Detention Officer - $45,960-$55,089

Gila County Government | Payson, AZ

Posted Date 7/11/2024

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Detention Officer - Sheriff's Office Detention - $41,800-$50,929 Annually DOE

Globe, AZ - Full Time

  • The purpose of this position is to provide care, custody, and control of inmates, ensuring the safety and security of inmates, other officers, the facility, and the public. 
  • This position monitors inmates' behavior and the facility to ensure safety, taking steps to avoid violence and violation of rules. The role provides for inmates' physical care, supplying food, and materials as well as transport to health appointments. Other duties involve processing bookings, releases, reclassifications and maintaining detainees' property and paperwork; and ensuring detention facilities are kept sanitary and in good working order.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Observes inmates for rule violations and behavioral changes; maintains appropriate use-of-force continuum as needed for self-defense or defense of another.
  • Schedules, supervises, and controls inmate activities and maintains discipline; diffuses potentially violent situations; may physically restrain uncooperative or disruptive inmates and take steps to avert fights, assaults, riots and escapes; and physically escorts inmates outside facility.
  • Supervises safety and security of staff, inmates, visitors and detention facilities; promotes acceptable attitudes and monitors behavior of inmates.
  • Performs constant inspections of all detention facility areas; assures all areas of facility are safe, secure, sanitary and free of contraband.
  • Provides care for inmates; dispenses and oversees meals; administers medications and oversees inmate hygiene and showers; schedules medical, counseling, personal, and other appointments; schedules transportation for appointments and visits outside of facility; and transports, documents, and arranges transport for inmates and ensures inmates attend all Court appearances.
  • Conducts booking of inmates, completing required forms; searches, examines and tests inmates according to policies; collects and inventories inmate property; and maintains inmate property, financial, and corrections records.
  • Processes authorized release of detainees; returns all property to inmates upon their release and notifies victims; verifies documentation for completeness and accuracy before releasing inmates; and files and distributes records to appropriate divisions within County.
  • Updates and maintains a variety of files, records, event logs, charts, and other documents; maintains appropriate records and prepares reports, as required.

Minimum Education Required

  • High School Diploma or GED

Minimum Years of Directly Related Experience Required

  • Six monthsrelevant experience required.

Professional Credentials Required

  • Within one year of hire, must complete the Detention Officer Basic Course presented by the Arizona Detention Academy. Must pass semi-automatic firearms course with assigned duty firearms, must maintain certification in CPR and other duty specific equipment. Failure to successfully complete the Detention Officer Basic Course within one year of hire will result in termination of employment.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Driver's License.

Gila County Employment:

Salary41,800.00 - 50,929.00 Annual

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