SUPPLEMENTAL JOB DESCRIPTION
Classification: Corrections Officer Function Code: 2274-046
Position Title: Corrections Officer Date Established: 8/15/88
Position Number: Group- NHSP-M Date of Last Amendment: 4/4/17
SCOPE OF WORK: To enforce discipline, orderly behavior and the confinement of incarcerated inmates at NHSP-M to provide the appropriate level of public and institutional safety. Also to perform duties required of assigned posts and/or programs.
- Observes and controls resident movement and behavior to preclude escape or violent incidents.
- Supervises the operation of an inmate housing unit when only officer on duty and in order to maintain the order and discipline of the inmates.
- Performs security tasks such as inmate body searches, property and ground searches to assure public and institutional safety.
- Reports information on residents for administrative purposes, including disciplinary and classification hearings and judicial hearings so that these boards have complete information for their decision.
- Transports inmates to and from designated areas to ensure orderly movement of inmates.
- Performs work activities which require strenuous activities such as frequent reaching, bending, lifting as well as fine manual dexterity of coordination in the use of equipment such as firearms, handcuffs and in applying physical restraints, to control and observe inmates and the work environment to insure institutional safety and security.
- Education: High school diploma or high school equivalency credential.
- Experience: Six months of experience as a Corrections Officer Trainee or its equivalent in the areas of law enforcement, police work or the military.
- License/Certification: Must possess a valid driver’s license.
- Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
- Applicants selected for employment, other than promotion from Corrections Officer Trainee, may be required to pass a physical examination prior to expiration of probationary period.
- Ability to use firearms and to demonstrate proficiency by passing weapons qualifications on an annual basis.
- Satisfactory completion of the Correctional Officer Academy and a formal on-the-job training program as a Corrections Officer Trainee, as approved by the New Hampshire Division of Personnel in addition to meeting ongoing training and performance standards established by the Department of Corrections.