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Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

27040 Detention Officer

Performs various duties related to detention, safeguarding, security and escort of violators of immigration laws. Exercises surveillance over detainees, and maintains order and discipline. Attends to sheltering, feeding, and physical well-being of detainees; and counseling of alien detainees on personal matters. Guards detainees at deportation or exclusion hearings. Recognizes potentially hazardous health, safety, security, or discipline problems. Supervises voluntary work details, and encourages participation in organized recreational activities.