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Company: City of DeSoto, Texas
Location: desoto
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Description Benefits Supplemental Questions

The purpose of this position is to supervise all aspects of inmate holding within the jail facility. This is accomplished by booking, searching, controlling and releasing inmates; ensuring meal delivery; controlling behaviors; releasing inmates and information to third parties; and escorting prisoners. Other duties include conducting regular checks and prisoner counts.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

* Processes inmates by completing searches; conducting inventories; confiscating personal property, unauthorized items, and related materials; conducting screening tests; recording personal and medical information, completing identifying processes including fingerprinting and photographing; collecting revenues; and ensuring inmate safety and security. * Escorts prisoners by removing inmates from cells; handcuffing inmates; and escorting or transporting. * Ensures inmates are fed by preparing and serving food. * Supervises prisoner safety by conducting checks and counting inmates; controlling internal and external doors; monitoring surveillance systems; monitoring behaviors; reviewing inmate populations; and cleaning or monitoring the cleaning of the facility. * Processes paperwork and related information by reviewing requests; releasing appropriate information; reporting incidents; disseminating relevant information; testifying when required; and submitting to the appropriate section or organization.


* High School graduation or equivalent * Six months of experience preferred * TCOLE Jailer certification preferred, or ability to obtain within 6 months

Notice to candidates for Police Department positions

Supplemental Information:

* Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, with co-workers, the public, and elected and appointed officials * Ability to read and interpret documents * Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists * Skill in the operation and use of standard office software which includes databases and presentation programs, along with standard Microsoft products * Ability to obtain Intoxilyzer Certifications, and Food Handlers' License within twelve (12) months

Keywords: City of DeSoto, Texas, DeSoto , Jailer, Other , desoto, Texas

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