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CASCADE COUNTY Detention Officer Adult in GREAT FALLS, Montana

Qualifications: *Graduation from High School or High School Equivalency or GED *Must meet minimum age requirement at time of employment *Recruitment and selection processes will involve a written test, oral interview, extensive criminal background check and psychological evaluation *Must join AFSCME MT Council 9 Local #28 *Employees must have successfully completed and passed the required tests *Shall serve a 1 year probationary period have a DPHHS and criminal background conducted, results may disqualify applicant. Certifications: *Successful completion of the Montana State Law Enforcement Academy Corrections/Detention Officer basic required within 1 year of employment *First Aid and CPR certification required within 1 year of employment *OC and Taser certification required within 1 year of employment *Ability to obtain additional licenses and/or certifications as required by the position. (Officers that have been trained in Detention/Corrections at an out of State academy may be allowed to take the equivalency test provided at MLEA if the State the Officer was trained in has reciprocity.) Duties: An Adult Detention Officer guards inmates in penal or rehabilitative institution in accordance with established policies, procedures and as directed for public safety; may guard inmates in transit between the detention center, courtroom, prison, or other points; under the direct supervision of the shift supervisor or general supervision of the facility command staff; responsible for maintaining a secure detention facility and the safe custody of all inmates; perform a variety of technical and administrative tasks associated with facility operations and the incarceration of inmates; work includes the observation and accompaniment of inmates inside and outside the detention center and related care record keeping requirements; officers may be assigned to work any shift; patience and firmness are required in frequent contact with inmates who are violent (murderers, rapist, child molesters, fighters, etc.), suicidal, and mentally unstable; officers are also subjected to hazards associated with custody work including exposure to various hazards such as noise, a variety of physical conditions, close quarters and exposure to human body fluids; previous experience in a detention setting is desirable. Cascade County is an Equal Opportunity Employer See complete job vacancy announcement for details of duties and responsibilities.

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