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Correctional Security Officer IV

Company: State of Oklahoma
Location: Pittsburg
Posted on: September 17, 2023

Job Description:

Job Posting TitleCorrectional Security Officer IVAgency131 DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONSSupervisory OrganizationDOC OSPJob Posting End Date (Continuous if Blank)September 21, 2023Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the posting end date above.Estimated Appointment End Date (Continuous if Blank)Full/Part-TimeFull timeJob TypeRegularCompensation$49,358.40Job DescriptionBasic PurposePositions in this job family are assigned responsibilities related to maintaining the security, control and custody of inmates in a state adult correctional facility.Typical Functions* Provides security and supervision to inmates in a variety of situations and activities; maintain security of an assigned area or post.* Provides security and supervision over inmate work crews; escorts inmates to work sites; inventories and controls all equipment, weapons, tools and keys.* Patrols yards, grounds, cell houses, corridors, dormitories and work areas on an assigned shift; observes activities and movements of inmates; manages inmate conduct, work and discipline.* Maintains order and discipline in programs and during meals and recreation periods; inspects living areas, facilities and work locations for unauthorized objects or materials; makes reports on incidents.* Operates manually or electronically controlled security equipment maintaining controlled movement of inmates, staff and the public.* Conducts inmate counts; performs searches of inmates and living quarters for contraband; enforces institutional rules and regulations. Prepares written documentation and reports concerning inmate behavior, status and movement.* Participates on escape and apprehension teams; responds to riots and fires.Level DescriptorThis is the leadership level where employees are assigned responsibilities as a correctional security sergeant to include such duties as serving as a team leader or a lead worker and may also be responsible for providing training, assigning work and other related duties. Employees assigned to this level that are working within an institution may be charged with independently performing a specialized function requiring a high degree of judgment and skill such as an inmate public work crew officer, gun gang officer, K-9 unit officer, transportation officer, restricted housing unit officer, key and tool officer, control room officer, visiting room officer, gate officer, activities officer, hospital security posts or armory officer.Education and ExperienceEducation and Experience requirements at this level consist of the statutory requirements contained in Title 57 O.S., Section 510.A.2: "a. The minimum age for service shall be twenty (20) years of age. The Director shall have the authority to establish the maximum age for correctional officers entering service and b. possession of thirty (30) semester hours from an accredited college or university; or possession of a high school diploma acquired from an accredited high school or GED equivalent testing program and graduation from a training course conducted by or approved by the Department and certified by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training either prior to employment or during the first six (6) months of employment...." plus twenty-four months of experience in correctional or security work for a governmental agency or private corrections agency.NOTE: Successful completion of the GED test is based upon standards established by the Oklahoma Department of Education.Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and CompetenciesKnowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of the fundamentals of English usage; of basic math; of reporting writing; of the use and care of firearms; of proper restraint methods and techniques; of self-defense methods; of the methods and objectives of discipline required for inmates under restraint; and of the psychology of inmate behavior. Ability is required to evaluate situations and adopt effective courses of action; to exercise alertness and be able to act quickly and effectively in an emergency situation; to follow oral and written instructions; to gather and organize facts and complete clear, concise reports; to communicate effectively; to establish and maintain effective working relationships; to maintain proficiency with firearms; and to assess and manage conflicts within the inmate population.Special RequirementsPer 57 OS 510 applicants/employees in this job family shall be subject to the following additional requirements:c. satisfactory completion of minimum testing or professional evaluation through the Merit System of Personnel Administration to determine the fitness of the individual to serve in the position. Written evaluations shall be submitted to the Department of Corrections;and d. satisfactory completion of physical in keeping with the conditions of the job description on an annual basis and along the guidelines as established by the Department of Corrections;Applicants must possess a valid driver's license at the time of appointment in order to perform necessary travel.Applicants will be subject to drug testing.Applicants must be willing and able to work any assigned shift or day of the week, and additional shifts as required.NOTE: Employees in this job classification may be designated as peace officers by the Director and required to meet the training and screening requirements conducted by the Department and certified by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training. (57 O.S. 510) Training will include physical conditioning, self-defense tactics, and receipt of an application of oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray.No person who has received a verdict of guilty or pled guilty or nolo contendere to any offense required to register pursuant to the Sex Offenders Registration Act is eligible for employment as a peace officer. (57 O.S. 589.C)No person who has been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude who has not received a full pardon from the proper agency is eligible for employment as a peace officer. (70 O.S. 3311)No person who has been convicted of a nonviolent felony and who has not received a full pardon from the proper authority, or who has been convicted of any other felony offense, is eligible for employment in this job classification. (21 O.S. 1283.B)No person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, who has not been pardoned for, or had the conviction expunged or set aside, or is subject to a court order that restrains the person from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner or the partners' child or engaging in other conduct that would place an intimate partner or the partners' child in reasonable fear of bodily injury and includes a finding that the person is a credible threat; or who has been dishonorably discharged from any branch of the armed services is eligible for employment in this job classification. (18 U.S.C. 922)The Department of Corrections has determined that some positions in this job family are safety sensitive as defined by?63 O.S. 427.8.Additional Job DescriptionOklahoma State PenitentiaryEqual Opportunity EmploymentThe State of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.Current State of Oklahoma employees must apply for open positions through their Workday account. Go to Careers app on WD home screen> Click on 'Find Jobs-Internal State of Oklahoma'.

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