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Juvenile Security Officer II

Recruitment #121205-J40B-42

Introduction

Positions at Southwest Oklahoma Juvenile Center, Manitou.

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities related to the security and control of juvenile offenders in a state-operated secure facility within the juvenile justice system.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

The Juvenile Security Officer job family has four levels, which are distinguished by the complexity of work performed, the expertise required to perform the assigned duties and the responsibility for providing leadership to others.

Level  II:
This is the career level of the job family where employees are assigned a wide range of duties and responsibilities at the full performance level.  Employees work independently enforcing appropriate rules and regulations to safeguard lives and property within an area.  Responsibilities may be assigned to employees for training and assisting others in the performance of these duties.  In addition to security work, employees are required to furnish positive guidance, as well as sanctions for inappropriate behavior on the part of juvenile residents.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level II:
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of the statutory requirements of  Title 337 OAC, Section 3-13-43 (C) (1): All direct-care staff shall be at least 21 years of age and possess a high school diploma or its equivalent and six months of experience in security work for a governmental agency or direct care of juveniles in a secure residential care and treatment facility.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

Must be able to pass background check and drug screening.  Some positions may require possession of valid Oklahoma Driver License at the time of employment & maintain a valid license while employed in this job family.  Applicants must be willing and able to work overtime and to work on any shift that may span the late evening hours or the early morning hours commonly known as the night shift.  Applicants must be able to stand and walk unaided for two or more hours at a time.  Must have the ability to physically restrain juveniles using approved unarmed restraint techniques.  Applicants must be able to lift 50 pounds from the floor to waist level.  Must be able to travel 100 yards on foot in less than one (1) minute.  Must be able to successfully complete all training requirements for sole supervision of juveniles including, but not limited to, first aid certification, CPR and unarmed restraint training.  Must be able to operate a hand-held radio and speak clearly enough to be understood by others monitoring the radio.  Must maintain physical fitness levels that enable them to perform the above special requirements throughout their employment in this job family.

Selection Plan

Scores based on:   100% Written Test

***NOTE:  Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.



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