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Job Category: Corrections Officer (entry level)
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Job Title: Correctional Officer
Hiring Organization: Kentucky Department of Corrections
Salary Range: $2200/month
Closing Date: 2017-12-31
Job Location: Kentucky
Description: Stands watch in corridors of buildings, towers and other security posts. Takes required action during emergencies to prevent escapes and suppress disorders. Oversees inmates/patients inside and outside of the institution. Takes periodic counts of inmates/patients. Searches inmate's/patient's person, mail and quarters for contraband. Oversees work or recreational activities. Oversees inmates/patients during bathing and meals. Counsels with inmates/patients on minor adjustment problems and refers serious problems to proper staff specialists. Supervises inmates/patients in general housekeeping duties and checks quarters for health and safety hazards. Issues and keeps records of inmate/patient clothing and supplies. Makes written reports on violations of institutional rules. Oversees inmates in preparing and serving food. Oversees visits with inmates/patients and may search visitors for contraband. Takes proper care of use of weapons. Transports inmates/patients to and from other institutions, courts, medical facilities, funerals and other areas as required. Administers emergency first aid to patients, residents, visitors and employees when necessary. Travels in state or out of state to return escapees.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS AND UNIQUE PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Special Instructions: EDUCATION: High school graduate.
EXPERIENCE: NONE
SUBSTITUTION CLAUSE:
EDUCATION: NONE
EXPERIENCE: NONE
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (AGE, LICENSURE, REGULATION, ETC.)
Must be twenty-one years of age.

"Upon appointment, employees in this class may be required to maintain a valid driver's license and required to drive a licensed vehicle. This status may be necessary for the length of time in this class. If this is necessary it will be listed in the specific position description for that position. Applicants and employees in this job title may be required to submit to a drug screening test and background check. Applicants and employees in positions which perform job duties that may require contact with offenders in the custody or supervision of the Department of Corrections or with youth in the care, custody, or supervision of the Department of Juvenile Justice must meet qualifications pursuant to the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act, 28 C.F.R.115.17 and 115.317."

APPLY ONLINE AT HTTP://CAREERS.KY.GOV
Additional Online Information: http://careers.ky.gov
Contact Information: Teresa Harris
HR Manager
PO Box 2400
Frankfort, Kentucky United States
502-564-4636
502-564-3571
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