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Correctional Officers are responsible for maintaining order in a detention facility. Responsibilities listed on sample resumes for Correctional Officers include supervising inmates with emotional disorders in an effective, firm and fair manner; initiating and participating in the searching of inmates and their housing units and work areas; and successfully completing specialized training courses in self-defense, medical emergencies, and safety management. Employers look for a high school diploma as a minimum educational requirement on applicants' resumes, though some state and local prison systems require college credits as well.

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Correctional Officer

Supervise inmates in housing units and those segregated for administrative or punitive measures.

  • Make periodic patrols of quarters and work areas and initiate counts of inmates at regular and irregular intervals.
  • Maintain control and discipline including use of physical restraint and restraining devices; prevent the introduction of contraband into the institution.
  • Check inmate mail for possible contraband; maintain a periodic patrol either inside or outside the institution to ensure the security and integrity of the institution. Monitor, supervise and screen inmate visitor traffic.
  • Effective with Microsoft Word
  • Grasp information and hands on work easily
  • Environment friendly which makes the workplace easy to accommodate.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
12

Correctional Officer

Supervise federal offenders in a correctional environment, handle diverse populations.

  • Ensure policies and procedures are followed according to Federal Acquisition Regulations, Program Statements, and Post Orders.
  • Lead correctional compound officer; transportation officer, reception, and unit dorm officer.
  • Manage and monitor offender daily activities for institution operations and ensure public safety.
  • Oversee the safe transport of detainees in the community and to other correctional facilities.
  • Resolve conflicts in a tactful professional manner, communicate effectively to diffuse situations.
  • Keep daily logs, generate reports, conduct count, and operate switchboard and a computer terminal.
Candidate Info
19
years in
workforce
19
years
at this job
AS
Information System Engineer
BA
Sociology
13

Correctional Officer

Overseen the care, custody, and control of inmates

  • Provened ability to communicate with a diverse group of people, maintaining discipline in a fair and just manner
  • Performed daily prisoner head counts for security measures
  • Responded to medical emergencies and confrontations with full responsibility for reporting and documenting the events
  • Utilized security equipment to monitor prisoner activities and behaviors
  • Maintained an orderly and respectful environment while on duty
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
14

Correctional Officer

Inspect mail for the presence of contraband.

  • Guard facility entrances to screen visitors.
  • Maintain records of prisoners' identification and housing assignments.
  • Answer incoming calls, greeting callers, providing information, transferring calls or taking messages as necessary.
  • Operate communication systems, such as telephone, switchboard, intercom, two- way radio, or public address.Relay or route written or verbal messages.
  • Place telephone calls or arrange conference calls as instructed.
  • Perform various data entry or word processing task.Process incoming or outgoing
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
AA
Social Work
15

Correctional Officer

Supervised incarcerated juveniles ages 18-21

  • Working as a team to ensure safety and security of the community and the offenders
  • Protecting the community and monitoring the inmates and their compliance with institutional policies and procedures
  • Ensuring appropriate social, verbal and physical interactions among inmates, officers and other staff
  • Correctly documenting movement and daily activities of inmates
  • De-escalting various situations that may occur in the institution to prevent further danger
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
Criminal Justice
16

Correctional Officer

Supervised multiple inmates.

  • Served on the prison emergency response team for 3 months (CERT).
  • Conducted multiple cell extractions.
  • Investigated different prison crimes.
  • Patrolled around outside prison perimeter in armed patrol car.
  • Maintained security inside prison.
  • Operated control room switch boards.
  • Conducted multiple cell searches.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
17

Correctional Officer

Supervise inmates in their daily routine, take inmate head count for accountability, and search areas for contraband.

  • Maintain order, discipline, and security within assigned areas in accordance with relevant rules, regulations, policies, and laws.
  • Respond to emergencies, such as escapes.
  • Maintain knowledge of, comply with, and enforce all institutional policies, rules, procedures, and regulations.
  • Examine incoming or outgoing mail to ensure conformance with regulations.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
18

Correctional Officer

Record information, such as prisoner identification, charges, and incidences of inmate disturbance, and keep daily logs of prisoner activities.

  • File and store completed documents on computer hard drive or disk, or maintain a computer filing system to store, retrieve, update and delete documents.
  • Inspect conditions of locks, window bars, grills, doors, and gates at correctional facilities to ensure security and help prevent escapes.
  • Implement corporate or departmental policies, procedures, and service standards in conjunction with management.
  • Investigate and prepare reports on accidents, incidents, and suspicious activities
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
AS
Paralegal Studies
BA
Paralegal Studies
19

Correctional Officer

Ensure the care, custody and control of inmates in accordance with Department policies and procedures.

  • Supervise inmate's activities inside prison cells and during activity time
  • Provide support in control rooms and port entrances
  • Ensure that detainee movement is coordinated appropriately, handle head counts and manage emergency response when required
  • Oversee movements of inmates in dining and visitation areas
  • Inspect prison cells to ensure that no hazardous materials are hidden
  • Provide security assistance when shifting inmates between wings and prisons
  • Handle inmate records and keep inventory of prison supplies
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
4
months
at this job
AS
Law
Sociology
20

Correctional Officer

Guarded inmates in penal institution in accordance with established polices, regulations, and procedures

  • Inspected locks, window bars, grills, doors, and gates for tampering
  • Searched inmates and cells for contraband articles
  • Escorted inmates to and from visiting room, medical office and religious services
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
Criminal Justice

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