Detention Officer I

October 18, 2021

Detention Officer I
Full Time
Salary/Pay Rate:
$30,374 – $ 45,561
Posted Date:
10/15/2021 3:30 PM

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: Requires High School graduation or GED equivalent or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Must be 21 years old or older.

Special Certifications and Licenses: Must maintain required level of proficiency in the use of Oleoresin Capsicum spray, taser, and defensive tactics. Must possess a valid state driver’s license.

Essential Functions:

Patrols facility; conducts inmate head counts; searches inmates and their quarters for contraband; monitors security cameras and radio communications; and performs various other duties to ensure the safety and security of inmates, staff and the general public.
Books new inmates, performing such duties as conducting criminal history and medical background checks, classifying inmates, issuing clothing and supplies, preparing inventories of personal property, entering all pertinent booking data into computer, taking I.D. photographs, fingerprinting, assigning quarters, etc. Performs inmate release procedures as directed.
Supervises the activities and work assignments of inmates, enforcing inmate rules and regulations. Transports inmates from one section of the Center to another, to job sites and to and from court, medical facilities, etc., as necessary.
Responds to all situations which pose a threat to inmates, staff or the public.
Attends scheduled training and educational classes.
Additional Duties:

Performs related work as assigned.
SEE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION: Job Description – Detention Officer I

APPLICATION PROCESS: Qualified applicants interested in the above position should apply in person at the Greenwood County Detention Center, 528 Edgefield Street, Greenwood, SC. 29646.