Juvenile Detention Officer I - Juvenile Justice Center
Yuma County, AZ - Yuma, AZ

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Performs varied tasks and services that support the operation of the Juvenile Detention Center.

High school diploma OR GED; AND, One year of experience in law enforcement, social services, group homes OR closely related area; OR, Associates Degree in Social Services, Criminal Justice OR a closely related field; OR Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS : Successfully complete the Yuma County Sheriff’s Detention Officer Academy within 1 year of employment; this classification requires the applicant to pass criminal background checks, polygraph, psychological, physical or drug test prior to appointment; must have the ability to work all three shifts (days, afternoons and graveyards), holidays and weekends; a valid Arizona State Driver’s License may be required; Arizona Committee on Judicial Education and Training (COJET) yearly accreditation is required; employees of this classification are required to obtain certification in CPR, First Aid, Van Safety, Defensive Driving and as a Food Handler within the first six months of employment; employees of this classification must maintain all certifications stated above; the above information is not to be considered a complete statement of additional requirements. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT : Work is performed in detention facility; work involves intense concentration on activities going on around one’s location on a constant basis throughout the entire work shift. Work occasionally involves personal danger, and potential exposure to hazardous, uncontrollable and life threatening situations; requires physical ability to subdue hostile individuals; and must be able to work during weekdays, weekends, and holidays on any assigned shift. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS : The selected applicants will be required to pass a written exam and physical agility testing.

EXAMPLES OF WORK : ( Illustrative Only )

Oversees the safety and well-being of persons committed to the Juvenile Detention Center; reviews booking and release paperwork; transports detainees to court, school, medical appointments/services and other trips to and from the facility; escorts detainees to court, school, medical appointments/services and other trips to and from the facility; provides food, water and medical attention; investigates incidents and provides written reports.

Identifies and recommends changes in policies and/or procedures; fills out and maintains a variety of files and records; provides information and advice related to level of supplies and materials; assists in the coordination of resources within and those in contact with the detention center; works a rotating shift with rotating schedules.

Regular and reliable attendance is required.

Performs related duties as required or assigned.

The above information is intended to describe the general nature of this position and is not to be considered a complete statement of duties, responsibilities and requirements.

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Contact Information
Erlinda San Roman, Employment Analyst
Yuma County Human Resources
Phone: (928) 373-1119
Fax: (928) 373-1153
E-mail: erlinda.sanroman@yumacountyaz.gov