DETENTION OFFICER - CADET (Multiple)

Date: Jan 31, 2024

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:          

[[Office of the Sheriff]] 

DATE POSTED:            

January 1, 2024

CLOSING DATE:           

December 31, 2024

SALARY MIN:  

[[$47,623.00]] 

SALARY MAX:

[[$81,149.00]] 

POSITION NUMBER:            

40000567, 40000577, 40000507, 40000574, 40000599, 40000602, 40000627, 40003402, 

JOB TYPE:  

[[FULL-TIME]] 

 

***VACANCIES WILL BE FILLED AS THEY OCCUR***

 

The Durham County Sheriff’s Office is seeking qualified candidates who embody the values and diversity of the Durham County community.

If you are interested in pursuing a career as a Detention Officer, submit your application for a Detention Officer Cadet position. Selected candidates will attend the Detention Officer Certification Course (DOCC). Upon successful completion of all training requirements, the cadet will be certified as a North Carolina Basic Detention Officer.

 

IN A CONTROLLED ENVIROMENT BE ABLE TO EXECUTE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Processes inmates into custody of institution, searches prisoners, takes charge of personal property; provides opportunity to call attorney or relative, advises on institutional rules and regulations.
  • Patrols assigned area periodically to ensure security and maintain order.
  • Supervises inmates during meals, exercise, work, recreation and personal hygiene and related activities for conformance to institutional rules, regulations and procedures.
  • Attends to special needs of prisoners and attempts to resolve individual problems if possible.
  • Escorts and transports inmates as required.
  • Secures cell doors to prevent conflicts between inmates.
  • Prepares routine records on inmates; performs general clerical duties, prepares court lists.
  • Ensures the care and maintenance of quarters, work and recreational equipment used by inmates.
  • Arranges visits, inspects items brought into the jail, checks incoming and outgoing mail.
  • Performs related work as assigned.

 

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.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

 

Performs medium work that involves walking, standing, stooping, jumping, lifting, digging, pushing and raising objects and also involves exerting between 20 and 50 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis and 50 to 100 pounds of force on an occasional basis.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be at least 20 years old.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. **Training & Standards require a high school equivalency diploma be at least partial classroom.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a North Carolina driver’s license.
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanor.
  • Must pass a reading comprehension exam and a physical ability/readiness test.
  • Must live within 50 miles of downtown Durham (or willing to relocate upon being hired).

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must successfully complete the Detention Officer Certification Course (DOCC) within one (1) year of employment.

 

 

Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 


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Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh