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Location: Bridgeport, TX
Job ID: 50668
Facility: Corrections

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Pay:  $24.00 an hour

Work with a purpose!  Begin a rewarding career in corrections utilizing your skills and abilities to change the life of a resident.

Facility name: Bridgeport Correctional Center

Position Name:  Lieutenant

 4000 North Tenth Street, Bridgeport, TX  76426

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

Benefit Package Includes:

  • Health/dental/vision/life insurance
  • AD&D,short-term disability and long term disability 
  • 401(k) with company match 
  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Professional development assistance

Job responsibilities: A shift supervisor directly supervises assigned assistant shift supervisors (sergeants) and correctional officers. This position is responsible for the custody and care of offenders; maintaining order and discipline among offenders; and scheduling, training and supervising staff in compliance with Management & Training Corporation (MTC) and Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) directives. In addition to leading a shift, the person in this role will make hiring decisions and maintain daily shift rosters ensuring all required posts are filled.

Essential functions:

  1. Serves as shift supervisor. Conduct daily shift briefings to provide updates information and issuance of chemical agents.
  2. Maintain daily shift roster to ensure required posts are filled; address staffing shortages and post vacancies.
  3. Supervise, protect, instruct, train, counsel and evaluate assigned employees and offenders; schedule employees’ and offenders’ work and off-duty time; assist in formulating security and work procedures.
  4. Supervise and direct searches for contraband and provide security.
  5. Supervise and provide custody and security of offenders including observation of offenders and offenders assigned to work duty, which includes long periods of sitting and standing.
  6. Perform specific security functions including “pat” and “strip” searches, by squatting and bending to perform such functions
  7. Provide staff training, evaluate staff performance, investigate staff misconduct and implement organizational and personnel changes as approved by the warden and coordinated with the human resources manager prior to implementation.
  8. Participate in the interview and selection process of new employees, including making recommendations for new hires.
  9. Respond to emergencies including climbing stairs, steps, and ladders while searching for escaped offenders, hearing calls for and calling for help, giving first aid at the emergency site, carrying and injured or unconscious offender or employee various distances to safety up or down stairs, steps and ladders; and use force and deadly force to include the use of chemical agents and firearms to control offenders.
  10. Read, review and properly apply information found in offender records which is related to the offenders’ health and safety and to the security of the facility. Provide appropriate information as needed to other personnel and maintain confidentiality.
  11. Supervise the preparation and maintenance of records, forms and reports.
  12. Prepare and complete required incident reports and logs in a thorough, accurate, and timely manner.
  13. Oversee the count process and ensure accurate facility count at designated time intervals.
  14.  Authorize and oversee planned use of force events; complete all notifications and reports as required.
  15. Complete rounds of all areas of the facility and be accessible to staff where needed.
  16. Conduct minor disciplinary hearings.
  17. Act as family liaison officer for visitation.
  18. Regular and predictable attendance is required.
  19. Promote the development of positive social skills through modeling appropriate behaviors and intervening when inappropriate behaviors are observed; provide regular feedback to staff regarding social skills procedures and intervention techniques.
  20. Maintain accountability of staff, offenders and property; adhere to safety practices

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited senior high school or equivalent or GED required.
  • Three years full-time, wage-earning correctional custody or law enforcement experience to include one year in the supervision of employees. Operational Review Sergeant or Security Threat Group Sergeant experience may be substituted for one (1) year of the required supervisory experience. Thirty semester hours with a minimum of six semester hours in Criminal Justice from a college or university accredited by an organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or United States Department of Education (USDE) may be substituted for one year of the required non-supervisory experience. 
  • A valid driver license in the state of Texas with an acceptable driving record required, unless waived by management.
  • Continued employment is contingent upon passing exams and skills tests in the TDCJ Correctional Officer Pre-Service Training Academy.

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. If you are interested in employment opportunities with Management & Training Corporation and need assistance, please contact our staffing department through [email protected] or 801-693-2600.

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