Detention Officer – Trainees and Laterals

Phoenix, AZ
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

Salary
$19.43 – $28.28 Hourly

Position Overview for Detention Officer
Are you passionate about serving and protecting your community? Now is your chance to join the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) as a Detention Officer! In this role, high importance is placed on ensuring public safety is provided and maintained by an individual who takes pride in their work and considers the impact of their actions on an individual, team and organizational level.

We are looking for candidates with strong interpersonal and customer service skills, the ability to effectively resolve conflict, and a desire for enhancing public safety. Ideal candidates will have a keen sense of emotional intelligence and be motivated by serving others and their community. If this sounds like the right opportunity for you…your adventure with MCSO awaits!

Position Overview for Detention Officer – Lateral

If you have successfully completed an Arizona detention academy, corrections academy, or Correction’s Officer Training Academy (COTA) and have current or prior experience (within the last 3 years) working as a detention or corrections officer for the State of Arizona, or an Arizona county, city, town, or private prison/detention center we want you!

Concerned about completing a new academy?
We value your prior experience and academy completion; therefore, successful lateral candidates will participate in an accelerated 5-week training/orientation program!

For Detention Officer and Detention Officer Lateral
To be part of our team as a Detention Officer, you must:
• Be an effective communicator, even in the most challenging of situations.
• Care about the safety and well-being of others, both within and outside a jail setting.
• Respect all individuals regardless of background or socio-economic status.
• Embrace the concepts of integrity, accountability and transparency as core values.
• Collaborate with team members, supervisors and managers to forward the mission and vision of MCSO.

Compensation is more than a salary with MCSO. Your perks at work include:
• Paid training
• A stable environment
• Great benefits
• Flexibility and generous leave
• And, an opportunity to serve your community as part of a diverse and talented workforce.

Position Qualifications for Detention Officer
Minimum education and/or experience:
Must be eighteen (18) years of age and have a High school diploma or GED, or are expected to graduate/receive GED within the next 90 days. Must be a U.S. Citizen or be eligible to work in the U.S.

Specialized training, certifications, and/or other special requirements:
Applicants must possess, or have the ability to obtain by the time of hire, a valid Arizona driver’s license. Prior to hiring, the Sheriff’s Office requires that all applicants complete the following: background investigation; polygraph exam; medical exam with attestation of physical readiness and psychological exam. Training with the exception of Arizona driver’s license to be provided on-the-job: FEMA NIMS – IS100 AND 700, OSHA training, ADP payroll training and PREA training.

Additionally, post hire participation in a 12-week paid detention academy is required and which includes successfully demonstrating physical readiness by completing a series of assessments with the requisite results in order to graduate the academy and remain employed. A seven battery assessment became effective November 1, 2015.

Position Qualifications for Detention Officer – Lateral
Minimum education and/or experience:
High school diploma or GED and must be eighteen (18) years of age. Must be a U.S. Citizen or be eligible to work in the U.S. Must have successfully completed an Arizona detention academy, corrections academy, or Correction’s Officer Training Academy (COTA) and have prior experience (within the last 3 years) working as a detention or corrections officer for the State of Arizona, an Arizona city, county, town, or private prison/detention center.

If you have successfully completed an Arizona detention or corrections academy with prior experience and continued serving in a law enforcement capacity with another agency, you may be eligible for a Lateral position. Eligibility will be determined through the pre-employment process and is solely at the discretion of Command staff.

NOTE: Experience working for a private prison or detention center in Arizona is not qualifying for lateral purposes. Applicants with experience working for a private prison or detention center in Arizona may apply for the Detention Officer (non-lateral) job posting.

Specialized training, certifications, and/or other special requirements:
Applicants must possess, or have the ability to obtain by the time of hire, a valid Arizona driver’s license. Prior to hiring, the Sheriff’s Office requires that all applicants complete the following: background investigation; polygraph exam; medical exam with attestation of physical readiness and psychological exam. Training with the exception of Arizona driver’s license to be provided on-the-job: FEMA NIMS – IS100 AND 700, OSHA training, ADP payroll training and PREA training.

Additionally, post hire participation in a 5-week paid training/orientation program is required.

Preferred training, certifications and/or other special requirements:
Currently possess, or have the ability to obtain, a commercial driver’s license and/or weapons certification equivalent to standards set by Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (AZPOST).