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Detention Officer

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Location: Chaparral, NM
Job ID: 56133
Facility: Otero County Prison Facility

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Pay:  $18.66 per hour

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

Position name: Detention Officer

Facility name: Otero County Prison Facility

Location: 10 McGregor Range Road, Chaparral, New Mexico 88081

Work schedule: Full time, 12-hour shifts 

Benefit package includes:

  • Health/dental/vision/life insurance
  • Life insurance, AD&D as well as short-term disability
  • 401(k) with company match 
  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Professional development assistance
  • Career advancement opportunities

Job responsibilities: Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and security of detainees assigned to the facility.

Essential functions:

  1. Search for contraband and provide security.
  2. Count, feed and supervise inmates in housing, work and other areas, which includes climbing stairs.
  3. Provide custody and security of inmate including observation of inmates, which includes long periods of sitting and standing.
  4. Perform security functions, person, property and facility searches. Including “pat” and “strip” searches, which includes squatting and bending.
  5. Transfer and transport inmates by walking or riding in vehicles. Restrain and secure assaultive inmates, as needed.
  6. 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.
  • A valid driver license in the state of Texas or New Mexico with an acceptable driving record required, unless waived by management.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

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 801-693-2888.

 

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