Job Opening: Correctional Officer
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Reports To: Lieutenant
Posting Date: August 3, 2022
Facility: George W. Hill
Salary: $24.00 hourly
This position oversees and maintains care, custody, and control of incarcerated persons within a facility, while enforcing the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of the agency. Supervises all functions and movement within the institution to include, but not limited to: internal movement of incarcerated persons, utilization of recreation yards/spaces, visitation, medication administration, meals, classes, and commissary.
Oversees and monitors the activities of the incarcerated persons in living areas, recreation activities areas, dining areas and visitation areas.
Coordinates and monitors movement of incarcerated persons, conducts counts, and provides emergency response as needed.
May be assigned to various posts including, but not limited to, the control room, front and sally port entrance, health services, special housing, perimeter security, transportation, work details, reception, intake, and visits officer, etc., as required by management.
Provides security in program activities and supervises labor crews in various areas around the facility.
Conducts shakedown for contraband materials, either individually or as part of a specialized team. Confiscated contraband in accordance with facility policies and procedures.
Initiates disciplinary reports on incarcerated persons.
Prepares reports and maintains daily logs as required.
Ensures prompt and appropriate assistance to incarcerated persons in the event of injury, illness or trauma.
Promotes facility cleanliness and reports need for maintenance or repairs.
Serves as member of special teams to respond to emergencies as required.
Completes training courses as required by facility and industry training standards.
Performs correctional duties for any shift as defined by management.
Is available for mandatory or volunteer overtime to support necessary staffing of the facility.
Obtains certification to carry a department issued service weapon during training and maintains this certification throughout employment.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Must possess a valid state driver’s license.
High school diploma or equivalent certification required.
College coursework and advanced training in behavioral sciences, correctional services or related fields preferred. Training in cultural diversity or sensitivity is preferred
Possession of applicable state requisites for employment.
Ability to work overtime as required.
Ability to handle physical and mental stress associated with working extended hours.
Must be able to regularly report to work without being late.
Ability to be physically alert on any shift that is assigned.
Ability to work up to sixteen (16) hours within a rolling 24 hour period.
Work experience in a correctional setting is preferred.
Must be mature, flexible, able to command the respect and confidence of inmates or detainees and staff, philosophically committed to the objectives of the facility, and possess a high tolerance to mental stress.
County Pension Plan
Reduction in wage tax for the county vs. the City of Philadelphia
Upward mobility opportunities
Opportunity to make an impact early in the transition process!
Encountered on a regular basis as part of the work this job performs.
|NEVER||OCCASIONALLY (0-30%)||FREQUENTLY (31-60%)||CONTINUOUSLY (61-100%)|
|LIFTING OR CARRYING|
|61 OR MORE LBS||X|
|PUSHING OR PULLING|
|61 OR MORE LBS||X|
|BENDING OR STOOPING||X|
|REACHING ABOVE SHOULDER LEVEL||X|
|DRIVING AUTOMATIC EQUIP. VEHICLES||X|
|WORKING WITH MACHINERY||X|
|WORKING IN EXTREME TEMPERATURES||X|
To apply, please fill out the online application form.