Gila River Indian Community

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Posted: 7/12/2018
Job Reference #: 18112-1
Keywords: government

Job Description


Job Title: Detention Officer

Closing Date: Open Until Filled
DEADLINE: Attach any required documents, i.e., Transcripts, Certificates, diploma and Motor Vehicle
Record, to your online application by midnight on the closing date. Late Applications or documents will not
be considered.
Job Number: 18-112
Job Type: Regular Full-Time
Department: Department of Rehabilitation & Supervision

City: Sacaton, AZ
Location: 639 W. Seed Farm Road
Area of Interest: Public Safety
Salary Type: Base Pay
Salary/ Hourly Rate: $17.53 Hourly
Tribal Driving Permit Required: YesDISTINGUISHING FEATURE OF THE JOB:The Detention Officer performs duties of routine difficulty in the care, custody and welfare of incarcerated
persons in jail facilities; involving a wide array of complex tasks related to all aspects of corrections security
and inmate/resident custody. This position is highly demanding and the physical safety of the public, staff,
visitors, inmates and residents depend upon the efficient and effective execution of duties.

0 Enforce standards, rules, regulations, codes, statutes and laws including but not limited to those provided by
Title 25 of the Code of Federal Regulations, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Jail Standards, and
American Corrections Association (ACA) J ail/Detention Standards.
0 Provide safety and security to the correctional institution through direct and indirect inmate/resident
supervision, health and welfare checks, pat and strip searches, off-site transports, escorts, head counts,
contraband mitigation, key control, ?re safety, OSHA compliance, perimeter security and inmate/resident
hand book enforcement.
0 Ability to use self-defense techniques, department approved firearms, tasers, electronic restraint devices
(ERD), chemical agents, batons, hand/leg restraints and less-lethal munitions during every day job duties to
include while on transports.
0 Provide admission services to inmate/residents bookings/intakes by providing ?ngerprinting, photographs,
recording inmate/resident data, entering data accurately and thoroughly into Jail Management System,
storing personal property as assigned.
0 Provide medical and mental health screenings, interviews, classification assessments, and inmate/resident
orientations as assigned.
0 Coordinate, supervise and assist in facilitation of inmate services, rehabilitative programs and related
activities established by institutional standards to include but not limited to: access to medical care, courts,
mail, legal mail, food services, recreation, library services, inmate phone system, work programs, religious
services, laundry, and counseling services.
0 Supervise inmate/resident movement, maintain discipline and prevent the introduction of contraband into
the facility; documenting all observations and activities.
0 Effectively operate computers and other automated equipment and electronic devises of a complex nature to
record data, enter data, extract data and/or review data.
0 Maintain and prepare accurate reports, activity logs, serious incidents reports, memorandums, depositions
and statements.
0 Work closely with other criminal justice agencies and government personnel and officials, such as law
enforcement, court, fire, EMS, mental health counselors and Tribal Social Services staff.
0 Conduct inmate/resident releases in accordance with all court orders and established protocol and standards.
0 Responsible for the off-site transports of inmates in accordance with policies and procedures.
0 Perform other related duties as assigned.REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:0 Knowledge of commonly used laws, codes, statutes and standards governing the incarceration of criminal
0 Knowledge of basic counseling tactics and interpersonal communication skills.
0 Ability to learn and apply standards, rules, regulations, codes, statutes, laws, policies and procedures.
0 Ability to supervise, redirect, coach, counsel, instruct and restrain adult, juvenile, male and female
inmates/residents in a mixed classification setting; applying institution approved Physical
Intervention/Restraint Techniques.
0 Ability to exercise sound judgment and respond to stressful crisis situations calmly, quickly, and decisively.
0 Ability to communicate effectively with inmates, gain their respect and confidence; establishing and
maintaining constructive relationships.
0 Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, Community
Officials and the general public; providing exceptional customer service.
0 Ability to stand on hard surfaces for extended periods, work outdoors in extreme weather conditions,
physically restrain or engage in forceful movement of an inmate/resident and walk for extended periods of
0 Ability to work with individuals with a range of moods and behaviors, working with individuals in a
potentially hazardous situation involving physically aggressive and/or violent behavior; and/or blood borne
pathogen exposure.
0 Ability to perform all physical requirements of the position and agree to maintain a drug-free workplace.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: High School diploma or GED, U.S. Citizen or hold a valid U.S. Permanent Resident Card.One (1) year of experience working as a security guard, detention, police or military officer or closely related
field preferred.


Must be eighteen (18) years of age with no felony or domestic violence convictions.Must successfully pass Basic Correction/Detention Of?cer Training Academy, Physical Agility Testing
(POPAT), a Fitness for Duty Exam, and Firearms Certification as a condition of employment.Required mandatory reporter pursuant to Title 7, Chapter 2 (7.205), B.
Required to attend Title 7 Mandatory Reporting training on a yearly basis.Required to pass a federal adjudication/background check, voice stress analyzer testing and DPS ?ngerprint
clearance as a condition of employment.Background checks are required for positions that involve regular contact with or control over Community
Children in accordance with The Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act, 25 U.S.C.
Sections 3201 and 3210 and C.F.R. Part 63 and positions that have regular contact with the Elderly.Required to obtain a Tribal driving permit. Valid state driver’s license with a current proof of driving record
for the past 39 months will be required to qualify for a tribal driving permit. Proof of driving record must be
submitted with application and must not be more than 60 days old from the date of submission of the
application.Non-Supervisory, Hourly Position
Reports to Chief Administrator or designee


- Medical - EPO or PPO Self-Funded Plan utilizing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Network

- Prescription Program

- Dental - Plan is provided through CIGNA with no deductible for preventive services or $50 (individual)/$150
(family) deductible for basic and major services

- Vision - plan benefits are provided through SightCare of Arizona and carry a $10 co-pay for exams, zero co-

- Life and AD&D - We offer voluntary or supplemental life insurance for Employee & Dependents through
METLIFE Group Insurance. GRIC pays the full cost for your Basic Life and AD&D.Other Voluntarv Benefits -

- Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
° Short Term Disability

- Long Term Disability

- Employee Assistance Program

- 12 Paid Holidays

- Vacation Leave

- Sick Leave

Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference
Act (Title 25, U. S. Code, Section 472 and 473). The Gila River Indian Community is also committed to
achieving the full and equal opportunity without discrimination because of Race, Religion, Color, Sex, National
Origin, Politics, Marital Status, Physical Handicap, Age or Sexual Orientation. In other than the above, the Gila
River Indian Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer.If vou are claiming Preference in one or more of the following categories please attach a copy of the
required documentation to the completed Employment Application.Preference for Community Members (with proof of enrollment)Preference for Native Americans (must meet membership requirement of a federally recognized Tribe.)
Preference point for Spouse of Community Member (with proof of spouse enrollment)Preference point for Veteran (must meet statutory requirements)


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