Cameron County
  • 03-Feb-2021 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Juvenile Justice
  • San Benito, TX, USA
  • $29,000.00
  • Salary
  • Full Time


SALARY: $ 29,000.00 per year

Purpose of Classification

Performs supervisory work in providing supervision of juveniles in detention center.. Duties include monitoring juvenile offenders and their daily activities. Positions in this class perform routine monitoring and identify needed corrective actions to resolve discrepancies; answer questions; and maintain documents and records.

Essential Functions

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Supervises and maintains group control during all detention activities such as hygiene, cleaning, daily programming, attending educational classes, playing games, serving or eating meals, resting, watching television, attending special programs, etc.

Conducts visual bed checks; issues and retrieves supplies; participates in outdoor/indoor recreation, disseminates briefing information and performs other duties as needed; prevents escapes, suicide attempts and violent, aggressive behavior exhibited by detained residents.

Works with law enforcement agencies; receives new residents and processes them in a "resident orientation" according to departmental rules and regulations; searches residents, documents intake information and conducts an inventory of all personal belongings, in addition to issuing necessary linens and /or clothing; explains the grievance policy and procedures as well as other rules and policies; and prepares necessary paperwork.

Protects juveniles from physical harm and accidents; performs routine supervisory feeding and clothed; administers medication to juveniles and performs necessary documentation; assists juveniles to develop a healthy and positive attitude about self through individual and group counseling and discussion.

Administers disciplinary action in a fair, respectful and consistent manner; honors and enforces disciplinary consequences issued by previous shift(s); prepares routine paperwork: filing, typing, computer entries as necessary and telephone documentation.

Updates active files and keeps daily log; reports any unusual behavior of juveniles, problems or special needs to shift supervisor, taking appropriate measures and documenting such actions; provides parents with information regarding juvenile's behavior and circumstances

Performs frisks, strip and room searches to control contraband, facility defacing and maintenance needs, taking appropriate action and documenting as needed; performs housekeeping duties as needed, including upkeep of staff and public areas and immediate outside perimeter including washing clothes (resident's and facilities) and linens.

Assists probation officers in accompanying juvenile(s) to their destination; may involve transportation outside of the facility and/or out of county.

Additional Functions

Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED; supplemented by one (1) year of experience performing children and family support work in the field of public relations; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Associate's Degree in a related field of criminal justice, psychology, or government preferred. Completion of prescribed training program within first six (6) months of employment including JSO Certification, Handle with Care, First Aid and CPR Training required.

Licenses, Certificates, and Experience

Must be over twenty-one (21) years of age (for state certification requirements);

Current Texas Driver's License and must have current automobile insurance;

Ability to communicate effectively (reading, writing, and understanding) in English; knowledge of Spanish is preferred;

Able to submit to a drug urinalysis pre-screening exam and pass a criminal background check. If the candidate for employment does have a criminal record, it must be cleared through the requirements as set forth by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department;

ADA Compliance

Work Environment: Tobacco free environment. Absolutely no electronic devices, smart watches or cell phones allowed in the facility while either on/off shift. Moderate travel with little or no notice (emergency transport) requiring additional hours after scheduled shift and/or overnight stays may be required for transports and/or training. Subject to contact with communicable diseases, hazardous waste, human fecal matter and foul odors. Must be able to work in high noise level environment. At no time, will the review or use of social media be allowed while on duty, and/or on County provided electronic equipment, except in limited situations where such activity is work related and is authorized by the Chief Juvenile Probation Officer or designee.

Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert medium physical effort in medium work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of heavy weight (50 - 100 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motion at a keyboard or work station.

Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors: Essential functions are regularly performed with exposure to adverse environmental conditions.

Work Uniforms: Uniform set is approved by the county. Belt, Boots/Shoes/PT gear and Ear Pieces must be purchased by JSO. If visible tattoos, sleeves or cover ups must be worn. Sets the example regarding personal appearance with regards to hair being neatly trimmed and combed and tied back daily (women). Only jewelry allowed is a watch, wedding band and stud earrings for females. Necklaces may be worn inside your county issued shirt.

This is not a Civil Service covered position.


Cameron County Offers Excellent Fringe Benefits, Including: Health and Life Insurance Protection, Sick and Annual Leave, Retirement System and Paid Holidays. Cameron County has a mandatory direct deposit payroll program.


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