Responsible work providing custody, control, care, and general welfare of inmates detained in the County correctional facilities.
(NOTE: These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)
- Admits and releases persons committed to the County correctional facilities.
- Places inmates under confinement in cells or other jail areas as directed, and cares for them as long as they are confined therein.
- Maintains good order and conduct and is responsible for the care, general welfare, and feeding of inmates, as assigned.
- Maintains the area of assigned responsibility in a clean, sanitary, and orderly manner.
- Assigns and directs inmates in such work details as required.
- Patrols cell blocks.
- Takes periodic counts of inmates in cell blocks.
- Exercises reasonable and/or special care or action, as the need dictates or as directed, in handling special or unusual inmates or other emergency situations.
- Checks inmates and cell areas for contraband, escape attempts,
unauthorized articles, weapons, etc.
- Is held accountable for tools and equipment of the area of
- Responsible for the thorough search and removal of all unauthorized
personal articles and contraband from all prisoners to be confined or
detained in the County's correctional facilities.
- Performs clerical duties related to the receipt and release of inmates.
- Performs related work as required.
Graduation from high school or possession of a GED. The applicant must have passed a 9-10 level-A TABE test with scores at or above the 10th grade in all areas tested. Exceptions can be made for those applicants who can show they have completed college level courses equivalent to this testing level. The applicant must also take and pass the Criminal Justice- Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT).
PRIOR TO HIRE:
- Must be 19 years of age.
- Must have a valid Florida Driver's License at time of appointment.
- Corrections will fund initial training and provide a salary to the Corrections Officer Trainee.
NOTE: The TABE and CJ-BAT tests must be taken and passed at time of application. Individuals are responsible for the fees and for scheduling tests directly with their local Florida college. Individuals should forward their test results to the County of Volusia, Personnel Division either by fax (386) 740-5149 or by attaching the results to their online application. (There is provision for waiver of the TABE requirement based upon completion of higher education credits; individuals seeking this exemption should consult with their local officials.) Individuals may request reimbursement for the pre-employment TABE and CJ-BAT test fees upon commencing employment with the Corrections Division.
NOTE: It is this organization's policy that individuals hired into special risk positions may not use any form of tobacco at any time, whether on or off duty, as a condition of employment. Candidates must be nicotine-free by the time of pre-employment physical/drug exam, including free of nicotine-containing products used in tobacco replacement therapies.
NOTE: This position is mission essential and must be available for on call duty during emergency situations/activations.
NOTE: You must pass a pre-employment and annual physical ability test as a condition of employment. The testing program will consist of a series of physical abilities tests conducted at our training site. The battery of job-related field tests is intended to be completed in the fastest possible time and will require maximum effort by the participant. Tests are designed to measure balance, muscular endurance and strength, flexibility, anaerobic power and capacity, fine motor skill and aerobic power. Tests will include two 220 yard runs, jumping over obstacles (12-24 inches high), climbing over a wall (40 inches high), two 50 foot-sprints and movement around a series of pylons, low crawl under 27" bars two times, and climbing a dozen stairs twice. The test concludes with the participant having to turn a key in a lock with both the dominant and non-dominant hand. The total time allotted for the test is 6½ minutes.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Knowledge and understanding of the attitudes and behavior patterns of persons under restraint.
- Ability to gain knowledge of penal rules, regulations, and procedures governing the confinement and release of prisoners.
- Ability to keep records and make reports.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with
associates, other law enforcement officers, and the public.
Mental Demands: Ability to read and comprehend technical, legal, and professional journals and manuals; reports, summaries, laws, statutes and procedures. Ability to perform basic mathematical functions. Ability to apply rules, procedures, laws to real life situations including emergencies. Ability to speak clearly and concisely. Ability to write detailed reports, summaries, instructions relaying information. Ability to analyze situations for potential infractions, dangers.
Physical Demands: Heavy to Heavy work. Ability to see, hear, talk, run, walk, lift, pull, push, grasp, feel, stoop, kneel, crouch and climb; finger dexterity. Ability to effectuate an arrest with or without resistance.
Environmental Demands: Inside work. Exposure to confine, closed spaces on a continuous basis.
Volusia County, FL - 14 months ago