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Detention Officer

York County Detention Center

This is a Full-time position in York, SC posted November 10, 2021.

Job Summary

SUMMARY: The purpose of this position is to perform various security procedures and activities on assigned shift, ensuring that security is maintained at all times for the protection of staff, inmates and the general public; to prepare and submit records and reports as required, and to perform related corrections work as required.

Works according to some procedures but decides how or when to do things; work is reviewed regularly by supervisor.

Responsibilities and Duties

ESSENTIAL TASKS: The tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class.

Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary.

Maintains a high level of security and safety awareness at all times, ensuring the safety and security of inmates, staff and the general public through the proper enforcement of administrative and operational policies and procedures.

Performs a variety of security duties associated with post assignment, which may include booking inmates, overseeing initial showering and issuing supplies, escorting inmates / assisting with inmate movement within the facility, controlling and accounting for inmates’ property, patrolling assigned areas, etc.

Observes and interacts with inmates to detect security problems; maintains order and discipline among inmates; assists in coordinating daily activities and programs involving inmates and visitors.

Supervises inmate meals, visitation, recreation and exercise, educational activities, telephone privileges, counseling, court visits, and medical attention; issues clean clothing and personal hygiene items; administers medications to inmates as prescribed.

Maintains accurate inmate head counts and monitors location of inmates at all times Performs general clerical work as required, including attending meetings, entering and retrieving computer data, copying and filing documents, answering the telephone, maintaining lists and logs, etc Performs general housekeeping duties.

Attends training, meetings, seminars, etc., as necessary to enhance job knowledge and skills.

Performs facility and cell inspections; determines security status.

OTHER DUTIES: May serve on the emergency response team.

Prepares and submits various records, reports and forms as required.

Performs duties of other officers as necessary.

Operates a vehicle, firearms, restraining devices, security equipment and alarm systems; operates a computer and basic office equipment; exercises care and safety in the use and maintenance of all equipment.

Keeps all officers and supervisors informed of daily incidents and activities.

Monitors security cameras.

Provides the transportation of inmates to court, medical facilities and other locations as necessary.

Participates in the management of and provides leadership to inmates in emergencies or other life/safety-threatening situations.

Receives, reviews and responds to inquiries, complaints and requests for assistance in areas of responsibility.

Accurately check blood sugar levels of diabetic inmates then distributing insulin to those inmates as needed.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $37,500.00
– $49,728.18 per year

Benefits:
401(k)
Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Professional development assistance
Retirement plan
Vision insurance
Schedule:
12 hour shift
Day shift
Holidays
Night shift
Weekend availability
Education:
High school or equivalent (Required)
License/Certification:
Driver’s License (Required)
Work Location:
One location
Work Remotely:
No
Work Location: One location

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