CORRECTION OFFICER TRAINEE

44040

(Competitive)

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS


The work involves responsibility for learning the techniques of custody, treatment, and training of inmates confined to a correctional facility. Work is performed at an entry level under the direction of a supervisor who makes assignments and reviews work through personal observation. Does related work as required.


TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES


Supervises, counsels and instructs inmates during movement, and participation in work assignments and all other activities.

Conducts complete searches of inmate's person.

Inspects and conducts searches of inmate's living quarters.

Observes and prepares oral and written 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.

Required to work a significant amount of overtime throughout the year.

Serves on assigned tours and in assigned housing units or related areas.

Admits authorized persons to the institution.

Transports inmates on trips outside of the institution.

Conducts periodic counts of inmates.


FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS


Ability to understand the concepts of discipline required in a correctional facility.

Ability to grasp and gain understanding of modern correctional practices and institutional security requirements.

Ability to direct and control inmates individually and in groups.

Ability to understand and implement departmental policies and procedures.

Ability to establish positive relationships with peers, supervisors and the public at large.

Ability to utilize security, communications and emergency equipment with a minimum of training.

Ability to prepare and communicate clear, concise oral and written reports.

Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

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.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS


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.


03/06 Revised