Correctional Officer-Bilingual (English/Spanish)

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Job Id:
NAT000LW
Job Category:
Correctional Security
Facility:
Adams County Correctional Center
Location:
Natchez, MS US
Job Description

CoreCivic is hiring for Correctional Officers at our Adams Facility in Natchez, MS. All Correctional Officers go through our paid  training academy and also receive post academy On The Job Training as part of our hiring process. Correctional Officers maintain the security of the facility and the inmates in accordance with the CoreCivic Way. The Correctional Officer performs routine duties in accordance with established policies, regulations and procedures to maintain order and provide for the security, care and direct supervision of inmates/residents in housing units, at meals, during recreation, on work assignments and during all other phases of activity in a correctional facility. May employ weapons or force to maintain discipline and order. Must be able to work any post assignment on any shift.

 

Post Assignment may include:

* Armory/Key Control

* Central or Pod Control

* Count Room

* Education

* Housing Unit

* Intake/Booking/Property

* Kitchen

* Laundry

* Library

* Maintenance

* Medical

* Recreation

* Utility/Escort

* Segregation

* Visitation

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The successful applicant should be able to perform ALL of the following functions at a pace and level of performance consistent with the actual job performance requirements. Any additional qualifications and/or essential job functions applicable for specific facility locations or post assignments will be contained in Appendix A.

· Read and comprehend, including comprehension and implementation of actions required to carry out, specific post orders written for any assigned post.

· Monitor the safety practices and the preparation and dissemination of safety and accident reports as required by policy; take appropriate action in cases of serious and unusual incidents and emergencies.

· Assign inmates/residents to, and supervise inmates/residents during, work/program activities.

· Use mathematical skills (add, subtract, multiply and divide using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals) to accurately perform such functions as periodic inmate/resident counts.

· Conduct visual and audio surveillance for extended periods of time, including the reliable repetitive identification of inmates/residents by visual means.

· Escort inmates/residents to and from different areas for questioning, programs/activities, medical treatment, work and meals; use handcuffs and other appropriate restraints when necessary or required.

· Break up fights; effectively restrain an inmate/resident, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints; subdue resisting inmates/residents using maneuvers and resort to the use of hands and legs and other approved devices in self-defense.

· Aid in preventing escapes; pursue fleeing inmates/residents, take part in searches for escaped inmates/residents and other duties which may involve quickly entering and exiting secured areas; effecting the movement of heavy objects from one place to another; accessing elevated surfaces; passing through openings; moving over obstacles and in confined areas and using force to gain entrance.

· Perform searches of people, objects capable of concealing contraband, buildings and outdoor areas which will involve detecting and identifying objects, moving throughout the facility building(s) and/or grounds for long periods of time and detaining people.

· Engage in functions in confined areas that include such things as serving food, working rotating shifts, extended patrol and physically checking the doors, windows and other areas to ensure they are secure.

· Issue clothing and linen to housing units and requisitioned supplies to staff and inmates/residents, as directed.

· Inspect unclothed inmates/residents visually; possible exposure to body fluids, wastes and possible encounter with deceased or contagious persons.

· Endure verbal and mental abuse when confronted with the hostile views and opinions of inmates/residents and others, e.g. visitors and family members, encountered in an antagonistic environment.

· Perform rescue functions at accidents, emergencies and disasters to include administering basic emergency medical aid and CPR, physically removing people away from dangerous situations, and securing and evacuating people from confined areas.

· Take appropriate action to prevent or diffuse potentially disruptive situations.

· Put on and operate a self-contained breathing apparatus in appropriate situations.

· Prepare legible and accurate log entries and other reports or documents.

· Communicate effectively and coherently with staff, visitors and inmates/residents by giving information and directions, mediating disputes and advising of rights and processes.

· Demonstrate communication skills, including providing reliable testimony, in court and other formal settings.

· Read and comprehend documents, including comprehension and implementation of actions required in such documents as medical instructions, commitment orders, summons and other legal writs.

· Gather information and evidence in criminal and administrative investigations by interviewing and obtaining the statements of victims, witnesses, suspects and confidential informants and exercise independent judgment by determining when probable cause exists to recommend disciplinary action.

· Endeavor to comply with the requirements of applicable regulations, laws, rules, procedures, policies, standards and/or contract.

· Establish and maintain effective working relations with others and handle difficult interpersonal contacts.

· Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

· Operate a motor vehicle during both the day and night where driving conditions can include congested traffic and unsafe road conditions caused by factors such as fog, rain, ice and snow.

· Remain alert at all times and react quickly, efficiently and calmly in emergency and other high stress situations.

· Complete in-service and other training programs as required.

Qualifications

High school diploma, GED certification or equivalent. Once hired, must complete pre-service correctional officer training and, where applicable, be a non-commissioned security officer licensed by the state of employment.  A valid driver's license is required. Demonstrate ability to complete any required training. Must be available to work any hours, any shift. Minimum age requirement: Must be at least 18 years of age. CoreCivic is a Drug Free Workplace & EOE.

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