DETENTION OFFICER
GEO Secure Services

Pearsall, Texas

Posted in Health and Safety


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Job Info


Facility: SOUTH TEXAS ICE PROCESSING CENTER

Pay: 21.63

Bonus (if applicable): 

H&W: 4.41 This position is eligible to receive a Health & Welfare Benefit Rate per hour on all hours paid up to 40 hours per week and not to exceed 2,080 hours per year.

Shift: Various Available

Benefits: Employees working a normal work week (30 hours or more) will enjoy a competitive benefits package for an energized workforce with options for you and your family including:

• Paid time off        • Paid holidays         • 401(k)
• 401(k) matching      • Health Insurance        • Dental Insurance
• Vision Insurance       • Life Insurance          • Flexible spending account
• Health savings account    • Tuition Reimbursement     • Reduced tuition rates
• Employee discount     • Employee assistance program • Pet insurance
• Disability Insurance     • Paid training           • Other benefits available

Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you are looking for an exciting new opportunity or to advance your career in criminal justice, corrections, or security, look no further because The GEO Group is hiring motivated individuals seeking their next opportunity. No experience is necessary and paid on-the-job training is provided. Just come with a willingness to learn and a desire to help others and you will fit right in as part of this growing team of professionals. As a Detention Officer, you will be responsible for overseeing and caring for detainees at your facility while ensuring that the rules, policies, and procedures are applied fairly and consistently.

Why work for GEO:

GEO is a place for professional growth, exploration, creativity, and valuable interpersonal relationships. If you're interested in achieving extraordinary things, send in your application and join a community that cares.

In this job, you will:

  • Supervise and monitor detainees in living, recreation, dining, and visitation areas.
  • Coordinate their movement (conducting counts and providing emergency response as needed).
  • Make sure program activities stay safe and supervise labor crews.
  • Conduct shakedowns for contraband materials (by yourself or with your team) and confiscate prohibited items as per policies and procedures.
  • Keep daily logs on detainees (including disciplinary reports).
  • Provide prompt and appropriate assistance to those who have been injured, ill, or have suffered trauma.
  • Report any maintenance or repair needs to keep your facility clean.

We're looking for individuals from different backgrounds

Building an inclusive culture where every employee can perform to their maximum potential is the center of GEO’s employee value proposition. Our success is based on diversity in our workforce and the inclusion of eclectic perspectives, ideas, and backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply. Here’s to unlimited ideas, increased productivity, and innovative solutions!



Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent certification required.
  • College coursework and advanced training in behavioral sciences, correctional services or related field preferred. Training in cultural diversity or sensitivity preferred.
  • Possession of applicable state requisites for employment.
  • Ability to work overtime as required.
  • Ability to handle physical and mental stress associated with working extended hours.
  • Must be able to regularly report to work without being late.
  • Ability to be physically alert on any shift that is assigned.
  • Ability to work up to sixteen (16) hours within a rolling 24 hour period.
  • Work experience in a correctional setting preferred.
  • May be required to possess valid state driver’s license.
  • Must be mature, flexible, able to command the respect and confidence of detainees and staff, and possess a high tolerance to mental stress.


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