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Kennebec County Sheriff's Office - F/T Corrections Officers

KENNEBEC COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE CORRECTIONS DIVISION The Corrections Division of the Sheriffs Office is accepting applications for the position of Corrections Officer. Starting pay is $15.46 per hour with three shifts that provide 24-hour coverage for the Correctional Facility with opportunity for advancement. Kennebec County offers an excellent benefit package and chances for advancement. Corrections Officers ensure a high quality correctional facility by providing for the care, custody and control of inmates with supervision in their living areas and ensuring that inmates maintain cleanliness according to established rules and regulations. A high school diploma or equivalency is required and Physical Fitness Test at Kennebec County. Successful candidates will attend an intensive and rewarding 6-week training program. To apply for the position please go to and complete the Corrections Application. Physical Agility Test will be administered at the Kennebec County Correctional Facility as part of the hiring process. Once your application has been processed, you will be notified of the date and time of the agility test. An interview will be scheduled once all documents are completed and submitted to KC HR. Completed application packets may be mailed or hand-delivered to:

Human Resources Manager 125 State Street Augusta, Maine 04330

Alternatively, they can be emailed to Job Description GENERAL EXPECTATIONS: A) Be committed to the mission of the county. B) Work as a member of a team in the performance of duties. C) Be punctual for scheduled work and use time appropriately. D) Work in harmonious relationships with all county employees and community. E) Perform duties in a conscientious, cooperative manner. F) Perform required amount of work in a timely fashion with a minimum of errors. G) Be neat and maintain a professional appearance. H) Possess a valid Drivers license. I) To understand and work within Kennebec County Government Policies and Procedures. J) To work collaboratively as a member of a team with various groups of employees depending on the issue addressed. K) To accept shared responsibility with other employees to successfully accomplish common goals. L) To assure quality in work performed in order to facilitate the delivery of quality services. M) Implement all measures prescribed in policies and procedures to ensure a high level of safety and security for inmates, vendors, and employees, while ensuring humane living conditions for inmates. N) Set a positive example of professionalism and decorum for other employees and inmates. O) Maintain confidence and protect county by keeping information concerning inmates and county operations confidential.

KEY EXPECTED RESULTS: 1. Ensures a safe and secure facility by managing the security, in and out processing, transportation, care, and behavior of the facility inmates. 2. Ensures quality inmate activities by preparing, executing, and managing lock downs, head counts, recreation, visits, interviews, medical passes and treatment, dining, education, substance abuse counseling and religious services. 3. Ensures inmates court appearance by organizing, preparing, executing, and managing transport, maintaining the safety and security of inmates and the public throughout the entire process. 4. Meets all corrections facility standards by supervising the cleaning and disinfecting of inmate living area and provides necessary linen and supplies. 5. Takes emergency action when necessary by summoning the Integrated Health Care Provider or other services as necessary. 6. In emergency situations such as fire or bomb threat ensures inmate safety by organizing, preparing, executing, and managing the evacuation of sections or the entire facility. 7. Ensures inmates follow required behavior standards by supervising recreation, visiting, dining, religious groups, education, and substance abuse groups and other programs offered. 8. Ensures immediate handling of problems by intervening in inmate activity when necessary. 9. Meets all legal requirements by maintaining accurate logs on all significant activity within the facility. Prepare and deliver written documents. 10. Ensures inmates abide by facility rules by performing searches of inmates, cells, and the entire facility to prevent contraband from entering the facility. 11. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational training workshops; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies. 12. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. 13. Supports the countys safety and health policies by attending required safety training programs; reporting all accidents, and suspected safety hazards to supervisor. 14. Fulfills job function by participating as an active member in training, participating on county task forces and performing other responsibilities as assigned. Performing other duties as may be required by the supervisor or by directives of higher authority within the chain of command. 15. Completes any other appropriate duties assigned by the Sheriff or designee. 16. Works in harmonious relationships with administration, all county employees, and the community.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by the incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to bend, lift, push, pull, use hands to finger a standard computer keyboard, use a computer, telephone, steno phone, radio, and protective devices.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Required to operate a motor vehicle. If authorized to use chemical agents and/or the Tazer must receive training in their use and handling. Trained in suicide prevention, detection and procedures annually. Required to pass the agility test consisting of: One-minute sit-up test. Maximum Push-up Test Stair run (2 times complete up and down).

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those the incumbent encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Sometimes it may be loud due to problems with inmates. REQUIREMENTS AND SKILLS NEEDED FOR POSITION **: High School Diploma or equivalent. Capable of physically controlling violent, unruly members of the inmate population. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to deal effectively with people. Successful completion of the Basic Corrections Course - Maine Criminal Justice Academy (MCJA). Successful completion of new recruit class.