COUNTY CORRECTION OFFICER
Under supervision during an assigned tour of duty at a
correctional facility, guard inmates serving court imposed
sentences for the commission of criminal offenses; does other
NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative
purposes only. A particular position using this title may not
perform all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely,
all duties performed on the job may not be listed.
NOTE: Appointments may be made to positions requiring
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Applicants must be able to read, write, speak, understand, or
communicate in Spanish and English sufficiently to perform
the duties of this position.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Listens for unusual sounds in cell blocks and elsewhere in the
institution, such as changes in noise level, calls for help, cries
of fire, arguments among inmates, scraping of metal and other
sounds, to maintain security, safety, and welfare of inmates and
to react properly in crisis situations.
Constantly observes inmates to detect violations of institutional
regulations or any unusual physical appearance or behavior of
inmates in various locations throughout the institution, such as
dining room, farm area, showers, and cell block, and during
recreational activities to protect the security, safety, and
welfare of inmates.
Detects unusual odors such as marijuana, fires, or alcohol, to
protect the security, safety, and welfare of inmates.
Keeps continual track of the number of inmates in his/her
immediate charge, through periodic head counts, and/or records
in a log book all movements of inmates to the infirmary, work detail,
cell block area, visitation rooms, or other assignments to be
aware at all times of the whereabouts of inmates.
Patrols cell block areas, tiers, grounds, and corridors to check for
safety/security hazards, such as fires, smoke, broken pipes, unlocked
doors, and windows/locks that have been tampered with, to protect
the security, safety, and welfare of inmates and the institution.
Escorts groups of inmates during movements within or outside the
institution to prevent disorder or breaches in security.
Physically restrains inmates when necessary, to prevent injuries to
staff and other inmates and to maintain security.
Learns names and identification numbers and recognizes faces of
problem inmates, by observing and receiving information from other
officers, so that such persons can be closely observed; briefs the
officer on next shift as to unusual activities, block climate,
and inmate status.
Listens to informers and conversations among inmates to obtain
information on escape attempts, contraband, gambling, or other
security matters; reports information in accord with established
policies, regulations, and procedures.
On reporting to work, attends roll call and reads bulletins issued
by the department or institution to keep abreast of changes in
policies/regulations; receives work assignments.
Directs inmates in housekeeping duties in the cell block area, such
as sweeping/mopping of floors, making beds, and dusting/vacuuming,
to maintain sanitary conditions in the resident areas.
Completes short forms such as head counts, bedding inventory,
and safety reports, to provide routine information.
Prepares concise factual reports describing incidents of
misbehavior or violation of rules, to provide written documentation
for disciplinary hearings.
Searches inmates cells/dormitories in accord with established
policies/regulations/procedures to find contraband articles.
Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
and/or manual recording and information systems used by the
agency, office, or related units.
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Minimum of eighteen (18) years of age.
Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license
valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather
than employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties
of the position.
Must be a citizen of the United States.
NOTE: MEDICAL EXAMINATION:
As a prerequisite for appointment, appointees may
be required to pass a thorough medical examination
administered by the appointing authority. Any medical
or physical condition or defect which would prevent efficient
performance of the duties of the position, cause the appointee to be a
hazard to himself/herself or others, or become aggravated as a
result of performance of these duties, will be cause for
rejection. Appointees may be required to undergo a psychiatric
examination prior to appointment. Failure to demonstrate
sufficient capacity to perform duties of this position may be
cause for rejection.
NOTE: Appointees will be required to successfully complete a
training program approved by the NJ Police Training Commission
within the time period prescribed by law or the NJ Police Training
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Ability to cope with crisis situations.
Ability to follow orders explicitly.
Ability to write concise/accurate reports.
Ability to empathize with persons of different backgrounds.
Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in
English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.
American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as
acceptable forms of communication.
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long
as they can perform the essential functions of the job after
reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations. If
the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the
employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.
This job specification is applicable to the following title code(s) which
are different work week or work month and/or variants of the job class title:
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This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.