SENIOR CORRECTION OFFICER
Under the supervision of a correction Sergeant, Lieutenant,
Captain, and/or other supervisory officer in the Department of
Corrections, during an assigned tour of duty, has responsibility
for the custody and care of a group of inmates in a wing, housing
unit, kitchen or on relief assignment in one of these areas; does
related duties as required.
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 bilingual skills.
32642C - Bilingual in Spanish and English
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:
As assigned, has responsibility for the custody of a group of
inmates in a wing, housing unit, kitchen, or on relief assignment
in one of these areas.
May be responsible for specialized assignments in Center,
Sanitation, School, Hospital, Shops, Gates, Yard, Range,
Transportation or other details.
May be responsible for specialized assignments including
transportation, sentry duty, and special duty during serious
disturbances, escape, riot, pursuit, or stakeout requiring the
utilization of firearms as specified by the Commissioner,
Department of Corrections.
Performs assigned duties according to established policies,
regulations, and procedures to encourage and assist persons
deprived of their liberty toward complete social rehabilitation.
Conducts periodic counts of assigned unit inmates; reports absent
Controls the general conduct and behavior of inmates according to
established institution procedures and prevents disturbances and
Reports violations of institutional rules to supervisory officers.
Sees that contraband articles are not concealed on the bodies of
the inmates or in any part of the concerned unit and that
institution property and equipment is kept in clean, safe and
Conducts periodic inspections of the locks, windows, bars and
grills, doors and gates, and other places of possible egress from
Escorts inmates to and from their quarters.
Notes suspicious persons and conditions and takes appropriate
measures in reporting significant actions, and occurrences in the
buildings and on the grounds; reports conditions constituting
dangers and hazards; and takes the necessary steps to assure safe
and orderly conditions.
As a member of a group, attends formal classes and receives
instruction in the principles, procedures, practices, and
terminology of correctional methods.
Attends demonstrations to learn the proper methods of utilizing
available institution equipment and accessories.
Receives training to prepare reports and maintain essential
Conducts the initial investigation of violations of rules,
regulations, policies and procedures by inmates and visitors.
Issues disciplinary charges to inmates violating rules,
regulations, policies and procedures.
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 its equivalent.
One (1) year of experience in the care and custody of inmates in
a penal and/or correctional institution.
Appointees to this position shall be required to qualify in the use
of firearms on an annual basis.
Appointee must possess a driver's license valid in New
NOTE: The responsibility for ensuring that employees possess the
required motor vehicle license, commensurate with the class and
type of vehicles they operate, rests with the Appointing Authority.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the problems likely to be encountered in work
involving the social rehabilitation, care and custody of persons
deprived of their liberty.
Knowledge of the methods likely to be useful in working in an
effective manner with persons of varied types, abilities, and
Knowledge of the problems, procedures, and methods involved in
taking suitable action as to suspicious persons and conditions
and in reporting significant occurrences and conditions.
Ability to understand, remember, and carry out oral and written
directions, and to learn quickly from oral and written
explanations and from demonstrations.
Ability to analyze custodial problems, organize assigned
custodial work, and to develop effective work methods.
Ability to recognize significant conditions and to take proper
action according to established procedures.
Ability to maintain efficiency in the use of firearms including
revolvers and shoulder-held weapons.
Ability to understand the emotional adjustment and other problems
of inmates deprived of their liberty.
Ability to deal firmly and effectively with varied types of
persons according to established policy and procedures.
Ability to perform repetitive work without loss of equanimity,
patience, or courtesy, to remain calm and decisive in emergency
situations, and to retain emotionally stability.
Ability to prepare clear, sound, accurate and informative reports
of significant conditions and actions taken.
Ability to maintain records.
Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or
manual recording and information systems used by the agency,
office or related units.
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or 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 essential functions of the job with
or without reasonable accommodation. 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 state government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.