Position Title

Part-time Jail Screening Specialist

 Description & Responsibilities

The Jail Screening Specialist is a professional position responsible for conducting interviews and assessments of inmates in Racine County Jail.  The Jail Screening Specialist provides a detailed and objective report to the Court, Prosecution and Defense to assist in the bail decision.  This includes the defendant’s assessed risk level, and recommendations related to bail and release conditions. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Social Work, Psychology, or related human service field required. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of the goals and objectives of pretrial services and the court rules governing pretrial release.
  • Computer literacy including working knowledge and experience of Windows and word processing, as well as data entry experience (Microsoft Word & Access)
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including weekend hours
  • Applied knowledge and understanding of criminal justice process is an asset
  • Experience in motivational interviewing techniques preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • High level of skill in organization and attention to detail and accuracy as well as ability to handle multiple tasks at one time
  • Ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with individuals from diverse economic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds
  • Fluency in Spanish, spoken and written, preferred
  • Valid Wisconsin driver’s license and automobile with insurance required
  • Pre-employment background check, conducted by the Racine County Sheriff’s department, is required


  • Complete pretrial risk assessments for arrestees booked into the Racine County Jail by conducting complete and accurate criminal history and record checks.
  • Conduct face-to-face interviews with newly arrested inmates being held in lieu of bail within restricted and confined areas of the Racine County Jail.
  • Verify information obtained during interviews and further investigate all aspects of the defendant, which are relevant to the setting of bail and release conditions.
  • Prepare written reports notifying the court of the results of the investigation and risk assessment including recommendations for bail and release conditions.
  • Assist with other duties as assigned by the Program Director; including but not limited to court reminder phone calls, drug/alcohol screening of clients, and face-to-face client meetings.


The Jail Screening Specialist reports to Program Director


January 17, 2017