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Detention Officer

Location: Chaparral, NM
Job ID: 50365
Facility: Corrections

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Pay: $18.66 per hour
Schedule: Full Time, 12-hour shifts, days or nights, 6a-6p or 6p-6a

Benefit package includes:

  • Health, dental, vision, prescription drug, and life insurance
  • Short and long-term disability
  • 401(k) with company match 
  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Career advancement opportunities

MTC is proud to operate the Otero County Processing Center in Chaparral, NM,  where our staff provide quality services to our local community. We value our professional and caring employees who are dedicated to improving people’s lives and we want YOU to join our team!

Essential Functions:
  • Search for contraband, provide security, count, feed and supervise detainees in housing, work and other areas.
  • Provide custody and security of detainees including observation, which includes long periods of walking, sitting, and standing.
  • Perform security functions including “pat” and “strip” searches, which includes squatting and bending.
  • Transfer and transport detainees by walking or riding in vehicles; restrain and secure assaultive detainees, as needed.
  • Respond to emergencies to search for detainees, administer first aid at the emergency site, carry an injured or unconscious detainee, and perform use of force procedures, including the use of chemical agents.
  • 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 appropriate information to other personnel and maintain records and reports. 
Education and Experience Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalent required. Law enforcement or related experience preferred. Must
successfully complete pre-service training. Valid driver’s license in the state of New Mexico or Texas with an
acceptable driving record required, unless waived by management.

Management & Training Corporation (MTC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disabled status, veteran status, genetic information, national origin, or any other category protected by federal law. MTC participates in E-Verify. We strive to provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, including disabled veterans, in our job application and hiring process.

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