OFFICER
The GEO Group, Inc.

Brackettville, Texas

Posted in Health and Safety


Job Info


Facility: KINNEY COUNTY DETENTION CENTER

Compensation Base: 21.15

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Are you looking for a career you can feel good about? We hire only those that strive to do their best. By joining our family, you'll receive the honor and recognition that comes with working for the industry's global leader in evidenced based rehabilitation.

Who We Are:

GEO provides complementary, turnkey solutions for numerous government partners worldwide across a spectrum of diversified correctional and community reentry services. From the development of state-of-the-art facilities and the provision of management services and evidence-based rehabilitation to the post-release reintegration and supervision of individuals in the community, GEO offers fully diversified, cost-effective services that deliver enhanced quality and improved outcomes.

Why Work for GEO:

* At GEO, we believe that diversity in our workforce and the inclusion of a variety of views, perspectives, and backgrounds are integral parts of our company's success.

* We believe that work is more than a place you go every day. It is about being inspired and motivated to achieve extraordinary things.

* Employee benefits play an important role in making The GEO Group a great place to work. At GEO, we believe in the three pillars of employee wellbeing: physical, emotional, and financial. With comprehensive benefits and competitive wages, we trust that you will find all the resources you need here to be successful.

Job Summary: 

This position oversees and maintains custody, care, and control of inmates or detainees of a facility, While enforcing the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of the company and contracting agency.

 

Job Responsibilities

With your background or interest in security operations/corrections as our Officer, you will be overseeing and monitoring the activities of the inmates or detainees in living areas, recreation activities areas, dining areas and visitation areas. You will be coordinating and monitoring inmate or detainee movements, conducting counts and providing emergency response as needed. In addition, you may be assigned to various posts including, but not limited to, the control room, front and sally port entrance, health services, special housing, perimeter safety, transportation, work details, reception, intake and visits officer, etc., as required by management.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Providing safety in program activities and supervising labor crews in various areas around facility.
  • Conducting shakedown for contraband materials, either individually or as part of a specialized team; confiscating contraband in accordance to facility and contracting agency policies and procedures.
  • Initiating disciplinary reports on inmates or detainees.
  • Preparing reports and maintaining daily logs as required.
  • Ensuring prompt and appropriate assistance to inmates or detainees in the event of injury, illness or trauma.
  • Promoting facility cleanliness and reporting need for maintenance or repairs.
  • Serving as member of special teams to respond to emergencies as required.
  • Completing training courses as required by facility training standards.
  • Performing correctional duties for any shift as defined by management.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

 



 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 inmates or detainees as well as staff and possess a high tolerance to mental stress.



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