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Detention Officer

Company: Paragon Professional Services
Location: El Paso
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

SUMMARY Paragon Professional Services, LLC a subsidiary of Bering Straits Native Corporation is currently seeking a qualified Detention Officer in El Paso, TX. This position is for federally contracted detention officer position that falls under the scope of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The position is located in El Paso, Texas, at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service Processing Center. The detention officer position is a multi-encompassing and dynamic job that requires physical, mental and cognitive abilities associated with a detention facility.ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIESThe Essential Duties and Responsibilities are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed for this position and are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Perform all duties as directed in accordance with PBNDS/ACA and ICE facility policy standards.
  • Follow and abide by company polices and directives
  • Respond to emergency situations, such as fires, facility disturbances, riots, etc.
  • Prevent and detect contraband
  • Prevent and detect escape attempts.
  • Observe, prevent, and report all instances of disorder or non-compliance as directed by ICE and GPS policies and procedures.QUALIFICATIONS - EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Required (Minimum) Qualifications
    • 21 years of age when applying for position or older
    • U.S. Citizen or LPR
    • Not Currently Employed by federal agency or active-duty military
    • HS Graduate or GED
    • Ability to obtain and keep a state security license (Noncommission/Commission)
    • 4 Years detention/Security Experience/Military (prison, detention center, etc.)
    • Pass Government Clearance (T1/T2)
    • Pass Drug screening
    • Obtain ACA correctional officer certification within 1 year of employment.
    • Meet the minimum physical requirement qualifications for the position.
      • Valid state security license Texas Commission 2 or 3Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics
        • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
        • Physically capable of responding to emergencies, such as running with a fire extinguisher.
        • Capable of understanding and applying written and verbal orders, rules, and regulations.
        • English literacy and ability to write reports in English
        • Meet and maintain physical/health requirements for duties.
        • Ability to use Computer Programs, such as Microsoft Excel and Word.Preferred
          • Bachelor's degree from Accredited University
          • 4 years' experience in detention center or prison setting.
          • Ability to speak, write and comprehend a second language (Spanish or any language)PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Employee must maintain a constant state of mental alertness at all times. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Essential job functions will require maintaining physical condition necessary for bending, stooping, sitting, walking, or standing, and complex movements for prolonged periods of time.Applicants must be able to perform through pat-down searches and be able to physically search physical structures for contraband.Applicants must be able to respond to emergency situations, such as fires and run for prolonged distances with a fire extinguisher. Applicants must also be able to respond to physical disturbances that are violent in nature. Applicant must be able to assist in quelling physical altercations, as well as defending themselves from physical assault.WORK ENVIRONMENTWork Environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be borne by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. - Job is performed in a multitude of settings. There are various positions that could tentatively be performed on any given 8 - 12-hour day. These include the following:Exposure to extreme climate temperatures and conditionsExposure to sun and climate conditions, to include standing up and/or walking for more than 8 hours.Sitting at desk and periodically walking to conduct security checksUtilizing computers in offices or buildingsConfined to office space for more than 8 hoursSUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
            • No supervisory responsibilities.ADDITIONAL QUALIFYING FACTORS As a condition of employment, you will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screening and have acceptable background check results. If applicable to the contract, you must also obtain the appropriate clearance levels required and be able to obtain access to military installations.Shareholder Preference. -BSNC gives hiring, promotion, training and retention preference to BSNC shareholders, shareholder descendants and shareholder spouses who meet the minimum qualifications for the job.Bering Straits Native Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law.We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program. We are a drug free workplace.COVID VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS
              • This position -is subject -to federal or company requirements regarding COVID-19 vaccination or regular testing. - Details to be provided by the hiring manager. - Employees are expected to comply with all current and future federal and company requirements. -

Keywords: Paragon Professional Services, El Paso , Detention Officer, Other , El Paso, Texas

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