CORRECTION OFFICER III 5504
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
Under the general supervision of a Correction Officer IV, an employee in this class supervises the activities of lower-level officers on an assigned shift. During night shifts, evening shifts and on weekends, the incumbent is completely responsible for the management of the jail or honor farm. 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
Prepares duty rosters and assignment sheets for each shift;
Supervises the execution of orders issued by higher-ranking officers;
Classifies prisoners according to the circumstances of their detention;
Directs and guides lower-level officers toward accomplishment of assigned tasks;
Checks kitchen operation and supervises issuing of food;
Checks premises to assure high standards of cleanliness and maintenance;
Verifies physical count of prisoners.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of the policies, rules and regulations of the Suffolk County correctional facilities; thorough knowledge of the principles of penology as they pertain to the duties of Correction Officers and the management of inmates; ability to enforce regulations fairly and firmly; ability to supervise in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to keep accurate records; ability to act effectively in emergencies; 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 II.