Detention Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Nashua

City of Nashua

PRIMARY DUTIES: Maintains accurate data in the processing and release of prisoners, including photographs and fingerprints in compliance with Local, State and Federal regulations; types complaints and court orders; maintains detailed knowledge of elements of criminal offenses, motor vehicle and criminal laws and explains the nature of complaint or arrest to offenders; maintains custody, control, and security of prisoners and their personal effects; ensures that regular checks of prisoners are accomplished; evaluates the nature of common medical emergencies, administering basic first aid and CPR when necessary; other related duties. Position is full time, 10:00 pm to 6:00 am (5 days on, 2 days off, days off TBD). Salary ranges between $52,859 – $54,000, wage based upon experience.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must have a minimum of 1 year relevant work experience; police officer or correctional experience preferred; proficiency in use of computers; high school diploma and 1 year of schooling in related field; Associates Degree in Criminal Justice preferred; CPR/First aid certification, recommended, however can obtain certification upon being hired; combination of equivalent education and experience will be considered.

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