SERGEANT-12 HR in Lawrenceville, VA at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 8/4/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Facility: LAWRENCEVILLE CORRECTIONAL CENTER

Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Summary

  • Responsible for all security and control related functions during duty shift per management instructions. Seeks to provide maximum facility coordination in prisoner supervision and safety.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervises all security functions during shift as assigned by management.
  • Supervises the feeding of inmates/detainees during meal time.
  • Makes routine inspections of all security equipment, doors, gates, fences, lighting systems, and other facility equipment as needed.
  • Assists staff with unit counts.
  • Reviews reports written by officers during shift and ensures these reports are submitted as required.
  • Assures that officers receive on-the-job training and safety training as required.
  • Inspects or directs work to inspection of perimeter to test alarm systems, detect safety hazards and to ensure safety rules are posted and enforced.
  • Assists officers and staff with unruly inmates and other assignments as required. Investigates and reports causes of inmate/detainee disturbances.
  • Responds to major unusual occurrences as trained. Facilitates prompt and appropriate assistance to detainees/inmates in the event of injury, illness or emotional trauma.
  • Directs work, provides training and performs inspections of work performed by inmate/ detainee workers. Assures that inmate/detainee workers under security supervision receive safety training.
  • Provides management with input into decisions concerning employee performance ratings, disciplinary actions, and job assignments.
  • Promotes an atmosphere conducive to personality and character development of detainees/ inmates and staff through the encouragement of favorable behavior patterns, arrangement of physical facilities, and influencing relationships among detainees/inmates.
  • Assists in review of staff effectiveness by conducting frequent physical inspections of the facility to ensure compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent certification required.
  • Must meet the requirements of being a Correctional Officer.
  • One (1) year of experience working in a correctional setting required.
  • Must be flexible, intellectually alert, able to command the respect and confidence of detainees/inmates and staff, possess a working knowledge of correctional laws, applicable court orders, philosophically committed to the objectives of the facility, and possess a high tolerance to mental stress.
  • Must have a proven work history with sound abilities to write communications, documents, policy, court room defenses, contract negotiations, and other required written correspondence.
  • Must be able to understand and carry out moderately complex oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to coordinate staffing requirements for security supervisors and officers.
  • Must have completed an approved training program resulting in a certificate of satisfactory completion. Ability to obtain certification for training such as CPR, First Aid and firearms.

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