JOB DESCRIPTION Employees in this job oversee and participate in the custody, security, and treatment of prisoners or detainees in correctional facilities including major institutions, camps, and correction re-entry or detention centers.
There are two classifications in this job.
Position Code Title - Corrections Officer-E Corrections Officer 8
This is the entry level. At the entry level, employees are required to successfully complete the approved training program designed to provide the knowledge and skills required to function as a corrections officer. Upon successful completion of the training and other departmental requirements, the officer will complete the probationary period at an assigned correctional facility. The employee participates in the custody, security, and treatment of prisoners or detainees while learning and developing the interpersonal skills required to perform a range of corrections officer assignments.
Corrections Officer E9
This is the experienced level. At the experienced level, the employee oversees and participates in the custody, security, and treatment of prisoners in assignments, which involve substantial face-to-face contact with prisoners or detainees. The employee uses independent judgment in making decisions requiring interpretation and application of departmental guidelines to specific situations.
Employees generally progress through this series to the experienced level based on satisfactory performance and possession of the required experience.
Corrections Officer 8:
On a post assignment in a learning and developing capacity.
Observes prisoners' or detainees' activities to detect unusual or prohibited behavior, which might be a threat to the security of the facility or the safety of prisoners, detainees, employees, or visitors.
Responds quickly to calls for assistance in other areas of the prison or facility as directed. Assists in controlling disturbances and isolating instigators.
Observes and appropriately responds to such "critical incidents" as assaults on employees, prisoners, or detainees, prisoner or detainee disturbances, or other situations threatening to the security of the facility and prepares written reports. Appropriate response may include the use of firearms.
Prepares written records and reports related to the work.
Performs related work as assigned.