10 Best Correctional Officer Job Descriptions

Correctional Officer Job summary 1

The Correctional Officer supervises inmates in penal facilities in a specific area of assignment within the corrections system. Duties include, but are not limited to: maintaining order and discipline within the facilities; supervising, escorting and transporting inmates; patrolling assigned areas and inspecting buildings and inmate cells; controlling contraband and preventing escape; ensuring the safety of inmates and staff; assisting fellow officers; preparing logs and reports and other documents; working to achieve the highest level of cooperation and to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of all departments. Supervision Received Works under very general supervision. May work independently or with other skilled or semi-skilled workers with responsibility for completion of assigned tasks.

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Correctional Officer Job summary 2

We are currently seeking a Correctional Officer who has a passion for providing the highest quality care in an institutional security setting. The Correctional Officer assists in the supervision of the administrative and operational security activities in a correctional facility. They directly supervises Officers assigned to the shift.

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Correctional Officer Job summary 3

This position is responsible for participating in the daily operations of the jail which includes booking and releasing offenders, maintaining security of the facility, and escorting offenders within or outside the secure confines of the jail. In addition, this position supervises offender activities, dispenses medications, effectively manages volatile and violent offenders, and operates a master control center and may complete a number of clerical duties.

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Correctional Officer Job summary 4

This position is responsible for the safety and security of the facilities they protect. Our Correctional Officers act as a visible deterrent to crime and client rule infractions; they detect and report suspicious, unsafe or criminal acts at or near their assigned posts which may be a threat to the property, clients, guests or employees at the site.

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Correctional Officer Job summary 5

The Correctional Officer supports jail operations. Responsible for the safety and welfare of incarcerated individuals, this security professional will livescan arrestees and complete all required booking documents for induction into the jail facility. The Correctional Officer will also be required to feed the inmates and conduct hourly cell checks to insure their well-being. At times the Correctional Officer may be required to transport inmates to a hospital or another detention facility in the clients specialized transportation van.

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Under the command of the Chief Deputy, Captain and direct supervision of a Lieutenant or Sergeant – Corrections Officers perform a variety of duties to ensure safety and security of the Correctional Facility Complex.

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Correctional Officers fill a critical role within correctional institutions by working together as a team to maintain safety and control of offenders.

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Correctional Officer Job summary 8

Work involves responsibility for providing security and care to incarcerated individuals, for ensuring inmate safety, enforcing rules and regulations, maintaining order, escorting inmates, and supervising various inmate activities and programs. Work also involves providing input into the treatment of individual inmates and the correctional facility population in general through reporting observations to counseling, medical, and supervisory staff. Work is performed under the general supervision of a superior with work reviewed in the form of reports, conferences and observation.

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Correctional Officer Job summary 9

The Correctional Officer is responsible for the discipline and security of an assigned post inside and/or outside a secure facility. Work includes acquiring a working knowledge of rules, regulations, procedures, techniques and equipment by completing orientation and on-the-job training.

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Correctional Officer Job summary 10

Under general supervision, is responsible for correctional work of average difficulty; and performs related work as required.

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