Provides and supervises security of inmates in the custody of the Richmond County Correctional Institution within the guidelines of Department of Corrections, supervisory instructions, and federal, state, and local laws pertaining to the incarceration of persons. Reports to the Corrections Lieutenant or other designated person and works with inmates, co-workers, employees, law enforcement agencies, corrections facilities, attorneys, the clergy, medical personnel, and the public to provide operational support.PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Conducts inmate counts, and ensures that inmates are conducting themselves accordingly.
- Exercises security over inmates to prevent escape.
- Conducts routine cell inspections and strip searches and confiscates contraband.
- Supervises inmates during cleaning of living areas and monitors the use of controlled chemicals to meet or exceed state and local guideline.
- Provides a safe and secure custody of inmates until their release.
- Supervises inmate yard activities and church services.
- Ensures inmates receive breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
- Resolves disputes, arguments and physical activities between inmates.
- Completes disciplinary and incident reports.
- Transports inmates to and from various appointments.
Experience: Three (3) years of experience in public safety, law enforcement, corrections, and/or military field. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
- Considerable knowledge of modern corrections practices and procedures.
- Familiarity with Department of Corrections guidelines, federal, state, and local laws pertaining to the incarceration of persons, and departmental rules and regulations.
- Proficiency in observing behavior and responding with accuracy and speed, using self-defense techniques and firearms, and interpersonal relations.
- Good communication skills, both oral and written.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently.
- Possess or have ability to obtain P.O.S.T. Certification within the time frame required by this department, which is normally within one year but may be altered.
- Due to required certifications, candidates with felony convictions are ineligible to be hired as a Corrections Officer.
- Possession of a valid driver's license with good driving history. If State license is other than Georgia or South Carolina, applicant must obtain a license in Georgia or South Carolina within 30 days of employment. ***This position requires driving a county vehicle.***
- This position requires staff call up in an emergency situation.
- Less than 50% of this position requires travel from office to other locations.
- Data Utilization: Requires the ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize, and/or analyze data. Includes exercising discretion in determining data classification, and in referencing such analysis to established standards for the purpose of recognizing actual or probable interactive effects and relationships.
- Human Interaction: Requires the ability to work with and apply principles of persuasion and/or influence over others to coordinate programs or activities of a project, and resolve typical problems associated with the responsibilities of the job.
- Equipment: Requires the ability to start, stop, operate and monitor the functioning of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.
- Verbal: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference and descriptive data and information.
- Math: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. May include counting, recording of counts, and basic measuring.
- Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of rational systems; to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form; and to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objectives.
- Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental, or subjective criteria, as opposed to that which is clearly measurable or verifiable.
- Physical Abilities: Tasks require the regular and, at times, sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds).
- Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
- Environmental Factors: Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, hazardous materials, traffic hazards, toxic agents, human bites, explosives, firearms, violence, disease, and pathogenic substances.
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job.
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