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Full-time Correctional Officer

at State of Iowa Talent Gateway in Anamosa, Iowa

Salary
$39,790.40 - $58,947.20 Annually
Location
Anamosa - 52205 - Jones County, IA
Job Type
Full-time
Agency
243 Corrections - Anamosa State Penitentiary
Job Number
17-00160
Closing
6/11/2017 11:59 PM Central
LinkedIn Tag
#LI-DNP
Point of Contact
Anne Siebels at (319) 462-3504 or Anne.Siebels@iowa.gov
DESCRIPTION
BENEFITS
Job Description
At the full performance level, maintains security and manages offenders consistent with their programming and behavioral objectives in an adult correctional institution; performs related work as required.

Patrols facilities and makes security checks; inspects all areas of the institution (e.g., perimeter towers, control centers, cell areas, rooms, halls, dormitories, recreation/work areas and grounds) for safety/security deficiencies; searches individuals, vehicles, packages, mail, equipment, clothing and offender quarters for contraband items.

Escorts offenders, visitors and staff inside/outside of the institution and verifies possession of appropriate passes or legal documents; verifies offender population in an assigned area at regular/irregular intervals and participate in offender counts.

Interacts with the general public, visitors and victims in person or via phone. Provides information, security, and assistance.

Observes offender behavior/interaction with staff, other offenders, and visitors; communicates observations to supervisory and program staff to ensure effective security and consistent application of offender change principles.

Continuously interacts with offenders, assisting in the development of problem solving skills, providing positive reinforcement when appropriate, and instituting corrective measures (informal counseling or sanctions, formal disciplinary action, or physical force) when necessary and as authorized by law/policy. Instructs offenders in policy, procedure, expectations, and assists offenders in the development of attitudes and skills necessary for successful adaptation to life within an institution. Role models pro-social attitudes and behaviors that convey respect for others and the acknowledgement that offenders can change their lives by development of skills and the adoption of pro-social attitudes and behaviors.

Maintains logs, prepares reports, and enters information into the DOC electronic offender record system. Supervises offender work assignments and evaluates work performance. Operates electronic doors, telephone systems, two-way radios, intercom, alarm systems, closed circuit TV systems, computer terminals and uses weapons/offender control devices. Attends training classes and seminars; may train or serve as team leader for other staff.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
Graduation from high school, GED, or equivalency.

For additional information, please click on this link to view the job description (Download PDF reader).

In addition, the following selection requirements apply:

Satisfactory completion of a background investigation check.
Successful completion of a urinalysis screen for drugs.
Successful completion of a post-offer health screen administered by an institutional physician.
A valid driver's license and in some instances, a valid CDL.
All new hires are required to complete the following:
Successful completion after hire of a four-week Pre-service Training Program located in Des Moines, Iowa.
Successful completion of a six-month probationary period during which final job suitability is determined.

FOR APPLICANTS WHO PERFORM CORRECTIONAL OFFICER OR RELATED WORK IN OTHER STATES: Please access the Iowa Department of Corrections website at http://www.doc.state.ia.us.
Agency
State of Iowa
Agency
243 Corrections - Anamosa State Penitentiary
Address
406 N High St

Anamosa, Iowa, 52205.
Website
https://doc.iowa.gov/about-us/about-institutions/anamosa-state-penitentiary


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