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Check with seller Detention Officer Houston

Published date: April 3, 2022
  • Location: Houston, Texas, United States

Job Description

The purpose of this job is to maintain care, custody and control of all inmates. Enters data related to each Inmate booked into the LCPD Jail. This is a safety sensitive and/or DOT position. As such, you will be required to participate in random drug testing at the city.

Example of Duties

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by employees in this job. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Ensures the security and safety of inmates, staff and general public.
Searches inmates upon arrival to jail, during cell inspections, when suspicious activity is observed, and when requested by Sergeant.
Books inmates by entering data related to charges, warrants, medical information and personal information.
Conducts cell inspections, cell checks and suicide checks; determines security status of inmates.
Provides information and directions to the public.
Complete paperwork required to release inmates; enters data, runs warrants, and releases the inmate from the jail or to another agency.
Writes reports pertaining to complaints received.
Answers the telephones and take messages.
Provides meals, clothing, mattresses, blankets, and personal items to inmates.
Maintains physical control of inmates by using minimal restraint techniques.
Manages trustees.
Performs fingerprint and photograph prisoners and citizens electronically using the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) machine or manually using black ink.
Collects breath/alcohol specimens from citizens suspected of driving while intoxicated using an intoxilizer instrument.
Performs related work as required

Minimum Qualifications

Required Education and Experience

High school diploma (or GED equivalent)
Required Licenses or Certifications
Must be able to obtain Intoxilyzer certification within one year.

Supplemental Information

Knowledge of:
Business, English grammar, spelling, and punctuation
Criminal charges and differences between classes of charges, in order to send paperwork to the correct courts
Jail Management System
Methods and techniques used in the control and custody of prisoners
Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment
Proper handcuffing techniques
Proper searching technique for different searching situations

Skill in:
Interpersonal skills necessary to develop and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships
Performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature
Proper searching technique for different situations

Ability to:
Meet schedules and deadlines of the work
Multi-task and prioritize
Observe and interact with inmates in order to detect security problems
React appropriately to emergency situations
Use defense tactics properly to subdue inmates when needed
Deal courteously with the public
Handle combative and non-compliant inmates; read body language of combative inmates
Write reports related to Use of Force situation
Maintain logs
Use the intoxilizer instrument
Understand and carry out oral and written directions
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Accurately organize and maintain paper documents and electronic files
Maintain the confidentiality of information and professional boundaries
Operate office/computer equipment to include typing
To use defensive tactics properly to subdue an inmate when needed
It is the policy of the City to provide full-time employees life, health, vision, and dental insurance benefit coverage. The City will pay the cost for employee medical Health Savings Account (HSA) at 100% . The City will make available dependent coverage for health, vision, and dental insurance.Life Insurance: Mutual of Omaha Dental Insurance: Cigna Health Insurance: Self Insured - BCBSTXVision Insurance: Davis Vision Flexible Spending: FloresOther benefits offered to League City Employees are:Annual Longevity Payment: $8.00 per monthRetirement Program: Texas Municipal Retirement System Employee Contributes 7% City matches funds 2:1 5 & 20 year vesting10 Holidays40 hours of Personal Business Time (pro-rated from hire date)12 days per year Sick LeaveVacation- Increments based on tenure Deferred Compensation: ICMA Employee Assistance Program: UT Employee Assistance Program (UTEAP)Direct DepositSection 125/IRSEducation IncentiveShort and Long Term Disability: Mutual of Omaha

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