Correctional Sergeant
North Carolina Office of State Human Resources - Anson County, NC

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This position is located at Lanesboro Corr Inst. Provide supervision for subordinate staff. Conduct shift line-up, make shift assignments and inspect all personnel to determine if they are physically and mentally capable of assuming an assigned post. Complete, review and maintain time reports, duty rosters, leave schedules, performance evaluations and administrative forms. Account for persons and funds to insure that all assigned equipment is operationally ready. Applicant must have passed the Sergeant's Promotional Examination within the past 5 years.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:

Effectively communicate with inmates, staff and members of the general public. Perform searches of persons, places, and objects. Work rotating, fixed or split shifts, weekends and holidays. Respond at any time to emergency calls. Transport inmates on approved departmental vehicles at any time, day or night, in any weather, traffic and road conditions. perform rescue functions to include CPR, Basic First Aid, physically removing people from dangerous areas and using fire fighting equipment to include fire hoses, extinguishers and breathing apparatus. Establish and maintain control of violent or uncooperative inmates. Defend oneself or others against violent attack. Apprehend escaped/fleeing inmates to include running, jumping, climbing, crawling, using reasonable physical force to include deadly force. Load, unload, aim and fire handguns, shotguns and rifles at the level of proficiency required. Maintain a professional demeanor at all times to include times of mental and verbal abuse by inmates

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Graduation from high school and two years of experience as a correctional officer. Necessary Special Qualification - must be eligible for certification by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Council.

Supplemental and Contact Information:

The N.C. Department of Public Safety (DPS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages qualified men and women to apply. DPS uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified individuals. Hiring salary will be based on relevant qualifications, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position.

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The N.C. Department of Public Safety must adhere to the United States Department of Justice Final Rule on the “National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape” under the Prison Rape Elimination Act OPREAP Standards at 28 C.F.R. Part 115 Docket No. OAG-131 RIN 1105-AB34. Refer to:,002149 for hiring and promotion prohibition requirements for all positions in the N.C. Department of Public Safety.

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Contact Information:
Teresa Kelly, Personnel Tech II
(336) 996-4398, ext 212