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Detention Officer

at City of Hoover, AL

Pay: up to $17.94/hour
Salary : $17.94 Hourly
Posted: 8/31/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1821490
Keywords: city

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Detention Officer
Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Salary:$17.94 Hourly
Location: 2020 Valleydale Road, Hoover, Alabama 35244, Alabama

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to perform word processing, data entry, and format reports on a computer using specialized database and Microsoft Office applications
  • Must be able to work shift work to include nights, weekends and holiday hours
  • Possession of a valid driver's license and ability to obtain/maintain a City of Hoover Driver's Permit
  • Ability to pass an extensive background check



  • One (1) year of experience in a corrections or detention environment where knowledge of jail responsibilities and procedures was acquired
  • Associate's Degree (or equivalent credit hours) in Criminal Justice, Social Sciences, Public Administration, Psychology or a closely related field


 Examples of Duties:
Processes prisoners in and out of the city jail in accordance to prescribed procedures and laws, including booking prisoners, fingerprinting, photographing, and searching inmates, and assigning cells and property drawers; Conducts medical screening for diseases, infections, and other potential medical problems; Prepares felon inmates for release to other agencies; Prepares all release papers and computer information upon release of prisoners; Provides direct supervision of prisoners in the City jail, including overseeing inmates' daily activities and ensuring the security of inmates, trustees, and all other jail personnel; Provides for the daily needs of the prisoners, including administering medication prescribed by a doctor, supervising the preparation of meals, showers, and changing of linens, and ensures clean living conditions for all prisoners; Oversees inmate phone use, day room use, visitation, and other activities that occur outside cells; Supervises the work of inmates, including assigning work details to inmates as necessary; Monitors the behavior and activities of inmates to ensure that all rules and regulations are being followed and takes appropriate disciplinary actions upon the infraction of any rule, including complete documentation of any infraction; Performs thorough cell inspections to search for contraband items such as narcotics, cigarettes, alcohol, weapons, or other materials determined to be of detriment to the authority structure within the jail facility; Ensures that detention facilities are kept in a clean, orderly fashion, including monitoring inmates' activities in cleaning their area of responsibility; Monitors the condition of mentally or emotionally disturbed or intoxicated inmates to ensure their safety and welfare; Conducts periodic checks of inmates during all shifts; Escorts inmates to and from visiting areas and to courtrooms as necessary; Completes daily jail activity reports and arrest reports; Provides assistance to the warrants division as requested, including accurately checking and confirming warrants for dispatch, outside agencies, bonding companies, and private persons; Performs other directly related duties consistent with the role and function of the classification.
 Supplemental Information:


Detention Officer candidates who meet the minimum requirements will be further screened through our evaluation process, which considers related work experience, education, certifications and special training.  Detention Officer candidate finalists will then be evaluated based on personal interviews.  Due to the high volume of applications received, not all applicants will be selected for interviews. .

It is the applicant's responsibility to keep our office updated with your current contact information.

Eligible Detention Officer candidates may be hired as part-time employees and will be considered for full-time Detention Officer positions as such openings occur.