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Company: GEO Corrections & Detentions (A GEO Company)
Location: Basile
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

Facility:--SOUTH LOUISIANA ICE PROCESSING CENTERCompensation Base:--Compensation Bonus (if applicable):--Equal Opportunity Employer.SummaryThis position oversees a specific housing area each shift and is responsible for maintaining the security of the facility as well as custody of the inmate population.-- The Housing Sergeant is relied upon to exercise general judgment and function with a minimum of direct supervision.--Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reports for duty, ready to work, at assigned time for briefing and post assignment.
  • Investigate disciplinary problems and intervenes in situations beyond the authority of subordinates. Observes facility, personnel and inmates from the standpoint of security, morale, and employee-inmate relations.----
  • Conducts and maintain accurate counts of inmates at all times including counts at irregular times when directed.
  • Communicates with inmates to give instructions and listen to their complaints or problems; identify and act on those within staff control or refer problems/complaints to appropriate supervisor or department.
  • Check records and report the status of all security equipment and features of the facility, i.e., windows, frames, doors, exterior walls and locks as prescribed by supervisors and post orders.
  • Ensures that Correctional Officers have read and are thoroughly familiar with the Post Orders of the duty post they are assigned to.
  • Maintains security of all keys and equipment assigned to staff on their shift.
  • Physically checks all persons entering, departing, or moving in the facility to determine that they are authorized to enter and/or depart. Refuses entry to the facility, pending a supervisory check, of any suspected unauthorized party.----
  • Maintain a neat, clean, well groomed, professional appearance at all times while in uniform. The facility uniform will be worn as a complete set as specified in facility policy and procedures.
  • Conducts security inspections of equipment; searches and shakedown of housing units, work and administrative areas as required, directed, or assigned.
  • Investigates and report all questionable illicit activities involving either staff or inmates to include minor and major disciplinary infractions, accidents and incident reports.----
  • Instructs and counsel inmates to ensure their cooperation with facility rules and regulations.
  • Prepares reports connected with position responsibilities to include special progress reports, work reports, disciplinary infractions, accidents (both minor and major), and incident reports.
  • Drives a vehicle for the transportation of inmates on scheduled or emergency trips.
  • Supervises drills and other activities to ensure a constant state of readiness adhering to current emergency procedures.
  • Provides relevant information and training to Correctional Officers and to other Housing Sergeants during the Shift Briefing period.
  • Ensures that logbooks are kept current during their shift.
  • Ensures that assigned posts are covered at all times by the Correctional Officers assigned to them.
  • Submits written recommendations to change facility policies and procedures to improve/correct security, safety, custody, and control within the facility.
  • Makes written annual performance reports of staff under their supervision.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.--Job Requirements:Minimum Requirements
    • High School Diploma or GED.
    • At least one (1) year experience as a Correctional Officer is recommended.
    • Thorough knowledge of the policies and procedures relating to security of the Facility. Must be mature, flexible, cooperative, fair and firm in dealing with staff and inmates.
    • Must be able to subdue recalcitrant inmates during fights or assaults.
    • Must be able to walk for continuous patrolling of responsible areas, stand for extended periods to protect crime scene, and man escape posts.
    • Must be able to run to pursue attempted escapees, reach areas under duress quickly, and be capable of working under stressful conditions.
    • Must be able to work within noisy groups in order to distinguish if a person(s) presents a physical threat to himself or others and specifically to sit and stand at duty posts, drive a vehicle when instructed to do so and inspect housing units and work areas.

Keywords: GEO Corrections & Detentions (A GEO Company), Lafayette , HOUSING SERGEANT-12 HR, Human Resources , Basile, Louisiana

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