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Detention Officer | Abyon

Farmville, VA

Job Type:

Yearly Salary Range:

Full Time | Non-Exempt

Hiring Bonus:

$47,000 - $63,000 per year


About the Position

Detention officers are responsible for following the policies, procedures, and posting orders for the assigned post they are working; Responsible for the health and welfare of the entire detainee population; Responsible for responding to and handling emergency situations; Responsible for supervising the detainee population as they participate in all types of activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Must search for and identify contraband items.

  • Must be familiar with the detainee handbook and the 2011 Performance Based National Detention (February 2013 Erata) and American

  • Correctional Association standards.

  • Must be able to respond to body alarms and other crisis situations that will require immediate responses to such alarms.

  • Must search and apply different types of restraints.

  • Must inventory and account for property.

  • Be efficient in report writing.

  • Detention Officers may be required to work in other areas as requested by management.

  • Detention Officers must be able to work a minimum of 12-hour shifts, 90 Day rotations,, which may require long periods of standing at times.

  • Detention Officers may be required to run, stoop, crouch, bend, or lift up to 50 lbs. of weight involving detainee property or other.

  • Detention Officers must be able to withstand the use of and exposure to

  • OC Pepper Spray during training, during crisis situations and at other times during their employment.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Additonal Information

We are an ACA accredited facility. We are committed to excellence throughout our organization and strive to provide a positive, safe and professional work environment.

Applicant must be:

18 yrs. or older

Have a High School diploma or equivalent

Able to pass mandatory federal background investigation which includes but is not limited to:  Fingerprinting, Drug Testing, Credit and Criminal History, Character Associations, Past Employment History.

Abyon provides an excellent benefits package that includes 401k, Medical/Dental/ Vision care, Holiday Pay, Leave Pay and several other benefit options.

“EEO/M/F/Disabled/Veteran Employer”

At-will statement:

The provisions of this employment application are not intended to create contractual obligations concerning any matters it covers. Nor is this application for employment intended to create a contract guaranteeing that you will be employed for any specific time period. Abyon is an at-will employer. This means that regardless of any provisions in this employment application, either you or Abyon may terminate the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, or no reason, and with or without notice. Nothing in this employment application or any document or statement, written or oral, shall limit the right to terminate employment at-will. No officer, employee, or representative of Abyon is authorized to enter into an agreement- expressed or implied- with any employee for employment for a specified period of time unless such an agreement is in a written contract signed by the Director of Abyon.

Anti-Discrimination Statement:

Abyon subscribes to the equal employment opportunity requirements of federal laws, regulations and executive orders, as well as the laws of the states and municipalities in which we conduct business.

Abyon is committed to equal treatment of all employees and prospective employees and to affirmative action to ensure such treatment. It is the policy of Abyon to ensure equal opportunity to all employees and applicants in all employment matters including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, placement, compensation, training, promotion, and separation. In these and all activities, Abyon does not discriminate against any qualified individual because of sex, age, race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, sexual preference, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic.

As part of the company’s equal employment opportunity policy, Abyon will also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and executive orders to ensure that minorities, women, protected veterans, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.

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