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Security Officer

Location: Post, TX
Job ID: 50621
Facility: Corrections

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Pay: $20.47 per hour and a $1,000 sign-on bonus

Location: Post, TX

Work schedule: Full-time; 12-hour shift (both day & night shift available)

Work with a purpose! Begin a career as a security officer and work towards
 becoming a law enforcement professional.

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
  • Paid jailer certification training
  • Career advancement opportunities

Job responsibilities: Security Officers are responsible for the custody and discipline of inmates assigned to the facility.

Essential functions:

  • Search for contraband and provide security.
  • Count, feed and supervise inmates in housing, work, and other areas, which includes climbing stairs.
  • Provide custody and security of inmates including observation, which includes long periods of sitting and standing.
  • Perform security functions, person, property, and facility searches. Including “pat” and “strip” searches, which includes squatting and bending.
  • Transfer and transport inmates by walking or riding in vehicles. Restrain and secure assaultive inmates, as needed.
  • Respond to emergencies including climbing stairs, steps, and ladders while searching for escaped inmates, hearing calls for and calling for help, giving first aid at the emergency site, carrying an injured or unconscious inmate or employee various distances to safety up or down stairs, steps, and ladders; and use force. Must be trained in the use of deadly force to include the use of chemical agents and firearms to control inmates if assigned to an armed post.

Education and Experience Requirements: High school diploma or GED. Must be at least 18 years of age. Prior correctional experience is preferred but not required. Must pass background check, physical and psychological assessment as determined by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). A valid driver license in the state of Texas with an acceptable driving record required, unless waived by management.

Why: Make a positive impact in your community by doing meaningful work that results in a rewarding career.

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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