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Denton County requests that applicants who may need accommodations for a disability in order to complete the application process, notify the Human Resource Dept. at least 24 hours in advance of the needed accommodation at (940)349-3080. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Denton County Human Resources
401 W. Hickory, Suite 516
Denton, TX 76201
Job line #: (940)349-3090
http://dentoncounty.com/hr/

DATE:  January 4, 2010

CLOSING: January 11, 2010

  DETENTION OFFICER I
ANNOUNCEMENT
NUMBER:
10-001
JOB LOCATION: Denton, TX--County Jail
MINIMUM SALARY: $1,173.307 Bi-weekly
DUTIES:

Performs specialized law enforcement work in the care and security of inmates to ensure their constitutional rights and welfare are safeguarded in the County Jail. Work involves admitting and booking inmates, supervising trustees, ensuring security of inmates and Jail, performing commissary duties, receiving and maintaining an inventory of inmate property and supplies, performing control operations, performing inmate classification duties, and preparing and transporting inmates. Additional responsibilities may include monitoring cameras, monitoring emergency systems, performing various life and fire safety activities, performing telephone and radio communications and performing duties as a member of the Extraction Team. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary according to areas of assignment. Employee must exercise alertness and independent judgment in dealing with unusual situations. Employee is subject to the usual hazards of jail work.

QUALIFICATIONS:

High School diploma or GED  required for this position.  Must be 18 years of age.

REQUIREMENTS:

Must attain certification by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education as a Jailer within one (1) year of employment. Must have valid Texas Driver’s License.

BENEFITS: Denton County offers excellent fringe benefits including health and dental insurance, vacation, sick leave, a retirement system, and paid holidays.
ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATIONS TO THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT.  RESUMES MAY BE SUBMITTED WITH THE APPLICATION.  TRANSCRIPTS, CERTIFICATIONS, AND LICENSE INFORMATION SHOULD BE PROVIDED WHEN APPLICABLE.