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Detention Manager

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City Of Fort Worth, TX Fort Worth , TX 76102

Posted 5 months ago

  • This is a regular position that is contingent on annual funding*

The purpose of this position is to manage the daily operations and personnel of the City's detention facility to include enforcing and complying with all laws, rules, regulations, and policies regarding jail operations. The incumbent will report to the City Marshall.

Detention Manager major responsibilities include:

Supervises staff, which includes prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff is trained; ensuring employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and, making hiring, termination, and disciplinary decisions or recommendations.

Oversees the detention facility, including inspection of the cells and booking areas as necessary for security and maintenance purposes, safety and security factors and procedural functions; coordinates emergency plans and operations activities for the City's Detention Center and Marshal's Division.

Ensures the jail is properly staffed; assigns tasks, schedules, and verifies shift assignments for detention officers and detention supervisors; provides support and back up assistance to Detention Supervisors.

Serves as the liaison for the City's Detention Center with other divisions, departments and outside agencies; negotiates and resolves sensitive and controversial issues.

Attends court proceedings or hearings as needed which includes testifying and providing supporting documents as required.

Provides staff assistance to the City Marshal and/or the Municipal Court Director.


Associate's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Criminal Justice, Public Administration or a related field

Five (5) years of experience in jail/correctional facilities, military police/corrections, security, or a related law enforcement field, including two (2) years of administrative and/or lead supervisory responsibilities.

Minimum 20 years of age.


Valid Texas Driver's License.

TCOLE County Jailers Certification preferred.

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Detention Manager

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City Of Fort Worth, TX