Juvenile Detention Officer I
Shelby County, AL - Columbiana, AL

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Work involves processing incoming detainees, supervising daily activities and caring for the needs of juveniles in secure custody at the Shelby County Juvenile Detention Facility. This position is responsible for housekeeping and assisting teachers, performing searches, administering first aid/CPR and dispensing over the counter and prescription medications.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.
  • 40 hours on the job training with an additional 120 hours of training in first year of employment and 40 hours annual refresher training each year thereafter.
  • CPR certification, suicide prevention, and basic first aid.
  • Must be willing to work shifts: 7 - 3, 3 -11, & 11 - 7
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in a Human Services field (i.e., Criminal Justice, Sociology, Social Work, Counseling).
  • Experience working in a juvenile detention setting or working directly with youths.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is light to medium in nature and involves significant amounts of walking and standing, and also requires carrying, lifting, pushing and pulling.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Physical strength and mobility to respond quickly in an emergency and defend self or physically restrain detainees, if situation arises.

Other Important Requirements and Information:

EXAMINATIONS: No written or performance examination will be required for this position. Applicants are screened and certified based on an evaluation of their education, training, experience and other requirements as outlined in this Position Announcement and denoted on their Job Application and responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire.

As part of the pre-employment procedure, former supervisors, employers, police and FBI files, plus references provided by the candidates shall be checked as a precaution against obtaining undesirable employees. Reference and background checks may or may not be completed prior to an offer of employment, and the information shall be handled as privileged information available to appointing authorities in considering applicants.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT/POST OFFER DRUG SCREENING: Shelby County is committed to providing and maintaining a drug-free work environment. After receiving a conditional offer of employment, applicants are required to pass a drug test conducted at a test site designated by Shelby County.

As a condition of employment after receiving a job offer for this position applicants are required to pass a physical examination conducted by a licensed physician designated by Shelby County.

Shelby County, Alabama is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.