Detention Officer

Employees in this class perform inmate intake and detention work in accordance with established policies and procedures. Work includes the observation and accompaniment of inmates inside the detention center and related care and record keeping requirements. Employees may be assigned to work any shift. Patience and firmness are required in frequent contacts with violent, suicidal, and mentally unstable inmates. The employees are subject to hazards associated with custody work including working in inside environments, exposure to various hazards such as noise, a variety of physical conditions, close quarters and exposure to human body fluid and thus are subject to OSHA requirements on blood borne pathogens. Work is performed under the supervision of the Detention Sergeant and is evaluated through observation.
Annual Salary:
Minimum Salary: $30,426.00
Job Rate: $38,360.00
Examples of Duties
Receives inmates by conducting search, completing required intake forms, photographing and fingerprinting, and securing personal property. Oversees the security and activities of inmates; supervises meals and cleaning of facilities; distributes personal property; monitors inmates' medical status and takes actions when illness or injury is suspected. Provides non confidential inmate information to the public, attorney, and bond personnel; maintains files on inmates; searches incoming property delivered to inmates; verifies visitor acceptance by inmate. Releases inmates on bond due to court order or time served; ensures release papers are proper and complete; returns personal property to individual, completes forms providing required documentation of release.
Minimum Requirements
Completion of high school. Must be 21 years of age.
Supplemental Information
Possession of a valid North Carolina driver's license. Complete the minimum requirements of 168 hours of Detention Officer Certification Training standard established by the State of North Carolina for Detention Officers.

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