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Part-Time/On-Call Armed Detention Officer

Law Enforcement and Security

Compliance Officer


San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States


Work Where it Matters

Akima Global Security, 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.

Job Summary:

AGS is looking for an Armed Detention Officer to work in our detention facility in Guaynabo, PR. To join our team of outstanding professionals, apply today!


Job Responsibilites:

  • Performs duties related to the detention, processing, safeguarding, security, escort and transport of detainees as required by the contract
  • Exercises surveillance and control over detainees maintains order and discipline
  • 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
  • Required to duty carry one of the authorized intermediate weapons (Intermediate weapons should be used in accordance with Service approved Use of Force policy)
  • Inspects, maintains, and cares for authorized equipment including but not limited to:
  • One approved semi-automatic pistol with appropriate duty belt and magazines
  • All magazines loaded to full capacity
  • Handcuffs/leg irons and keys, waist chains, black boxes, and restraint keys
  • Ballistic vests which must be worn at all times while performing armed officer duties
  • Requalify with weapon quarterly
  • Makes official entries in the transportation and processing logbooks that are legible and complete
  • Conducts a security and sanitation check of the area prior to relieving the outgoing officer
  • Performs complete vehicle inspections prior to and following every transportation route
  • Inventories all equipment and notate the results in the log book
  • Receives all authorized equipment and ensure that it is in proper working condition
  • Ensures that your communication radio is in good working order with a fully charged battery
  • Augments staff as needed at the San Juan Staging Facility and LMMIA operations as required
  • Attends to housing, feeding, and the physical well-being of detainees, 24 hours a day
  • Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with organization policies and procedures
  • Completes all training and job requirements
  • 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
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Detention Officers shall have as a minimum one (1) year ofexperience as a law enforcement officer, military officer, security officer engaged in functions related to detaining civil or administrative detainees, or 2 years of college in an appropriate field of study from an accredited institution
  • US citizen or a person lawfully admitted into the United States for permanent residence and have resided in the U.S. for the last five years
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Pass a criminal background and consumer credit check (no criminal record)
  • 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 21 years of age
  • Possess a valid state driver's license and Firearms license under the regulations of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a state security guard license from the PRPD
  • Maintain current/physical residency in PR
  • Strictly maintain physical fitness standards for law enforcement/corrections
  • 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
  • Ability to greet and deal tactfully with the general public
  • Proven ability to exercise good judgment, courage, alertness, an even temperament, and render satisfactory performance through his/her responsibilities
  • Capability of following and interpreting/understanding written and verbal orders, policies and regulations, printed rules and regulations in English, detailed written orders, training instructions and materials, and can compose written and oral reports in English
  • 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
  • The incumbent’s duties are performed in a detention facility environment; working with a wide variety of people from different cultures, backgrounds and speaking various languages, while performing multiple functions

Physical Demands:

  • The incumbent is required to work the majority of hours in an indoor/outdoor detention center environment, standing and walking the majority of time, and respond quickly to changes in work demands, emerging situations and emergencies
  • 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 wheelchair 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 walk through all areas of the facility for tours and compliance inspections in varied weather conditions
  • Ability to stand, sit, walk, bend and reach for extended periods of time
  • 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

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: Protective Services

Travel: None

Organization: Akima Global Security

Clearance: Able to Obtain Public Trust

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-8519