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Civilian Detention Service Officer

This is a position in the Security Unit of the Detention Center, which monitors activities throughout the Detention Center via closed circuit cameras and intercoms; controls inmate and public access and movement into and within the Detention Center; manually operates detention security doors by means of remote control; and performs extensive computer work and a variety of clerical duties. Rotating shift work required.

You must be a high school graduate (or equivalent), 18 years of age, and have current first aid and community CPR certificates by date of hire. The specific requirements for Detention Service Officer include:

  • Work under stress and exercise good judgement in emergency situations.
  • Learn to operate security and communications equipment, to include computer keyboard, mouse and touchpad.
  • Perform a variety of clerical tasks such as maintaining accurate records, report preparation, and answering telephones.
  • Establish and maintain effective work relationships with diverse groups, which include the public, inmates, staff, other criminal justice agency personnel, and County government staff.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directives.
  • Assess situations and people.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

NOTE: For Civilian Detention Service Officer:

  • Candidates are placed on probation for one year from date of hire.
  • Candidates must pass a 10 to 12 week Field Training Program.
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