the physical plant operations of the facility.  The (CMS) will ensure a tool control program is established and maintained within DOC guidelines.  They will develop relationships with vendors for parts and specialized services related to the preventative maintenance of commercial facility equipment.  The (CMS) will be responsible for establishing a budget for the maintenance department and submitting the budget to the Warden. 

         ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB: (Illustrative Only)

  • Works with the Treatment specialist in identifying inmate workers for outside work details.
  • Supervises inmate work crews as needed for projects within the facility and on facility grounds.
  • Performs preventative maintenance on equipment via visual check-adjust, lubricates, and evaluates parts subject to deterioration due to normal wear and tear and performs any needed repairs.
  • Serves as the tool control officer for the facility.
  • Develops a schedule for the removal of unserviceable items from the facility.
  • Assigns members of the maintenance department specific duties related to preventative maintenance of the facility.
  • Develops on call schedules for the department as related to weather events or emergency situations.
  • Installs all telephones and computer data lines and electrical outlets as needed.
  • Paints walls and trim work when necessary.
  • Dismantles and assembles interior demountable partitions as required for office changes and constructs permanent walls as needed.
  • Performs minor plumbing and electrical repairs, and maintenance, including drains, electronic locks, and paging systems, etc.
  • Performs overall upkeep of grounds, sidewalks and parking lots.
  • Moves office equipment from office to office or to other buildings, as needed.
  • Performs snow removal.
  • Responds to emergency calls if possible; and
  • Performs other duties as specified by the Warden.

         REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • GED or High School Diploma (required)
  • Technical School certificate preferred.
  • Knowledge of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, refrigeration and building maintenance. Skills in operating handheld maintenance tools.  Skills in repairing mechanical, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and refrigeration equipment.  Ability to identify need for and perform mechanical, electrical, etc. maintenance; ability to acknowledge and practice safe working procedures to Federal, State and Local policy.

         MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT USED:

  • Maintenance tools and supplies.
  • Technical manuals.
  • Lawn care and snow removal equipment

         LICENSE (S) AND CERTIFICATE (S):

  • EPA Proper Refrigerant Practices Certification preferred
  • HVAC
  • Carpentry
  • Painting

        PHYSICAL ABILITIES:

  • Stand for extended periods of time.
  • Stoop, kneel, bend, reach, or grasp.
  • Lift to, and in excess of, 100 pounds; and
  • Work in unpleasant environment conditions.
  • Work in excess of 8 hours during times of emergencies. Minimum shift requirements, disturbances, etc.

       SPECIAL NEEDS
       Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to travel if required to attend meetings and seminars.

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and any other supporting documentation to Warden Eichenlaub at jeichenlaub@bedfordcountypa.org; 425 Imlertown Rd. Bedford, PA 15522
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Administrative Assistant

The Bedford County Planning Commission and Human Resources Departments are accepting resumes for an Administrative Assistant position. The Administrative Assistant will be a full-time position and the qualified individual will be assisting both departments. 
Duties will include, but not limited to:

  1. Provide front desk and phone support.
  2. Maintain inventory and supply lists and preparing supply request orders.
  3. Maintain contract documents for leased equipment.
  4. Maintain paper files for staff utilizing standardized filing format; move files to permanent storage as needed.
  5. Maintain spreadsheet and email lists of Planning Commission contacts, and overall municipal contacts.
  6. Prepare and mail packets to Planning Commission members for monthly board meetings.
  7. Conducted monthly and/or quarterly meter readings for copying and scanning equipment.
  8. Maintain petty cash draw and prepare monthly codding reports for deposits taken to the Treasurer. Submit monthly postage statements to Finance Department.
  9. Complete and submit all invoices for payment to the Finance Department.
  10. Intake of submitted subdivision and land development plans for review. Create paper files and scan documents for use on the server.
  11. Update Planning Commission and Human Resource’s section of the website on a regular basis.
  12. Desktop publishing for the Planning Commission annual report.
  13. Assist CDBG administrator with completion and filing of all necessary financial documentation to the Finance Department for this federally-funded program.
  14. Development of Human Resources quarterly newsletter.
  15. Development of Onboarding presentation with content provided.
  16. Assisting with entering worker’s compensation claims.
  17. Assisting with unemployment claims.
  18. Assisting with development of Summary Plan documents for health care plans.

Candidates should have the following qualifications:
1. Education and/or Experience - Associates or Bachelor's degree preferred; focus in Communications or Business Administration (or related field)
2. Computer Skills - Desktop Publishing software; Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher); Adobe Acrobat Software. 

Bedford County is a great place to work with exceptional medical benefits including healthcare and basic vision. Non-union employees may also be eligible for Bedford County's Student Loan Reimbursement Program which offers up to $200.00 a month towards student loans.

