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Company Name:Wayne County Government
Location:Detroit, MI
Employment Type:Full Time
Category:Jail Services
Pay:$34,252.00 - Salary
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At the time of application and appointment, applicants must have:

A Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Corrections, Human Services, Social Sciences, Health Care, Education or a closely related degree; OR

An Associate's Degree or 60 semester hours and (2) years full-time paid professional experience in corrections, law enforcement, education, human services or social services; AND

A valid State of Michigan license and an acceptable safe driving record. (INDICATE MICHIGAN DRIVER'S LICENSE NUMBER ON FRONT OF APPLICATION).

Applicants must describe their experience and training in sufficient detail to allow evaluation of their acceptability under the above qualifications and submit proof of education (MUST BE OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS).

Failure to submit and/or comply with the above will result in a rejection of their application.



Juvenile Detention Specialists participate in the security, care and custody of youth residents in the Wayne County Juvenile Detention Facility who have been accused of criminal activity and are going through the judicial process. They are responsible for maintaining control and security of living quarters; instructing and supervising youth in personal hygiene; counseling youth on personal behavior problems and supervising the housekeeping activities of the youth in and about the facility. Juvenile Detention Specialists are also responsible for documentation of youth activities and behavior, maintaining housekeeping supplies and clothing and s pecial detail work in the Facility.


Appointees must obtain a State of Michigan Chauffeur's license within their probationary period. Appointees who do not obtain the chauffeurs license will be removed from the Juvenile Detention Specialist position pursuant to the Department of Personnel/Human Resources procedures.

As a condition of employment, appointees must:

1. Obtain Family Independence Agency Central Registry Clearance and annually thereafter; Clearance can be obtained at any Michigan Department of Health and Human Services office. One nearby location is in Highland Park at 13233 Hamilton Avenue. You may obtain a clearance the same day between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.

2. Be willing to accept appointment to any one of the three shifts in any five-day work week schedule, Monday through Sunday, including holidays;

3. Accept mandatory overtime;

4. Have a medical examination when hired and annually thereafter;

5. Have binocular vision;

6. Agree to a criminal history check and subject to periodic criminal checks; and

7. Provide three (3) Educational or Professional letters of recommendation. Letters must be from persons unrelated to appointee and be less than 12 months old. Letters must include relationship to applicant, phone number and mailing address.


Wayne County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, Military Personnel, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.


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