Corrections Sergeant
South Dakota State Government - Sioux Falls, SD

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Maintains custody of men and women in a correctional institution by enforcing the institution's operations memoranda and procedures; serves as lead worker over correctional officers to ensure the safety of inmates and employees, and maintains secure confinement conditions.

Successful applicant will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record
will not necessarily bar employment. Successful applicant will be required to pass a drug-screening test before final

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
The ideal candidate will have several years of experience working within a correctional setting in a uniformed capacity. Employees that have been notified that their positions may not be funded for FY12 are encouraged to apply.

Knowledge of:
Department of Correction's Inmate Living Guide;

English grammar, spelling, and punctuation;

correctional institution's operations memoranda and procedures;

the appropriate use of force.

operate a variety of computer software programs.

Ability to:
organize and direct the work of others;

communicate information clearly and concisely;

observe and recall inmate behavior, surroundings, and events;

explain and apply inmate rules, Department of Correction's policies, correctional institution's

operations memoranda and procedures;

maintain order and discipline among inmates;

remain calm during stressful situations and respond to emergencies quickly;

operate and train others to operate firearms, mechanical restraints and chemical agents.

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