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Position: CORRECTIONAL OFFICER - POLICE
  Salary: Starting salary $34,944 Per Year
Position Type: Full Time
Close Date: Until Filled
Minimum Training & Experience

A high school diploma and experience in a job that requires extensive public contact.  Training or experience in law enforcement is helpful.  The equivalent combination of education and related work experience may be considered.

NOTE: 12-HOUR SHIFTS WITH ROTATING DAYS OFF

 

 

 

 

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

• Knowledge of the purposes of correctional institutions.
• Ability to exercise good judgment and initiative in a variety of situations and take appropriate action in a firm, courteous, and tactful manner.
• Ability to communicate with courts, probation departments, juvenile counselors, and other related agencies regarding detention or disposition of prisoners.
• Ability to meet specific physical requirements established by a competent medical authority.
• Ability to wear a respirator/air pack and pass a respirator fit test.
• Ability to maintain positive customer-focused relationships with co-workers, supervisors, agencies, the general public, and all other internal and external customers.  Personally demonstrates appropriate customer service skills. 

Specific Duties

• Maintains discipline, safety, and security in the City Jail or while in transit to court, prison farms, jail, and medical facilities.
• Observes conduct and behavior of arrestees to prevent disturbances and escapes; conducts physical searches of arrestees and cells for contraband articles; performs security checks for damage, safety, and other emergency reasons.
• Performs clerical duties, including typing and filing; completes reports; answers phones; issues summons.
• Performs light housekeeping duties; prepares and serves food; gives medication.
• Performs all other duties as may be assigned to meet organizational needs.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

 
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