SECURITY MONITOR I
Job Description

This position maintains continuous state of alertness and awareness to control and secure the facility and residents. Operates within legal constraints and contract agency stipulations.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

- Ensures that the equipment necessary for each watch is operational including radios, flashlights, and keys prior to relieving the watch. Prepares shift documentation including shift reports, work orders, security reports, and unusual incidents that are legible, concise and that meet facility’s standards and contracting agency requirements.

- Receives necessary information from previous shift personnel pertaining to events that transpired during the shift such as resident medical problems, disciplinary problems, or new arrivals and any special instructions. Relieves the watch and informs necessary personnel that the watch has been relieved. Makes entries into the security log showing the time the watch was relieved noting name and title.

- Conducts radio checks documenting results in the security log. Conducts facility counts at the prescribed times and ensures the logbooks in the buildings are accurate as to count.

- Frequently patrols building to observe and listen to individual residents and groups of residents and monitors the state of the building. Examples of activities include smelling for marijuana, listening to conversations, or ensuring doors and windows are properly secured.

- Ensures that the building picture board has a picture of all residents assigned to the building and that the picture is in the proper bed slot.

- Organizes and supervises resident work details to assist in maintaining facility cleanliness to ensure that facility meets facility’s and contracting agency requirements.

- Performs activities on both a scheduled and random basis including urinalysis testing, pat downs, shakedowns, counts, or breath tests, to maintain control and security of the residents and facility.

- Documents disciplinary action for rule violations according to procedure to comply with contracting agency requirements and log accordingly.

- Conducts scheduled and impromptu cleanliness checks of the facility and resident’s personal belonging to maintain it in an orderly and clean fashion to meet health and environmental requirements. This includes all rooms within the facility and residents’ personal belongings.

- Welcomes visitors and verifies their identity while maintaining professionalism and courtesy at all times.

- Communicates with residents and staff in a professional manner to affirm and enhance self-esteem, dignity, and to maintain positive resident and staff relations.

- Participates in staff meetings by sharing observations and recommendations regarding the facility, residents and staff relations to identify and resolve problems and function as a unified team.

- Maintains confidentiality obtained through job duties regarding employees, vendors, residents, or outside agencies so that sensitive information is only given on a ''need to know'' basis.

- Complies with company policies and work rules as described in the company Employee Handbook, the Statement of Work, and the Facility Policies and Procedures Manual.

- Adheres to attendance policies and is available to work any shifts or work overtime to ensure adequate coverage of the program and to ensure the safety and security of the residents.

- Complies with facility safety rules and takes appropriate corrective action to ensure work is performed in a safe manner and without injury to self or others.

- Communicates effectively with all levels of staff in a manner that promotes a team spirit and a sense of cooperation.

- Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

- High school diploma or equivalent.

- One (1) year general work experience. Experience in a related field is preferred.

- Sufficient organizational skills to keep the workflow on-going in an orderly manner.

- Ability to express thoughts logically, in both written and verbal form using correct grammar.

- Demonstrated flexibility in order to perform a wide range of duties.

- Ability to interact effectively with others and learn supervisory techniques. .

- Ability to maintain positive relation with staff and residents.

- Ability to motivate and create an atmosphere of enthusiasm toward work ethic.

- Ability to express thoughts logically, in both written and verbal form using correct grammar.

- Ability to demonstrate flexibility in order to perform a wide range of duties

- Ability to work with computers and the applicable software typically used by the facility.


Job Requirements



Compensation:  11.85



EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability.


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About Geo Group

The GEO Group, Inc. (GEO) is a world leader of government outsourced services specializing in the delivery of correctional and detention management, medical and mental health rehabilitation services, family and youth services, and other diversified services to federal, state and local government agencies around the globe.

GEO's success around the world has been achieved by our highly-trained work force. We employ over 18,000 professionals within our facilities, regional, international, and corporate offices. Our highly skilled professionals manage approximately 77,500 beds at 98 correctional, detention and residential treatment facilities.

With operations in the United States, Australia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom; GEO offers a diversified array of turnkey services which include design, construction, financing, and operations. Our unique approach allows GEO to provide high-quality and cost-effective services with state-of-the-art designs, innovative programs and ground-breaking treatment approaches.

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"My career at GEO began in January 1995. I am a 17-year veteran at GEO where I have had the opportunity of working almost every post on every shift. I have enjoyed working various positions throughout my career."
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"GEO has given me great training. I have confidence that I can move up and make this a lifetime career. I feel there are no limits with this company."
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– Darlene, Registered Nurse
"As an Officer, I was given many opportunities to work various positions. My overall career and experience at GEO has been a very rewarding one for me."
– Curtis, Administrative Captain
"My career at GEO began in November 1997, and I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks for the opportunities the company has given me. My overall career for the past 14 years has been a great experience."
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