Juvenile Detention Officer

Recruitment #19-CO0300-01

Nature of Work

The fundamental reason this position exists is to monitor and care for the needs of detainees in secure custody at the Montgomery County Youth Facility. The Montgomery County Youth Facility is a controlled security facility. The work responsibilities of the position are: monitors detainees in all daily activities, events, school and their assigned duties; oversees detainees in performing daily housekeeping duties; documents all daily activities and movements of detainees; processes new detainees for detention; and contributes to department objectives. Employees receive direct supervision from the shift supervisor, and general supervision from a Compliance Officer, the Assistant Detention Director, or the Detention Director.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or G.E.D. and one of year experience working directly with detainees or youth in an institutional setting, organized recreational program, or the juvenile justice field OR a Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences such as Criminal Justice, Justice and Public Safety, Human Services, Social Work, or a closely-related field.   

Special Requirements

Employment is conditional upon applicants acquiring and maintaining an Alabama Driver's License and providing a Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) from the Department of Public Safety as proof of an insurable driving record and passing a Physical Agility Test.

Kind of Examination

Applications are currently being accepted to fill four part-time vacancies and any vacancies that may occur during the life of the register.  The current vacancies are with the Montgomery County Youth Facility. This register will also be used to fill future full time positions as well. Please indicate if you can work full-time and/or part-time on your application. Applicants will be screened and qualified based on education and experience as shown on the application and willingness questionnaire. For this reason, applicants are urged to fill in the application and willingness questionnaire form completely providing detailed information concerning the kinds of jobs they have held, the dates they held them, where and exactly what their duties were. If more than five qualified applications are received, a Written Test will be administered in order to rank applicants on the employment register. Tied scores will not be broken. If there are five or less qualified applicants, they will be considered equally qualified and placed on the register in alphabetical order.  A Physical Agility Test will also be administered on a pass/fail basis after the written test.

Complete an online application by visiting Montgomery City-County Personnel's Online Employment Center. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Completed applications will be accepted online until 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. If there is no closing date, the announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice.

Additional Information

BENEFITS: Employees are offered a competitive benefits package which includes health, dental, and life insurance, paid annual and sick leave, paid holidays, and a retirement program.

DRUG TEST: Employment is conditional upon the potential employee passing a preemployment drug test. (The drug test may require the submission of a sample of hair, finger nails, and/or urine that will verify illegal drug use).

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline, or any other aspect of personnel administration because of political or religious opinions or affiliations or because of race, national origin, or any other non merit factors is prohibited. Discrimination on the basis of age, sex, or physical disability is prohibited except where specific age, sex, or physical requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration.

REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the responsibility of the applicant with a disability to request accommodation which he/she requires in order to participate in the application or examination process. The Personnel Department reserves the right to require documentation of the need for accommodation under the ADA. In order to request accommodation in the application or testing process, contact the Personnel Director at (334) 625-2675.

I9: Prior to your employment, you will be required to provide to your employer documentation of your identity and employment eligibility in order to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

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