Juvenile Assessment Center Officer

G4S in Pensacola, FL

  • Type: Full Time
position filled
Job Introduction

The world's leading private security organization, G4S, has an immediate job opportunity for a Juvenile Assessment Center Officer. As a Juvenile Assessment Center Officer, you will manage the general conduct and behavior of detainees, the maintenance of discipline, and the custodial, life and social skills training, recreation, transportation and housekeeping functions. They must make every attempt to minimize adverse effects of confinement by supporting the detainee’s physical, emotional, educational, and social development in an atmosphere which is as non-threatening as possible.

A Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC) is a 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, and 365 days per year operation. The JAC is an intake, booking and release facility for juveniles arrested in a county by law enforcement agencies. The JAC Officer is responsible for overseeing the process of arrested juveniles to be received. The JAC Officer shall be trained to effectively communicate, monitor and control the juvenile’s behavior. The JAC Officer shall be trained in juvenile corrections techniques to physically control detained youth. The JAC Officer shall consistently report, document, log activities and remain vigilant in oversight of the juveniles. The JAC Officer works closely with other onsite providers to facilitate the flow of information between the in-house agencies as they perform screening and court related functions. The JAC Officer shall make proper notifications for emergency and non-emergency medical response (Example: 911 notifications for medical emergencies and addiction recovery facility for Use of Force evaluation) and generate reports on significant issues to include all “Use of Force” incidents.

G4S is a security provider for the United States government, fortune 500 companies, nuclear power plants, oil and gas companies, airport, ports, banks, hospitals, factories, warehouses, commercial facilities, residential communities and much more.

As a full time employee of G4S, you will be entitled to the following benefits:

Major Medical, Dental and Vision
Paid vacation
Opportunities for additional training to aid in your professional development

As an employee you will also be able to participate in the Promote Me! Community. Promote Me! is available to interested current employees as a way to express interest in further advancement, as well as gain information and encourage professional development.

Further, as a current employee you will be eligible to participate in large group rates for the following benefits:

Critical Illness
Accident Insurance
Whole Life Insurance
Individual Short-Term Disability
Pre-Paid Legal Services
Identity Theft Services
Pet Insurance

In addition, G4S provides benefits that are automatically available to all full or part-time employees, whether you enroll in a G4S insurance plan or not. And with no premiums to pay!

RxCut Pharmacy Discount Program
Doctor on Demand
Qualsight LASIK Savings
Perks at Work: G4S Employee Discount Program
Alliant Credit Union
Purchasing Power
Active & Fit: G4S Fitness Center Membership
FinFit: Financial Wellness Program
DailyPay: Access your pay when you need it

G4S offers job security, excellent pay and benefits, and career opportunities. We offer entry level careers, management careers, sales careers and executive careers across the United States and internationally.

Main Responsibilities
Specific Duties and Essential Functions

Perform security patrols of designated areas on foot or in vehicle
Watch for irregular or unusual conditions that may create security concerns or safety hazards
Sound alarms or call police or fire department in case of fire or presence of unauthorized persons
Warn violators of rule infractions, such as loitering, smoking, or carrying forbidden articles
Permit authorized persons to enter property and monitors entrances and exits
Observe departing personnel to protect against theft of company property and ensure that authorized removal of property is conducted within appropriate client requirements
Investigate and prepare reports on accidents, incidents, and suspicious activities
Provide assistance to customers, employees and visitors in a courteous and professional manner

The Ideal Candidate
Education, Licenses and Certifications Required

Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent
Pass a state licensing test if driving a company-owned or client-provided vehicle
Must possess, or be able to obtain, a Class D/Security Officer License issued by the State of Florida

Type and Length of Specific Experience Required

If previously employed, meaningful and verifiable work history
Must possess a minimum of one (1) year of verifiable experience working with delinquent youth

Must possess one or more of the following:
Experience in law enforcement, corrections, or probation officer
Graduate of police/corrections academy

Skills Required

Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office
Effective oral and written communication skills
Active listening skills
Ability to assess and evaluate situations effectively
Ability to identify critical issues quickly and accurately
Attention to detail


Must be at least 21 years old or the minimum age required by the state, if higher
Must be a U.S. citizen or a foreign citizen authorized to legally work in the United States
Must be able to work flexible schedules
Must have access to reliable transportation
Subject to a drug screen to the extent permitted by law
Must be able to provide, upon job offer, a DD214 discharge document with discharge status indicated, if prior military

Physical Requirements and Environment

Environment: Indoor and outdoor, temperature ranges from moderate to extreme cold and heat

Major activity: Walking, standing, speaking, listening, observing

Physical efforts to carry out job duties: Standing, walking, and sitting. Minimal to no stooping or kneeling

About The Company
EOE Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

G4S is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
and an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace

If you have any questions regarding Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action or Diversity and Inclusion, or have difficulty using the online system and require an alternate method to apply, please contact our Corporate Human Resources Department at (800) 506-6265.

To receive an update on your application status, please contact our local office by following this link: http://g4s.us/en/Contact-Us/Local-Offices

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