Correctional Officer I/II. Job in Hollister WestCoast-Jobs

  • Job Reference: 381633111-2
  • Date Posted: 27 September 2021
  • Recruiter: County of San Benito
  • Location: Hollister, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

THIS JOB POST IS FOR UPCOMING AND FUTURE VACANCIES

I:

DEFINITION

Under supervision, to work in a training capacity, learning to supervise inmates at the County Detention Facility and maintain Facility security; to learn procedures and methods for the care, custody, and confinement of inmates; to oversee work details and leisure activities; to learn bailiff duties during court sessions; and to do related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is the entry and training level in the Correctional Officer class series. Incumbents work in a learning capacity performing Correctional Officer duties related to the care, custody, and confinement of inmates at the County Detention Facility. Incumbents may also learn bailiff functions. This class is distinguished from Correctional Officer II by the fact that Correctional Officer II incumbents are expected to be fully trained and capable of performing assignments with minimal guidance and supervision. A Correctional Officer I may be promoted to Correctional Officer II after demonstration of sufficient skills and knowledge and sound work habits.

II:

DEFINITION

Under general supervision, to supervise inmates at the County Detention Facility, according to laws, regulations, and policies of the State of California and San Benito County; to enforce Facility rules and maintain Facility security; to be responsible for the care, custody, and confinement of inmates during an assigned shift; to oversee work details and leisure activities; to perform bailiff duties during court sessions; and to do related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is the journey level in the Correctional Officer class series. Incumbents perform a wide scope of Correctional Officer duties related to the care, custody, and confinement of inmates at the County Detention Facility. Incumbents may be assigned bailiff and transportation duties requiring firearms training and proficiency. This class is distinguished from Correctional Officer I by the fact that incumbents are expected to be fully trained and capable of performing assignments with minimal guidance and supervision. It is distinguished from Senior Correctional Officer by the fact that Senior Correctional Officers regularly perform lead and special assignments.

REPORTS TO

Correctional Sergeant

CLASSIFICATIONS SUPERVISED

This is not a supervisory class.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; climb stairs and ladders; maintain mental alertness during periods of inactivity; ability to stoop, kneel, and bend over; sufficient manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; lift and move objects weighing in excess of 100 lbs with assistance; physical ability to sustain extra physical effort for a substantial period of time and restrain prisoners; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment, including computer, telephone, calculator, copiers, and FAX.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS

Work is performed in an office and outdoor environments; work is performed in a variety of temperatures and weather conditions; unusual exposure to life threatening situations; continuous contact with inmates, other staff and the public. Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills

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(The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.)

Assists with supervision of inmates in the County Detention Facility.

May oversee inmates during leisure time activities and on work details.

Checks work areas to insure that inmates are working on assigned projects.

Sees that facilities, cells, and grounds are kept sanitary.

Conducts periodic block checks

Learns procedures and performs searches of inmates.

Performs searches of cells and other areas for contraband

Maintains discipline among inmates

Opens and censors incoming mail

Maintains and updates Detention Facility records.

Responds to inquiries regarding inmate detention and Detention Facility policies within constraints of Department regulations.

Learns to receive and book inmates

Learns fingerprinting and takes photographs; learns to assign prisoners to cells according to the Facility classification plan; learns requirements and releases prisoners on proper authorization, returning personal property and clothing.

May testify in court and before disciplinary boards.

Delivers pre-packaged medications, according to specific instructions.

Learns methods and procedures and investigates incidents and violations of rules at the facility for disciplinary reports and possible citation or arrest.

Collects and secures evidence; may transport inmates to and from court, medical appointments, and other institutions.

Supervises inmates and visitors during visiting hours

May learn and perform bailiff assignments.

Serves warrants.

Operates a centralized control system controlling access and movement in the Facility.

II:

(The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.)

Supervises inmates in the County Detention Facility; supervises inmates during leisure time activities and on work details; checks work areas to insure that inmates are working on assigned projects; sees that facilities, cells, and grounds are kept sanitary; conducts periodic block checks; performs searches of inmates; performs searches of cells and other areas for contraband; maintains discipline among inmates; opens and censors incoming mail; maintains and updates Detention Facility records; responds to inquiries regarding inmate detention and Detention Facility policies within constraints of Department regulations; receives and books inmates; performs fingerprinting and takes photographs; assigns prisoners to cells according to the Facility classification plan; releases prisoners on proper authorization, returning personal property and clothing; testifies in court and before disciplinary boards; delivers pre-packaged medications, according to specific instructions; investigates incidents and violations of rules at the facility for disciplinary reports and possible citation or arrest; collects and secures evidence; may transport inmates to and from court, medical appointments, and other institutions; supervises inmates and visitors during visiting hours; may supervise, guard, and protect inmates during court sessions, maintaining responsibility for the general security of the courtroom; when serving as bailiff follows directives of the presiding judge in carrying out court orders; operates courtroom recording equipment; calculates and prepares good time and work time credit reports for the courts; may provide security for juries during deliberations; serves warrants; operates a centralized control system controlling access and movement in the Facility.

Minimum qualifications & Requirements

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Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Some previous work experience with a correctional system is highly desirable.

Special Requirements

Completion of a Basic Jail Operations Course approved by S.T.C. must be accomplished within 12 months of initial employment.

Completion of P.C. 832 and weapons training is required within 12 months of initial employment.

Possession of a valid California Driver's License.

II:

Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

One year of previous professional law enforcement experience comparable to that of a Correctional Officer I with San Benito County.

Special Requirements

Completion of a Basic Jail Operations Course approved by S.T.C.

Completion of P.C. 832 and weapons training.

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver's License

Supplemental information

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Knowledge of:

Basic knowledge of correctional procedures and inmate control problems.

Good public relations techniques.

First aid methods and techniques.

Ability to:

Learn the purposes, methods, and procedures for the care and custody of inmates at the San Benito County Detention Facility.

Learn to perform a variety of corrections work.

Read, understand, and interpret laws and regulations regarding operation of the County Detention Facility and the care and custody of inmates.

Learn bailiff responsibilities and duties if assigned.

Gather and organize data and information.

Interview and secure information from people.

Make independent judgments and adopt quick, effective, and responsible courses of action during emergencies.

Prepare clear, comprehensive reports.

Meet standards of adequate physical stature, endurance, and agility.

Learn technical and tactical proficiency in the use and care of firearms if necessary.

Work with computerized law enforcement information systems.

Operate a keyboard and/or typewriter with sufficient skill to perform booking and report preparation assignments.

Effectively, tactfully, and courteously represent the Sheriff/Coroner Department with the public and other law enforcement agencies.

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.

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Knowledge of:

San Benito County Detention Facility procedures..... click apply for full job details