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Detention Officer

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Location: Livingston, TX
Job ID: 47008
Facility: Corrections

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  • Provide custody and security of detainees including observation of detainees and work details.
  • Perform specific security functions including pat and strip searches by squatting and bending to perform such functions.
  • Search for contraband and provide security.
  • Count, feed, and supervise detainees in housing, work, and other areas.
  • Transfer and transport detainees by walking or riding in vehicles.
  • Restrain and secure assaultive detainees as needed.
  • Read, review and properly apply information found in detainee records which is related to the detainees' health and safety and to the security of the facility.
  • Provide information to other personnel.
  • Properly prepare and maintain records, forms, and reports as appropriate.
  • Perform specific duties if assigned to the following areas: commissary, property transportation, recreation, escort/roving, mail room, laundry, visiting room, booking, mobile patrol, main control, housing, security housing unit, and intake.
  • Promote the development of positive social skills through modeling appropriate behaviors and intervening when appropriate behaviors are observed.
  • Maintain accountability of staff, detainees and property; adhere to safety practices.
  • Must successfully complete annual in-service training requirements and maintain appropriate facility clearance.

It is expected that the incumbent shall perform other duties as assigned within his/her capabilities as determined by management.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid drivers’ license in the state of Texas with an acceptable driving record required, unless waived by management.

Management & Training Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran. 

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