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Detention Officer- Full Time ($27.85/Hour )

Law Enforcement and Security

Compliance Officer


Los Fresnos, Texas, United States


Work Where it Matters

Akima Infrastructure Protection (AIP), an Akima company, is not just another federal management operations contractor. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), our mission and purpose extend beyond our exciting federal projects as we support our shareholder communities in Alaska.

At AIP, the work you do every day makes a difference in the lives of our 15,000 Iñupiat shareholders, a group of Alaska natives from one of the most remote and harshest environments in the United States.

For our shareholders , AIP provides support and employment opportunities and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years.

For our government customers , AIP delivers the trained personnel, equipment, and processes to safeguard federal assets and provides protective services and detention management operations for critical mission requirements.

As an AIP employee , you will be surrounded by a challenging, yet supportive work environment that is committed to innovation and diversity, two of our most important values. You will also have access to our comprehensive benefits and competitive pay in addition to growth opportunities and excellent retirement options.

Job Summary:

The Detention Officer is responsible to ensure the safety and security of detainees in custody, acting in accordance with the highest ethical standards at all times, and ensuring a spirit of fairness and integrity in the on-going execution of their duties. Detention Officers for the Port Isabel Detention Center (PIDC) are assigned to unarmed posts inside the detention facility and are directly responsible for the supervision, safety, and security of detainees within the facility secure perimeter.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conducts security and sanitation checks of the area prior to relieving the outgoing officer and throughout the shift.
  • Inventories all equipment and notates the results in the logbook.
  • Receives all authorized equipment and ensures that it is in proper working condition.
  • Ensures that communication radio is in good working order with a fully charged battery.
  • Performs duties related to the detention, processing, safeguarding, security, and escort of detainees as required in the contract.
  • Exercises surveillance and control over detainees, and maintains order and discipline.
  • Attends to housing, feeding, and the physical well-being of detainees, 24 hours a day.
  • Makes official entries in the assigned post logbooks that are accurate, legible and complete.
  • Enforces rules and regulations of the detention facility.
  • Provides care, custody, and control of detainees.
  • Removes detainees from holding areas using proper restraints and security measures.
  • Supervises detainees at deportation or exclusion hearings, during transport, while receiving medical care and during other duties as assigned.
  • Arrives on time for assigned shifts wearing full issued uniform and in compliance with dress code.
  • Follows company-wide safety policies and practices and adheres to responsibilities concerning safety prevention, reporting, and monitoring as outlined in company safety policies.
  • Successfully completes all assigned training including defensive tactics and course requiring a minimum physical stamina.
  • Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with organization policies and procedures.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be able to meet all health requirements.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent (GED).
  • Minimum 1 year experience in security, law enforcement or military preferred
  • Pass a criminal background and consumer credit check (no criminal record or poor credit history).
  • Obtain and maintain a DHS/ICE government clearance.
  • Pass all pre-employment and random drug tests.
  • Pass a medical examination and meet health requirements.
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Possess a valid state driver's license.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a state security guard license.
  • Ability to greet and deal tactfully and professionally with the general public.
  • Read, write, speak fluent English.
  • Proficient at observation, memory of events, and ability to recall events to document in written reports.
  • Capable of following, interpreting, and understanding written and verbal orders, policies and regulations, printed rules and regulations, detailed written orders, training instructions and materials, and can compose written and oral reports.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment: courage, alertness, an even temperament, and render satisfactory performance through his/her responsibilities.
  • Ability to maintain poise and self-control during potential emergencies and unexpected situations that may involve mental and physical stress such as disturbances, altercations, fires, and building evacuations.
  • Maintain a professional personal appearance, calm demeanor, and discretion with confidential information.
  • Possess a high degree of integrity, accountability and adhere to the American Correctional Association and DHS ICE Performance Based National Detention Standards.
  • Demonstrate an ability to work with a diverse population of people, including people of different cultures, with different values and lifestyles, with a cross cultural perspective.
  • Maintain current/physical residency in the continental United States.

Physical Capability:

  • Ability to walk through all areas of the facility for tours of duty in varied (sometimes extreme) weather conditions.
  • Ability to stand, sit, walk, and bend for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to respond quickly during emergency situations, including jogging and fast walking to incidents.
  • Must be able to lift heavy objects up to 50lbs frequently and up to 70 pounds occasionally.
  • Must be able to push a wheelchair bound individual weighing up to 300 pounds and helping individual in and out of chair.
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, crawl, kneel, reach, and climb stairs, ladders and slopes periodically.
  • Strictly maintain physical fitness standards for law enforcement related position throughout your employment under this contract.
  • Must be capable of performing CPR and rendering assistance when needed.
  • Texas Security License Number: B20019

We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability, or have known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us at or [Register to View] (information about job applications status is not available at this contact information).

Job: Security, Intelligence & Defense Analysis

Travel: None

Organization: AIP - Akima Infrastructure Protection

Clearance: Public Trust

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-3468