GEO Group - Oakdale, LA

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This position is located in Oakdale, Louisiana and is responsible for maintaining control and order during court proceedings and escorts detainees or inmates.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Primary Duties and Responsibilities

- Maintains order in courtroom during detainee or inmate hearings.

- Controls courtroom activities by monitoring entrance or exit of persons and authorizing entry or exit of individuals.

- Provides escort services to prevent detainees or inmates with contact with others.

- Enforces courtroom rules of behavior and warns persons of disruptive behavior.

- Reports need for additional security or medical assistance.

- Monitors order or court procedures in courtroom.

- Recognizes public safety hazards.

- Applies appropriate physical restraints as necessary.

- Checks courtroom for security and cleanliness and ensures contraband is not present.

- Announces entrance of administrative staff.

- Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

- High school diploma or equivalent certification required.

- College coursework and advanced training in behavioral sciences, correctional services or related field preferred. Training in cultural diversity or sensitivity preferred.

- Three (3) years experience in a Detention Officer capacity with above average performance shown through an employee’s performance evaluations.

- Possession of applicable state requisites for employment.

- 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 24 hour period.

- Work experience in a correctional setting preferred.

- May be required to possess valid state driver’s license.

- Must be mature, flexible, able to command the respect and confidence of inmates or detainees and staff, philosophically committed to the objectives of the facility, and possess a high tolerance to mental stress.

- Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.

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The GEO Group, Inc. (GEO) is the world's leading provider of correctional, detention, and community reentry services with 106 facilities,...