Provides supervision, care and correctional treatment of inmates and guidance to lower-graded Correctional Officers. concerned with maintenance of institution security contributing to the health and welfare of the inmates and the promotion of good public relations.
As an employee in a correctional facility, the correctional officer is subject to arduous, adverse and stressful working conditions and environments.
Enforces rules and regulations governing facility security, inmate accountability and inmate conduct to ensure judicial sanctions are carried out and inmates remain in custody.
From time to time, may be authorized to carry firearms and to use physical force, including deadly force, to maintain control of inmates.
Is subject to being in such hostile or life-threatening situations, ie. assaults and escape attempts. Exercises sound judgment in making instantaneous decisions affecting life, well-being, civil liberties and property which cannot be reviewed prior to implementation and which may subject the decision-maker to legal liabilities, including personal sanctions.
Must successfully complete specialized training in firearms proficiency, self defense, management of medical emergencies, safety management and interpersonal communication skills.
Must adhere to high standards of personal conduct both on and off the job and is subject to sanctions for misconduct.
During institution emergencies or other periods of heavy workload or limited staff, may be required to work long and irregular hours, unusual shifts, Sundays, holidays and unexpected overtime.
Information as to operations and procedures is provided by post orders, local supplements, custodial manual, internal correspondence and staff meetings. Applicant must be flexible and have a broad knowledge base to use own initiative in the resolution of problem situations.
Potential hires will be required to:
- Pass an extensive background investigation
- Pass a CVSA (Computerized Voice Stress Analysis)
- Pass a physical examination and drug screening
- Pass a psychological examination
Benefits (once training has been completed and you are assigned to a shift):
- FRS (Florida Retirement System)
- Paid vacation:
5 years=8 hrs and 45 min/month
5-10 years=11 hrs/ month
10 years plus=13 hours/month
- Paid sick leave- 8 hours and 45 minutes a month
- 11 paid holidays
- Medical and Life insurance available
- Uniforms provided
- Direct Deposit required
- Starting Annual Salary $29,120.00