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Correctional Officer

at Rock County, Wisconsin

Pay: $18.5 to $22.73/hour
$18.5 - $22.73
Posted: 4/25/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2234878
Keywords: police

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Position Summary and Job Duties

Please note that the Rock County Sheriff's Office will be considering May 2019 graduates for this recruitment.

Supervise inmates confined to the County Jail or in the Jail Diversion Programs. This is responsible para-professional work in maintaining order and supervising inmates incarcerated at the Rock County Jail. This is a civilian classification and employees in this classification are not sworn and do not have arrest powers or any other powers delegated to law enforcement officials of Rock County. Work is performed in accordance with prescribed regulations.

Maintaining Order and Supervising Inmates

  • Interview and record information from inmate interviews
  • Supervise Huber inmates and Jail Diversion Program inmates
  • Answer and handle all calls from employers, family, public, probation officers, social workers, and other jail personnel
  • Verify employment and appointments of Huber inmates, process appropriate paperwork, review rules with inmates and assist inmate's job search procedures
  • Answers inmate questions and reply to written correspondence
  • Make wristbands for new inmates
  • Maintain security in the jail
Maintaining Inmates
  • Conduct classification reviews of inmates, maintain files on classification paperwork and compile and maintain statistics
  • Conduct daily count of inmate workers for monthly reports
  • Compile inmate behavior records and maintain jail activity logs
  • Maintain discipline in a correctional setting
  • Process mail
  • Deliver food carts
  • Train new correctional officers
  • Attend daily shift briefings
  • Work on special teams as required
Other duties as assigned

Success Factors (KSA's)

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, including using computers to generate reports.
  • Ability to work without supervision and to make appropriate decisions.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritize and be flexible in work.
  • Ability to work with a diverse population.
  • Knowledge of Sheriff's Office standard operating procedures and general orders.
  • Ability to use all use of force options.

Job Requirements, Education, Training & Experience

  • High School diploma.
  • Minimum of 2 years Military Service or an Associate's Degree required, preferably the degree would be in Criminal Justice or Police Science.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Valid driver's license with good driving record.
  • No felony convictions.
  • Applicants must successfully complete a written exam, oral examination, extensive police background investigation, medical exam which includes a cardiovascular fitness test, psychological evaluation and drug screen.
  • Visual acuity correctable to 20/20 with glasses or contact lenses.
  • Maintain prompt and regular attendance.
Certifications Provided by the Employer
  • TIME I and TIME II certification for classification or Jail Diversion assignment.
  • Must be certified as a Correctional Officer by the Wisconsin Department of Justice Training and Standards Board.
  • Attend 24 hours of in-service training to maintain certification.

Essential Job Functions (physical elements, equipment and working conditions)

Physical elements:

  • Ability to lift push/pull objects weighing up to 165 pounds infrequently.
  • Ability to maintain control of aggressive inmates and use all use of force options.
  • Ability to walk a distance of an equivalent of one mile or more on a daily basis.
  • Ability to sit and/or stand for lengthy periods of time.
  • Ability to utilize sense of smell for detecting smoke or odorous chemicals.
  • Ability to hear, in order to respond to inmate needs.
Equipment Use:
  • Ability to use computer and computer keyboard.
  • Ability to use Taser as trained.
Working Conditions:
  • Inside work in a secure jail facility with limited exposure to outside elements.
  • Potential exposure to blood-borne pathogens, contagious diseases, noxious fumes, and combative inmates.