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CAPTAIN in Robstown, TX at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 8/5/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Robstown, TX
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    8/5/2022
  • Job ID:
    33810/36770/199583

Job Description

Facility: COASTAL BEND DETENTION CENTER

Pay: $57,000.00 annually

Bonus (if applicable):

Shift: Rotating

Benefits: Employees working a normal work week (30 hours or more) will enjoy a competitive benefits package for an energized workforce with options for you and your family including:

• Paid time off        • Paid holidays         • 401(k)
• 401(k) matching      • Health Insurance        • Dental Insurance
• Vision Insurance       • Life Insurance          • Flexible spending account
• Health savings account    • Tuition Reimbursement     • Reduced tuition rates
• Employee discount     • Employee assistance program • Pet insurance
• Disability Insurance     • Paid training           • Other benefits available

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Are you skilled at ensuring security and managing operations in a challenging environment? If you’re also looking for an organization that offers advancement opportunities and you believe that investing in your community is essential, we have the role for you! As the industry's global leader in evidence-based rehabilitation, we are looking for people like you to add to our growing team.  

Join a Community That Cares

Joining GEO means contributing to our mission to provide the best rehabilitation and community reintegration programs and services to those in our care. GEO is a place for professional growth, exploration, creativity, and valuable interpersonal relationships. Interested in achieving extraordinary things? Send in your application. Every one of our employees makes us who we are.

Role and Responsibilities

As Captain, you will act as the shift commander, directing all security and control operations during a shift. This also means overseeing staff and providing maximum facility coordination, inmate supervision and safety as well as preparing records and reports. In this role, you will:

  • Assist in the development and implementation of policies, procedures (including emergency procedures) and regulations for custody, security, and treatment of inmates.
  • Conduct inspections to ensure compliance with all security, safety, sanitation, contraband, fire, and other facility regulations.
  • Review disciplinary matters concerning both staff and inmates.
  • Coordinate staffing requirements for security supervisors and officers and assess staff effectiveness.
  • Respond to all unusual occurrences.
  • Provide direct line supervision over correctional officers; make assignments, review post orders, and assure that staff is trained in implementation of all procedures.
  • Promote an atmosphere conducive to character development (encourage favorable behavior patterns, arrangement of facilities and influencing relationships among inmates).
  • Facilitate prompt assistance to inmates in the event of injury, illness, or emotional trauma.
  • Give primary guidance when issues arise; make referrals for more complex problems.
  • Support, clarify and help inmates relate to all facility programs.
  • Write various documents, including policies, courtroom defenses and contract negotiations.
  • Implement facility goals.
  • Monitor daily logs.

We're looking for individuals from different backgrounds

Building an inclusive culture where every employee can perform to their maximum potential is the center of GEO’s employee value proposition. Our success is based on diversity in our workforce and the inclusion of eclectic perspectives, ideas, and backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply. Here’s to unlimited ideas, increased productivity, and innovative solutions!

Job Requirements

Competencies Required

Excellent leadership skills, flexibility, team spirit and the ability to work with a diverse group of people are among this job’s top requirements. Apply if you are qualified as a Corrections Officer, have worthwhile qualities with which an inmate can identify.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must meet same basic qualifications as a Corrections Officer.
  • Minimum high school graduate or equivalent; related college courses highly desirable.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience working in a correctional setting, one of which was in a position requiring supervisory capabilities.
  • Must be representative of worthwhile qualities with which an inmate can identify. Must be emotionally stable and understanding. Must be flexible, cooperative, and empathetic to the total needs of the inmates.
  • Working knowledge of laws relating to corrections.
  • Working knowledge of all applicable court orders.
  • Ability to communicate and interact with a variety of personalities.
  • Ability to interpret complex written/oral communication, documents, and instructions.
  • Ability to make and implement decisions without assistance.
  • Ability to give instructions and have them carried out.
  • Ability to coordinate staffing requirement for security supervisors and officers.
  • Ability to write communication documents, policies, courtroom defenses, contract negotiations, and other required written correspondence.

Physical Requirements

  • Frequently: sit.
  • Occasionally: lift or carry up to 10 lbs.; push or pull up to 40 lbs.; bend or stoop; reach above shoulder level; work with machinery; walk; stand.