This is entry level security work at a residential center for offenders. The security officer provides order, safety, and security of the Center during the assigned shift, following operating procedures. S/he is expected to follow offender accountability instructions and to conduct such activities as: searches, counts, control of movement, monitoring and reporting resident behavior, implementing a behavior management system, verifying the location of residents as required, preparing reports, and the administration of the breathalyzer and urinalysis testing program.
This position is expected to work independently, under general supervision.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Work may include, but is not limited to, the following examples:
Remains alert during working hours; attends work as scheduled, and complies with attendance policies.
Conducts regular rounds through the building observing the demeanor of residents and taking necessary action to ensure that the safety and order of the Center.
Prepares and submits written reports of offender infractions of laws, regulations, and or rules in a timely and complete manner, prior to leaving duty.
Conducts searches of residents and property follows established procedures. Completes proper reports.
Performs breathalyzer/drug testing of offenders, following established procedures. Completes proper reports.
Verifies authorizations for residents entering or leaving the Center; requires each to complete sign in/out logs.
Conducts resident counts following established procedures and reports results.
Verifies the location of off-site offenders by telephone or through in person visits to the destination, as instructed.
Provides medication to offenders, as required. Records each distribution.
Attends shift briefings and follows direction of supervisor.
Takes necessary action to protect resident health when emergent medical or mental health needs are observed or reported.
Assists in implementing emergency procedures.
Complies with Agency Code of Conduct and Standards established in contracts. Immediately reports integrity violations.
Compiles information and completes records as required.
Reports any breaches of security to immediate supervisor or other administrator and takes appropriate action to protect safety of others. Completes critical incident reports in a timely and complete manner before leaving duty.
Takes necessary action in cases of security violations as required in the rules and regulations.
Attends meetings and trainings as required.
Maintains confidentiality appropriately
Performs other duties as may be assigned.
EXAMPLES OF KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Introductory knowledge of basic security practices
Organizational skills and the ability to multi-task
Skill in writing reports
Ability to implement detailed procedures
Ability to follow instructions explicitly
Ability to operate security equipment
Ability to exercise a high degree of initiative and judgment and to act quickly and responsibly in an emergency situation
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials, staff, law enforcement agencies, and the general public
Ability to communicate effectively, both through oral and written communications
Ability to meet the physical demands of the position with or without corrective devices
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS
NECESSARY SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS
No candidate may be considered for employment who is, or has been for the past two (2) years under the supervision of Federal, State, County or Municipal Corrections Department nor have any pending felony or misdemeanor charges other than minor traffic charges.
Driving may be required for this position. The successful candidate must have and remain in possession of a valid current driver's license, automobile insurance, and be insurable under the agency's motor vehicle insurance policy.
All candidates for employment must meet the established minimum qualifications for employment as identified by the applicable regulatory agencies.
Current certification in CPR and First Aid or achieves certification within 60 days of employment.
(Note: This certification must be maintained current throughout employment).
Heartland Center For Behavioral Change