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Job Category: Corrections Officer (entry level)
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Job Title: Detention Officer
Hiring Organization: GCCJA
Salary Range: $14- $17.50/ Hourly
Closing Date: 06/07/2019
Job Location: Oklahoma
Description: The Grady County Criminal Justice Authority is a Jail Trust located in Grady County, Oklahoma. We currently have a capacity of 620 beds with a 204 bed facility opening in May of 2019. The GCCJA is PREA Certified and offers excellent benefits and an annual merit increase program based on performance. GENERAL SUMMARY Supervises and maintains custody of inmates and provides security for the Jail operated by the Grady County Criminal Justice Authority. The applicant uses their own judgment in the performance of duties, referring unusual, unique or complex issues to their sergeant for advice and guidance. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS --Maintains security and custody of inmates; --Performs routine security checks to include the perimeter of the building and grounds; --Preserves and enforces Idaho laws and departmental jail policies to maintain security of the jail; --Processes inmates into the jail and assigns them to the proper level of confinement; --Receives and maintains inmates’ property; --Forcefully controls and restrains actively resisting inmates; Works and maintains eligibility to work all shifts, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays, whether assigned or on an as needed or on-call basis; --Supervises inmate visitations; --Supervises the dispensing of food to inmates; --Supervises inmates and trustee-inmates in the cleaning of the jail and inmate living quarters; --Transports inmates to and from necessary locations; --Eligible for transfer among all Detention Officer positions and shifts; --Performs necessary searches for weapons and contraband; and --Keeps records and prepares reports. ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS --May be assigned to special assignments as needed; and --Performs related work as required. JOB REQUIREMENTS --High school diploma or equivalent; --Must be at least 21 years of age; --Knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation; --Ability to supervise and communicate with inmates; --Ability to hear, listen to, and understand radio transmissions using an ear piece; --Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; --Ability to take criticism and verbal abuse from inmates and their visitors without reacting in a negative manner and project an image of self-confidence and control; --Ability to subdue and restrain a combative inmate; --Ability to evaluate and recognize potentially adverse or unsafe situations and react according to department policy; and --Ability to perform the duties of the position without a direct threat to the health or safety of the incumbent or others. OTHER REQUIREMENTS Must pass a background investigation; Must be able to obtain and maintain an Oklahoma Driver’s License; This position has been designated safety sensitive and therefore the incumbent is subject to random drug testing.
Special Instructions: Starting Pay depends on certification.
Additional Online Information: https://www.gccja.com
Contact Information: Nola Cottrell
Training Lt.
215 North 3rd Street
Chickasha, Oklahoma US
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