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Detention Officer jobs

Website City of Frisco

Job Description:

Under general supervision of the Detention Supervisor, the Detention Officer performs all duties necessary for the successful operation of the Detention Facility. Performs booking procedures into and out of the municipal detention facility and monitoring the care of the prisoners in the detention facility. Must be available to work any shift, holidays and/or weekends.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Cleans detention facilities.
  • May administer intoxilyzer tests and video tape persons arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).
  • Monitors prisoners during arraignment proceedings.
  • Locks cell doors take physical action to prevent escapes and/or assaults, subdue combative/violent prisoners.
  • Facilitate prisoner visitations with relatives and legal counsel.
  • Assists in preparing appropriate documentation to ensure the timely transfer of prisoners.
  • Monitors care of prisoners in the detention facility, including meals, minor medical attention, showers, visitors, and telephone calls.
  • Assist the public and Departmental personnel with requests by telephone, in written communications, and in person.
  • Attend/testify in all criminal and civil courts when summoned.
  • Performs booking procedures into/out of the municipal detention facility, including logging in of property, recording names into the arrest book and onto the computer, fingerprinting, photographing, and conducting a secondary search for weapons/drugs before putting prisoners into cells.
  • Visually, and through use of remote video surveillance equipment, performs cell checks to monitor prisoner status and behavior.
  • May be required to dispense medication as prescribed.
  • May be required to provide training, guidelines, and instruction to newly hired detention officers.
  • Stock office supply inventories and monitor detention center equipment and supplies.
  • Escorts prisoners from on area to another, including out-of-building escorts as required.
  • Administer oaths under the Office of Deputy Court Clerk.
  • Issue prisoner towels and personal hygiene articles.
  • Explains bail and bond-out options to prisoners charged with offenses; accepts bail, bonds, or fines from and completes release forms for prisoners.
  • May be required to transfer prisoners to and from area detention facilities in city vehicle.

Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge of internal detention security and order standards
  • Knowledge of customer service and training methods and practices.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws, regulations, and procedure applicable to incarceration of prisoners and civil rights.
  • Health and safety standards applicable to Detention facilities.
  • Knowledge of City policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the order and decorum standards for appearing and testifying in court.
  • Skill in resolving customer complaints and concerns.
  • Knowledge of penal codes as they relate to incarceration of prisoners.
  • Proficient in the use of computers and related equipment, hardware, and software.
  • Skill in effective oral and written communications including preparation and presentation of reports and materials
  • Must be able to type 20 words per minute.
  • Knowledge of cash handling procedures, including the ability to accurately collect and county money and to make change.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Must possess a valid State of Texas Driver’s License.
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, polygraph, psychological examination, physical agility test, criminal background check and MVR check.
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Must be a Unites States citizen.
  • Must be able to successfully complete training in defensive tactics within 1 year of employment and maintain proficiency in defense tactics.

Job Details:

Company: City of Frisco

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Dallas, TX, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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