NANA Regional Corporation Detention Officer in Miami, Florida
AGS specializes in compliant, innovative, and efficient detention management, health services, and records and document management services. AGS safeguards some of the most demanding missions facing key federal agencies including the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Air Force.
JOB SUMMARY:The Detention Officer is responsible to ensure the safety and security of detainees in custody, acting in accordance with the highest ethical standards at all times, and ensuring a spirit of fairness and integrity in the on-going execution of their duties.
Performs duties related to the detention, processing, safeguarding, security, escort and transport of detainees as required in the contract
Exercises surveillance and control over detainees, and maintains order and discipline;
Attends to housing, feeding, and the physical well-being of detainees, 24 hours a day.
Enforces rules and regulations of the detention facility
Provides care, custody and control of detainees
Removes detainees from holding areas using proper restraints and security measures;
Guards detainees at deportation or exclusion hearings, during transport, while receiving medical care and when and other duties as assigned
Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with organization policies and procedures
Follows company-wide safety policies and practices and adheres to responsibilities concerning safety prevention, reporting and monitoring as outlined in the Officer Handbook and other Company Safety Policies
Perform other duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Able to speak, read, write and understand English. Must concisely and accurately write narratives of incidents and prepare written reports
Ability to pass and maintain the medical and physical testing requirements and standards
Exercises judgment and uses discretion in dealing with first response to any and all situations. Following required training, incumbent must demonstrate proficiency in methods and techniques of securing and controlling detainees
Incumbent must maintain physical fitness standards and proficiency with firearms and issued and other special equipment
Commitment to Excellence- Identifies what needs to be accomplished and takes action to achieve a standard of excellence beyond job expectations
Corporate Values- Understands, embraces, and integrates Akima corporate values into everyday duties and responsibilities
Customer Service- Identifies and responds to current and future needs by providing excellent service to internal and external customers
Safety and Security- Promotes a safe work environment for co-workers and customers
Teamwork- Resourceful team player that builds, strengthens, and maintains collaborative relationships with others inside or outside the organization
REQUIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
Speak, read, write, and understand English
Must maintain physical fitness standards and must be able to pass and maintain required physical testing requirements and standards which includes:
Must be able to lift heavy object up to 50lbs frequently and up to 70lbs occasionally
Must be able to push a wheel chair bound individual weighing up to 300 lbs and helping individual in and out of chair
Must be able to bend, stoop, crawl, kneel, twisting, reaching overhead and climb stairs, ladders and slopes periodically
Must be able to pass a medical examination and meet health requirements
Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time – minimum 4 hours
Must be at least 21 years of age and a US citizen or a person lawfully admitted into the United States for permanent residence and have resided in the U.S. for the last five years
Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent (GED)
Must have the ability to pass a criminal background and consumer credit check (no criminal record) to obtain and maintain a DHS/ICE government clearance
Must be able to pass all pre-employment and random drug tests
Must be able to pass a medical examination and meet health requirements
Must possess a valid state driver's license or CDL
You must possess or ability to obtain a state security guard license (D) from the State of Florida
Maintain current/physical residency in the continental United States
One year of Military, Security, Law Enforcement, or Corrections experience demonstrating the following:
Ability to greet and deal tactfully and professionally with the general public
Must be willing to work shift hours to include, evening, nights, weekends and holidays
Must attend and pass defensive tactics training
Capability of following and interpreting/understanding written and verbal orders, policies and regulations, printed rules and regulations, detailed written orders, training instructions and materials, and are able to compose written and oral reports
Ability to exercise good judgment: courage, alertness, an even temperament, and render satisfactory performance through his/her responsibilities
Ability to maintain poise and self-control during potential emergencies and unexpected situations that may involve mental and physical stress such as disturbances, altercations, fires, and building evacuations
Ability to concisely and accurately prepare and write narratives of incidents and other written reports
Must be able to exercises judgment and use discretion in dealing with first response to any and all situations
Must have the ability to work with a diverse population of people, including people of different cultures, with different values and lifestyles; with a cross cultural perspective
Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in methods and techniques of securing and controlling detainees by following required training, policy and procedure
Must maintain proficiency with any special equipment used for your position
Must maintain a professional personal appearance, calm demeanor, and discretion with confidential information
Must possess a high degree of integrity, accountability
Must adhere to the American Correctional Association and DHS ICE National Detention Standards at all times
Associate or Bachelor level degree in Criminal Justice or related field
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The incumbent’s duties are performed in a detention facility environment; working with a wide variety of people from different cultures, backgrounds and speaking various languages, while performing multiple functions.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The incumbent is required to work the majority of hours in an indoor/outdoor detention center environment, standing and walking the majority of time, while maintaining a degree of physical fitness to manage firefighting equipment and other equipment, lift heavy objects (1-70 lbs.) and respond quickly to changes in work demands, emerging situations and emergencies.
We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
We are Equal Opportunity Employers. Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, protected veteran, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.
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Job: Security, Intelligence & Defense Analysis
Primary Location: US-FL-Miami
Shift: Day Job
Req ID: AGS00635