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Job Category: Corrections Officer (entry level)
Reference #: 4795BR
Job Title: Detention Officer - 4795BR
Hiring Organization: MTC Otero Coumnty Prison Facility
Salary Range: 18.66/hr
Closing Date: 06/12/2015
Job Location: New Mexico
Description: Management & Training Corporation (MTC) is a privately-held company that successfully operates Job Corps, corrections, medical, and international and domestic workforce development contracts. MTC has been serving disadvantaged populations for 30 years and employs nearly 10,000 workers. MTC is a rapidly-growing, innovative and competitive company and is now the third largest operator of private adult correctional facilities.

Otero County Prison Facility, operated and managed by MTC, is committed to serve and protect the people of New Mexico and Texas. The facility provides a structured program intended to encourage and establish a foundation for detainee reintegration into society. The Otero County Prison Facility encourages employee success by offering opportunities for continuing education and promotions from within. The facility is highly involved in the community events thus allowing employees to participate in community events such as Special Olympics, Toys for Tots, Career Day, and Scared Straight programs. Otero County Prison Facility creates a positive and exciting environment for all employees.

MTC offers a competitive wage and comprehensive employee benefits package. For more information please visit www.mtctrains.com


POSITION SUMMARY: This position reports to the designated sergeant. You are responsible for the custody and discipline of detainees assigned to the unit in compliance with Management & Training Corporation (MTC) and Otero County and the United States Marshals Service (USMS) directives. If assigned to the transportation department you will responsible for the transporting of detainees to and from the facility in accordance with established procedures.

  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, which includes long periods of sitting and standing.
  4. Perform specific security functions including “pat” and Strip searches”, by squatting and bending to perform such functions.
  5. Transfer and transport detainees by walking or riding in vehicles. Restrain and secure assaultive detainees, as needed.
  6. Respond to emergencies to search for detainees, administer first aid at the emergency site, carry an injured or unconscious detainee, and perform use of force procedures, including the use of chemical agents to control detainees.
  7. Properly prepare and maintain records, forms and reports, as appropriate.
  8. Perform specific duties if assigned to the following areas: commissary, property, transportation, recreation, escort/roving, mailroom, laundry, visiting room, booking, mobile patrol, main control, housing, administration/segregation and intake.
  9. Promote the development of positive social skills through modeling appropriate behaviors and intervening when inappropriate behaviors are observed.
  10. Maintain accountability of staff, detainees and property; adhere to safety practices.
It is expected that the incumbent shall perform other duties as assigned within his/her capabilities as determined by management.


High school diploma or equivalent. You must be 18 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license in the State of New Mexico or the State of Texas with an acceptable driving record unless it is waived by management. If you are assigned as a transportation officer, you must possess a valid CDL license by the State of New Mexico with an acceptable driving record. New Mexico Corrections Department Corrections Officer certification preferred.


You must successfully complete annual in-service training requirements.
Special Instructions: Apply online at www.mtctrains.com. Resumes will not be considered if an application is not submitted.
Additional Online Information: www.mtctrains.com
Contact Information: Traci Giordano
HR Manager
10 McGregor Range Rd.
Chaparral, New Mexico United States
(575) 824-4884
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