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Detention Officer

Location: Raymondville, TX
Job ID: 58258
Facility: El Valle Detention Facility

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Pay: $19.51 per hour
Work schedule: Full time shift work

Benefit package includes:

  • Health/dental/vision/prescription 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

Work with a purpose and begin a meaningful career with Management & Training Corporation at the El Valle Detention Facility in Raymondville, TX. Our foundation is based upon the philosophies of caring about others, giving back, and making a social impact. 

What you’ll do: You’ll be 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 detainees in housing, work, and other areas. 
  3. Provide custody and security of detainees including observation of detainees. 
  4. Perform security of various assigned areas. 
  5. Perform specific security functions including ‘pat’ and ‘strip’ searches, by squatting and bending to perform such functions. Also required to climb ladders or stairs in search of contraband.
  6. Transfer and transport detainees by walking or riding in vehicles. Restrain and secure assaultive detainees, as needed. 
  7. Must be able to work rotating shifts and all posts assignments. 
  8. Maintain the secure custody and security of detainees including observation of detainees, which includes long periods of standing and sitting. 
  9. Required to make periodic rounds of assigned area which may include long periods of walking and standing.

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 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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