Job Opportunity: Correctional Officer
General Statement of Duties and Responsibilities
As public servants, Jail and Correction Officers employed by Suffolk County must conduct themselves in an exemplary manner both on and off duty. They must know and scrupulously observe the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department’s standards of employee conduct.
Jail and Correction Officers maintain care, custody, and control of inmates in accordance with departmental policies and procedures. To provide such care, custody and control, Jail and Correction Officers must tour assigned areas (which requires them to climb approximately fifteen stairs); observe inmate activity in person and on closed circuit monitors, identify inmates who have behavioral, medical, or other problems so that appropriate safety and security measures may be taken; and perform general security duties to prevent escape, disorder, rule infractions and harm to inmates, visitors, and staff. The general security duties performed by Jail and Correction Officers require them to search inmates, visitors, cells, and other areas for weapons and contraband; monitor and regulate inmate and staff movement; maintain and record inmate counts, cell assignments, and other pertinent information; escort inmates within and outside the institution; use and maintain keys and other equipment; and supervise inmate work details.
Jail and Correction Officers are supervised and directed by superior officers and must be able to understand and carry out moderately complex oral and written instructions. They are required to prepare accurate written reports and communicate orally and in writing with their superior officers, inmates, and staff. Jail and Correction Officers must respond to emergency situations, including incidents involving inmate violence. To respond to such situations, they must be able to employ emergency equipment, restraints, weapons (including firearms), and force when necessary. They must also lift equipment, perform assisted lifting of inmates, exercise sound judgment, and work under pressure in stressful situations.
All Jail and Correction Officers must participate in training and be available to assume special temporary, and/or provisional assignments and duties. Such assignment and duties include without limitation: transportation; maintenance; front entrance; public affairs; communications; storeroom-canteen; and infirmary.
Jail/Correction Officer Qualification Requirements
To be considered for employment by Suffolk County as a member of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, applicants must satisfy all of the following requirements:
In addition, all newly hired officers must:
Failure to comply with any of the requirements listed above constitutes just cause for discharge.
Jail and Correction Officers work under the general supervision of a lieutenant or sergeant who reviews their work for compliance with regulations.
Essential Functions of Position
Additional Functions of Position
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