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The Arkansas Department of Correction/Department of Community Correction (ADC/DCC) Corporal is responsible for maintaining security and directing the activities of inmates/residents during an assigned

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Special Job Requirements:

Frequent shift work, exposure to danger, and emergency on-call duty may be required.

Typical Functions:

Provides job training, monitors the work activities of inmates/residents by guarding them while they are on work-release, maintaining inventory of all keys, tools, and equipment, and keeping a firm count of inmates/residents at all times. Conducts daily searches of contraband both inside and outside the facility. Manages specific programs, such as inmate/resident property, inmate/resident discipline and job training. Performs security checks of buildings and grounds. Searches inmates/residents and their living quarters. Prepares and maintains written reports concerning incidences of inmate/residents disturbances and/or injuries and disciplinary actions. Attends various meetings, including briefings to discuss incidents and problems, security issues, and inspections during shifts. Escorts and transports inmates/residents to work assignments, other unit areas, or court hearings. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of correctional department policies and procedures. Ability to assign and coordinate work activities. Ability to supervise inmates/residents performing work tasks. Ability to write reports, read, and understand rules and regulations. Ability to conduct investigations. Ability to read and interpret safety rules, operating/maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to perform security inspection of buildings and grounds.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus one year of experience in correctional security or law enforcement. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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