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DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
This class is responsible for the custody, treatment and training of inmates confined to a correctional facility. Direct supervision is received from a superior who makes assignments and reviews work through personal observation. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Supervises, counsels and instructs inmates.
Conducts complete searches of inmate's person.
Supervises, inspects, and conducts searches of inmate's living quarters and common areas.
Observes and prepares written and oral reports regarding any unusual behavior including infractions of rules and regulations.
Oversees inmate visits.
Prepares oral and written progress reports pertaining to work habits and general behavior of inmates.
As appropriate, may serve on an assigned watch as a housing unit section officer or housing unit control center officer.
May be assigned to special post positions, including but not limited to the main control center, rear control center, front lobby, and perimeter security, or receive other special assignments as appropriate.
Admits authorized persons to the institution.
Transports inmates on trips outside of the institution.
May supervise inmates during off site work or treatment periods or during court appearances.
Required to work a significant amount of overtime throughout the year.
Conducts periodic counts of inmates.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of Departmental policies, procedures, standards, goals and objectives.
Understanding of modern correctional practices and institutional security procedures.
Ability to understand the purpose and the method of discipline required at a correctional facility.
Ability to direct and control inmates individually and in a group.
Ability to utilize security, communications and emergency equipment with a minimum of training.
Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with peers, supervisors and the general public.
Ability to prepare and communicate clear, concise written and oral reports.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to understand and implement departmental policies and procedures.
Ability to maintain vigilance and awareness of inmates' whereabouts at all times.
Ability to work significant amounts of overtime.
Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Age: Candidates must not be less than twenty-one (21) years of age.
Education: Candidates must be graduated from high school, or possess a high school equivalency diploma (G.E.D.), or possess a United States Armed Forces General Education Certificate.
Citizenship: Candidates must be citizens of the United States.
Driver's License: Candidates must possess a valid New York State driver's license.
Conviction: Conviction of a felony or of any offense in any other jurisdiction which if committed in this State would constitute a felony will bar appointment. Conviction of a misdemeanor or of any offense in any other jurisdiction which if committed in this State would constitute a misdemeanor may bar appointment.
SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENT
Successful completion of the New York State Commission of Corrections basic training prior to completion of the probationary period.