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Correctional Officer

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Location: Raymondville, TX
Job ID: 57090
Facility: Willacy County State Jail

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Overview

Pay:  18 per hour
Location: 1695 South Buffalo Street, Raymondville, Tx 78580

Work schedule: Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm with some overtime possibilities for Training.

Benefit package includes:

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

Work with a purpose! Begin a career as part of the administrative team, utilizing your skills and abilities to change the life of a correctional resident. Willacy County State Jail is now hiring Correctional Officers.

Job responsibilities: Reports to the designated assistant shift supervisor (sergeant) and/or shift supervisor (lieutenant). Responsible for the custody and discipline of offenders in the facility in compliance with Management & Training Corporation (MTC) and Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) directives. If assigned to the transportation department, responsible for the transporting of offenders to and from the facility in accordance with established procedures.

Essential functions:

1. Search for contraband and provide security.

2. Count, feed and supervise offenders in housing, work and other areas, which include climbing stairs.

3. Provide custody and security of offenders including observation of offenders, which includes long periods of sitting and standing.

4. Perform security functions including “pat” and “strip” searches, by squatting and bending to perform such functions.

5. Transfer and transport offenders by walking or riding in vehicles. Restrain and secure assaultive offenders as needed.

6. 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 an 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.

7. 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 to other personnel while maintaining appropriate confidentiality.

8. Prepare and maintain records, forms and reports.

9. Read, follow and adhere to the post orders of the assigned location.

10. Perform specific duties if assigned to the following areas; commissary, property, transportation, recreation, mailroom, escort/roving, laundry, visiting room, mobile patrol, central control, housing, restrictive housing and intake.

It is expected that the incumbent shall perform other duties as assigned within his/her capabilities as determined by management.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age..
  • A valid driver license in the state where the facility is located with an acceptable driving record is required, unless waived by management.

Post Hire Requirements:

Must successfully complete annual in-service training requirements.

 

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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