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 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.
PRINICIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Receives and releases inmates being transferred to and from the facility, transfers inmates to the custody of corrections officers, and accompanies inmates from one area to another.
Makes rounds to maintain security and checks locks, fences, alarms, and other security devices.
Supervises routine cleaning and maintenance activities within the institution and searches prisoners entering the facility from outside details.
Prepares inmates for work call with Detail Officers.
Administers medications and first aid and responds to inmate requests for other medical attention.
Reports inmate disciplinary problems and investigates Officer Incident Reports.
Performs duties of Communication Room Officer and Shift Supervisor as required.
Supervises feeding, recreation, and visitation.
High School diploma, trade school, or equivalent level of education.
5+ years in similar position or sufficient experience to perform principal duties and responsibilities, usually associated with completion of apprenticeship/internship.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND 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.
May supervise and/or train designated subordinate personnel.
Supervises state inmate labor.
Possess or have ability to pass P.O.S.T. Certification within the time frame required by this department, which is normally within one year but may be altered.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS Intermittent sitting, standing, stooping, crouching, walking, lifting of light and heavy objects, and ability to subdue or restrain individuals. Work is performed in correctional facility with exposure to noise, diseases, occasional violence, and potentially life threatening situations. DISCLAIMER 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.