CORRECTION OFFICER I 5501
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
the supervision of a higher-ranking officer, an employee in this class has
immediate responsibility for directing and supervising inmates and maintaining
order and security at Suffolk County correctional facilities. The incumbent is
responsible for maintaining the custody, safety and well-being of prisoners by enforcing
laws, rules and regulations to prevent disturbances, assaults and escapes. Correction Officers are designated by New
York State law as peace officers and may be required to carry firearms in the
performance of certain duties. Does
related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Supervises the movements and
activities of inmates to maintain security and order;
Advises inmates on the rules and
regulations governing the operation of the facility;
Conducts searches of inmates and housing/common
areas for contraband;
Takes periodic counts of inmate
Notifies supervisors of all
disturbances and unusual incidents;
Responds to emergencies and
documents incidents as required;
Inspects facilities/work areas to
ensure compliance with security and safety standards;
Supervises and directs inmates on
their assigned duties and distributes necessary supplies to inmates;
Directs the serving of meals;
Gathers threat group intelligence
and conducts security investigations as required;
Participates in Sheriff’s Emergency
Response Team (SERT);
Recommends inmates for educational,
vocational and work rehabilitation programs and supervises the participants in
May aid in the rehabilitation and
counseling of inmates.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND
knowledge of the policies, rules and regulations of the Suffolk County
correctional facilities and applicable New York State laws, rules and
regulations; good knowledge of first aid techniques; skill in the use and care
of firearms and other less lethal weapons as required; ability to deal fairly
but firmly with inmates; ability to deal effectively with physically violent
and emotionally disturbed inmates; ability to work long shifts in a confined
environment; ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions;
ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; patience;
physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Graduation from a standard senior
high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma by the date of
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Candidates must be at least twenty-one
(21) years old at time of appointment.
There will be qualifying medical,
psychological and physical agility evaluations.
Candidates must be a United States
citizen at the time of appointment.
Possession of a valid New York State
driver’s license at the time of appointment; appointees must maintain a valid
license throughout their employment in this title.
After appointment, the incumbent will
be required to obtain a Peace Officer Training Certificate recognized by the
New York State Municipal Police training Council.