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Detention Officer

Detention Officer


Performs intermediate semiskilled work receiving and booking arrestees in the City jail, transporting prisoners to and from court or other related facilities, monitoring and supervising prisoners in work programs, maintaining inventory of all products needed in the daily operations of the jail, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Detention Officer Supervisor.  


Requires non-standard or rotating shift work; subject to days, nights, weekends, holidays and call back. Must be able to pass background investigation and polygraph examination.

The ideal candidate will possess strong customer service skills, will be trustworthy, organized, reliable and self-motivated. They must be a team player with the ability to multitask, accept direction well and be flexible. They should be able to create and maintain a respectful and collaborative working environment as well as develop and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors and co-workers.

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High School diploma or GED and minimal experience in a detention facility, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Ability to pass an extensive background investigation.
Possession of or ability to obtain a Food Handlers Card issued by an ANAB-accredited organization within six (6) months of hire.
Possession of or ability to obtain CPR, AED and First Aid certifications issued by a nationally recognized certifying agency within one (1) year of hire.
National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) training based on assignment.
Must meet and maintain all training and education requirements for the position.
Valid Arizona Driver License of appropriate class.
Applicants for employment opportunities should be aware of the Lake Havasu City policies concerning the use of drugs and alcohol. These policies have not been altered by the passage of Proposition 207. The use of recreational marijuana is a violation of the City's Drug Free Workplace Policy. All positions within the City are required to submit to a pre-employment drug test. A positive result for drugs tested under the policy, including recreational marijuana, may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment.  

The City reserves the right to consider only the most highly qualified applicants. The succeeding examination processes may be required: training and experience, testing, panel interview, employment eligibility verification (EEV) requirements, personnel evaluation profile (PEP), polygraph test, background investigation and alcohol/drug screening test. Appointment subject to successful background investigation and City paid post-employment medical examination after offer of employment has been made.

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Job Type : Full-Time

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