Correctional Officer I

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  • Post Date: October 19, 2022
Job Description

Job profile – Correctional officer :

Correctional officers (COs) maintain the safety and security of federal penitentiaries. They:

·        supervise and interact with offenders

·        regularly watch for signs that the safety of others or security of the institution might be at risk

·        take appropriate security measures when necessary

Institutions operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. COs work in shifts, including some weekends and statutory holidays. They occasionally need to work overtime.


As a correctional officer, you will:

·        conduct routine patrols and inmate count

·        supervise inmate movement and escort inmates both inside and outside the institution

·        search cells, offenders, visitors, vehicles, living units, and surrounding areas

·        conduct security checks and perform other duties as necessary

·        verify safety equipment

·        draft daily logs

·        submit reports

·        brief visitors, volunteers, and other criminal justice professionals who enter the institution

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