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Corrections Officer

Company: Allegan County
Location: allegan
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary

Performs a variety of routine and specialized duties to maintain security, custody and control to ensure the health and safety of inmates, staff, volunteers, and the public.

Wage Range:

  • $19.99 - $27.58 per hour based on experience, excellent benefits. This position works an 84 hour two week pay period.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Maintains security of the correctional facility by observing and controlling inmate behavior, enforcing discipline, and reporting observations.
  • Guide and oversee all inmate movement throughout the facility including determining best routes for escort, determine who can and cannot visit with inmates, and supervision during meal times.
  • Inspects the living conditions within the housing units for compliance with sanitation objectives.
  • Conducts checks of inmate housing and cell searches for inmate census and detection of contraband.
  • Controls, operates, and inspects life safety equipment, electronic safety and surveillance equipment, and door control systems.
  • Performs booking, fingerprinting, identification, and records maintenance procedures that may include pat-downs, entering charges into the system, preliminary medical screening, notifying supervisors of any possible intake problems, clearing inmates for release, and assisting in the transportation to and from other facilities.
  • Maintains the security of inmates transported to the holding area in the Courts building.
  • Provides escort, transport services, and security of inmates to various locations.
  • Participates in evacuation procedures and maintains security in emergency situations of the facility.
  • Maintains appropriate security and confidentiality of all information and materials encountered in performance of the officers duties.
  • Required Education and Experience

    • High school diploma or equivalent.
    • An Associates Degree in correctional sciences, law enforcement, criminal justice administration, public administration, or closely related field is preferred.
    • Considerable knowledge of modern corrections principles, procedures, techniques, and
      equipment.

    Other Requirements:

    • Must be at least 21 years of age.
    • Must posses, or be able to obtain a valid State Drivers License without record of suspension or
    • revocation in any state;
    • Ability to meet and maintain departments physical and fitness standards;
    • Completion of Michigan Sheriffs Training and Coordination Training Counsel 160 Hour Training Academy, Physical Abilities Testing, EMPCO pre-employment testing, and Mental Health Evaluation.
    • The ability to multi-task in a highly paced environment while working with security and electronics while being aware of your surroundings at all times;
    • Able to work in areas with large groups or numbers of inmates;
    • Carries and safely deploys department approved and issued firearms and other defensive weapons when so directed.

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