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Class Code: 385R
Category: Protective Services


Responsible for campus wide security program in a juvenile rehabilitation facility.  Supervises staff in the custody, security and safety of residents, staff and visitors for compliance with agency and facility goals, policies and guidelines.  Maintains contact with all facility staff in matters related to security and/or transportation of residents.

Typical Work

Supervises campus-wide security program at a facility; develops, implements and monitors security policies and procedures; coordinates and works with administration and cottage staff on security issues;  

Supervises, trains and schedules staff; prepares time sheets and conducts staff evaluations; assists in interviews for new hires; checks references; conducts orientations; 

Interviews intermittent and makes recommendations to Superintendent; 

Coordinates transportation; escorts and transports youths to and from cottages and appointments and activities; 

Oversees and supervises the handling of new youths; reviews legal files and processes through the health center; photographs youths; escorts youths to Intake; 

Distributes medications to youths and monitors to ensure medications are taken properly;  

Monitors kitchen during meals; monitors use of isolation and room confinement; 

Communicates with administration and cottage staff; works closely with maintenance and safety officer; 

Prepares necessary reports; maintains statistics on escapes and cottage activities; 

Coordinates runs when there are escapees; makes assignments to security staff; issues equipment; maintains phone communications with law enforcement agencies; radios communications with staff involved in searches; assures appropriate staff and others are notified; 

Attends various meetings; 

Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:  security principles, practices and activities in a juvenile rehabilitation system; juvenile offender justice system; juvenile delinquency and human growth and development; supervision of juveniles with deviant behavior patterns; techniques, methods and procedures for crisis intervention and de-escalation of crisis situations; report writing; effective verbal communications; principles and practices of supervision and management. 

Ability to:  apply and implement juvenile rehabilitation program methods, rules, policies and procedures; interpret and implement regulations and laws of juvenile offender system; supervise, direct and train staff; manage and administer a program; work under pressure; think and act quickly in emergencies; remain calm and in control during altercations and crisis situations; intervene and de-escalate critical and dangerous situations; gain confidence and trust of youths; use authority constructively; establish and maintain working relationships with others; communicate clearly and effectively in writing or verbally; first aid.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification.  It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

One year as a Juvenile Rehabilitation Security Officer.  


High school graduation or GED equivalent.  


Three years of experience in the areas of work such as:  social services, security guard, correctional officer, police officer, police reserve officer, military police, or other law enforcement work.   

Two years of college will substitute, year for year, for two of the required years of experience.   

A valid driver’s license is required for these positions. 

Class Specification History

New class adopted May 10, 1996, effective July 1, 1996.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 36190), general revision; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.
Revised salary adjustment final adoption 8/8/2019, effective 7/1/2019 [originally heard 6/13/2019]; previously range 47.