Opportunity Index

202101001 DETENTION OFFICER I POSITION IS ONGOING

Lenora Murphy

Sheriff's Office

PRIOR TO OFFER OF INTERVIEW, THIS POSITION WILL REQUIRE TESTING, COMPLETION OF A PERSONAL BACKGROUND HISTORY PACKET AND COPIES OF APPLICANT’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE AND HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR EQUIVALENT.

BACKGROUND CHECKS WILL BE PERFORMED.

NATURE OF WORK:
Under close supervision performs security work of routine difficulty in the supervision, transportation, care and welfare of inmates; performs related duties as required or assigned.

TYPICAL DUTIES:
Observes, controls and supervises inmate activities; maintains detention records; processes inmate bookings and releases; distributes and collects inmate mail; maintains the safety and physical security of the facility and personnel; physically escorts inmates to outside facilities by vehicle or on foot; supervises visitations; performs physical search of inmates and facility, conducts inventories of detention facility supplies.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Working knowledge of:

  • Report preparation, basic record and book keeping, inmate classification procedures;
  • Human behavior and social, economic and cultural backgrounds;
  • Physical search, transportation and restraint procedures;
  • Practices and procedures as applied to a detention facility;

Skill in:

  • Recording information clearly and completely;

Ability to:

  • Analyze situations detect problems and facts;
  • Communicate orally and by telephone, with public and employees in a face to face setting;
  • Observe or monitor objects, data, and/or behavior to determine compliance with prescribed operating or safety standards;
  • Operate a motor vehicle;
  • Remain in a standing position for extended periods of time;
  • Physically restrain detainees;
  • Responding to emergencies or stressful situations calmly, quickly and decisively;
  • Work rotating shifts;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and other agencies and the public;
  • Follow written and verbal instructions;
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing;
  • Dispense prescription medications in accordance with Physician=s orders and prescriptions;

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Must successfully complete: Probationary period as Detention Officer with Apache County; Complete Basic Detention Officer Academy (240 Hours); NSA Jail Officers course; Facility Training Program (8 weeks), and possess and maintain a valid Arizona drivers license.
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Typical Duties: Observes, controls and supervises inmate activities;
maintains detention records, process inmate bookings and releases, distributes and collects inmate mail; maintains the safety and physical security of the facility and personnel; physically escorts inmate to outside facilities by vehicle or on foot; supervises visitation; performs physical search of inmates and facility.

Minimum Qualifications:
Must have high school diploma/GED
Must be at least 18 years of age
Must have a valid driver’s license
Must pass a background check including NCIC
Will be fingerprinted and submit to a urinalysis
Shift work required

(Positions is in classified service and is FLSA non-exempt)

This position pays $13.11 per hour

ALL POSITIONS MUST HAVE AN APACHE COUNTY EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION FOR CONSIDERATION.

To obtain an application, please click HERE

Please click “Apply for Job” to send a completed application.

To apply for this job email your details to employment@co.apache.az.us