1992-2010 | Lieutenant of Correctional Officers
• I started as a Correctional Officer for the Swisher County Detention Center/Tulia in June 1992 in the two years there I worked every position available as a Correctional Officer. I opened and established the Law Library for the Tulia Unit. I was also responsible for the Indigent Program for Offenders, Offender Property Officer, Armory Officer, Key Master, Administrative Utility Officer, Classification Clerk, Grievance Clerk, Notary, Open Records Clerk, Mail Room Officer and Transportation Officer. • My next position was the Law Librarian/Counsel Substitute for the Marshall Formby and J.B. Wheeler Units. I opened the Law Library at the Formby Unit with 3 officers assigned under me and served as the Counsel Substitute for Major Offender Disciplinary Infractions. • • Approximately one and half years later I returned to Security Staff when I became a Sergeant for the J.B. Wheeler Substance Abuse Punishment Facility where I worked with the counseling staff to modify individual offender behavior to bring about a citizen that would be an asset to society and reduce recidivism. After the state funding was removed from the program I became a Sergeant at the Formby Unit where I performed all duties as a Security Sergeant. To increase my knowledge base I applied to the William P. Clements Maximum Security Unit and on the third application I was accepted as a lateral transfer to Sergeant of Correctional Officers there. • I worked as a Sergeant at the Clements Unit for 4 years until I had worked in all facets of the unit to include General Population, High Security, and P.A.M.I.O. working both first and second shifts. I then became the Operational Review Sergeant and conducted internal audits for Warden Bruce Zeller in all departments within the unit submitting them monthly. Upon assuming these duties the unit had accumulated 216 findings in the previous year’s audit. Through a great deal of hard work and teamwork our audit the next year was 23 findings 19 of which were discounted because of the facilities design limitations. I also performed the urinalysis for drug testing keeping my rate at 100% compliance. After serving in this position for a year and two months I was selected as a Lieutenant of Correctional Officers by Warden Zeller as his last official act before becoming the Regional Director for Region V. • I then performed all duties of a Lieutenant of Correctional Officers, placing 4th in a class of 32 individuals in Lieutenant Command School.
2015-2015 | Maintenance Mechanic I
• Began working evening shift Security in September 2010. June 2011 – I moved to House Keeping Floor Technician to work days. In 2012 I took a position as a Transportation Driver for a short period of time. After gaining my CDL I then moved back to The Continental, where I became the Universal Worker for the Building Manager. As a Universal Worker I worked directly for the Building Manager in all departments within the facility. ( Administration, Clerical, Food Service, Housekeeping, IT Services, Life Enrichment, Maintenance, and Security) In this position my main goal, which I achieved, was to bring more continuity and teamwork to the facility to provide a better environment for our residents and staff. In January 2015 I moved to the position I hold now in Maintenance because this is where I saw the need for the company. I provide all forms of maintenance functions to include but not limited to, preventive maintenance, repair of equipment and appliances, fabrication, remodeling, make-ready for move-ins, key cutting and pin set, and any other tasks as assigned.
2015-Present | Mechanic, Hvac (Heating, Ventilation And Air Conditioning)
1982-1990 | Field Medic
• Assisted Hospital and Patients in all forms of care from surgery to clinical care and procedures for 2 years. Field Medic for Armor and Infantry Battalions for 5 years. • Proficient in all areas and facets of soldiering. • Before leaving the Army I was a Medical Squad Leader for a Light Infantry Company. I was responsible for training my subordinates in all areas of military policy, protocol, and procedure. • I was responsible for the medical well-being of all members of my company and insuring that all training exercises were safe and all personnel were ready.