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Correction Officer - House of Corrections

Req ID:

req643

Department:House of Corrections
Location:Milwaukee County House of Corrections - Franklin

Compensation Range:

$18.34 - $21.07 per hour

Job Summary:

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.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This Original Examination is open to qualified residents of the United States. Wisconsin State residency is required within six (6) months of appointment. This position is open on a continuous basis until a sufficient pool of applicants’ has been established and will close without prior notification.

The selection process will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance tests, or other assessment methods. 

 
Posting Close Date: 
 Continuous Recruitment

Education & Experience

Position Qualifications:

1. Certification by the Law Enforcement Standards Board must be acquired during the probationary period and maintained during incumbency.

2. Minimum age of 19.

3. This application is open to qualified residents of the United States. Wisconsin State residency MUST be establish within six (6) months of appointment.

4. Graduation from high school, high school equivalency diploma or GED required.

5. Valid driver's license at time of application and maintained during incumbency. A valid Wisconsin driver’s license must be obtained at time of appointment and maintained during incumbency. Driving record will be reviewed at time of appointment.

6. Applicants shall be of good moral character determined from results of fingerprinting and background investigation. Felons, unless pardoned, will be rejected.

7. College level course work in law enforcement, criminal justice, psychology, sociology, education or social work preferred.

R. Vasquez

 

Milwaukee County offers competitive benefit package including group life, health and dental insurance; including major medical coverage of employees and dependents; deferred compensation and noncontributory pension plan, pre-tax childcare and dependent care program. Additionally, the federal government offers a loan forgiveness program for employees that serve in the public sector. 

Milwaukee County is an Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability genetic information or protected veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. 

 

 

     
Milwaukee County is an Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability genetic information or protected veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.