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Employees on the Reservation enjoy numerous amenities including working in a stress-free rural atmosphere far away from the congestion, pollution and traffic problems of the Phoenix metro area. Come work with us and help us chart our future as we move to greater prosperity while maintaining our rich cultural traditions and heritage.

Hiring Preference

Hiring preference is given to Ak-Chin Indian Community members and other federally enrolled tribal members. Other than Native American preference, the Ak-Chin Indian Community is an equal opportunity employer. We are a drug-free and smoke-free workplace.

Health Benefits:

Our plan is one total package which includes Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision and Employee Life & AD&D.

Ak-Chin Indian Community offers a self-funded health plan.

For more information, please refer to our Employee Benefits Summary.


Ak-Chin Indian Community recognizes the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr Day
  • President's Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Native American Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Native American Heritage Day
  • Ak-Chin's Masik Ta:s
  • Christmas Day

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Detention Officer

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Job Announcement (Re-post) #ACIC-17-14a

Job Title:  Detention Officer
Salary:  $38,102 - $44,770 per annum ($18.31 - $21.52 per hour) Post Certified or equivalent; $34,637 per annum ($16.65 per hour) Non-certified
Reports to:  Detention Corporal
Supervises:  Not a supervisory position

Summary: Under general supervision, performs a variety of activities associated with booking, release, and detention of prisoners in a detention facility. Detention Officers may be assigned to a day, swing, or graveyard shift on a regular rotational basis that includes working nights, weekends and holidays. This is a full-time position, part-time applicants will not be considered. This is a non-exempt position.

Minimum Qualifications: Experience equivalent to one year full time detention, correctional, or closely related criminal justice work; OR possession of P.O.S.T. or equivalent certification as a detention/correctional officer may substitute for the required experience. May be required to attend a P.O.S.T. or Basic Corrections Officer Training Program. Must possess a valid Arizona drivers license and be able to meet the Community's insurance carrier requirements (see list on website or attached to application.) Must be able to pass an extensive background check, which includes polygraph test, psychological evaluation and physical exam.

The ideal candidate will have P.O.S.T. certification as a detention/correction officer and experience in a detention/correctional facility. This is a full-time position, part-time applicants will not be considered.

Hiring Preference: The Community affords Indian Preference and Veterans' preference. In applying Indian Preference, preference will be given to qualified Community members, then to qualified Native Americans, and then other qualified candidates. Except as otherwise stated herein, all candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin, or other non-merit factor. Applicants wishing to claim Indian Preference must submit a Certificate of Indian Blood or proof of tribal enrollment at the time of application. All applicants wishing to claim Veterans' Preference must submit a copy of a certified Department of Defense DD Form 214 "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty."

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Books prisoners into detention center, including photographing/fingerprinting prisoners, searching prisoners, inventorying/storing personal property, filling out required paperwork, and recording the booking process in the appropriate log books and records systems.
  2. Operates/monitors video surveillance system/equipment.
  3. Transfers prisoners between cells.
  4. Escorts prisoners within the facility for meals and other activities.
  5. Restrains combative, argumentative, and/or suicidal prisoners.
  6. Determines if prisoners are ill/injured and administers/obtains appropriate medical treatment.
  7. Determines release criteria for prisoners according to established policies/procedures.
  8. Coordinates with Court staff when bond is posted.
  9. Prepares and distributes appropriate paperwork when prisoners are released or transferred.
  10. Cleans detention facility as needed.
  11. Performs other work-related duties as assigned.

Other Requirements:

  • Knowledge of basic criminal justice/law enforcement principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of Federal and Community laws, codes, and regulations related to prisoner detention.
  • Knowledge of Community Detention Center policies and procedures, including booking/release processes, bond procedures, and established safety and security requirements.
  • Knowledge of Court processes relating to prisoners.
  • Knowledge of the use/operation of a variety of equipment used to monitor and restrain prisoners.
  • Knowledge of basic principles of human behavior.
  • Knowledge of basic recordkeeping and report preparation practices and techniques.
  • Skill in operating a variety of equipment used in monitoring/restraining prisoners.
  • Skill in performing the activities required to book and release prisoners.
  • Skill in applying standard first aid/CPR procedures and techniques.
  • Skill in handling combative, intoxicated, and/or argumentative prisoners.
  • Skill in preparing and maintaining accurate records.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other law enforcement agency and regulatory agency/organization staff, Community officials, criminal justice staff, and the public.

Closing date: Open Until Filled.

To be considered for this position, please submit a signed and complete Ak-Chin Indian Community application (additional resume optional), a copy of POST or equivalent certification (if possess), 39-month driving record from the Department of Motor Vehicles, a copy of CIB or proof of tribal enrollment if claiming Indian Preference, and a copy of DD214 if claiming Veteran's preference to:

Ak-Chin Indian Community
Attn: Human Resources Department #17-14a
42507 W. Peters and Nall Road
Maricopa, AZ 85138

Fax: 520-568-1051

Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.
The Ak-Chin Indian Community is a smoke-free and drug-free workplace.