DETENTION OFFICERS

YOUR COURAGE
IS OUR SAFETY

SALARY RANGE: $52,416 TO $69,680

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DETENTION OFFICERS

YOUR COURAGE IS OUR SAFETY

SALARY RANGE: $52,416 TO $69,680

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF OTHERS AND YOUR OWN.

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Few jobs have more impact on the lives of others than that of a MCSO Detention Officer. You’ll be helping ensure the safety and wellbeing of millions. And by so doing, impacting your own life by doing meaningful work and securing your future.

CONTACT A RECRUITER

A CAREER IS HERE FOR THE MAKING.

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As a Detention Officer, your career opportunities are numerous. You can advance in rank (Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain), earn a position on other specialized detention teams, or pursue other careers within MCSO, such as Deputy Sheriff, Dispatch, or a variety of civilian positions.

Specialized Detention Officer Positions:

  • Jail Intelligence
  • K-9 Handler
  • Recruit Training Officer
  • Special Response Team
  • Transportation
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MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF OTHERS AND YOUR OWN.

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Few jobs have more impact on the lives of others than that of a MCSO Detention Officer. You’ll be helping ensure the safety and wellbeing of millions. And by so doing, impacting your own life by doing meaningful work and securing your future.

CONTACT A RECRUITER
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A CAREER IS HERE FOR THE MAKING.

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As a Detention Officer, your career opportunities are numerous. You can advance in rank (Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain), earn a position on other specialized detention teams, or pursue other careers within MCSO, such as Deputy Sheriff, Dispatch, or a variety of civilian positions.

Specialized Detention Officer Positions:

  • Jail Intelligence
  • K-9 Handler
  • Recruit Training Officer
  • Special Response Team
  • Transportation

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DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

REQUIREMENTS

  • Be an effective communicator, even in the most challenging of situations
  • Care about the safety and wellbeing of others, both within and outside a jail setting
  • Respect all individuals regardless of background or socio-economic status
  • Embrace the concepts of integrity, accountability and transparency as core values
  • Collaborate with team members, supervisors and managers to forward the mission and vision of MCSO

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED (or are expected to graduate/receive GED within 90 days from the beginning of training)
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or be eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Must meet the following standards indicated here, as determined through the pre-employment process.

PHYSICAL FITNESS REQUIREMENTS

For Graduation From The Detention Officer Academy

ASSESMENT:

WHAT IS MEASURED

BY THE ASSESSMENT:

DETENTION OFFICER

ACADEMY STANDARD:

Maximum Push-Ups

Upper Body Muscular Endurance

Eleven (11)

Maximum Sit-Ups (Under One Minute)

Abdominal Muscular Endurance

Sixteen (16)

1.5 Mile Run

Aerobic Power

21:48 Minutes

300 Meter Run

Anaerobic Power

1:37 Minutes (97 Seconds)

One (1) Repetition Bench Press

Upper Body Absolute Strength

90 Pounds or 53% of Body Weight, whichever is less

Illinois Agility Run (consists of sprints through and around cones)

Agility and Coordination

22:6 Seconds

Vertical Jump

Explosive Leg Strength

Eleven (11) Inches (Fourteen [14] inches if measured with VERTEC)

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THE BENEFITS

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Maricopa County offers a Total Compensation Package that includes competitive salaries and a comprehensive, affordable benefits package. Our generous benefit options are some of the best in Arizona and just one of the unique advantages of working as a Maricopa County Detention Officer.

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COMPETITIVE PAY

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PAID PARENTAL LEAVE*

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FULL BENEFITS

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PAID EDUCATION AND TRAINING

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RETIREMENT SECURITY

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PAID HOLIDAYS AND VACATION

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RELOCATION ASSISTANCE**

Up to $7,500 including up to $3,000 for temporary housing.

* Employees with 12 months of continuous service with the County are eligible for up to 240 hours (6 weeks) of Paid Parental Leave for the birth or adoption of a child. This is in addition to paid vacation and sick leave.

**For those residing outside Maricopa County

I'M READY TO APPLY

EXCELLENCE APPLIES HERE.

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New Recruit

Following a successful pre-employment process, post-hire participation in a paid, 12-week detention academy is required.

Lateral Applicants

If you have successfully completed an Arizona detention or corrections academy, or Correctional Officer Training Academy (COTA) and have current or prior experience (within the last three years) working as a detention or corrections officer for the State of Arizona or an Arizona county, city or town, or private prison/detention, you may participate in an accelerated 5-week training/orientation program!

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EXCELLENCE APPLIES HERE.

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New Recruit

Following a successful pre-employment process, post-hire participation in a paid, 12-week detention academy is required.

Lateral Applicants

If you have successfully completed an Arizona detention or corrections academy, or Correctional Officer Training Academy (COTA) and have current or prior experience (within the last three years) working as a detention or corrections officer for the State of Arizona or an Arizona county, city or town, or private prison/detention, you may participate in an accelerated 5-week training/orientation program!

I HAVE WHAT IT TAKES

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If you’re called to a career with a higher purpose and possess the unique talents and traits that best serve members of law enforcement, we encourage you to apply to become a MCSO Detention Officer today.

CONTACT A RECRUITER

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