Correctional Officer Current Openings!
Guards inmates in the County jail assuming responsibility for all needs of prisoners during deten-
tion. Accepts custody of inmates from arresting officers; may prepare arrest records identifying prisoners and charge assigned; receives and processes incoming prisoners; takes fingerprints and photographs of inmates; locks prisoner in cell after searching for weapons, valuables, or drugs; maintains control of hostile, combative and intoxicated inmates.
Conducts searches of inmates’ housing areas; visually monitors inmates’ movement and activities; delivers and picks up meal trays and other items to inmates; may distribute commissary items purchased by inmates; monitors visits and telephone calls; may provide first aid or other simple medical attention; pre-pares inmates for transportation and accompanies inmates to court or areas of jail facility. Re-sponds to emergency situations throughout the jail facility and prepares required documentation and reports; provides medical assistance or refers inmates to medical staff as necessary; re-strains inmates as necessary; responds to inmates’ requests and complaints.
Controls all activities and movement of jail inmates with regard to the health, welfare and security
of each prisoner. This position works with and around inmates. Employees must use sensory perceptions of seeing, hearing, and smelling in order to be alert and aware of their surroundings at all time. Employees must be able to detect and discern emergency and/or threatening situa-tions in the jail facility.
Results from POST Entrance Exam required with application. Must be able to become certified
as a Correctional Officer through the Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training Academy
(POST) within twelve months of hire date; maintain certification and complete required annual
training. Must pass the Davis County background investigation. Must be at least 21 years old at the time of certification for Correctional Officer. Must be a citizen of the United States (State stat-ute requirement). Must pass the physical fitness standard prior to employment and for POST certification. Must pass the physical fitness test annually. Must possess a valid driver license.
Some knowledge of jail procedures and laws applying to incarceration, booking procedures, and
jail security practices/procedures. Skill in: weaponless self-defense and restraining techniques;
the use of restraining devices. This position may require the driving of a motor vehicle. Ability to:
work rotating shifts, weekend, and holidays; complete all booking procedures; observe multiple
activities and respond quickly to inappropriate inmate conduct; identify dangers involved with
nandling inmates; understand and enforce jail policies, procedures and practices; restrain unruly
inmates; adjust, cope, and respond quickly in emergency situations; exercise sound judgement;
interact effectively with multiple inmates from divergent backgrounds; prepare clear and concise
reports; perform data entry on computers; communicate effectively (orally and in writing); follow written and oral instructions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, and the general public.
About this company
Location/Region: Farmington, UT (84025)