Overview Under general supervision, responsible for supervision of inmates within his/her assigned area, maintain order and security through fair and impartial application of Detention Center Policies and Procedures and accepted security and supervision practices and maintain the highest level of security possible while ensuring safe and humane treatment of all inmates including the protection of their rights within the facility. Responsibilities 1.) Communicate effectively with a varied population of offenders, including individuals from diverse ethnic, racial, cultural and economic backgrounds.
2.) Provide direct supervision of offenders within the housing areas of the jail. This will include direct supervision during meal service, security checks, medication distribution, and random or scheduled housing and cell searches. Supervise and escort offenders within the secure perimeter of the jail as assigned. Patrol and maintain security of designated areas of the facility and controls traffic to and from specific areas; conduct physical searches of arrestees; make physical searches and inspections of cells. Monitors inmates will being; summons medical aid; and communicates with medical staff. Release inmates and their property according to established procedures, bail, court order, or as otherwise ordered by appropriate authorities.
3.) Efficiently and accurately complete Corrections paperwork. Accesses information from a computer system and pulls records for court and assess records.
4.) Appropriately respond to emergencies in the jail.
5.) Accurately operate a variety of equipment, including computers, printers, FAX and fingerprint machines, computers, physical restraint devices, radios, fire extinguishers, telephones.
6.) Work a variety of rotating shifts, as well as rotation of positions, and may perform other duties as assigned or required. Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
High school diploma or GED. Minimum age of 18. Bilingual (English and Spanish) preferred. NOTE:
All qualified applicants will be required to pass written test, oral interview, NCIC check, polygraph, and background investigation. Post offer of employment tests include psychological exam, physical and medical exam and drug screen.EMPLOYMENT DISQUALIFIERS: Conviction, pleading to or admitting to illegal use of cocaine within the last 3 years or marijuana within the last year. Any use of any type of Heroin, LSD, crack, crystal, meth, crank, sniffing of glues or huffing gas, or any other synthetic hallucinogen. Conviction, pleading to or admitting to the use, sale or distribution of any controlled substance or non-prescribed medication. Felony conviction or misdemeanor conviction involving moral turpitude. Conviction, pleading to or admitting a violent domestic incident. DWI conviction within the last 3 years if assigned to transport. Any visible, displayed and/or exposed tattoos. Conviction, pleading to or admitting theft may disqualify. Dishonorable discharge from the U.S. Armed Forces may disqualify. Please ensure you complete your application in its entirety and cover any and all gaps in employment. Incomplete applications may be grounds for disqualification.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
Ability to learn security, regulations and laws governing detention operations; read policy and procedural manuals and post orders; follow verbal and written instructions; smoothly and rapidly shift between dissimilar tasks; react quickly and calmly to emergency situations; make effective decisions while in stressful situations and circumstances; and after training, be able to manage disruptive, explosive, violent and potentially assaultive offenders through the use of both verbal and physical control practices; write clear and concise reports; use a computer to input and extract information; operate a two-way radio; establish and maintain effective relationships with co-workers, inmates and members of the public.Ability to acquire and maintain throughout employment all requisite First Aid, CPR, Defensive Tactic, Firearm, and Bloodborne / Airborne pathogen qualifications or certifications during the normal training cycles.Detention specific job skills will be trained during a 7-week Academy.Physical Agility Standards:Entry Physical Requirements1-mile run
-- 12:22 mins/sec300 meter run
--71 secondsPush Ups
-- 16 minimum (1 minute time limit)
*Men - (16 minimum, but they should be told to do their maximum effort)
*Females - 1 minute (may switch to a "modified pushup"" after pushup #1,
which will be a full non-modified pushup)Sit Ups-
18 minimum (1 minute time limit)
minimum, but they should be told to do their maximum effort) in 1 minuteDummy Drag-
(50 feet; 45 seconds time limit)Applicants must successfully passallfive (5) entry physical requirements before moving forward to the written exam.
Location/Region: Las Cruces, NM (US)