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Detention Officer ($33.16/Hour)

Law Enforcement and Security

Compliance Officer


Miami, Florida, United States


Work Where it Matters

AGS, an Akima company, is not just another federal security solutions 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 AGS, 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 , AGS 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 , AGS delivers the people, equipment, and processes that safeguard federal buildings, military bases, and detention centers while supporting customers’ complex missions.

As an AGS 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.

AGS is looking for a Detention Officer to work in Miami, FL. To join our team of outstanding professionals, apply today!

Job Responsibilities:

  • 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 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.
  • Guards detainees at deportation or exclusion hearings, during transport, while receiving medical care and when and other duties as assigned.
  • Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with organization policies and procedures.
  • Follows company-wide safety policies and practices and adheres to responsibilities concerning safety prevention, reporting and monitoring as outlined in the Officer Handbook and other 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.
  • Conducts a security and sanitation check of the area prior to relieving the outgoing officer.
  • 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 your communication radio is in good working order with a fully charged battery.
  • Follows company-wide safety policies and practices and adheres to responsibilities concerning safety prevention, reporting and monitoring as outlined in the Officer Handbook and other Company Safety Policies.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • US citizen or a person lawfully admitted into the United States for permanent residence.
  • At least 21 years of age.
  • Must have resided in the U.S. for the last three years and must maintain current/physical residency in the continental United States.
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent (GED).
  • Associate degree or bachelor's degree desired.
  • A minimum of 1 year of security, law enforcement or military experience
  • Pass a criminal background and consumer credit check (no criminal record).
  • Obtain and maintain a DHS/ICE government clearance.
  • Speak, read, write, and understand English.
  • Pass a medical examination, all pre-employment/random drug tests, and meet health requirements.
  • Possess a valid state driver's license.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a state security guard license.
  • Ability to walk through all areas of the facility for tours and compliance inspections in varied weather conditions.
  • Ability to respond quickly during emergency situations.
  • Ability to work without restrictions and limitations.
  • Ability to greet and deal tactfully and professionally with the general public.
  • Capability of following and interpreting/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 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.
  • Concisely and accurately prepares and writes narratives of incidents and other written reports.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in methods and techniques of securing and controlling detainees by following required training, policy and procedure.
  • Possesses a high degree of integrity, accountability and adhere to the DHS ICE National Detention Standards.

Pay and Benefits:

  • Hourly Rate: $33.16

Physical Demands:

  • Always maintain physical fitness standards and proficiency with any special equipment assigned and used while employed on this contract.
  • This position requires the candidate to maintain physical fitness standards and must be able to pass and maintain required physical testing requirements and standards which includes:
  • Must be able to lift heavy object up to 50lbs frequently and up to 70lbs occasionally.
  • Must be able to push a wheel chair bound individual weighing up to 300 lbs and helping individual in and out of chair.
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, crawl, kneel, twisting, reaching overhead and climb stairs, ladders and slopes periodically.
  • Strictly maintain physical fitness standards for law enforcement related position throughout your employment under this contract.
  • Ability to stand, sit, walk, bend and reach for extended periods of time.

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: AGS - Akima Global Services

Clearance: Public Trust

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-3517