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P/t Officer

Company: GEO Group Inc.
Location: Lawton
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

Facility: Lawton Correctional Facility

Compensation Base: $17.00 per hour

Compensation Bonus (if applicable):

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Summary

This position oversees and maintains custody, care, and control of inmates or detainees of a facility, while enforcing the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of the company and contracting agency.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees and monitors the activities of the inmates or detainees in living areas, recreation activities areas, dining areas and visitation areas.
  • Coordinates and monitors inmate or detainee movements, conducts counts, and provides emergency response as needed.
  • May be assigned to various posts including, but not limited to, the control room, front and sally port entrance, health services, special housing, perimeter security, transportation, work details, reception, intake, and visits officer, etc., as required by management.
  • Provides security in program activities and supervises labor crews in various areas around facility.
  • Conducts shakedown for contraband materials, either individually or as part of a specialized team. Confiscates contraband in accordance to facility and contracting agency policies and procedures.
  • Initiates disciplinary reports on inmates or detainees.
  • Prepares reports and maintains daily logs as required.
  • Ensures prompt and appropriate assistance to inmates or detainees in the event of injury, illness or trauma.
  • Promotes facility cleanliness and reports need for maintenance or repairs.
  • Serves as member of special teams to respond to emergencies as required.
  • Completes training courses as required by facility training standards.
  • Performs correctional duties for any shift as defined by management.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Thirty (30) semester hours of college coursework or university; Or high school diploma or GED equivalent from accredited school are required. (Oklahoma state requirement).
  • Minimum age of twenty (20) years old. (Oklahoma state requirement).
  • Possession of applicable state requisites for employment.
  • Training in cultural diversity or sensitivity preferred.
  • Ability to work overtime as required.
  • Ability to handle physical and mental stress associated with working extended hours.
  • Must be able to regularly report to work without being late.
  • Ability to be physically alert on any shift that is assigned.
  • Ability to work up to sixteen (16) hours within a rolling twenty-four (24) hour period.
  • Work experience in a correctional setting preferred.
  • Knowledge of the use and care of firearms; proper restraint methods and techniques; and of self-defense methods. (Oklahoma state requirement).
  • Must to possess valid state driver's license. (Oklahoma state requirement).
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of English usage and basic math. (Oklahoma state requirement).
  • Ability to evaluate situations and adopt effective courses of action. (Oklahoma state requirement).
  • Must be mature, flexible, able to command the respect and confidence of inmates or detainees and staff and possess a high tolerance to mental stress.

Keywords: GEO Group Inc., Lawton , P/t Officer, Other , Lawton, Oklahoma

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