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at City of Hobbs

Pay: $20.66 to $23.76/hour
$20.66 - $23.76
Posted: 10/12/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2576048

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


To operate the City Detention Facility, and to perform a variety of routine and specialized public safety work in the care and custody of prisoners. Also, to perform record keeping and technical work in the processing and housing of prisoners.

Essential Duties

  • Regular attendance is required to perform the duties of this position. Books, searches, releases, and transports prisoners. Maintains security in all areas of the Detention Facility.     
  • Maintains control and custody of inmates during various court and/or medical appointments.
  • Assists with Municipal and Magistrate court procedures. Operates video arraignment equipment and facilitates video conferencing for various courts.
  • Purchases food commodities and prepares meals. Administers and supervises meal preparation and feeding. Supervises visitation, recreation, counseling and work assigned to inmates. 
  • Supervises and completes records dealing with facility trustee program.
  • Administers first aid and sees that inmates receive medical attention when needed. Distributes medication as prescribed by physician or non-prescription labels.
  • Answers telephone calls and monitors jail access and egress.
  • Performs security patrols, and cell searches. Evaluates and handles difficult and emergency situations while working assigned shifts. Carry out duties in conformance with Federal, State, County, and City laws and ordinances.
  • Responds to emergency incidents and conducts investigation of incidents, crimes, disturbances, disputes, fights, abuse of drugs, etc. among inmates. Takes appropriate remedial action.       
  • Prepares a variety of reports and records. Fingerprint and Photograph inmates. Supervises assigned detention officers. Trains new detention officers. Reviews and approves a variety of paperwork prepared by subordinate detention officers; ensures reports are completed in a timely manner.
  • Monitors and verifies proper documentation of all time records for assigned shift. Completes periodic evaluations of subordinate's performance;
  • Counsels assigned personnel on job performance and disciplinary matters.
  • Works on assigned shift using own judgment in deciding course of action taken and expected to handle difficult and emergency situations. 
  • Restrain combative, suicidal, argumentative or mentally disturbed prisoners. Operate computer terminals to retrieve or store information on prisoners.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent. Three years' experience in corrections required. Supervisory experience preferred. 


  • Some skill in operating the tools and equipment listed below;      
  • Ability to learn the applicable laws, ordinances, and department rules and regulations; 
  • Ability to perform work requiring good physical condition; Ability to handle individuals in stressful situations. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, peers and supervisors. 
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions in emergency and non-emergency situations; Ability to follow verbal and written instructions. 
  • Knowledge of State and Federal Laws in areas such as Environmental, Pharmaceutical, Safety, Hazardous Materials and Juvenile Standards. These are all necessary to keep the Detention Facility certified to serve meals, administer medications.
  • Valid State issued Driver's License
  • Ability to obtain a  CPR/First Aid certification

Physical Demands & Work Environment

The Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, drive,  sit and talk or hear. The employee is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste and smell. The employee is required to type and use a computer on a daily basis. This requires the use of your wrists, back and shoulders .
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.