Department of Administrative Services

Correctional Training Officer (2265SC)

$33.72-$44.55 Hourly / $2,697.43-$3,563.68 BiWeekly /
$70,403.00-$93,012.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

At the Department of Correction, Maloney Center for Training and Staff Development, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in planning, coordinating and conducting orientation and in-service training programs.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of an employee of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May supervise lower level employees as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Plans, coordinates and conducts orientation, refresher and in-service training courses in correctional practices; assists in assessing training needs; develops course objectives, curricula, course outlines and lesson plans to meet specific training needs; selects and evaluates appropriate training methods; researches available learning material and resources; develops, selects and updates appropriate training manuals and training aids; schedules speakers and arranges for instruction in specialized subjects; conducts examinations and evaluates student performance and program effectiveness; produces packaged training programs and self study materials; assists in the preparation of grant applications; prepares reports on training programs as required; supervises correctional staff and correction officer trainees assigned to the Maloney Center for Training and Staff Development for basic instruction and simulates incarceration; recommends students for retention and permanent appointment; supervises inmates in vicinity of training in correctional facilities; may supervise and transport inmates assigned to work details at the Maloney Center for Training and Staff Development; may physically restrain inmates, quell disturbances and otherwise assist security forces in emergencies; may conduct the recruitment, selection, placement and evaluation of student interns; may plan, coordinate and conduct orientation and in-service training courses for volunteers, supervisory, managerial and/or field service staff; may conduct tours of the facility for interested groups; may represent the agency at seminars or conferences on law enforcement or correctional training; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of correctional theories and practices; considerable knowledge of policies and procedures utilized in correctional facilities; considerable knowledge of habits, attitudes and behavior of correctional institution inmates; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of in-service training and educational methods and techniques; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable ability to organize and conduct training programs in accordance with prescribed objectives; ability to identify and prepare training needs and training materials; ability to utilize computer software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Five (5) years of experience in correctional work.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the level of Correctional Lieutenant (custody experience) or at the level of Correctional Counselor (treatment experience).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

  1. A Bachelor's degree in the behavioral sciences, criminal justice or a related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.
  2. A Master's degree in a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
  3. The equivalent of one (1) year's full-time work at a technical or professional level which consisted of conducting, coordinating or developing training programs may be substituted for the Special Experience.

CHARACTER REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before persons are certified for appointment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class must have general good health, be free from any disease or injury which would impair health or usefulness and possess and retain sufficient physical strength, stamina, agility, endurance and visual and auditory acuity required to perform all the duties of the class.
  2. A comprehensive medical examination, including a controlled substance screening, may be required of applicants.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be exposed to danger of injury from assault by inmates.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(26)-Penal-Corrective Services

BARGAINING UNIT

(67)-CORRECTIONAL SUPERVISORS

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

SC TO

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Correctional Training Officer in Salary Group SC TO approved effective February 11, 2011. (2011 SCOPE Review)

EFFECTIVE DATE

2/25/2011

CLASS: 2265SC; EST: 2/17/1961; REV: 2/25/2011;