Under general supervision, to perform a variety of correctional duties; to safeguard and supervise inmates; to maintain discipline and enforcement rules and regulations in the County criminal justice or adult and youth correctional facilities; to have custody of county charges and prisoners during examinations, hearings, hospital watches, trials or during conveyance to State or County institutions; to observe, monitor and evaluate inmate behavior; to supervise inmate visiting, programs and recreations; to conduct electronic and physical searches of prisoners, visitors and buildings; to enter and retrieve reports, records and other information using a computer terminal; to orient, classify and interact with inmates; to control, direct and instruct inmates individually and/or in large groups; to restrain combative inmates; to accept inmates into custody and to release inmates from custody to proper authority; to maintain records, testify in court and any such duties as may be assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Skill in reading and comprehending written material; oral and written communications skills; ability to gain the respect and control the behavior of offenders; ability to take prompt and decisive action in emergency situations; ability to restrain combative inmates; ability to maintain a positive attitude and emotional control; ability to work with computers; ability to follow work procedures and rules; ability to work effectively and harmoniously with others.
Must have the ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, crawl, twist, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, climb stairs and ladders, identify colors and lift and carry 50lbs.
Ability to perform physical tasks (such as restrain combative inmates who weigh 250lbs or more; apply/remove mechanic/soft restraints, e.g., handcuffs, R.I.P.P. bed, assist physically or mentally ill or incapacitated inmates; endure exposure to extreme indoor or outdoor temperatures, e.g. when supervising activity, transporting inmates or guarding facility parameters, may be exposure to OC or pepper spray.
NOTE: CANDIDATES SHOULD EXPECT TO BE ASSIGNED TO ALL SHIFTS, HOLIDAYS AND WEEKENDS. REQUIRED AND/OR MANDATORY OVERTIME DOES OCCUR. CANDIDATES MUST SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE APPROPRIATE TRAINING PROGRAM. APPOINTMENT IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING PROBATIONARY PERIOD: CORRECTION OFFICER I (SHERIFF) AND JUVENILE CORRECTION OFFICER, 2,080 HOURS. PROBATION PERIOD IS BASED ON STRAIGHT TIME PAID.
SOME POSITIONS MAY REQUIRE QUALIFYING WITH A SERVICE WEAPON ON A REGULAR BASIS. POSITIONS REQUIRE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING COURSES, WHICH MAY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: JAILOR CERTIFICATION, AND DIRECT SUPERVISION PRINCIPLES. APPLICANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT TO A THOROUGH BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION. APPLICANTS WILL ALSO BE REQUIRED TO PASS A PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG TESTING AND MEDICAL EXAMINATION AFTER PRELIMINARY OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT.