Under supervision, maintain a healthful and secure environment for the detainees housed in the Roosevelt County Detention Center in accordance with established policies, procedures, regulations, and all applicable laws.
· Perform a wide range of duties as assigned, in addition to specific standard shift or post orders, at the Roosevelt County Detention Center.
· Work from designated shift assignment, with full responsibility for proper personal conduct and enhancement of the County’s image, while carrying out the duties of the Detention Center: being ever-mindful of the rights, health, and security of the detainees, both on and off duty.
· Maintain accurate records of detainee incarceration, property, cell assignments, movements, mail, and visitations.
· Assist in movement of detainees throughout the Center as needed or required.
· Perform pat down, strip search, or shakedowns of detainees in dorms and cells as directed.
· Regularly and routinely inspect locks, windows, bars, grills, doors, and gates for tampering.
· Observe conduct and behavior of detainees to prevent disturbances, escape, infractions of rules, and / or unsatisfactory attitudes or adjustment of detainees, and report such observations to superior(s).
· Patrol assigned area for evidence of forbidden activities, infractions of rules, and / or unsatisfactory attitudes or adjustment of detainees, and report such observations to superior(s).
· Employ reasonable force when necessary to maintain order among detainees, or to remove a detainee from a specific area as needed or directed by superior(s).
· Escort detainees in transit for medical appointments or other appointments; maintain guard duty at a medical facility when an detainee is admitted to such by a physician.
· Receive and record bonds and fines.
· Maintain confidentiality and security for special assignments.
· Transport detainees to and from court, mental health facilities, court quarters, and other institutions as directed.
· Perform intake and release of detainees to ensure proper classification and documentation.
· Appear as a witness in a court of law, if called upon.
· Participate in or prepare cases for internal hearings, if called upon.
· Perform other duties as assigned.
Roosevelt County and applicable regulatory and statutory bodies establish the following criteria:
· Meet physical fitness screening standards as required by Roosevelt County;
· Successful completion of required training, including but not limited to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), within one year from date of hire and Defensive Driving within six (6) months of date of hire.
· Qualify and maintain proficiency through Detention Center training as specified in new employee orientation.
· Adhere to dress code, uniform is neat and clean.
· Report to work on time and as scheduled on a rotating twelve (12) hour shift schedule that will include regular shifts on legal holidays.
· Remain on call twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week.
· Maintain a telephone for twenty-four (24) hour use, and ensure that any changes to contact information or response availability are communicated to superiors promptly when changed.
· Represent the County and the Detention Center in a positive and professional manner at all times, including use of tact when working with a wide range of individuals, including the public, often under tense circumstances.
· Comply with all County and Detention Center policies and procedures, and standards regarding ethical business practices in accordance with The Governmental Conduct Act, NMSA 1978, Chapter 10, Article 16 (“GCA”).
· Attend regular staff meetings and in-services.
· Citizen or legal resident of the United States who has reached eighteen (18) years of age.
· High School Diploma or GED required.
· Must possess a valid New Mexico Driver’s License.
· Have not been convicted of, pled guilty to, or entered a plea of nolo contender to any felony charge or, within the three-year period immediately preceding this application, to any violation of any federal or state law or local ordinance relating to:
o Aggravated assault, theft, driving while intoxicated, controlled substances or other crime involving moral turpitude; and
o Has not been released or discharged under dishonorable conditions from any branch of the armed forces of the United States.
· College-level coursework, Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, or a related field, preferred.
· Previous law enforcement or detention experience or training preferred.
· Bi-lingual preferred.
· Veterans preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
· Ability to correctly judge detainee situations and determine appropriate level of incarceration and / or force to be utilized.
· Ability to remain constantly aware of various laws and related changes, making decisions with regard to detainee health and security within own authority, and communicate information to higher authority, and to protect evidence until released.
· Ability to work beyond scheduled shift if necessary.
· Ability to obey direct and lawful orders without question or hesitation, especially in more complex or emergency situations.
· Ability to follow enforce rules, regulations, statutes, and direct, lawful orders that run contrary to personal wishes.
· Ability to administer first aid and / or CPR.
· Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, and perform basic mathematical functions.
· Understand such concepts as ratios, proportions, and percentages.
· Ability to read, interpret, and follow written documents such as instructions, policies, regulations, operating instructions, legal documents, and procedure manuals.
· Ability to develop and retain knowledge of computer operations for documentation and recording purposes.
· Ability to effectively safeguard confidential information in accordance with policy, procedure, regulation, and statute.
· Ability to file various reports in an adequate and timely manner, ensuring proper details.
· Ability to use good judgment in determining appropriate course of action in more complex or emergency situations.
· Ability to work independently, with or without direction, with one or two people, or in a large group.
· Ability to complete work assignments accurately and in a timely manner.
· Knowledge of relevant detention laws and regulations.
Physical Requirements and Environmental Conditions
- Work irregular hours, including being called in, or required to stay, beyond designated shift assignment.
- Adapt to and work under stressful conditions and under extreme pressures.
· Work in varying degrees of temperature (heated or air conditioned), including possible exposure to extreme temperatures depending on weather conditions.
- Utilize the following tools and equipment, including but not limited to: switches, operating controls, consoles, computer, time clock, telephone, radio, vehicle with automatic transmission, calculator, camera, copy machine, flashlight, handcuffs, shackles, first aid kit, fire extinguisher and shovel, bullet-proof vest, helmet, and hearing and eye protection.
- Push or pull a disabled detainee in a wheelchair, assist with showering and other personal tasks as needed.
- Physically restrain an detainee when necessary; buddy carry an detainee in case of emergency.
- Maintain composure while being insulted or sworn at.
- Manual and finger dexterity.
- Hand and eye coordination.
- Corrected vision and hearing to within normal range.
- Employee must notify their supervisor or Administrator immediately upon learning that any member of the employee’s immediate or extended family has been incarcerated at the Roosevelt County Detention Center.
- Employee must consent to regular monitoring of driving record for employment and ongoing insurability.
- Employee must comply with the safety guidelines of the County.
· Successful completion of interview by County and Detention Center representative(s) who will measure traits that are significant or necessary to perform the job, and demonstrate the applicant’s ability to relate ideas and answer questions relative to the job.
· Following a conditional offer of employment, successfully complete background investigation which may include, but is not limited to: fingerprinting, criminal record search, driving record screening, reference check, and employment verification.
· Following a conditional offer of employment, candidates for Officer will undergo a physical examination by the County’s appointed medical doctor. The examination is based on the medical standards of the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy
· Participate in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement activities.
The employee is expected to adhere to all County and Department policies, and to act as a role model in adherence to agency policies.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $12.50 to $21.10 /hour
- relevant: 1 year (Preferred)
- Health insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Retirement plan
- Paid time off
- Flexible schedule
This Company Describes Its Culture as:
- Stable -- traditional, stable, strong processes
- People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused
- Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative