Detention Officer I-Seasonal

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office - Prescott, Arizona

Jun 10, 2021

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Application Deadline:
Aug 31, 2021

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$19.97-24.37 hourly

Job Description

This is a seasonal position which is on-call or as needed not to exceed 1040 hours per fiscal year. Responsible for the care, custody and control of inmates.

Major Duties, Responsibilities

  • Observes, controls and supervises inmate activities.   
  • Maintains the safety and physical security of the facility, personnel, and inmates.   
  • Physically escorts inmates by vehicle or on foot.   
  • Processes inmate bookings and releases, maintains other Detention Records.  
  • Performs physical search of inmates and facility.  
  • Conducts inventories of detention facility supplies. 
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned.   


  • Analyze situations, detect problems and facts.
  • Communicate effectively orally and by telephone, verbally and in writing with public and employees in a face-to-face setting.
  • Observe or monitor objects, data, and/or behavior to determine compliance with prescribed operating or safety standards.
  • Operate a motor vehicle.
  • Physically restrain detainees.
  • Respond to emergencies or stressful situations calmly, quickly and decisively.
  • Work rotating shifts.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public.
  • Follow written and verbal instructions.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience:   Must successfully complete 12 week Facility Training Program within first 12 months.

Education:   High school diploma or GED. Must have completed an approved detention academy.

Other Skills, Preferences

Interpersonal Skills:   Courtesy, tact, and diplomacy are essential elements of the job.  Work involves personal contact with others inside and/or outside the county for the purposes of giving or obtaining information, building relationships, making reports, or soliciting cooperation.

Other Skills:   Remain in a standing position for extended periods of time.  Possess and maintain a valid Arizona driver's license.  Required to complete a polygraph, psychological and physical fitness test and be 18 years of age at the time of hire.  This position is subject to a flexible work schedule based on a work period of 80 hours worked within a 14 day period pursuant to Section 207 (k) of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Additional Information

Please go to YCSOJOBS.COM to apply

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18
  • Education: High school diploma or GED. Must have completed an approved detention academy.
  • Experience: High school diploma or GED. Must have completed an approved detention academy.

Contact Information

YCSO Recruitmemt

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office
255 E. Gurley St.
Prescott, Arizona 86301
phone: 928-554-8611

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