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.
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.