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  • Grant County Detention Center Employment Opportunity - Detention Officer

    Grant County
    Job Description
    FLSA: Regular / Full-time / Union Represented
    Salary: Min: $26.201 Mid: $32,752 Max: $39,302
    Applicant must complete an employment application and submit a letter of interest. Applications are available at the County Manager's Office or online at www.grantcountynm.com

    Job Summary: Under the direction of the Detention Center Administration, the Detention Officer is expected to insure the heath, safety and welfare of the detainees and the continuous safety and secure operations of the facility.

    Minimum Qualifications
    • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
    • Must pass a Defensive Tactics course within one (1)  year of hire. Able to understand and apply the appropriate use of force as well as, learn and use restraint techniques.
    • Successfully pass a drug and alcohol test, background investigation and complete a physical exam.
    • Must have no felony convictions or misdemeanors involving moral turpitude.
    • Possess a valid New Mexico driver's license.
    • Must have no DWI convictions within the past three (3) years.
    • Communicate in English both verbally and in writing.
    • Pass CPR and First Aid within one (1) year.
    • Must be able to handle stress and respond appropriately to stressful situations.
    • The successful candidate will be required to serve a one (1) year probationary period.
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Ability to communicate in Spanish is a plus
    • Certified Deputy
    Excellent Benefits - paid vacations, sick leave and holiday pay; PERA retirement plans; health insurance paid at 100% for full-time employees and a 100% for dependents.

    Applicants must complete an employment application with the Grant County Administration Building located 1400 Highway 180 East Silver City, New Mexico 88061 or application can be found on-line at www.grantcountynm.com.

    NOTE: Grant County is an equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against anyone otherwise qualified because of race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex or mental or physical disability.
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