Part-Time/On-Call Armed Detention Officer

San Juan, PR
Work Type: On-Site
  • Job Category: Protective Services
  • Travel: None
  • Clearance: Able to Obtain Public Trust
  • Req ID: 2024-8519

Overview

Job Summary:

AGS is looking for an Armed Detention Officer to work in our detention facility in Guaynabo, PR. To join our team of outstanding professionals, apply today!

Responsibilities

Job Responsibilites:

  • Performs duties related to the detention, processing, safeguarding, security, escort and transport of detainees as required by the contract

  • Exercises surveillance and control over detainees maintains order and discipline

  • Enforces rules and regulations of the detention facility

  • Provides care, custody and control of detainees

  • Removes detainees from holding areas using proper restraints and security measures

  • Guards detainees at deportation or exclusion hearings, during transport, while receiving medical care

  • Required to duty carry one of the authorized intermediate weapons (Intermediate weapons should be used in accordance with Service approved Use of Force policy)

  • Inspects, maintains, and cares for authorized equipment including but not limited to:

  • One approved semi-automatic pistol with appropriate duty belt and magazines

  • All magazines loaded to full capacity

  • Handcuffs/leg irons and keys, waist chains, black boxes, and restraint keys

  • Ballistic vests which must be worn at all times while performing armed officer duties

  • Requalify with weapon quarterly

  • Makes official entries in the transportation and processing logbooks that are legible and complete

  • Conducts a security and sanitation check of the area prior to relieving the outgoing officer

  • Performs complete vehicle inspections prior to and following every transportation route

  • Inventories all equipment and notate the results in the log book

  • Receives all authorized equipment and ensure that it is in proper working condition

  • Ensures that your communication radio is in good working order with a fully charged battery

  • Augments staff as needed at the San Juan Staging Facility and LMMIA operations as required

  • Attends to housing, feeding, and the physical well-being of detainees, 24 hours a day

  • Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with organization policies and procedures

  • Completes all training and job requirements

  • Follows company-wide safety policies and practices and adheres to responsibilities concerning safety prevention, reporting and monitoring as outlined in the Officer Handbook and other Company Safety Policies

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Detention Officers shall have as a minimum one (1) year ofexperience as a law enforcement officer, military officer, security officer engaged in functions related to detaining civil or administrative detainees, or 2 years of college in an appropriate field of study from an accredited institution

  • US citizen or a person lawfully admitted into the United States for permanent residence and have resided in the U.S. for the last five years

  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent (GED)

  • Pass a criminal background and consumer credit check (no criminal record)

  • Obtain and maintain a DHS/ICE government clearance

  • Pass all pre-employment and random drug tests

  • Pass a medical examination and meet health requirements

  • At least 21 years of age

  • Possess a valid state driver's license and Firearms license under the regulations of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a state security guard license from the PRPD

  • Maintain current/physical residency in PR

  • Strictly maintain physical fitness standards for law enforcement/corrections

  • Demonstrate an ability to work with a diverse population of people, including people of different cultures, with different values and lifestyles; with a cross cultural perspective

  • Ability to greet and deal tactfully with the general public

  • Proven ability to exercise good judgment, courage, alertness, an even temperament, and render satisfactory performance through his/her responsibilities

  • Capability of following and interpreting/understanding written and verbal orders, policies and regulations, printed rules and regulations in English, detailed written orders, training instructions and materials, and can compose written and oral reports in English

  • Ability to maintain poise and self-control during potential emergencies and unexpected situations that may involve mental and physical stress such as disturbances, altercations, fires, and building evacuations

  • Maintain a professional personal appearance, calm demeanor, and discretion with confidential information

  • Possess a high degree of integrity, accountability and adhere to the American Correctional Association and DHS ICE National Detention Standards

  • The incumbent’s duties are performed in a detention facility environment; working with a wide variety of people from different cultures, backgrounds and speaking various languages, while performing multiple functions

Physical Demands:

  • The incumbent is required to work the majority of hours in an indoor/outdoor detention center environment, standing and walking the majority of time, and respond quickly to changes in work demands, emerging situations and emergencies

  • This position requires the candidate to maintain physical fitness standards and must be able to pass and maintain required physical testing requirements and standards which includes:

  • Must be able to lift heavy object up to 50lbs frequently and up to 70lbs occasionally

  • Must be able to push a wheelchair bound individual weighing up to 300 lbs and helping individual in and out of chair

  • Must be able to bend, stoop, crawl, kneel, twisting, reaching overhead and climb stairs, ladders and slopes periodically

  • Strictly maintain physical fitness standards for law enforcement related position throughout your employment under this contract

  • Ability to walk through all areas of the facility for tours and compliance inspections in varied weather conditions

  • Ability to stand, sit, walk, bend and reach for extended periods of time

  • Ability to respond quickly during emergency situations

  • Ability to work without restrictions and limitations

  • Ability to greet and deal tactfully and professionally with the general public

Job: Protective Services

Travel: None

Organization: Akima Global Security

Clearance: Able to Obtain Public Trust

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-8519