Detention Officers Cleveland County

Detention Officers Cleveland County

Posted on: December 27th, 2022   Topic: OSA News

Full time Detention Officer Position

Cleveland County Detention Center is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Detention Officer. Work in a modern facility, alongside some of the best detention officers in the state while learning crucial law enforcement skills in a controlled environment. With your valuable experience as a detention officer, you will have your foot in the door for career advancement within the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office including Patrol, Judicial Services, Investigations, Communications, Civil, and more.

All applicants must meet the following:

Must be at least 18 years of age and be a U.S. Citizen.
Must have a high school diploma or GED.
Must have a valid Oklahoma Driver’s License.
Must have no pending criminal charges.
Must have no outstanding arrest warrants.
Must not be on probation.
Must have no felony or serious misdemeanor convictions.
Must have no domestic abuse convictions.
Must have no convictions for crimes of moral turpitude.
Must pass a background investigation.
Must pass a drug screening test.
Must pass a polygraph examination.
Must present before a division chief oral interview.”


Supervise and control inmate behavior while performing various tasks completed during the daily operation of the detention center
Exercise appropriate judgment in handling of special needs situations or inmates; provide assistance in classification of inmates
Communicate effectively with other staff, inmates or public with approved facility
Communication devices including the telephone system, intercom system, and portable or base radios.
Demonstrate effective communicative skills both written and verbal.
Understand and follow written or verbal instructions
Maintain a high degree of personal and professional honesty and integrity
Follow orders, rules and department policy
Prepare and maintain accurate and factual records
Work independently with minimum supervision
Perform searches of people, cells, common areas indoor and outdoor areas to control contraband
The physical aspects of the job entail walking, kneeling, lifting, bending, pulling, walking stairs or stooping for long periods of time and possibly physical altercations.
Administer basic emergency CPR/first aid
Transport or escort inmates (hostile, aggressive, passive, etc.) using handcuffs and other approved restraints in accordance to policy and procedure.
Read and comprehend legal and non-legal documents including the processing of such documents as medical instructions, court ordered commitments, release orders, summons, and other documents
Maintain equipment and uniforms in functional condition as prescribed for by departmental policy.
Maintain and inventory inmate property and storage
Collect, resolve and/or direct to appropriate individual or division, inmate complaints, grievances or requests.
Process and release inmates including taking photographs and legible sets of inked fingerprints, and/or palm prints.
Report facility mechanical failures
Perform related duties and other responsibilities as assigned
Apply knowledge and reason to make prompt and effective decisions quickly in both routine and non-routine situations including those situations that would be considered “life and death”. Evaluate alternatives; make sound decisions in a timely manner, assess a situation quickly and take appropriate actions
Write clearly and concisely; use acceptable grammar, punctuation and spelling; write reports which are organized, complete, accurate and factual
Adapt to changes in working conditions (e.g., changes in assignment, shift changes and different types of incidents either incidentally or continuously, etc.)
Proceed on assignments without waiting to be told what to do; make an effort to improve skills and keep informed of new developments in field; exert the effort needed to make sure the job is done right, the first time; be consistently productive
Job Type: Full-time

Salary: From $38,480.00 per year

Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Retirement plan
Vision insurance

12 hour shift
Ability to commute/relocate:

Norman, OK 73069: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Shift availability:
Day Shift (Preferred)
Night Shift (Preferred)
Overnight Shift (Preferred) All applications need to be turned into:

111 N. Peters Ave, Ste 600
Norman, Ok 73069
United States

Special Requirements

Able to work any schedule, to include nights, weekends and holidays.

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