TITLE: CORRECTIONAL OFFICER
REPORTS TO: WARDEN / DEPUTY WARDENS
POSITION STATUS: UNION-ELIGIBLE
The Correctional Officer, under the administrative and operational direction of the Warden and the Deputy Wardens dependent upon current duties, will be responsible in maintaining order supervision of conduct and providing nonprofessional counseling of residents in the Facility on an assigned shift.
Education equivalent to completion of twelfth (12) Grade; Or any acceptable equivalent combination of acceptable education and experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Basic knowledge of the purpose and methods used in maintaining order and discipline in a Correctional Facility.
Some knowledge and understanding of individual and group behavior and attitudes of man and women under restraint.
Knowledge of methods used in search and inspection to include the reasons for these practices.
Ability to respond to an emergency in a timely fashion.
Complete a Defensive Tactics Course, Munitions Course, and display your ability to resist attack.
Duties and Responsibilities:
An Employee in this position is responsible for:
·the prevention of escape, maintaining discipline and providing advice and guidance in assisting residents in their adjustment to the Facility, as well as getting them involved in programs offered by the Institution.
·Control of Keys, Maintaining Log Books, and other Internal Records of residents’ activities as required by the Facility. Work is performed in accordance with written Rules, Regulations, and special Oral Instructions of the Warden, his/her designees, and/or his/her representative who reviews work by inspection.
·Participate in yearly training programs as scheduled.
·Take residents to work assignments and maintain order and discipline in places of assembly.
·Participate in nonprofessional counseling of residents on situational problems chiefly associated with adjusting to the Facility environment.
·Supervise work details of a varied nature both inside and outside of the Facility environment.
·Supervise residents during meals and recreational periods.
·Search residents for contraband after visits and upon entering the Facility after performing work outside the Facility (both strip and pat searches).
·Issue clothing and house cleaning supplies to residents as required.
·Supervise daily clean-up of resident quarters and designated areas of the Facility.
·Process residents in and out of the Facility which includes, but is not limited to, gathering information, completing search of Inmate and property for contraband and escorting residents to various housing units.
·Observe and report changes in personality and demeanor of residents.
·Responsible for the orderly movements of residents inside and outside the Facility.
·Take on-the-spot disciplinary measures as required to maintain order and protect residents form harming themselves or others. Prepare and submit misconduct reports involving incidents of a major nature to the Chairman of the Disciplinary Board for necessary action.
·Monitor and maintain order during organized programs and activities, such as classes, entertainment and recreational activities.
·Other assignments as directed by the Warden
Within 6 Months of Hire:
Attend State Department of Corrections Training School for four (4) weeks.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of and level of duties being performed by a person assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required to perform this position.
I HAVE READ THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THE REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH THEREIN. I HEREBY ACCEPT THE POSITION OF CORRECTIONAL OFFICER AND AGREE TO ABIDE BY THE REQUIREMENTS AND DUTIES SET FORTH. I WILL PERFORM ALL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY.
Date: ____________________ ______________________________
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Employer will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the Employer
Monday, November 28, 2022