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Detention Officer

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Location: Chaparral, NM
Job ID: 56093
Facility: Otero County Processing Center

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Pay: $18.66 per hour 

Work with a purpose! Otero County Processing Center II, located in Chaparral, New Mexico. is now hiring career-minded people to assist with securing the safety of our community while positively impacting the lives of those on the inside. 

Job title: Detention Officer

Facility name: Otero County Processing Center 

Location: 26 McGregor Range Road, Chaparral, NM  88081 

Benefit package includes: 

  • Health/dental/vision/life insurance 
  • 401(k) with company match  
  • Paid time off (PTO) 
  • 9 paid holidays 
  • Career advancement assistance 
  • Opportunities for job advancement 

The Detention Officer is responsible for the custody and discipline of detainees in the facility.

Essential Functions:

  1. Search for contraband and provide security.
  2. Provide custody and security of detainees including observation of detainees, which includes long periods of sitting and standing. 
  3. Perform security functions including “pat” and “strip” searches, by squatting and bending to perform such functions. 
  4. Transfer and transport detainees by walking or riding in vehicles; restrain and secure assaultive detainees, as needed. 
  5. 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 to control detainees.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Law enforcement or related experience preferred. 
  • Valid driver’s license in the state of New Mexico or Texas with an acceptable driving record required, unless waived by management. 

Why: Make a real difference every day by helping to change lives. 

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 801-693-2888.


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