Kennebec County Corrections Officer (CO) in Augusta, Maine

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: TITLE: Corrections OfficerDEPARTMENT: Sheriff's Office - Corrections DivisionFLSA:___Exempt__X_ Non-ExemptREVISED AND APPROVED DATE: February 24, 2014APPROVED BY: Lester K. Mason, SheriffJOB NUMBER: KSCOR-15JOB PURPOSE: Ensures a high quality correctional facility by providing for the care, custody, and control of inmates. Supervise inmates in their living areas and ensure that inmates maintain the cleanliness according to established rules and regulations.GENERAL EXPECTATIONS:A)Be committed to the mission of the county.B)Work as a member of a team in the performance of duties.C)Be punctual for scheduled work and use time appropriately.D)Work in harmonious relationships with all county employees and community.E)Perform duties in a conscientious, cooperative manner.F)Perform required amount of work in a timely fashion with a minimum of errors.G)Be neat and maintain a professional appearance.H)Possess a valid Driver's license.I)To understand and work within Kennebec County Government Policies and Procedures.J)To work collaboratively as a member of a team with various groups of employees depending on the issue addressed.K)To accept shared responsibility with other employees to successfully accomplish common goals.L)To assure quality in work performed in order to facilitate the delivery of quality services.M)Implement all measures prescribed in policies and procedures to ensure a high level of safety and security for inmates, vendors, and employees, while ensuring humane living conditions for inmates.N)Set a positive example of professionalism and decorum for other employees and inmates. O)Maintain confidence and protect county by keeping information concerning inmates and county operations confidential.KEY EXPECTED RESULTS:1.Ensures a safe and secure facility by managing the security, in and out processing, transportation, care, and behavior of the facility inmates. 2.Ensures quality inmate activities by preparing, executing, and managing lock downs, head counts, recreation, visits, interviews, medical passes and treatment, dining, education, substance abuse counseling and religious services.3.Ensures inmates court appearance by organizing, preparing, executing, and managing transport, maintaining the safety and security of inmates and the public throughout the entire process.4.Meets all corrections facility standards by supervising the cleaning and disinfecting of inmate living area and provides necessary linen and supplies.5.Takes emergency action when necessary by summoning the Integrated Health Care Provider or other services as necessary. 6.In emergency situations such as fire or bomb threat ensures inmate safety by organizing, preparing, executing, and managing the evacuation of sections or the entire facility.7.Ensures inmates follow required behavior standards by supervising recreation, visiting, dining, religious groups, education, and substance abuse groups and other programs offered.8.Ensures immediate handling of problems by intervening in inmate activity when necessary.9.Meets all legal requirements by maintaining accurate logs on all significant activity within the facility. Prepare and deliver written documents.10.Ensures inmates abide by facility rules by performing searches of inmates, cells, and the entire facility to prevent contraband from entering the facility.11.Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational training workshops; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.12.Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.13.Supports the county's safety and health policies by attending required safety training programs; reporting all accidents, and suspected safety hazards to supervisor.14.Fulfills j ob function by participating as an active member in training, participating on county task forces and performing other responsibilities as assigned. Performing other duties as may be required by the supervisor or by directives of higher authority within the chain of command.15.Completes any other appropriate duties assigned by the Sheriff or designee.16.Works in harmonious relationships with administration, all county employees, and the community. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by the incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to bend, lift, push, pull, use hands to finger a standard computer keyboard, use a computer, telephone, steno phone, radio, and protective devices.The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Required to operate a motor vehicle.If authorized to use chemical a