Corrections Officer 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.
Corrections Officer 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.
Process court documents and provides inmate information to other law enforcement agencies, the courts and other jail personnel.
Assist with the laundry, kitchen, janitorial, medical and other functions in the jail as needed; supervise trustees in the accomplishment of assigned duties.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Corrections Officer Requirements & Skills 1
Corrections Officer 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.
Corrections Officer Duties & Responsibilities 2
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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.
Admits and orients new inmates, issues clothing, secures inmate property, informs and educates inmates on rules of conduct within the facility, and directs inmates to their living area.
Staffs Master Control monitoring inmate, staff, and visitor activity via video surveillance systems inside the perimeter of the jail and grounds surrounding the facility; controls movement within and through the facility and maintains security of the facility; operates the public address system and other security electronic controls.
Performs extensive detailed data entry for the purpose of facility daily record-keeping, logs and report writing relating to inmates and facility activities.
Corrections Officer Requirements & Skills 2
Corrections Officer 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.
Corrections Officer 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;
Maintains jail log book; enters data into the jail program; writes general reports, supplemental reports, use of force reports and memorandums; logs property into evidence room; gives testimony for criminal or civil trials;
Provides armed prisoner transports to a variety of destinations;
Performs other duties as assigned.
Corrections Officer Requirements & Skills 3
Corrections Officer 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.
Corrections Officer 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.
Carry out duties in confirmation with Federal, State, and County policies; and City laws and ordinances.
Conduct daily cell inspections and searches when needed. Supervise the daily routine of the inmates including the issuance of clothing, bedding, and distribution of medication and the feeding of all inmates.
Ensure the safety and security of inmates and staff, while simultaneously ensuring the security aspects of the facility. The ability to perform emergency first aide and lifesaving techniques.
Corrections Officer Requirements & Skills 4
Corrections Officer 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.
Corrections Officer 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.
Purchases and passes out medication to inmates. Checks on inmates for any medical care, including checking vitals, taking them to the Nurse, and/or calling a doctor. Passes out meals.
Releases inmates after bonds are paid.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Corrections Officer Requirements & Skills 5
High school diploma or GED.
Possession of or ability to obtain and maintain required certification/training including First Responder/CPR and Law Enforcement Academy
Correctional Officer Training.
Ability to meet all Departmental and employer hiring requirements including passage of a drug test.
Thorough knowledge of and ability to make practical application of rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the Department and civil and criminal justice systems.
Working knowledge of radio frequencies, codes, procedures and limitations.
Working knowledge of and ability to use standard equipment including computer, radio, fingerprint equipment, breathalyzer, camera, stun gun.
Working knowledge of standard English grammar, spelling and punctuation, and ability to complete department reports within established deadlines.
Working knowledge of and ability to effectively apply evidence collection and preservation techniques.
Corrections Officer Job summary 6
We are looking for a Corrections Officer.
Corrections Officer Duties & Responsibilities 6
Directs, coordinates and/or performs a variety of supervisory and non-supervisory policing law enforcement assignments and projects that are performed on Departmental property; including any properties owned, leased, or licensed when consistent with Federal laws, regulations, and operational guidance.
Works in collaboration with the Captain who serves as the incumbent's immediate supervisor.
Performs certain elements of the work away from Departmental properties.
Performs a broad range of supervisory responsibilities over other law enforcement policing staff.
Serves as a watch commander or administrative lieutenant at the geographic area assigned.
Supervises a team of police sergeants, police officers, detectives and other law enforcement staff, who carry out day-to-day, routine crime suppression and investigative functions.
Establishes priorities to coordinate, plan, organize and complete work in accordance with sound time-management methodology.
Ensures all policies and procedures are followed and adhered to.
Oversee human resources activities; and leads, prioritizes, assigns, reviews, approves, and disapproves employees' assignments and related assignments.
Corrections Officer Requirements & Skills 6
Corrections Officer 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.
Corrections Officer 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.
Respond to public request for information concerning the jail and its inmates (telephone and public information counter).
Prepare all necessary reports and documents related to duties.
Assist with search and clothing exchange of inmates.
Corrections Officer Requirements & Skills 7
Corrections Officer Job summary 8
We are creating an eligibility list for the position of Corrections Officer.
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Corrections Officer Requirements & Skills 8