Supervises and maintains discipline and control of inmate’s at all times. Performs searches of inmate’s person and physical areas in order to prevent and control secretion or contraband. Observes and monitors inmate’s activities and interactions while enforcing policy, rules and regulations. Follows established security procedure in controlling visitors, staff, inmate and vehicular traffic to prevent the admittance or exit of unauthorized persons and the introductions of contraband. Takes and reports periodic counts of inmates. Responds to emergency situations on accordance with appropriate contingency plans. Subject to regular rotation of post and/or shift assignment within the facility. Corrections Officers are required to weapons qualify under KDOC guidelines during initial training and on an annual basis.
Corrections Officer I (A)s are evaluated on their ability to observe and recall inmate behavior, surroundings and events; write clear and complete sentences; respond to emergencies quickly, climb stairs and use physical force to subdue violent and resisting inmates; remain alert over long periods of time; remain calm during stressful situations; and interact with inmates and co-workers to establish and maintain effective working relationships. The incumbent must be capable of preforming Essential Physical Functions. An initial 12-month probationary period is required for new Corrections Officers.
Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:
- Supervise, maintain discipline and control of inmates at all times.
- Shake down physical areas of the facility and perform pat downs of inmates to prevent and control the secreting of contraband.
- Applies mechanical restraints when necessary.
- Observes inmate activity and interactions in the area of responsibility while enforcing policies, rules and regulations.
- Conduct and report periodic counts of inmates.
- Reports incidents and behavior that deviate from the inmate’s general profile or that could cause an immediate problem.
- Responds to emergency situations in accordance with appropriate contingency plans.