Corrections Officer Job Description

The corrections officer is the law enforcement official responsible for the care and custody of prisoners.

Corrections officers are sometimes called jailers, wardens, or jail matrons.

The job of corrections officer is one of the most challenging law enforcement jobs in the country.

A corrections officer worst fear is losing control of prisoners, possibly leading to a riot, an escape, or possibly death.

Corrections officers must be extremely patient and hard-working.

The corrections officer must have excellent communication skills.

Communication skills are important because corrections officers will be speaking with many different people.

Corrections officers must have good judgment because their actions will affect .

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Corrections Officer to work in our prison. The job involves supervising and monitoring prisoners, as well as keeping the peace. You must be able to maintain a high level of security at all times, and be able to handle difficult situations. If you have the necessary skills and qualifications, then we'd like to hear from you.

Corrections Officer Duties:

  • Supervise offender, staff, and facility operations, ensuring cleanliness, security, and morale
  • Perform security checks, escort offenders and visitors, and handle emergencies
  • Perform administrative duties, including filing, typing, and record keeping
  • Assign tasks to inmates, create programs, and assist inmates with rehabilitation
  • Create work assignments for inmates, monitor inmate work, and inspect completed projects
  • Maintain order and discipline within the facility

Corrections Officer Responsibilities:

  • Protect inmates, visitors, staff, and property from disturbance or injury
  • Interact with the public and inmates in a courteous, professional, and efficient manner
  • Conduct searches to maintain peace and order
  • Perform other duties as assigned

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in law enforcement, corrections, or related field
  • 2+ years of verifiable experience on patrol or within a corrections facility
  • Knowledge of safe firearms handling, security procedures, and inmate behavior
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle and successfully pass a required background check

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