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State of Massachusetts Correctional Officer in Edgartown, Massachusetts

* COMPLETE SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE AN UPLOADED COPY OF: * *SIGNED RELEASE OF INFORMATION FORM (SEE ATTACHMENT) * COMPLETED PRE-EMPLOYMENT QUESTIONNAIRE (SEE ATTACHMENT) * BIRTH CERTIFICATE * PHOTOGRAPH OF YOURSELF * YOUR DRIVERS LICENSE AND YOUR MILITARY DD-214 (IF APPLICABLE). JOB DESCRIPTION Title:Correctional Officer Department:Jail & House of Correction Reports to:Sergeant Classification:JG 8 Date of Job Description Revision:April 30, 2021 _GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES_ Correctional Officer shall maintain the care, custody, and control of inmates at the Dukes County Jail and House of Correction; and all other related work as required. SUPERVISION Officers work under the supervision of an employee of a higher grade, a senior officer, or a sergeant who reviews performance of work for compliance with proper rules and regulations. Performs responsible functions, with decisions based on clearly prescribed standard practice but may involve choice of action within limits defined by established policy and procedure. Officers supervise inmates and inmate details on a daily basis. JOB ENVIRONMENT Work is generally performed under typical correctional facility conditions, with exposure to all types of serious conditions affecting personal safety; work environment is very unpleasant with exposure to noise and health hazards from communicable diseases, including, but not limited to, HIV, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and Tuberculosis. Operates automobiles, light trucks, computer equipment, urine and breath specimen testing equipment, inmate restraining equipment, firearms, radios, and standard office equipment. Required to wear appropriate uniform and equipment; works various shifts, including days, evenings, midnights, weekends, and holidays. Makes contact with other employees, inmates, and the general public communicating detailed information often of a sensitive and confidential nature, requiring the use of considerable tact to avoid friction and obtain cooperation. Errors could cause confusion and delay, and on occasion could be costly to correct or could jeopardize personal safety, safety of fellow officers, safety of the general public, or inmate safety and may have legal repercussions. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.) Officers maintain care, custody, and control of all inmates at the jail and house of correction through scheduled and unscheduled checks and by conducting inmate counts. Officers implement departmental policy and procedure, ensuring inmate compliance with rules and regulations; assists in the promotion of inmate rehabilitation. Officers make contributions to the sheriff’s office plans and objectives by supervising inmates, maintaining security, cleanliness, and maintenance of the facility and its equipment during assigned shifts. Officers are responsible for all log entries, computer data entries, paperwork, and reports regarding inmate admissions, releases, or incidents. Officers perform miscellaneous clerical duties such as computer data entry of information such as: inmate counts, incident reports, transportation, key use and location, incoming and outgoing telephone calls, inmate meals, and booking information. Officers patrol assigned areas and perform general security duties to prevent suicides, escapes, disorders or fires. Identifies inmates who may have behavioral, medical or other problems so that appropriate security or safety precautions may be taken or referrals made to other agencies where indicated. Officers report in writing to his/her immediate supervisor all matters of misconduct or violation of the rules and regulations on the part of any inmate. Officers implements all orders received from supervisors; thoroughly explains to inmates under his/her direction the content of new rules and regulations that affect their conduct or responsibilities. Officers supervise the occupational activities of inmates including, but not limited to, work details, kitchen details, yard details, road crew, and community service details. Officers may be assigned to admitting inmates to the correctional facility, obtaining fingerprints, photographs and other necessary data regarding incoming inmates; may be responsible for administering breath tests to all alcohol related arrests; may conduct a state-wide and nation-wide computer checks for warrants, attempted suicides, alerts, criminal history, and other related background information of inmates; and may be responsible for notifying Bail Commissioner of nature of offenses; may be responsible for processing inmates for release. Officers accompany inmates during transportation to outside institutions, hospitals, and courts while maintaining protection, custody and control. Officers may be responsible for the distribution of medications as ordered by physicians; may be responsible for maintaining exact count of all said medications. Searches inmates and visitors of the same sex for weapons or contraband as required by and according to department regulation or law. Reviews daily log before beginning his/her tour of duty and familiarizes him/herself with all important matters that have occurred since his/her last review of the log. Responds to emergencies, incidents, or dispatches as required; takes command of the situation until relieved by an officer of superior rank. Officers may serve as a furlough board member, an inmate disciplinary board member, or classification board member; or as a member of a hiring committee. Carries and uses firearms when authorized in a safe and lawful manner. Performs any and all other related duties as required or as situation dictates. (This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.) RECOMMENDED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience: High School diploma or equivalent is required; Associate’s degree in criminal justice or two years experience in any criminal justice field is desirable; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. _Special Requirements:_ A validMassachusettsmotor vehicle operator’s license is required. A validMassachusettspermit to carry a firearm is required. Successfully pass a job-related medical and/or psychological examination. Certification in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation is required within the first year of employment. Graduation from aCorrectionalOfficerTrainingAcademywithin the first year of employment is required. Applicant must be at least 19 years of age and have no felony convictions. Knowledge, Ability and Skill: /Knowledge./Applicant must possess general knowledge of the principles and practices of correctional facility administration and approved correctional methods and procedures. Applicant must possess working knowledge of the criminal justice system, and the laws pertaining to the rights of inmates. Applicant must possess working knowledge of departmental policies and procedures. Must be familiar with Massachusetts General Laws, CORI laws, and parole functions. /Ability./Must possess ability to deal appropriately and effectively with inmates, and to respond accordingly in the event of an emergency. Must possess ability to interact in a positive and effective manner with personnel at all levels of authority. Must possess ability to communicate clearly and concisely, in writing, and orally. Applicant must possess the ability to maintain accurate and detailed records. Must possess the ability to analyze and interpret laws, rules, regulations, standards, and procedures, and apply them to specific situations. /Skill./Applicant must possess leadership skills. Applicant must possess the ability to implement policies and procedures. Must possess skill in the use of personal computers, particularly word processing applications. Applicant must possess public relation skills. Physical Requirements: Work involves moderate to strenuous physical effort. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, and drive for extended periods of time. Physical agility is required to access all types of areas. Position requires the ability to operate a keyboard, a motor vehicle, and a handgun. Excellent eyesight with regard to close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception is required. Emergencies require the ability to use hands and fingers to operate a handgun and safely and effectively apply physical force. May be required to push, pull, climb, stoop, kneel, crawl, and reach with hands and arms. Job: Public Safety* *Organization: Sheriff's Dept Dukes *Title: *Correctional Officer Location: Massachusetts-Edgartown - 149 Main Street Requisition ID: 2100044R