Detention Officer

An employee in this class performs custodial work in maintaining the security of prisoners in the county jail on a shift. Employee is responsible for the safe keeping of prisoners at the county jail. Work is guided by standard procedures and jail regulations. Patrols the entire jail area periodically to prevent escapes and maintains order. Keeps on the alert for fires, property damage and other emergencies. Commits and releases prisoners from confinement, prepares proper legal forms regarding confinement or releases. Work is performed under the general supervision of a jailer sergeant, is evaluated through observance and review of records kept. Transports prisoners to and from prison and/or other jails.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Compliance with minimum standards for training and certification as set by the State of North Carolina for a Justice Officer: be a citizen of the United States, be at least 21 years of age, be a high school graduate, or the equivalent (GED), and possess a valid NC Driver's License. Must be certified as a Detention Officer or have the ability to complete DOCC Detention Officer Training and be certified within one (1) year of employment. HIRING PROCESS includes successful completion of a physical assessment (COPAT), background investigation, polygraph examination, and psychological evaluation. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of County application.
Agency Web Address: www.alamance-nc.com/sheriff/
Closing Date: Continuing
Contact Information: Alamance County Sheriff's Office
Alamance County Sheriff's Office
Lieutenant Travis Hackney
109 South Maple Street
Graham, NC 27253
(336) 570-6031

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