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DETENTION OFFICER - 40000533

Date: May 6, 2019

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27701

Company: Durham County

Durham County Government employs approximately 1,900 employees that work towards providing needed services throughout the community. With a wide array of services, Durham County Government is at the heart of a rapidly growing and diverse area offering residents, employees and visitors exciting opportunities to live, work, grow and play. For more information about Durham County Government, visit www.dconc.gov.

 

DEPARTMENT:          

Sheriff Department/Jail 

DATE POSTED:            

March 8, 2017

CLOSING DATE:           

June 30, 2020

SALARY MIN:  

[[$34,000]] 

SALARY MAX:

$57,978.00 

POSITION NUMBER:            

40000533 

JOB TYPE:  

Full-Time 

 

The Durham County Sheriff’s Office is seeking qualified candidates to embody the values and diversity of the community as a member of the agency. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Durham County Sheriff's Office, we have transitioned to a dual certification process. This allows you the opportunity to become certified in both Detention Services and Law Enforcement. Interested candidates can begin employment as a detention officer, then you can obtained your certification as a North Carolina law enforcement officer or deputy sheriff. Upon successful completion of Basic Detention Officer Training (BDOT) and meeting defined requirements that will be outlined, applicants may then apply for the Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy (BLET).

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

The Detention Officer I (DO I) is responsible for the custodial work with the transportation, security and supervision of prisoners in the Durham County Detention Facility (DCDF). The DO I performs a variety of duties relative to that care; direct supervision, desk duty and transportation of inmates. Work is performed in accordance with the DCDF policies and procedures, North Carolina Department of Human Resources guidelines, and the Training and Standards Council of the Department of Justice of North Carolina. Work is performed under the direct supervision of that employee’s squad or area supervisor. The applicant must be willing to work 12-hour rotating shifts which includes holidays and weekends.

 

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

 

  • Knowledge of Federal, State and local laws governing the operation of the DCFD. 
  • Knowledge of forms, records, and reports used in the detention facility. 
  • Ability to stand or sit for long periods of time. 
  • Ability to maintain discipline and order among inmates. 
  • Ability to work in a confined area.
  • Ability to deal firmly and courteously with inmates and visitors. 
  • Ability to use sound judgment in both routine and emergency situations. 
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other employees.


REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Must be at least 21 years old.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. **Training and Standards require a high school equivalency diploma be at least partial classroom.
  • Must possess or be able to possess a North Carolina driver’s license.
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanor.
  • Must meet all the applicable standards and qualify for State Certification in accordance with the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Training & Standards Commission as well as the policies of the Office of the Sheriff of Durham County.
  • You live within 35 miles of downtown Durham (or are willing to relocate upon being hired).

 

If you have any questions please contact the Durham County Sheriff’s Office Training and Recruitment Division  (919) 560-0930. 

 

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:

 

Must possess a valid North Carolina driver's license in good standing.

 

TRAINEE APPOINTMENT:

 

Salary for employees without certification is $34,000.00 (plus incentives) and will increase to $36,769.00 when training and certification is obtained.

Salary for employees with certification is 39,769.00 (plus incentives)

 

Questions about the position contact 919-560-0934 or 919-560-0935.

 

Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 


Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

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