Correctional Officers provide supervision of inmates to provide a safe and secure environment.
| Key Responsibilities:
The following duties are most critical for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
- Conducts required physical checks of inmates and cell areas, watching for safety and security threats while verifying inmate location. Takes action required to maintain safety and security.
- Monitors inmate living areas via camera to ensure cleanliness, safety and security. Conducts cleanliness and security inspections and searches. Monitors recreational, educational and program activities.
- Distributes meals, canteen, mail, uniforms, bedding, and other supplies to inmates. Escorts inmates to and from visits, programs, etc.
- Maintains accurate and complete records of inmate counts, status changes, activities, events, etc. Writes cogent, readable, thorough reports when notable incidents occur.
- Restrains hostile and non-compliant inmates as necessary. Uses minimal amount of force to gain compliance as trained when necessary.
- Responds to emergency situations according to department policies and procedures.
- Take custody of, book and release inmates according to department policy. Obtain and record appropriate information. Release and receive Huber inmates. Monitor inmates via GPS tracking device.
- Control access to and from jail. Greet, check ID, document visitors.
- Conducts active law enforcement measures within the jail setting.
- Ability to protect others, with little to no notice, during crisis and/or emergency situations.
- Ability to react in a calm, collected and professional manner during emergency situations.
- Ability to accept the dangers, stresses, regiment, discipline, and time demands associated with the position.
| Education/Certifications/Experience Requirements:
- High school graduate, HSED or GED.
- Ability to meet requirements and become Wisconsin Corrections Certified within first year of employment.
- Hire requirements include successful completion of physical agility test; psychological test, post-offer physical evaluation and/or other tests to aid in determining fitness for employment.
| Required or Preferred Skills:
- Maintain composure and exercise good judgment, especially in emergency situations.
- Knowledge of, and ability to use, computer software and applications used by department.
- Operate general office equipment such as copy and fax machines.
- Ability to meet department standards of physical condition.
- Effectively communicate in English.
- Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide and figure simple mathematical calculations.
- Maintain regular and predictable attendance. Work overtime / extra hours as necessary.
- Ability to handle frequent exposure to high degrees of danger.
- Ability to run, walk, stoop, climb, bend, stretch, push, pull, and lift up to 50 pounds; understanding and utilizing proper body mechanics.
- Maintain a high degree of physical conditioning.
Essential Physical Demands
- Lift/carry 50 lbs. occasionally and 25 lbs. frequently (may need to restrain combative inmates, lift cases of toilet paper, inmate property bags, etc.)
- Push/pull up to 51.2 lbs. of force (laundry carts up to 51.2 lb. of force, wheelchair with 250 lbs., cell doors 1.4 lbs. to 22.4 lbs. of force).
- Climbing stairs (15 stairs per flight up to 48 flights per shift).
- Reaching: high/low.
- Twisting/pressure with wrists or hands.
- Both hands required.
- Both legs required.
- Ability to communicate verbally.
- Ability to hear.
- Visual requirements to perform correction officer work.
- Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment as required, including but not limited to tight-fitting respirators and gas masks.
OUTAGAMIE COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, THE COUNTY WILL PROVIDE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS TO QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES AND ENCOURAGES BOTH PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES AND INCUMBENTS TO DISCUSS POTENTIAL ACCOMMODATIONS WITH THE EMPLOYER