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Corrections Officer

  • ... Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 51500 per year
  • Posted on: Feb 01, 2024       Expires on: Mar 17, 2024

Corrections Officer   

JOB TITLE:

Corrections Officer

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Chattanooga Tennessee United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

NOW OFFERING A $1,500 SIGN ON BONUS.

APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS TO BE CONSIDERED.
THANK YOU FOR SHOWING INTEREST ON INDEED.
YOU MUST GO TO OUR WEBSITE AT www.
@hcsheriff.
gov TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, YOU SHOULD CONTACT HCSO HUMAN RESOURCES AT 423-209-7657 or 423-209-7014.

To apply you MUST
- provide a complete and thorough employment history, from leaving high school to the present date (both full and part time)
- attach to the application a copy of your high school diploma or transcript, drivers license and social security card.
If you have military experience, a copy of your DD214.

If an applicant, who is 21 years of age or older, decides to take and pass the test, he/she will be considered for a Corrections Officer position.
If not, then the applicant will be considered for a Corrections Service Officer, along with any applicant who has not reached their 21st birthday.
HCSO HR and Corrections Training staff have tentatively scheduled the physical agility test, written test, interviews and tour of the jail on Wednesdays at 4:00 p.
m.
and Saturdays at 9:00 a.
m.
, at the Hamilton County Jail in the Corrections Training Room on Floor 1B located at 601 Walnut Street, Chattanooga TN.
The agility test will consist of sit-ups, push-ups and a combination climbing stairs and a dummy drag.
With the sit-ups and push-ups, you will have a minute each to complete as many as you can.
Which also means if you cannot do sit-ups, you can excel in another area (push-ups or stairs/dummy drag) to make up the points.
The dummy weighs approximately 180 pounds.
You will be given instructions on the stairs/dummy drag on the date of the testing and that phase is based on the amount of time to complete.

Corrections training staff will coordinate with the applicant and HCSO HR to schedule a date.
The process usually takes 2-3 hours depending on the number of applicants attending.

The employment start date will depend on the length of time to complete the HR pre-employment process to include the optional agility test, written test, interview, tour of the jail facility, polygraph, investigative background, psychological and medical physical.

DEFINITION: Under direct supervision, provides a safe and healthy environment for inmates and visitors to the Hamilton County Jail and Detention Center including family members, parole board members, probation officers, and other members of the criminal justice system; and performs related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics.
This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this classification.
)

TASKS: Tasks performed by Corrections Officers in the Hamilton County Jail and Detention Center vary by assignment and may be placed in any one of the many responsibilities and assignments based on department needs.
However, each Corrections Officer is expected to meet a minimum standard of providing a stable, coherent, and predictable facility where inmates and visitors are relatively safe, conditions are humane and opportunities for meaningful work and/or programs are available.

Executes emergency and contingency plans; takes responsibility for safety, security and sanitation in the assigned area

This class description provides the basic requirements of the job of a Corrections Officer.
An officer's responsibilities and assignment could be in Booking, Central Control, Commissary, Court Holding, Floors, Food Services, Maintenance, Medical, Property, Records, Recreation, Security, Sentence Management, Training, Transportation, Visitation, and Laundry as well as any other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Applicant must be at least twenty-one (21) years old (must be 21 in Tennessee to carry a weapon), be a citizen of the United States, be a high school graduate or possess its equivalency, which shall include a general educational development (GED), not have been convicted of, or pled guilty to, or entered into a nolo contendere to any felony charge or to any violation of any federal or state law or municipal ordinance relating to force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor or controlled substances; not have been released or discharged under any other than honorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States; have the persons fingerprints on file with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation; have passed a physical examination by a licensed physician; have a good moral character as determined by a thorough investigation conducted by the Sheriffs Office; and be free from an disorder as described in the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders of the American Psychiatric Association that would, in the professional judgment of the examiner, impair the subject's ability to perform any essential function of the job or would cause the subject to pose a direct threat to public safety.
An applicant must be certified as meeting these criteria by a Tennessee licensed health care provider qualified in the psychiatric or psychological fields.
.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Knowledge of ACA Standards for Adult Local Detention Facilities.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local statutes, ordinances, laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of corrections management.
  • Knowledge of the Hamilton County Jail and Detention Center procedures.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of the criminal justice system.
  • Knowledge of radio communications.
  • Skill in interacting with public, law enforcement and the courts.
  • Skill in acute observation and awareness of activities in a jail setting.
  • Skill in executing and maintaining effective relationships with inmates.
  • Skill in maintaining one's personal and professional standards.
  • Skill in operating jail equipment in an emergency situation.
  • Skill in oral and written communications.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work involves intense concentration on activities going on around one's location on a constant basis throughout the entire 12-hour shift.
Employees and inmates are both subject to harm and danger with the possibility of airborne/blood borne pathogens.
The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office promotes a drug/alcohol-free work environment through the use of pre-employment and random drug testing.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $51,500.
00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 12 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Night shift
  • Weekends as needed

Work Location: In person

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 01, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

51500 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707132899-899e4f7eee9c1dbf4301d2e82fa0ba12

LOCATION:

Tennessee United States

CITY:

Chattanooga

Job Origin:

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NOW OFFERING A $1,500 SIGN ON BONUS.

APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS TO BE CONSIDERED. THANK YOU FOR SHOWING INTEREST ON INDEED. YOU MUST GO TO OUR WEBSITE AT www.@hcsheriff.gov TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, YOU SHOULD CONTACT HCSO HUMAN RESOURCES AT 423-209-7657 or 423-209-7014.

To apply you MUST
- provide a complete and thorough employment history, from leaving high school to the present date (both full and part time)
- attach to the application a copy of your high school diploma or transcript, drivers license and social security card. If you have military experience, a copy of your DD214.

If an applicant, who is 21 years of age or older, decides to take and pass the test, he/she will be considered for a Corrections Officer position. If not, then the applicant will be considered for a Corrections Service Officer, along with any applicant who has not reached their 21st birthday. HCSO HR and Corrections Training staff have tentatively scheduled the physical agility test, written test, interviews and tour of the jail on Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:00 a.m., at the Hamilton County Jail in the Corrections Training Room on Floor 1B located at 601 Walnut Street, Chattanooga TN. The agility test will consist of sit-ups, push-ups and a combination climbing stairs and a dummy drag. With the sit-ups and push-ups, you will have a minute each to complete as many as you can. Which also means if you cannot do sit-ups, you can excel in another area (push-ups or stairs/dummy drag) to make up the points. The dummy weighs approximately 180 pounds. You will be given instructions on the stairs/dummy drag on the date of the testing and that phase is based on the amount of time to complete.

Corrections training staff will coordinate with the applicant and HCSO HR to schedule a date. The process usually takes 2-3 hours depending on the number of applicants attending.

The employment start date will depend on the length of time to complete the HR pre-employment process to include the optional agility test, written test, interview, tour of the jail facility, polygraph, investigative background, psychological and medical physical.

DEFINITION: Under direct supervision, provides a safe and healthy environment for inmates and visitors to the Hamilton County Jail and Detention Center including family members, parole board members, probation officers, and other members of the criminal justice system; and performs related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this classification.)

TASKS: Tasks performed by Corrections Officers in the Hamilton County Jail and Detention Center vary by assignment and may be placed in any one of the many responsibilities and assignments based on department needs. However, each Corrections Officer is expected to meet a minimum standard of providing a stable, coherent, and predictable facility where inmates and visitors are relatively safe, conditions are humane and opportunities for meaningful work and/or programs are available.

Executes emergency and contingency plans; takes responsibility for safety, security and sanitation in the assigned area

This class description provides the basic requirements of the job of a Corrections Officer. An officer's responsibilities and assignment could be in Booking, Central Control, Commissary, Court Holding, Floors, Food Services, Maintenance, Medical, Property, Records, Recreation, Security, Sentence Management, Training, Transportation, Visitation, and Laundry as well as any other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Applicant must be at least twenty-one (21) years old (must be 21 in Tennessee to carry a weapon), be a citizen of the United States, be a high school graduate or possess its equivalency, which shall include a general educational development (GED), not have been convicted of, or pled guilty to, or entered into a nolo contendere to any felony charge or to any violation of any federal or state law or municipal ordinance relating to force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor or controlled substances; not have been released or discharged under any other than honorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States; have the persons fingerprints on file with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation; have passed a physical examination by a licensed physician; have a good moral character as determined by a thorough investigation conducted by the Sheriffs Office; and be free from an disorder as described in the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders of the American Psychiatric Association that would, in the professional judgment of the examiner, impair the subject's ability to perform any essential function of the job or would cause the subject to pose a direct threat to public safety. An applicant must be certified as meeting these criteria by a Tennessee licensed health care provider qualified in the psychiatric or psychological fields..

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Knowledge of ACA Standards for Adult Local Detention Facilities.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local statutes, ordinances, laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of corrections management.
  • Knowledge of the Hamilton County Jail and Detention Center procedures.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of the criminal justice system.
  • Knowledge of radio communications.
  • Skill in interacting with public, law enforcement and the courts.
  • Skill in acute observation and awareness of activities in a jail setting.
  • Skill in executing and maintaining effective relationships with inmates.
  • Skill in maintaining one's personal and professional standards.
  • Skill in operating jail equipment in an emergency situation.
  • Skill in oral and written communications.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work involves intense concentration on activities going on around one's location on a constant basis throughout the entire 12-hour shift. Employees and inmates are both subject to harm and danger with the possibility of airborne/blood borne pathogens. The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office promotes a drug/alcohol-free work environment through the use of pre-employment and random drug testing.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $51,500.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 12 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Night shift
  • Weekends as needed

Work Location: In person

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