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Company: Cameron County
Location: San Benito
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:


$11.00 per hour


Facility Administrator and/or designee




Education and Experience:

Any combination of education and experience that has been achieved and is equivalent to the stated education and experience and required knowledge, skills, abilities sufficient to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this job as required by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department, to include a high school diploma or GED.

Licenses, Certificates, and Experience

  • Must be over twenty-one (21) years of age (for state certification requirements);
  • Current Texas Driver's License and must have current automobile insurance;
  • Ability to communicate effectively (reading, writing, and understanding) in English; knowledge of Spanish is preferred;
  • Able to submit to a drug urinalysis pre-screening exam and pass a criminal background check. If the candidate for employment does have a criminal record, it must be cleared through the requirements as set forth by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department;

After Hire Licenses or Certificates

  • Juvenile Supervision Officer Certification
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification and First Aid (FA)
  • Handle with Care (HWC) State Approved Restraint Technique Certification


  • Maintain legible Boot Camp Facility main entry log, listing: all significant events; cadet statuses; assigned staff, facility entry and exiting; logging outgoing calls to service agencies; logging operational information pertaining to assigned staff and or visitors, interns, contract, or volunteers.
  • Maintain accountability of all cadets and equipment and ensures that the environment is safe, clean, and secure.
  • Acting as the operator, answering the telephone for the Boot Camp and always being professional and courteous when communicating with staff, non-staff, and following telephone procedures.
  • Controlling the security of the Boot Camp access. Keeping all magnetic and locked doors secured and only opening them when recognized Boot Camp Staff or Chain of Command personnel request access. All others must be escorted.
  • Be familiar with the Boot Camp Program to anticipate cadet movements or needs.
  • Be familiar with support and service agencies to facilitate coordination, e.g. Tropical Texas (AVAIL); medical services; fire safety services; local law enforcement agencies, etc...
  • Monitor security and fire alarm systems, including closed circuit monitors.
  • Maintain communication with other staff to ensure continuity of care.
  • Check the schedule for changes and advise staff of pertinent information.
  • Practice good discipline in using the (RTO) radio communications system.
  • Maintain other logs, such as visitors, interns, volunteers, teachers, grievances, medical, cadet monitoring logs, etc...
  • Adhere, maintain, and comply with professional conduct and ethical behavior consistent with the standards and policies and procedures expected by the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), TJJD, Cameron County, and Cameron County Juvenile Justice Department (CCJJD) at all times, both on duty and off duty.
  • Adhere and comply with all PREA standards and follow zero tolerance towards all forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment.
  • Adhere and comply with all TJJD standards to include Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation (ANE) standards and cooperate with all ANE investigations.
  • Adhere and comply with all CCJJD's and Cameron County's policies and procedures and know how to keep abreast of any changes to said policies and procedures, including maintaining an effective safety program as established by Cameron County.
  • Abide by all federal, state, and local laws; the nature of our profession requires being a good role model and setting a good example at all times.
  • Attend staff meetings and trainings as required.
  • Employment is contingent upon federal, state, local and/or grants availability.
  • CCJJD is an At-Will employer; the department has the right to terminate your employment for any legal reason, or no reason, at any time either with or without notice.
  • Attend work punctually and regularly to provide of care for cadets and dependability with co-workers and shift supervisors.
  • Perform duties specific to shift as determined by the Facility Administrator, Operations Manager; and performs other duties as may be assigned.

In the event that the need arises to conduct the duties of a Juvenile Supervision Officer, the following must be adhered to:

  • Provide direct supervision of all cadet's daily activities and maintain safety and order of all cadets.
  • Maintain accountability of all cadets and equipment and ensures that the environment is safe, clean, and secure.
  • Implement available treatment plans, corrective disciplinary strategies and effective treatment intervention programs. Ensures that cadets are aware of and understand their responsibilities and appropriate behaviors.
  • Transport cadets to off-site locations as required.
  • Use Verbal De-escalation techniques to maintain control of situations
  • Properly apply a physical restraint as instructed by Handle with Care, when a cadet is physically harming themselves, harming others, attempting to escape or serious property damage
  • Facilitate cognitive skill groups and teamwork activities.
  • Observe and document cadet's behavior.
  • Provide individual and crisis coping techniques.
  • Provide oversight and participate in committees and special projects.
  • May assist in investigating incidents involving cadets.
  • Perform any and all other duties as assigned by the Chief Juvenile Probation Officer and/or designee to include reassignment which is in the best interest of the department.


Knowledge of:

  • Standard practices in area of assignment.
  • General knowledge of providing trauma-informed care, establishing appropriate relationships, and social adjustment.
  • Safety and security techniques and standards.
  • Physical restraint techniques to prevent self-injury, injury to others, serious property damage or escapes

Skills In:

  • Monitoring and responding to cadet behavior.
  • Problem solving and decision making.
  • Both verbal and written communication.
  • Basic Computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, databases and a variety of software packages

Ability To:

  • Required to work a rotating schedule in order to meet the needs of the program, which may include double shifts (16+ hours) to include weekends and holidays
  • Work efficiently both independently and as part of a team.
  • Reason and make judgments and decisions.
  • Maintain cadet and program confidentiality.
  • Deal effectively with mentally disturbed, hostile and aggressive individuals.
  • Manage time well, perform multiple tasks, and organize diverse activities.
  • Submit written documentation clearly, accurately, and impartially.
  • Perform effectively and courteously in a stressful environment while maintaining a professional manner.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with departmental clientele, representatives of outside agencies, other county employees and officials, representatives of the juvenile justice system and the general public.


Work Environment:

  • Tobacco free environment.
  • Absolutely no electronic devices or cell phones allowed in the facility while either on/off shift.
  • Must be able to work in high noise level environment.
  • Moderate travel with little or no notice (emergency transport) requiring additional hours after scheduled shift and/or overnight stays may be required for transports or training.
  • Subject to contact with communicable diseases, hazardous waste, human fecal manner and foul odors.
  • At no time, will the review or use of social media be allowed while on duty, and/or on County provided electronic equipment, except in limited situations where such activity is work related and is authorized by the Chief Juvenile Probation Officer or designee.

Physical Demands:

  • Physical requirements include the ability to lift/carry up to 35 pounds, visual acuity, speech and hearing, hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate a computer and basic office equipment. Subject to standing, sitting, walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, crouching, kneeling, pushing, pulling, reaching, twisting, balancing, repetitive motion, and squatting to perform essential functions.
  • Subject to stressful environment and cadet contact for extended periods of time.
  • When back-up emergency response is needed, must be able to run to the requested location.

Work Uniforms:

  • Uniform provided by county.
  • Boots must be purchased bought by CBO.
  • If visible tattoos, sleeves or cover ups must be worn.
  • Sets the example regarding personal appearance with regards to hair being neatly trimmed and combed and tied back daily or in a bun (women).
  • Only jewelry allowed is a watch, wedding band and stud earrings for females. Necklaces may be worn inside your county issued shirt. No piercing on face area including tongue or exposed body area are allowed. Nails should be short and only up to point of fingers. Nails should not be long enough to be caught/snagged on clothing of staff or cadets. Nails should not be pointed or sharp edge. No fake nails or gems/rhinestones on nails.

This is not a Civil Service covered position.


Keywords: Cameron County, Brownsville , CONTROL BOOTH OPERATOR PART-TIME, Other , San Benito, Texas

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