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Correctional Officer

Management & Training Corporation

This is a Contract position in Kilgore, TX posted September 3, 2021.

Looking for a meaningful career in criminal justice? At Billy Moore Correctional Facility in Overton, Texas, we provide a safe and secure working environment for our staff while helping offenders gain valuable skills necessary for success upon release. In addition to the opportunity to make a real social impact in your local community, employment at Lockhart Correctional Facility includes:

  • Bonus incentives up to $4,350
  • Earning $12.00 per hour
  • Weekly gift cards while attending pre-service training
  • A full benefits package including:
    • Medical, dental and vision coverage
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Paid time off (PTO)
    • Paid holidays
    • Bereavement Leave
    • 401(k) with company match
    • Life insurance
    • Short-term and Long-term disability benefits
    • Plenty of overtime available
    • Free food and more

No previous experience is required. Paid training will be provided. 

Responsibilities:
Responsible for the custody and discipline of offenders in the facility in compliance with Management & Training Corporation (MTC) and Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) directives. If assigned to the transportation department, responsible for the transporting of offenders to and from the facility in accordance with established procedures.

Essential Functions:
-Search for contraband and provide security.
-Count, feed and supervise offenders in housing, work and other areas.
-Provide custody and security of offenders including observation of offenders, which includes long periods of sitting and standing.
-Respond to emergencies to search for offenders, administer first aid at the emergency site. 
-Promote the development of positive social skills through modeling appropriate behaviors and intervening when inappropriate behaviors are observed; provide regular feedback to staff regarding social skills procedures and intervention techniques.

It is expected that the incumbent shall perform other duties as assigned within his/her capabilities as determined by management.

Education and Requirements:
Graduation from an accredited senior high school or equivalent or GED. Continued employment is contingent upon passing exams and skill test in the TDCJ Correctional Officer Pre-Service Training Academy. Valid drivers license in the state of Texas with an acceptable driving record required, unless waived by management.

Post Hire Requirements:
Must successfully complete annual in-service training requirements to include physical agility testing and an annual background check, which must be approved by TDCJ.

Management & Training Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran  

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