CHIEF OF SECURITY in Eagle Pass, TX at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 8/2/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Compensation Base: $55000.00

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 


Equal Opportunity Employer.


Responsible for the daily direction and supervision of security operations and any related functions as directed.  Seeks to meet the needs of the company and contract agency by making improvement efficiencies without compromise to the safety and security of both the client population and staff employees.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees the day-to-day functioning of all security unit operations.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with all regulations, rules, policies and/or procedures for security operations.
  • Directs the work of other employees. This includes the selection, hiring, evaluating job performance, employee training/development, promoting and any disciplinary action, including 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.
  • 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 management in ensuring that facility staff is able to respond appropriately to any emergencies.
  • May assist in efforts to assure continuing, coordinated community planning for needs of inmates.
  • Meets periodically with shifts to discuss operational issues.
  • Responds on a 24-hour, 7-day basis to significant unusual occurrences.
  • May be required to function as manager in his/her absence.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as needed to ensure the effective and successful operation of the facility.


Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in the behavioral sciences or related field supplemented by courses in business administration.
  • A minimum of four (4) years of work experience in a correctional/detention facility, or an equivalent combination of work experience and education required. Two (2) years must consist of duties related to the supervision, custody, classification, and treatment of adult inmates at a correctional facility housing 200 sentenced inmates.
  • 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, and philosophically committed to the objectives of the facility.


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