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CHIEF OF SECURITY in South Bay, FL at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 6/24/2022

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    South Bay, FL
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Job Description

Facility: South Bay Correctional & Rehabilitation Facility

Salary: 68,000.00 annually

Bonus (if applicable):


Benefits: Full-time employees 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 looking for a career you can feel good about? We hire only those that strive to do their best. By joining our family, you'll receive the honor and recognition that comes with working for the industry's global leader in evidenced based rehabilitation.

Who We Are:

GEO provides complementary, turnkey solutions for numerous government partners worldwide across a spectrum of diversified correctional and community reentry services. From the development of state-of-the-art facilities and the provision of management services and evidence-based rehabilitation to the post-release reintegration and supervision of individuals in the community, GEO offers fully diversified, cost-effective services that deliver enhanced quality and improved outcomes.

Why Work for GEO:

At GEO, we believe that diversity in our workforce and the inclusion of a variety of views, perspectives, and backgrounds are integral parts of our company's success.

We believe that work is more than a place you go every day. It is about being inspired and motivated to achieve extraordinary things.

Employee benefits play an important role in making The GEO Group a great place to work. At GEO, we believe in the three pillars of employee wellbeing: physical, emotional, and financial. With comprehensive benefits and competitive wages, we trust that you will find all the resources you need here to be successful.



Responsible for the daily direction and supervision of security operations and any related functions. Meets the needs of the company and contract agency by making improvements in security operations without compromise to the safety and security of the client population or staff.

 Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees the daily functioning of all security unit operations.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with all regulations, rules, policies, and procedures for effective and efficient security operations.
  • Exercises overall supervision of staff. Participates in the processes including selecting, hiring, evaluating job performance, employee training and development, promoting, and any disciplinary action up to termination.
  • Ensures that security personnel receive on–the–job security and safety training.
  • Develops policies relating to security operations. Makes revisions to current policies as required. Seeks approval through proper management channels.
  • Plans and responds to emergency situations, directs searches for escaped offenders.
  • Participates in the formulation of escape and riot control plans. Directs the training of staff in the execution of plans, use of weapons, and control procedures.
  • Serves as committee member on training, budget and policy review boards.
  • May assist management in the establishment of long-range plans and corresponding schedules to achieve facility goals and objectives.
  • May assist in efforts to ensure continuing and coordinated community planning.
  • Meets periodically with shifts to discuss operational issues.
  • Responds on a 24-hour, 7-day basis to significant or unusual occurrences.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent. Bachelor's degree in the behavioral sciences or related field supplemented by courses in business administration preferred.
  • Five (5) years of progressive work experience in a correctional environment. Two (2) years must consist of management experience directly related to the supervision, custody, classification, and treatment of adult inmates at a correctional facility.
  • Ability to plan, assign, and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to treat staff and inmates in a consistent manner following proper policies and procedures that apply to the organization and facility.
  • Above average verbal and written skills. Must be able to disseminate verbal instructions or training clearly and in a manner that is understood by the intended audience. Must be able to write memorandums and reports in a clear, concise, and accurate manner.
  • Must possess a working knowledge of program objectives, policies, correctional laws, applicable court orders, procedures and requirements for managing a secure correctional facility as demonstrated by having a combination of relevant work, education and research experience.
  • Must be mature, flexible, intellectually alert, able to command the respect and confidence of inmates and staff.