CORRECTION OFFICER II 5502
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
Under the direct supervision of a higher-ranking officer, an employee in this class performs supervisory and technical correction work. The incumbent is responsible for receiving and discharging inmates and for overseeing their needs on an assigned shift. Supervision is exercised over Correction Officers I on the same shift. Correction Officers are designated by New York State law as peace officers and may be required to carry firearms in the performance of their duties. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Assigns, supervises and observes the work of Correction Officers I;
Receives and discharges prisoners after filling out necessary forms and checking papers for legality;
Assigns new prisoners to appropriate tiers according to inmate classification;
Answers telephone inquiries about inmates;
Keeps a record of everyone who enters the facility;
Maintains a log of all pertinent data regarding the movement of prisoners.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of the policies, rules and regulations of the Suffolk County correctional facilities; good knowledge of first aid techniques; ability to deal with prisoners fairly but firmly; ability to work long shifts in a confined environment; ability to understand and carry out complex written and oral instructions; ability to supervise in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to keep records and compile reports; ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Two (2) years of permanent competitive status as a Correction Officer I.