Correctional Officer

  • Full Time
  • Newport

ADC Grimes Unit

Supervises the security and conduct of inmates/residents in cells, during group meetings, meals, bathing, at recreation, during visitations, while working and other assignments. Maintains perimeter security from tower by watching for escapees and/or disturbances. Maintains security at front gate by logging in visitors to unit. Performs security checks of buildings and grounds, including shakedowns and strip searches of inmates/residents. Maintains a log for work release, status, and movement of inmates/residents. Writes incident reports and takes disciplinary action on rule violations of inmates/residents. Escorts inmates/residents to visitation, court, and work assignments. Attends shift briefing to discuss incidents, problems, and security issues. May operate communications equipment by receiving/transmitting messages, logging incoming/outgoing calls, and contacting requested parties.
Frequent shift work, exposure to danger, and emergency on-call duty may be required.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of department policies and procedures. Knowledge of the characteristics of and response to human behavior. Ability to monitor inmate/resident activities and write reports. Ability to perform security inspections of buildings and grounds. Ability to conduct investigations. Ability to exercise self-defense tactics.
Minimum Education and/or Experience:
The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma.

Fax all information to 870-850-8550

To apply for this job email your details to assistant@newportaredc.org