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Adult Corrections Officer - Sarpy County Department of Corrections

Company: Sarpy County
Location: Papillion
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

SARPY COUNTY invites applications for the position of: Adult Corrections Officer SALARY: $27.00 - $29.07 Hourly OPENING DATE: 03/06/23 CLOSING DATE: 03/19/:59 PM JOB OVERVIEW: Sarpy County Department of Corrections is a place where you can pave your career. Correctional Officers are responsible for supervising inmates and maintaining the safety and security of the facility. The work of a Correctional Officer is engaging, challenging and personally rewarding. At Sarpy County, you will find opportunities for training, teamwork and professional growth. The work schedule for our Correctional Officers promotes a work-life balance. Officers work 12 hour, rotating shifts which averages out to 14 working days a month and every other Friday, Saturday and Sunday off. Sarpy County offers a competitive salary and benefits package that includes affordable health, dental & vision care, paid vacation and sick leave, 12 paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, deferred comp match, retirement and much more! Link to Benefit guide ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervise and maintain custody and control of assigned inmates in order to ensure a safe and secure environment. Enforce rules, and regulations governing inmate conduct in a fair and consistent manner; apply sanctions as needed. Search inmates for contraband items Monitor inmates to identify potential problems or conflicts; prevent and control volatile situations. Provide positive reinforcement for inmates when warranted, and serve as a role-model for appropriate social behavior. Prepare reports on operations and activities; maintain shift logs, counts, and incidents with inmates. Conduct routine security and health inspections to detect contraband, hazards, damage, or potential breaches of security. Enforce cleanliness and sanitation standards of living areas Perform intake and release functions. Respond to emergencies. Report to assigned worksite with regular, predictable, and consistent attendance. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience High school diploma or equivalent required; Post-secondary education in Criminal Justice or related field preferred. One (1) year of work experience in corrections, detention facility, criminal justice or security preferred. Certification as a Correctional Officer or the ability to become certified within one (1) year from the date of hire required. Special Requirements Must be at least 19 years of age at the time of application. Must have and maintain throughout employment a valid Driver's License. Must maintain required certifications (e.g. Defensive Tactics, CPR, Oleoresin capsicum- OC and Taser) throughout the course of employment. Exposure to OC is required as part of this qualification. Incumbent will be required to submit to random drug testing. Skill Summary Excellent communication/interpersonal skills Good judgement Resourcefulness/problem solver Self Discipline Negotiating skills Decisiveness Resilience Dedicated PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Corrections Officers are required to physically engage inmates in order to protect the inmate, themselves, other officers, and other inmates. This may involve subduing and restraining one or more inmates who may have weapons. While calling for backup is advised, there are instances where the Officer is required to take action before assistance arrives. Incidents requiring physical intervention may arise as frequently as several times a day. Incidents may not last long but require Officers to become and remain physically fit and not have medical conditions that pose a threat to themselves or others should the need for physical confrontation arise. An incumbent must also have the strength, endurance, agility and coordination to perform the essential functions of the job including self-defense and inmate restraint. Link to Job Analysis: APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:

1210 Golden Gate Drive Papillion, NE 68046


Keywords: Sarpy County, Omaha , Adult Corrections Officer - Sarpy County Department of Corrections, Other , Papillion, Nebraska

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