In the Department of Correction this class is accountable for supervising correctional staff engaged in custody, security, investigations/operations, inmate transportation and/or developing, coordinating and conducting training programs.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This class is used in one of the following ways:
At a large facility this class supervises a large staff of correctional personnel engaged in custody and security operations.
At a small facility or the University of Connecticut Health Center, Med/Surg 5 this class coordinates and directs all security and custody operations.
In the Security Division or the Central Transportation Unit this class supervises a staff who perform sensitive investigations and/or operations or transportation of inmates.
At the Maloney Center for Training and Staff Development this class supervises a staff who are responsible for developing, coordinating and conducting training programs.
Receives general direction from an administrative official of higher grade.
Supervises custody, training and/or security personnel and other staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Assumes delegated responsibility for custody and security of assigned inmates, buildings, grounds and operations;
Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff;
Coordinates, plans and manages training activities;
Provides staff training and assistance;
Conducts performance evaluations;
Determines priorities and plans shift and/or unit work;
Establishes and maintains operating and/or training procedures;
Develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards;
Ensures consistent enforcement of policies and procedures;
Inspects posts frequently to ensure adequate staffing;
Performs the most sensitive security investigations and ensures accuracy of staff investigations throughout the State correctional system;
Conducts training either within a correctional facility or oversees staff in performing training activities;
Maintains discipline among employees and inmates;
Supervises inmate count; supervises major facility group activities (i.e. meals, off site work);
Acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures;
Administers pertinent laws, regulations and posts orders;
Maintains contact with individuals both within and outside agency who might have impact on program activities;
Reviews and prepares reports and correspondence;
Participates in crisis intervention as needed;
May assist in preparation of budget;
May counsel inmates;
May participate in disciplinary hearings;
May physically restrain inmates, quell disturbances and otherwise assist security forces in emergencies;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
relevant agency policies and procedures;
relevant state and federal laws;
policies and procedures utilized in correctional facilities;
modern correctional methods and practices;
standard security measures and appropriate methods of inmate discipline;
oral and written communication skills;
Considerable ability to accurately evaluate situations and make effective administrative and supervisory decisions;
Ability to utilize computer software;
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Five (5) years of experience in correctional work responsible for custodial security or inmate treatment.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the level of Correctional Lieutenant.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in behavioral sciences, corrections, criminal justice or a related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of one (1) year.
Incumbents in this class are required to possess a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certification.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
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.
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.
A comprehensive medical examination, including a controlled substance screening, may be required of applicants.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of injury or assault by inmates.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Correctional Captain in Salary Group SC CC approved effective February 25, 2011. (Revised to modify Guidelines for Job Class Use, modernize format and add Acknowledgement) Item No. 23-282