STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group A09

Class No. 4501

CORRECTIONAL OFFICER I

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs entry-level correctional work involving the care and custody of offenders. Work involves training in officer and offender relations, security, and corrections management. Works under close supervision, with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Participates in the care and custody of offenders in adherence to correctional laws, rules, regulations, and established procedures.

Attends pre-service training programs including classroom instruction, physical training, self-defense, emergency security procedures, the use of firearms, and on-site training activities.

Performs searches of buildings, dormitories, and cellblocks for contraband and performs searches of offenders.

Oversees and provides security of offenders performing technical skills such as construction, maintenance, laundry, food service, and industrial and agricultural operations.

Oversees and controls offender movement within buildings or specific areas.

Prepares and maintains records, forms, and reports.

Assists in responding to emergency situations, searching for escaped offenders, and transporting offenders.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Familiarity with law enforcement regulations and procedures. Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of applicable policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.

Ability to demonstrate proficiency in the use of assigned firearms and other security equipment, and to communicate effectively.


State Auditor’s Office

Reviewed 9-1-17