• Corrections Officer - Cadet Academy (Sponsorship) - August 2024 Kissimmee
  • Osceola County in Kissimmee, FL, United States
  • jobs
  • 3 days ago

jobs description

For consideration, candidates are required to pass the Correctional Criminal Justice Basic Ability Test (CJBAT). For additional details about the CJBAT and study resources, please visit https://home.pearsonvue.com/fdle/bat. Please note that the County will cover the $39 exam fee upon successful completion of the interview process.

Correctional Academy Sponsorship - August 2024...
Starting Salary: $19.18 per hour
After Passing State Exam: $24.04 per hour
• *Position subject to close at any time**


Under direct supervisor of Certified Correctional Staff, the purpose of the position is to direct, supervise and monitor inmates housed in the Osceola Correctional facility in accordance with all departmental policies, procedures and regulatory requirements applicable to the work. Employees in this classification perform at journey professional level, and are responsible for the custody, control and care of inmates within the detention facility and while transporting inmates to and from the facility. Objective is to support safe, efficient and effective facility operations.

• Must be at least 18 years old and be a United States Citizen.
• Must have a High School Diploma or GED; supplemented by a demonstrated ability to perform the physically demanding corrections work within a potentially psychologically stressful environment.
• Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Drivers license, (CDL license with passenger endorsement required prior to transporting inmates).
• Must be able to pass the CJBATCO, Physical Assessment Test (PAT), extensive background check, polygraph, psychological exam and comprehensive physical exam.
• Must be able to complete and pass testing for CPR and First Aid Certifications.
• Must not have been convicted of any felony or a misdemeanor which involves perjury or false statement, regardless of withholding of adjudication or suspended sentence.
• Must be able to attend and complete the Corrections Officer Academy.
• Must be able to work all shifts and overtime once becoming a Certified Corrections Officer.

The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
• Provides highly responsible care, custody and control of criminal offenders in a detention/correctional institution; observes, interacts and supervises the activities of the inmates on assigned post to enforce order and discipline; monitors inmate housing, job and program assignments. Will observe nudity and possible lewd acts.
• Performs all work in compliance with all laws, rules and regulatory standards governing the operations of the detention/correctional facilities and programs, and the confinement, safety, health and protection of criminal offenders.
• Performs scheduled and unscheduled rounds of assigned area; performs scheduled and unscheduled inspections of the assigned area to ensure security, safety and sanitation are maintained; searches inmates and cells for contraband articles; reports observations to superiors.
• Performs critical inmate classification, count and control while maintaining fire safety, key control, perimeter security.
• Bears assigned firearm and hand weapons; Follows all prescribed procedures relevant to the assigned function for the purpose of safeguarding all Corrections staff, property, and facilities within scope of responsibility; screens inmate visitors.
• Supervises, communicates, and promotes positive behavior among inmates; resolves behavioral problems through counseling and problem solving skills.
• Employs force to maintain order among inmates as prescribed by departmental rules and regulations as necessary; escorts and secures inmates within the facility.
• Transports inmates to and from various locations as directed, e.g., correctional facilities, courtrooms, prisons, medical facilities, work programs.
• Attends and participates in all scheduled Defensive Tactics training, Firearm qualifications and First Aid/CPR training for certification as required; attends meetings to keep up with trends in probation issues, legislative changes and safety.
• Maintains a variety of detailed legal records and reports; collects and prepares various information; prepares legal documentation as required, e.g., activity logs, incident reports.
• Performs duties as assigned/necessary which are related, or logical in assignment to the position.
See Above.
• Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions; ability to clearly communicate information both verbally and in writing.
• Knowledge of correctional facility operations; skill in the use and operation of handguns, and other hand held weapons.
• Knowledge of adult inmate care, custody and control principles, practices, procedures and systems; knowledge of law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment.
• Knowledge of pertinent federal, state and local rules, regulations, ordinances, and other regulatory standards applicable to the work.
• Skill in reading, analyzing and interpreting professional periodicals and journals, technical procedures, and legal documentation.
• Knowledge of the signs and symptoms of substance abuse.
• Capable to work under stressful conditions; ability to analytically observe, and objectively and clearly report routine and non-routine, emergency and non-emergency activities; skill in safe First Aid methods, procedures and practices.
• Skill in the principles and techniques of customer relations skills; ability to deal diplomatically with irate, violent or frantic individuals; ability to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations.
• Ability to work independently in an office and correctional environment; ability to prioritize work, organize and make sound judgments in inmate supervision; skill in analyzing and developing effective solutions; ability to investigate complaints.
• Must be able to perform intermittent physically demanding work; must be able to sit, stand, walk or climb stairs for extended periods of time.
• Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships and communications with inmates, social service agencies, co-workers, department management, security and classification staff, members of the judiciary, and the general public.
• Ability to operate basic office and communications equipment, e.g., radio. computer terminals, printers, copy machines, telephone systems, facsimile machines.

Physical Demand Requirements:
• Physical Demand: Very Heavy
• 100 pounds maximum lifting
• Frequent (up to 2/3 of work time) lifting, carrying up to 50 pounds
• If mostly sitting is involved will require push/pull on arm and leg controls.
• Expressing or exchanging ideas by spoken word or perceiving sound by ear
• Good eye sight for production or safety of self and others.
• Walk, run, stoop, bend and climb stairs.
• Must be able to walk, sit, stand, or climb stairs for extended periods of time.
• Capable of working under stressful conditions
Kissimmee FL USA


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