Job summary 1
Corrections Officer in this classification is responsible to book, supervise, receive, discharge, and assure the safety and security of City jail inmates and their belongings.
Duties & Responsibilities 1
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Assure the security and welfare of jail inmates; supervise inmates' daily activities; screen items going in and coming out of inmate's cells; make routine security checks; assure assigned area is maintained in an orderly manner.
Observe, direct, escort, move and supervise jail inmates during daily activities including meals, court appearances, work details, interviews, commissary, appointments, sick calls and other activities; lock down and secure inmates.
Take initial custody of prisoners arrested in the City; search prisoners to remove contraband and weapons; issue clothing; process, photograph, fingerprint and place prisoners in cells.
Communicate with other jail personnel regarding activities and incidents in the jail; respond to alarms and take appropriate action according to procedural guidelines;
Coordinate the release of inmates for court appearance or health needs; review documents such as court orders and physician's orders; release inmates to law enforcement officers or other authorized transport personnel as appropriate.
Perform pre-booking, booking, pre-release and release functions to assure that information regarding inmates entering or leaving the jail is properly recorded.
Makes initial assessment of inmate for any medical, safety, or security reasons.
Maintains direct contact with inmates who may be mentally unstable, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or potentially physically volatile.
Prepares and maintains records and logs related to daily activities, bookings, maintenance needs and inmates; shred and dispose of records as authorized; order and dispense supplies and maintain related records; dispense medication as needed and as specified by medical staff.
Operates control room; monitors and operates closed circuit television cameras and emergency monitors; controls all entrances, doors, and gates within the facility; and watches for potentially dangerous, suspicious situations, or activities within the facility.
Requirements & Skills 1
Job summary 2
Corrections Officer performs skilled professional corrections work in the supervision of adult or juvenile offenders in a 24/7 maximum security correctional facility. The employee oversees and controls security functions and activities related to the care, custody, and well-being of inmates through the principles of direct supervision. The work involves an element of personal danger and physical exertion. The employee must be able to make independent decisions and exercise independent judgment in responding to emergencies.
Duties & Responsibilities 2
Oversees, observes, monitors and manages inmates' behaviors, activities, and routines to ensure the safety of inmates and staff; takes appropriate action when warranted by inmates' behaviors; logs, records, documents and reports unusual behaviors observed and actions taken.
Ensures and promotes an atmosphere of fair and objective treatment and ongoing communication with staff and inmates; handles routine, daily concerns and grievances of offenders.
Communicates information with inmates about programs and educational or social opportunities available at the facility.
Enforces rules of conduct and rules of the facility adhering to and promoting the principles of direct supervision; disciplines or initiates corrective action with inmates as is warranted by behavior and dictated by policy/law; thoroughly documents and reports all such incidents; preserves constitutional rights of inmates.
Subdues inmates during altercations and/or defends self and others.
Searches inmates as required and in accordance with policy and law.
Transports inmates to/from court, medical appointments, other approved activities, and other institutions. Maintains security, control, and rules of conduct at all times.
Intervenes in emergency situations, including: fights, suicide attempts, medical problems, etc. by enforcing rules, following procedure, responding to calls for assistance, obtaining additional assistance, etc.; administers first aid and CPR as needed and authorized.
Distributes medication and carries out medical treatment as is prescribed and authorized. Keeps detailed records of such activity as policy dictates.
Works collaboratively with law enforcement personnel and staff from other agencies to efficiently and effectively complete the booking process.
Requirements & Skills 2
Job summary 3
Corrections Officer reports directly to the Corrections Sergeant in the Police Department. After an initial training period, employees perform duties without direct supervision except for unusual or difficult problems occasionally encountered when assistance or advice may be required. When working in the jail, employees may be responsible for assigning duties to jail trustees.
Duties & Responsibilities 3
Receives prisoners from arresting officers and books prisoners into the jail facility, takes pictures, takes fingerprints, and completes a variety of records; searches prisoners (same or opposite gender); inventories and secures prisoner's property; applies physical force required if necessary to restrain an intoxicated, suicidal, rowdy or abusive prisoner;
Directs the activities of trustees or personally prepares and serves meals to prisoners, cleans jail areas and other related duties; issues jail clothing, bedding and personal items to prisoners;
Escorts visitors and prisoners to and from court hearings, ensures that jail standards are being enforced; maintains a variety of records;
Coordinates medical services for prisoners; administers medication to prisoners under the instructions of medical professionals;
Schedules and supervises recreation opportunities for prisoners;
Directs in-custody court video arraignments; works with defendants, judges, court clerks, defense attorneys and language interpreter;
Maintains records; explains jail procedures, rules, provisions or ordinances to prisoners and citizens and attempts to obtain compliance;
Maintains records of citations issued; performs related duties as required;
Requirements & Skills 3
Job summary 4
Corrections Officer provides care and supervision of inmates housed in the jail facility. Other duties involved are transporting inmates, juveniles, and mentally ill; performing all intake procedures for incoming prisoners; supervising the daily housing area and periodically must subdue prisoners.