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and any other supporting documentation to the Director of Human Resources at jlepako@bedfordcountypa.org; 200 S. Juliana St. Suite 300 Bedford, PA 15522
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LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse

The Bedford County Correctional Facility (BCCF) is accepting applications for open LPN positions. The BCCF presents a challenging and fast-paced work environment where you will apply hands-on assessments and clinical nursing skills on a day-to-day basis.

You will be tasked with being involved in healthcare emergencies, physical health assessments, initial screenings, medication distribution, nurse sick call, and chronic care clinics. You will also assist physicians, psychiatrists, and dentists.

Some of the duties and responsibilities will include: 
  • maintaining confidentiality of all correctional facility related information
  • identify problems, make recommendations, and assist in developing solutions to resolve healthcare concerns. 
  • encourage the mission and goals of the Correctional Facility
  • Medical care of inmates/patients as a top priority
  • restock supplies
  • keep exam rooms clean
  • perform laboratory draws and in-house testing per correctional facility policy, standard precautions, and per recommended guidelines. 
Bedford County is a great place to work with exceptional medical benefits including healthcare and basic vision. Non-union employees may also be eligible for Bedford County's Student Loan Reimbursement Program which offers up to $200.00 a month towards student loans.

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and any other supporting documentation to the Director of Human Resources at jlepako@bedfordcountypa.org. 
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Correctional Officer
The Bedford County Correctional Facility (BCCF) is accepting applications for several open Correctional Officer positions. The BCCF presents a challenging and fast-paced work environment where your primary responsibility will be the care, custody, and control of inmates within the correctional facility. 

You will be tasked with the care, custody, and control of inmates. 

Some of the duties and responsibilities will include: 
  • supervise and record movement and daily activity of inmates in assigned areas
  • perform various activities to preserve the security of all persons in the prison (cell searches, body searches, etc.). 
  • Provides back-up security efforts to other correctional personnel. 
  • monitors visits, church services, treatment programs, and all other inmate activity; 
  • provide minor medical assistance as required; 
  • counsel inmates on personal and institutional problems; 
  • monitor the activities within inmate areas; 
  • Transport and escort inmates to and from medical appointments as required; 
  • perform other duties as required to ensure smooth operations of the department
Bedford County is a great place to work with exceptional medical benefits including healthcare and basic vision. Non-union employees may also be eligible for Bedford County's Student Loan Reimbursement Program which offers up to $200.00 a month towards student loans.

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and any other supporting documentation to the Director of Human Resources at jlepako@bedfordcountypa.org.

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Adult/Juvenile Probation Officer

The Bedford County Probation Office is accepting resumes for the position of Adult/Juvenile Probation Officer. This position starts  at $31,500.00. Employees may also be eligible for Bedford County's Student Loan Reimbursement Program which offers up to $200.00 a month towards student loans.

Minimum educational requirement is a bachelor's degree in Administration of Justice or closely related field. Required to pass background checks including Child Abuse Clearances, PSP, CLEAN and driver's record. Must demonstrate personal integrity and professional code of ethics. Must pass basic academy training with both strong physical and mental attributes to maintain employment.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Supervises clients, investigating their activities to ascertain whether they are violating probation/parole regulations, and providing counseling and other services to help them in their personal, social, and economic adjustment in the community.
  • Maintains contact with families, friends, employers, clergy, and other persons concerned with aiding clients in their adjustment to the community.
  • Conducts investigations to determine if pre-parole plans are satisfactory.
  • Makes or assists in making arrests, prepares, or assists in preparing arrest reports.
  • Prepares regular report of activities and contacts completed.
  • Conducts pre-sentence investigations and prepares special reports as required.
  • Maintains regular contacts with probationers and parolees both in the office setting and conducting field work.
  • Must be flexible to work non-traditional hours which, at times, include evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Willingness to be “on call” on a rotating basis and be available to other law enforcements agencies as emergency needs arise during non-traditional hours.
  • Attend and complete annual training sessions as scheduled.
  • conduct urinalysis and breath screening to detect possible use/abuse of alcohol and/or controlled substances by clients.
  • Compile information and is prepared to testify at violation hearings.
  • Keep updated on client’s payment status and enforces such.
  • Interviews victims for restitution information and acts as a liaison between the victim and the clients; and
  • Completes all other tasks as assigned by the Director of Probation/Parole Services.

Anyone interested should mail a resume and cover letter to Keith Bowser, Director of Probation/Parole Services, at 200 S. Juliana Street, Attn: Probation Office, Bedford, PA 15522.

Bedford County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Bedford County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and affords Equal Opportunity to all employee and applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, handicap, veteran status, political affiliation or any other legally protected classification.