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DOC CORRECTIONAL OFFICER I

The Arkansas Department of Correction/Department of Community Correction (ADC/DCC) Correctional Officer I is responsible for maintaining security, and overseeing the work of inmates in

Class Code:

T083C

Job Grade:

GS04

Special Job Requirements:

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

Typical Functions:

Supervises the security and conduct of inmates in cells, during group meetings, meals, bathing, at recreation, during visitations, and on work and other assignments. Maintains perimeter security from tower by watching for escapees and/or disturbances. Maintains security at front gate by logging in visitors to unit. Performs security checks of building and grounds including shakedowns and strip searches of inmates. Maintains log for work release inmates. Writes incident reports and takes disciplinary action on inmates/residents violating rules. Escorts inmates/residents to visitations, court, and work assignments. Attends shift briefing to discuss incidents, problems, and weak points in security. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of department policies and procedures. Knowledge of the characteristics of and response to human behavior. Ability to monitor inmates/residents activities and write reports. Ability to perform security checks of buildings and grounds. Ability to conduct investigations. Ability to exercise self-defense tactics.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma. 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.

Required Certificates:

None

Exempt:

N
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