Department: Juvenile Detention Facility

Location: Detroit, MI

Pay Rate: $34,252.00

Pay Type: Salary

Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, Retirement, 401k

Employment Type: Full Time

At the time of application and appointment, applicants must have:

A Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Corrections, Human Services, Social Services, Education or a closely related degree and (1) year of full-time paid professional experience in corrections, law enforcement, education, human services or social services;


An Associate's Degree or 60 semester hours and (2) years full-time paid professional experience in corrections, law enforcement, education, human services or social services; AND  

A valid State of Michigan Chauffeur's license and an acceptable safe driving record. (INDICATE MICHIGAN DRIVER'S LICENSE NUMBER ON FRONT OF APPLICATION).

NOTE: Applicants must describe their experience and training in sufficient detail to allow evaluation of their acceptability under the above qualifications and submit proof of education (MUST BE OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS).

Failure to submit and/or comply with the above will result in a rejection of their application. 






As a condition of employment, appointees must:

  1. Obtain Family Independence Agency Central Registry Clearance and annually thereafter;
  2. Be willing to accept appointment to any one of the three shifts in any five-day work week schedule, Monday through Sunday, including holidays;
  3. Accept mandatory overtime;
  4. Have a medical examination when hired and annually thereafter;
  5. Have binocular vision;
  6. Agree to a criminal history check and subject to periodic criminal checks; and
  7. Provide three (3) Educational or Professional letters of recommendation. Letters must be from persons unrelated to appointee and be less than 12 months old. Letters must include relationship to applicant, phone number and mailing address.



Juvenile Detention Specialists participate in the security, care and custody of youth residents in the Wayne County Juvenile Detention Facility who have been accused of criminal activity and are going through the judicial process. They are responsible for maintaining control and security of living quarters; instructing and supervising youth in personal hygiene; counseling youth on personal behavior problems and supervising the housekeeping activities of the youth in and about the facility. Juvenile Detention Specialists are also responsible for documentation of youth activities and behavior, maintaining housekeeping supplies and clothing and special detail work in the Facility.



A Written test (40%) will be administered covering knowledge of juvenile behavior traits, care and treatment in a confined juvenile facility and related factors. Personal Qualifications Interview will be rated at (60%).

Candidates must pass all tests in order to be placed on the eligibility list.

In the event that the number of eligible applicants is equal to or less than the number required for certification, the Department of Personnel/Human Resources may substitute for the above tests an evaluation of experience and training or other such tests as the Department may deem desirable to determine the competence of the applicants for appointment.







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