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> Billy Moore Correctional Center - 9CO: Correctional Officer

Job Description
Are you looking for more than just a job, but a great career? Look no further…. Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) has chosen Management & Training Corporation (MTC) to operate their Billy Moore Unit in Overton, Texas beginning January 15th, 2009. Applications are being accepted immediately but must be done on-line. No paper applications or resumes will be accepted. Rewarding career opportunities abound as MTC is the fastest growing private corrections company in the United States. You will impact many lives during your career with MTC. But what about impacting your own? The rewards of working for MTC go far beyond a paycheck. MTC offers a variety of benefits to assist employees in balancing their personal and professional lives, such as: Competitive Wages Employer-matched savings with no vesting period Tuition reimbursement Employee Assistance Program Paid vacation and paid sick leave CORRECTIONAL OFFICER: Reports to the designated sergeant. Responsible for the custody and discipline of inmates in the facility, in compliance with Management & Training Corporation (MTC) and Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) directives. Search for contraband and provide facility security. Count, feed, and supervise inmates in housing, work and other areas. Maintain the secure custody and security of inmates including observation of inmates, which includes long periods of sitting and standing. Perform specific security functions including ‘pat’ and ‘strip’ searches’, by squatting and bending to perform such functions. Transfer and transport inmates by walking or riding in vehicles. Restrain and secure assaultive inmates, as needed. Prepare and maintain records, forms, and reports. Read, review and properly apply information found in inmate records which is related to the health and safety of the inmate, and for the security of facility and the facility staff. Perform specific duties if assigned to the following areas: commissary, property, transportation, education, food service, recreation, escort/roving, mailroom, laundry, visiting room, booking, mobile patrol, main control, law library, housing, special management area, and intake. If assigned to the food services area, assist in instructing inmates assigned to food services in the safe, hygienic method of preparing and serving appetizing, well-proportioned meals in accordance with pre-planned menus. Respond to emergencies to search for inmates, administer first aid at the emergency site, carry an injured or unconscious offender, and perform use force procedures, including the use of chemical agents to control inmates. Comply with policies, procedures, rules and regulations. Promote the development of positive social skills through modeling appropriate behaviors and intervening when inappropriate behaviors are observed. Maintain accountability of staff, inmates and property; adhere to safety practices. It is expected that the incumbent shall perform other duties as assigned within his/her capabilities as determined by management.

Requirements
Graduation from an accredited senior high school or equivalent or GED. Continued employment is contingent upon passing exams and skill tests in the TDCJ Correctional Officer Pre-service Training Academy. Valid driver's license in the State of Texas with an acceptable driving record required, unless waived by management.

Location
Overton, Texas

Contact Information
Shannon Moore
8500 N FM 3053
(903) 834-6186

Category
Security

Job Posting Date
From 05/16/2010 to 07/31/2010

Job Requisition Number
10-030

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