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Correctional Officer I - Prison
York County Government
York County Government
 
Job Location: York, South Carolina
Job Type: Full Time
Department: Prison
Facility: York County Prison, 778 Justice Blvd, York, SC 29745, South Carolina
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Job Title:
Correctional Officer I
Opening Date/Time:
Thu. 09/07/17 12:00 AM Eastern Time
Closing Date/Time:
Wed. 10/18/17 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Salary:
$17.08 - $23.91 Hourly
$35,519.77 - $49,728.18 Annually
Job Type:
Full Time
Location:
York County Prison, 778 Justice Blvd, York, SC 29745, South Carolina
Department:
Prison
| CLASSIFICATION TITLE: Correctional Officer I
DEPARTMENT: Prison Operations
SUMMARY:
The purpose of this position is to maintain the security and safety of York County Prison, inmates, and staff through implementation of established policies and procedures, supervise the activities of inmates and know their location at all times; provide guidance and/or assistance to inmates and follow all supervisor orders. This position does not supervise employees.


Examples of Duties:
ESSENTIAL TASKS:
The tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary.

Maintains and ensures the security and safety of York County Prison, inmates, and staff through implementation of established policies and procedures.

Patrols and conducts frequent security checks within the facility and ensures that inmates are provided with appropriate sanitary conditions, clothing, and supplies.

Supervises meals, visitation, recreation, and exercise, educational activities, telephone privileges, counseling, court visits, commisary, any movement within the facility, and medical attention; conducts head counts regularly.

Prepares shift reports, and keeps all officers and supervisors aware of all incidents and items of concern that may affect the security or safety of officers, inmates, and the public.

Routinely searches inmates, cells, kitchen, laundry, visitation, medical room, dorms, chapel, as well as inmates` job sites (ex: collection and recycle, land field, animal control) for contraband and other safety and security hazards for the inmates, officers, and public workers.

Investigates inmate disturbances, such as assaults, fights, thefts, and medical emergencies; submits reports based on findings and recommends and enforces inmate disciplinary action as necessary.

Performs clerical work as required; including preparing reports and records, maintaing logs, entering and retrieving computer data, copying and filing documents, processing daily mail, answering the telephone, dispatching officers and Public Work crews.

Routinely monitors security cameras, alarm systems, automated locking systems, doors and other specialized security equipment to ensure the facility is secure and all equipment and devices are working properly and up to standards.

Receives and responds to inquiries, requests for assistance, concerns, and complaints in all aspects concerning inmates.

Continuously monitors inmate behavior to detect the potentional for suicide, disruptions, riots, assaults and other incidents.


Typical Qualifications:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Completion of high school/GED. No experience required.

CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES:
South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy Class II; Basic Jail Certification; Valid state driver`s license

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
None/Not Applicable.

COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK
TECHNICAL/PARAPROFESSIONAL: Work involves inspecting, measuring, or comparing to a standard; utilizing special training to perform a defined function; following standardized procedures, techniques, or procedures.

Perform specialized technical work involving data collection, evaluation, analysis, and troubleshooting, or reports on operations and activities of a department, or performs general coordination of individual or departmental activities. Example: May use descriptive statistics, advanced geometry or algebra; requires the use of a wide range of administrative and/or technical methods in the solution of problems; perform master level trades duties.

Follow complex rules or systems, using professional literature and technical reports; or enforce laws, rules, regulations, or ordinances.

Communicate information to guide or assist people; may give instructions or assignments to helpers or assistants.

Perform coordinating work involving guidelines and rules with constant problem-solving.

FINANCIAL AUTHORITY
None/Not Applicable.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USAGE
Use office machines such as copiers or calculators. Use computers for data entry; or handle hand-held power equipment or light machinery.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENT
PHYSICAL AND DEXTERITY REQUIREMENTS:
Requires work involving: climbing or balancing, and stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling under 1/3 of the time; gripping or feeling with hands, reaching with hands and arms 1/3 to 2/3 of the time; standing, sitting, walking, and talking or hearing over 2/3 of the time; and lifting more than 100 pounds under 1/3 of the time.

VISION REQUIREMENTS:
Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up or down or to the left and right when vision is fixed on a given point), Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships), Ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).

POTENTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS/HAZARDS:
The job may risk exposure to indoor environment, outdoor environment, noise, vibration, moisture and/or humidity, dust, potential for violence/physical altercations, and bloodborne pathogens.


Supplemental Information:

Must be willing and able to work rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays.

A three year driving record is required.








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