Safety And Security Officer

Idaho Division Of Human Resources Lewiston , ID 83501

Posted 5 months ago


Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections

Developing productive citizens in partnership with communities, through juvenile crime prevention, education, rehabilitation and reintegration!

The Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections is now hiring for a full-time benefited Safety and Security Officer at our Lewiston facility.


The Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections has regional state services for juveniles committed to its custody, making it possible for most juveniles to remain close enough to their communities so parents and other key community members can take part in the juvenile's treatment. State juvenile correctional centers are located in Lewiston, Nampa, and St. Anthony and provide a full complement of services for 268 youth who range from 10 to 20 years of age.

Located at the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers, Lewiston is a vibrant city with a population of 35,000. Although Lewiston is located in a mostly rural area it has not been affected by the recent economic downturn. Lewiston has seen a thriving economy with many stable and even growing businesses and a housing market that reflects this vibrant community.

Example of Duties

This position ensures the safety and security of juveniles, staff, visitors, buildings and grounds at a Juvenile Corrections Center and supports staff in dealing with emergencies and out-of-control juveniles by providing physical intervention. This position may also plan, arrange, and coordinate local, regional, cross-regional and out-of-state transports and referrals to/from contract providers and Juvenile Corrections Centers.

Safety, Security and Support Services:

Trains staff in security and facility safety policy and procedures and monitors for compliance; informs juveniles and visitors of visitation rules and safety policy and procedures and reports violations; conducts fire drills and area and room searches, removes safety hazards and assures safe and secure environment; escorts juvenile groups on campus; observes and monitors juvenile movement; delivers food trays for confined juveniles; patrols and monitors facility for suspicious or unauthorized persons or vehicles; follows procedures to search and confiscate contraband; uses two-way radio to advise of disturbances or suspicious occurrences; assures no one is in restricted areas; makes minor emergency maintenance repairs; prepares and maintains safety and security logs, records and reports; may operate the control booth at the Juvenile Management Center.

Support and Intervention Services:

Typical responsibilities:Perform CPR and first aid as needed and assumes role of first responder to assess medical emergencies when nursing staff is absent from campus; accompanies staff entering rooms after lock down for medical checks, suicide watches or emergencies; actively participates in implementing crisis prevention interventions to defuse violence and prevent injuries; restrains or monitors others in restraining juveniles to ensure safety procedures are followed; transports or arranges for transport of juveniles for emergency treatment, medical appointments, court hearing or other pickups and/or entry into/departures from correction facilities; attends team meeting and participates in decisions and treatment considerations for juveniles; attends training; may search for and apprehend runaway juveniles; may serve during absence of supervisor or be placed in charge of special projects.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Applicants must meet entrance requirements and become certified by the Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Academy for the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections.

  • Applicants must be able to meet PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) federal juvenile facility standards.

  • Some knowledge of safety and security procedures.

  • Experience: applying regulations and policies; using a personal computer to maintain online records.

  • Willingness to: deal with violence, harassment, threats, verbal abuse; break up fights, control disturbances, and physically restrain offenders; perform searches for contraband and weapons; work alone unarmed among unrestricted offenders; work in secure/locked facility in confined spaces; learn and follow department policies, procedures, rules, and instructions; set aside personal prejudices and be fair; work in high-stress, hostile environments; transport juveniles; become certified in CPR.

  • Physical requirements: no hearing, sight, or physical limitations that would prevent performance of duties.

Additional Qualifications:
Are not required; however, having the minimum qualifications and the education and/or experience below will increase your score.

  • Some knowledge of individual and group behavior of youth

Supplemental Information


IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Applicants must be willing to take the IMPACT Assessment examination and receive a passing score in order to be considered for this position. The assessment is designed to test skills and attitude, measuring the overall suitability needed to work with juvenile offenders. It consists of two parts: A Human Relations Video Test (76 question over 75 minutes) and a Reading Test (31 questions over 15 minutes).

  • You will receive an e-mail from IDJC with detailed information regarding scheduling and taking the Impact Assessment. Assessments are given during the announcement period and MUST be taken to be considered for an in person interview.


If selected for an interview, applicants will be required to bring to the interview:

  • Proof of US citizenship. Acceptable documents are: U.S. city, county or state birth certificate, naturalization certificate, U.S. passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth, or Certificate of Citizenship.

  • Proof of high school diploma/GED or equivalent. Acceptable documents are High school diploma, GED certificate, HSE (high school equivalency) certificate, high school transcript showing completion of high school, or official college transcripts showing successful completion of 15 or more credits.

  • Military discharge DD-214 Member 4 copy (if applicable).

  • Valid Driver's License

Completed IDJC Comprehensive Application for Certification. Applicants will be given the website address to retrieve the application form when scheduled for the IMPACT Assessment. If the application is not completed and turned in at the time the IMPACT Assessment is taken then it must be completed and brought to the interview in a sealed envelope. Applicants not providing the IDJC Comprehensive application by the time of the interview will not be allowed proceed further in the hiring process. This document will be kept in Human Resources for 90 days after the end of the hiring process. The IDJC Comprehensive application for those applicants who are not offered a job will be destroyed after the 90 day period


  • The Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections is a drug-free work environment. Immediately after a conditional offer of employment has been extended to an applicant (before 5:00 pm of the day of the offer), he or she must test free of drugs as a condition of employment.

  • Upon an offer of conditional employment a hire must complete a criminal history background investigation including, but not limited to, the Idaho State Police Criminal Identification Bureau, FBI, and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will be conducted on the successful applicant. Hires will be required to take and pass a TB test during the first 30 days of employment and pass a medical, vision, and hearing exam within 60 days of employment.

  • Veterans may qualify for benefits under the GI Bill. If you have questions, contact the Department of Juvenile Corrections Human Resource office.

  • Successful applicants will have several forms to complete as well as answer questions regarding their history of drug and alcohol abuse, and physical, mental and emotional history for POST qualifications.

  • These positions require rotating shift work, which may include graveyard shift, weekend and holiday work. Employees are expected to cover shifts as needed or assigned. Employees who work nights or graveyard may receive 5% shift differential.


Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections

P.O. Box 83720

Boise, ID


If you have questions,

please contact us at:

(208) 334-5100


Applicants who are invited to take the IMPACT Assessment or interview may request reasonable accommodations by calling the Human Resource Office at the number above.

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Safety And Security Officer

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