Correctional Officer

Correctional Officer
Charles County Sheriff's Office - La Plata, Maryland

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$43367 annual

Job Description

This position involves full performance level work responsible for the supervision, custody, and security of inmates in the Charles County Detention Center (CCDC). The officer must learn and adhere to established operational procedures, including rules and regulations, post orders, directive memoranda, security procedures, and inmate supervision techniques. The employee may be assigned to various posts within the Detention Center, with responsibility increasing with job knowledge and level of expertise. Some work related to this position has the potential for personal danger and involves working with all levels of the criminal element. Officers receive direction from supervisors and carry out their assignments in accordance with established procedures, yet must be able to act without direct supervision. Work is evaluated through observations, conferences, and reports.

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Job Requirements

  • Age: 18 or older
  • Education: High School Diploma
  • Experience: No Experience Needed

Supervise the security of inmates in accordance with established policies, procedures, and regulations. Maintain custody and control of all inmates assigned to insure a safe and secure environment. Control and monitor all access and movement throughout the facility. Escort inmates within the facility by adhering to established procedures on inmate movement. Observe conduct and behavior patterns of inmates to prevent disturbances and escapes. Enforce Agency rules and regulations governing inmate conduct in a fair and impartial manner. Orient new inmates to rules and regulations governing conduct. Maintain a continuous count of inmates.

Must be a United States citizen. Must be at least 18 years of age on first day of employment. Must be able to deal effectively with socially maladjusted individuals and with individuals from a wide range of social and economic backgrounds. Ability to physically restrain combative inmates. Ability to obtain CPR certification. Ability to operate in a confined environment and to function effectively in stressful situations, including being subjected to verbal abuse. Possess strong community relations skills to deal with a wide range of people, including children, the elderly, and non-English speaking ethnic persons visiting with inmates. Knowledge of the controlling laws and ordinances, particularly the laws of arrest, evidence, search and seizure, and the handling of criminals.

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Stephine Gregory

Charles County Sheriff's Office
P. O. Box 189
La Plata, Maryland 20646
phone: 301-609-3903

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