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Job Category: Corrections Officer (entry level)
Reference #: Several vacancies
Job Title: Juvenile Detention Officer I
Hiring Organization: Dallas County
Salary Range: 15.98 per hour
Closing Date: 01/27/2012
Job Location: Texas
Description: The incumbent will provide day-to-day direct supervision to youths in a 24-hour detention facility in a manner that ensures the health, safety and welfare of each youth is in compliance with departmental policies and procedures and all applicable standards. Provides individual and group counseling to all youths to promote and increase personal awareness of responsibilities and alternatives. Makes critical and sound judgements and decisions during crisis or potentially dangerous situations, only in the absence of the supervisor; informs supervisor of problems or situations encountered and actions taken; and documents actions. Disciplines youths by enforcing the rules of the facility, documents behavior and other specific information and forwards to appropriate personnel. Restrains, chases and/or carries unruly youths. Conducts inspections, rounds and drills which includes room checks and physical searches of youths. Transports youths to and from appointments. Coordinates and provides daily educational and entertaining programs and activities. Performs other duties as assigned. ********* Requirements include graduation from an accredited high school/GED program. Three (3) years of work related experience or forty-five (45) hours from an accredited college or university in a job related field of study or a combination of the two. Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, departments and the general public. Must obtain First Aid/CPR Certification within 90 days of hire. Must be certified as required by applicable standards for the facility/department assigned within six months of employment. Must be 21 years of age or older. Must possess a valid Texas driver’s license, with a good driving record. Must pass an extensive background investigation. Mandatory drug testing prior to employment and will be subject to random, unannounced drug and/or alcohol testing during employment. Works inside a secured facility with potential exposure to hepatitis, tuberculosis, lice and other diseases. Ability to restrain and/or chase youths. May be required to utilize vehicle to transport youths.
Special Instructions: To apply visit www.dallascounty.org and complete the online application. Join Us. Make a Difference. Every Day. EOE
Additional Online Information: http://www.dallascounty.org
Contact Information: Human Resources
Dallas County
Human Resources/Civil Service Department
509 Main Street, #103
Dallas, Texas 75202 United States

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