This “mandatory-testing” position requires Drug Testing.
This class maintains daily care, custody, and control of inmate road prison workers.
Entry Corrections Officer positions are Term Appointments. These Term Appointments are "at will" and are utilized to provide extra assistance for a period of six (6) months to three (3) years. Term appointments receive all benefits except MSPB (Merit System Protection Board) and Bargaining Unit rights. Time served in term status shall not be applied to regular County status. The time served in term status will be credited to FRS (Florida Retirement System). (Reference - HR Policies and Procedures - Section 16.2)
Examples of Duties:
Maintaining the care, custody, and control of inmates housed in assigned facility; monitoring behavior to mitigate crime, escape attempts, and/or other related activities; conducts routine and emergency headcounts; implements defensive tactics and physical restraint to maintain the safety and security of personnel, public citizens, and/or other related personnel within facility.
Supervises and directs the activities of inmate crews working on a variety of maintenance, operations, farming, and/or construction projects, which may include: transporting inmates to and from sites; rendering emergency first aide; inspecting worksites and crew trucks for contraband, cleanliness, and safety; maintaining applicable tools and equipment; maintains related records and logs of man-hours, materials, and equipment used; and/or, performing other related activities.
Supervises inmates engaged in performing emergency response work, which may include: clearing roadways of debris; clearing drains to ensure positive water flow; recreating access to residential and vital business areas; and/or, performing other related activities.
Conducts internal security checks and meal distribution, which includes: monitoring dormitories for inappropriate activity; monitoring facilities; making rounds at specified intervals; conducting headcounts and roll calls; supervising the distribution of inmate meals and observing the feeding process; and/or, performing other related activities.
Books new inmates into facility and processes inmates for release, which includes: verifying warrants; conducting searches; fingerprinting inmates; preparing ID cards; receiving and accounting for monies and personal effects; determining work assignments.
Conducts pre-trip and post-trip equipment inspections of transport vehicles and other applicable equipment and tools.
Transports inmates to and from outside facilities, including medical and dental appointments, funerals, work details, court, and/or other applicable sites.
Prepares, processes, and maintains a variety of forms, reports, logs, records, activity journals, and/or other related documents.
Investigates attempted escapes and conducts searches for escaped inmates; apprehends escapees, conducting proper arrest techniques, including advisement of rights and application of mechanical restraints.
Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.
Positions assigned to Farm and Maintenance Operations may be responsible for:
Developing and implementing seasonal planting schedules;
Planting and harvesting crops;
Conducting routine and on-going inspections of farming facilities to ensure systems are in operating order;
Selecting inmates to work in maintenance and assigning related tasks.
Training and Experience:
High School Diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.). For certain positions one year of experience in the care, custody and control of inmates is required.
For certain positions, some experience in road maintenance/construction, agriculture or ranching is highly desirable.
Certification by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission in Corrections.
Valid driver’s license.
Positions assigned to the Infirmary: Certification by the State of Florida as an Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic.
Ethical standards of conduct;
Search and seizure procedures;
First aid and CPR methods;
Correctional facility procedures and regulations;
Inmate handling procedures;
Court room practices and procedures;
File and record maintenance techniques;
Inmate behavior modification tactics;
Occupational hazards and safety precautions;
Using a computer and related software applications;
Implementing first aid and CPR;
Implementing defensive tactics;
Operating a firearm;
Preparing and maintaining logs, records, and reports;
Solving practical problems and dealing with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists;
Monitoring safety and security of correctional facilities;
Monitoring and directing the work of inmates;
Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
Positions in this class typically require:
Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.Very Heavy Work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, blood and other bodily fluids, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, work space restrictions, intense noises and travel.