It takes a special kind of person to become a detention officer. You have to have skills at quickly and adeptly reading people, assessing whether a situation may suddenly become dangerous and you have to be a solid team member always on the look-out for the safety of others as well as your own. You have to be good at analyzing and getting to the bottom of complex problems. You have to have eyes in the back of your head and be able to withstand the clever manipulations of inmates. Not only is the profession of detention and corrections challenging, it is also remarkably fast growing and the opportunities to advance here in this jail system, the third largest in the United States, are boundless. If you are strong of mind and body, if you love a challenge, if quickly advancing in the ranks of one of the most well-known and best run jails in the country, then being a Maricopa County detention officer may be just the job for you. For more detailed information regarding responsibilities of a Detention Officer, click here. Apply on-line at jobs.maricopa.gov.