North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice
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Position: Detention Officer
Location: Statesville, NC
Salary: $36,048.15 - $55,309.19 (Holid
Duties: Employees in this class perform inmate detention, care, security, and release work in accordance with established policies and procedures. Work includes the observation and accompaniment of inmates inside the jail, serving meals, medical staff escort, related care, and record keeping requirements. Employees must exercise independent initiative and judgement in making decision regarding inmates and their custody, with suicidal, violent, or mentally unstable tendencies, and in dealing with attorneys, families, and others. Work involves exercising tact, firmness, and decisiveness in handling routine and emergency situations. Employees are subject to hazards in law enforcement work including working inside a jail environment and exposure to various hazards such as dangerous persons, loud noises, and hazards such as cleaning chemicals, close quarters, and narrow passages. Work is also subject to the final OSHA standards on blood borne pathogens. Work is performed under regular supervision and is reviewed for adherence to regulations and procedures, accuracy of paperwork, adherence to schedules, and effective interpersonal skills and decision-making in dealing with inmates and coworkers.
Requirements: DESIRABLE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Compliance with minimum standards for training and certification as set by the State of North Carolina for a Justice Officer: • be a citizen of the United States, • be at least 21 years of age, • be a high school graduate, or the equivalent (GED), and • Possess a valid NC Driver’s License. Certified as a Detention Officer or have the ability to complete DOCC Detention Officer Training and be certified within one (1) year of employment.
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Closing Date: On-going
Contact Information: Iredell County Government
  Crystal Locklear
  PO Box 788
  Statesville, NC 28687
  (704) 878-3000