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Detention Officer at Paragon in Eagle Pass, Texas

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.





Job Description:

Job Description


POSITION SUMMARY


This position is under the direct supervision of the Project Manager for assigned shift of the US Federal Government and is responsible for providing protection and safekeeping of persons held under the authority of any United States statute. Our client's mission is to provide a safe environment in which Federal agencies conduct their business without fear of violence, crime or disorder.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS


The Detention Officer performs various duties related to detention, safeguarding, security and escort of violators of immigration laws, exercises surveillance over detainees, and maintains order and discipline, attends to sheltering, feeding, and physical well-being of detainees. The Detention Officer guards detainees at deportation or exclusion hearings, recognizes potential hazardous health, safety, security, or discipline problems.


The tasks to be performed by Detention Officers shall include, but are not limited to:


  • Guarding Federal detainees confined to a medical facility for treatment

  • Escorting Federal detainees to and from local medical facilities for evaluation and treatment by physicians.

  • Escorting Federal detainees to and from physician's office, or other areas of the medical facility or hospital, or for treatment, tests, etc.

  • Escorting Federal detainees between Federal and non-Federal detention facilities and the Federal Courthouse for appearance or meetings before the Grand Jury, the Court, or US Attorney, etc.

  • Escorting Federal detainees between detention facilities and/or the Justice Prisoner Alien Transportation System (JPATS) airlift site.

  • Providing guard services within Federal Courthouse, Federal buildings, and the cellblock areas.

  • Providing security for Government seized property.



Requirements


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:


Must have a minimum of three (3) years of full time law enforcement, corrections officer, or military police experience monitoring detainees and dealing with security matters related to detainee handling and detention of detainees on a regular basis.


  • Be a minimum of 21 years of age; fluent in speaking, reading, comprehending and writing English due to nature of the position.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen;

  • All employees shall have at least one year of experience as a law enforcement officer, corrections officer, or military police officer, a period of active-duty military experience (with an honorable discharge), or six months of experience as a security officer engaged in functions related to detaining civil or administrative detainees;

  • Employees shall have at least one year of general experience that demonstrates the following:

    • The ability to greet and deal tactfully with the public;

    • The ability to understand and apply written and verbal orders, rules, and regulations;

    • Literacy and the ability to interpret printed rules and regulations, detailed written orders, training instructions, and materials;

    • The ability to write reports;

    • Good judgment, courage, alertness, an even temperament, and the ability to render satisfactory performance through knowledge of his or her position responsibilities; and the ability to maintain poise and self-control during situations that involve mental stress, such as fires, explosions, civil disturbances, and building evacuations.



  • Possess a valid U.S. driver's license;

  • Ability to provide quality customer service

  • Reliable and have a strong work ethic

  • Posses applicable State license and certification requirements to perform the assigned duties;

  • Must be able to pass a background check covering the last 10 years and pass a drug screening due to the nature of the position.

  • Must be able to pass a physical agility test if applicable; complete required training and pass examination.

  • Candidates must be qualified for work under Exec Order 14042, Vaccine Mandate for workers on federal contracts.

WORKING CONDITIONS: With or without reasonable accommodation, requires the physical and mental capacity to effectively perform all essential functions. In addition to other demands, the demands of the job include:


  • Work is performed inside and outside the property with exposure to inclement weather and unpredictable crisis situations.

  • Shift work required.

  • Ability to remain on post up to four (4) consecutive hours without eating, drinking, or relieving bladder/bowels.

  • Frequent and prolonged walking, standing, sitting, and stooping, up to 12 hours per day, either indoors or outdoors, during daytime or nighttime.

EOE/M/F/VET/Disabilities Employer VEVRAA Federal contractor * priority referrals for protected veterans* We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program VA License Number: 11-4665
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