Duties & Responsibilities 4
Perform all intake procedures for incoming prisoners including pat searches, data collection record keeping, photographing, finger printing and further processing.
Maintains security in all areas of the jail and holding areas. Jailors must physically subdue violent prisoners who may assault, intent on escape, who may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Responsible for supervising additional programs: AA, church, probation visits, healthcare professionals, department of correction hearings, ADA, GED, library and recreation.
Responsible for knowledge of communications equipment: telephone, paging, teletypes, radio, and criminal justice information system information, records management system, in a professional and secure manner.
Perform security patrol of the jail including accesses within the jail perimeters inside and outside.
Requirements & Skills 4
Job summary 5
Incumbent serves as
Corrections Officer for the Jail Division of the County Sheriff’s Department, responsible for maintaining control and ensuring safety of facility, staff, and inmates.
Duties & Responsibilities 5
Enforces Jail rules and regulations.
Answers telephone, providing information and assistance, responding to inquiries, and/or directing callers to appropriate individual or department.
Keeps track of female and male inmates and puts them into a block.
Performs walkthroughs throughout the whole Jail, including searching for contraband and performing shakedowns, if needed. Types reports when inmates disobey rules and regulations and keeps and files records.
Gathers and logs mail to be sent.
Performs booking procedures, including performing pat downs, providing jail clothes, scanning and logging in their information, and getting fingerprints. Updates booking cards and probable cause list for courts.
Stocks various rooms with supplies, daily. Passes out toiletry items to inmates.
Supervises inmates, including taking inmates to commissary and/or church.
Requirements & Skills 5
Job summary 6
We are looking for a Corrections Officer.
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Job summary 7
Corrections Officer maintains security and safety of inmates in the County jail as determined by the Sheriff, process admission/discharge paperwork and coordinate all paperwork of inmates, and to operate the Central Control computer system.
Duties & Responsibilities 7
Maintain security and safety of the County Jail including gaining and maintaining physical control of inmates.
Provide for the needs and well being of the inmates, including feeding inmates and handling inmate requests.
Conduct administrative tasks, including the processing of admission and release paperwork and entering charges of inmates in the jail via computer entry, process all other paperwork including State Probation office, courts, and other agencies, and maintaining computer logs.
Operate Central Control computer system to monitor access to jail and control entry/egress.
Guard and care for work program inmates and all others as directed by the Sheriff.
Perform jail Housing Officer duty assignments including but are not limited to, distributing inmate medication, linen exchange, responding to medical emergencies, and dealing with unruly inmates.
Requirements & Skills 7
Job summary 8
We are creating an eligibility list for the position of Corrections Officer.
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Job summary 9
Under the supervision of the Jail Administrator, a
Corrections Officer is responsible for all activities relating to the safe and secure operation of the jail. This includes all inmate activities from intake to release, and various duties related directly to inmate affairs.
Duties & Responsibilities 9
Cell check – makes periodic checks to count inmates, checks on inmates’ condition, and report damage to any jail property.
Searches – Performs thorough searches of all areas open to inmates to look for weapons, contraband, and damage. Also, searches are conducted on the inmates’ clothing and bodies to find concealed articles.
Contraband Control – Includes inspecting inmate mail, searches of all visitors entering the jail, and cell searches.
Perimeter checks – makes periodic inspections of the perimeter of the jail looking for any breach in the security of the facility.
Inmate Discipline – must maintain inmate discipline by writing reports on rule infractions and enforce specific punishments.
Supervision of Inmate Details – Supervises the behavior and work of inmates assigned to special details. Detail are usually related to cleaning functions.
Inmate Booking – intake process – responsible for the paperwork involved in the intake process; responsible for the proper maintenance of inmate property; performs pat down searches and/or strip searches; is responsible for obtaining photographs and fingerprints of inmates.
Release process – Responsible for the return of inmate property to the inmate; responsible for all paperwork related to release procedures; and responsible for the proper method relative to releasing inmates on bond or personal recognizance.
Inmate Transport: Prisons and other locations – Responsible for the safe transportation of inmates to state prisons, other Sheriff’s Offices, medical facilities, or other locations as specified by the shift supervisor.
Visiting – Responsible for processing visitors into the visiting area. This includes verifying the visitor’s identification. Visiting is closely monitored by Correction Officers with frequent visual checks of the visiting area.
Requirements & Skills 9
Job summary 10
We are looking for a Corrections Officer.
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