Juvenile Detention Officer

Recruitment #22-CO0300-03

Salary Information

Compensation plans are based on a multi-step progression system. The pay range reflects the entry level and maximum salary potential in the assigned pay grade.

**A starting salary may be negotiated and will be commensurate with education, training and experience in alignment with pay administration policies and MCCP Board Rules & Regulations**

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.

Note:  Qualifying educations, training and experience that provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.

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 being accepted to fill full and part time vacancies that may occur during the life of the register.  The current vacancies are with the Montgomery County Youth Facility.  Applicants will be screened and qualified based upon education and experience as shown on the application and supplemental questionnaire.  For this reason, applicants are urged to fill in the online application and supplemental questionnaire 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 the number of qualified applicants exceeds the appropriate number of eligible applicants for immediate referral, a selection procedure will be administered. Tied scores will not be broken. If the number of qualified applicants is equal to or less than the appropriate number for referral, qualified candidates will be certified as equally qualified.

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 11:59 p.m. on the closing date. If there is no closing date, the announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice.

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