Correctional Sergeant

Open to State of Delaware Dept to Correction Merit Employees Only

Recruitment #061418-MBDB03-380600

Summary Statement

A class incumbent is responsible for acting as a lead worker and participating in the maintenance of discipline and security on a difficult shift for an assigned area within a correctional and/or detention facility.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Supervises and participates in the maintenance of discipline, order, security and housekeeping of assigned locations and/or unit.
     
  • Supervises and participates in periodic shakedowns of buildings, grounds and cell blocks to detect contraband or defects in the security system.
     
  • Observes inmate activities to detect unusual or prohibited behavior which may be a threat to the security of the facility or the safety of the inmate, other inmates, employees or visitors.
     
  • Implements prescribed policies and procedures, insures the enforcement of institutional departmental rules and regulations.
     
  • Conducts inspections of staff and monitors work of staff in assigned unit location.  Provides training to newly hired and experienced employees.
     
  • May supervise unit/location in areas such as the control of security gates, the visit room, the processing of new inmates, and the review of commitment, release or transfer and the documents during high activity shifts.
     
  • May supervise a shift of the K-9 specialty unit.
     
  • Prepares or supervises the preparation of shift changes, records and reports.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Correctional Sergeant
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. At least eighteen months experience as a Correctional Officer or equivalent experience.
  2. Possession of a valid Driver’s License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

Additional Posting Information

Incumbents working four or more hours of work between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. the following day will receive 5% shift differential pay.

Employees in a Correctional Officer (CO) series position will be eligible to retire under the provisions of HB207 if they are employed as Hazardous Duty Level A-1 at the time of retirement, have completed twenty-five (25) years of pension creditable State service, and with at least twenty (20) of those years of pension creditable service as a CO series classified position as Hazardous Duty Level A-1.

Appointees other than in-line promotions must successfully complete a Department training course in security and related areas prior to assignment.  This course is administered by the Department of Correction at the Employment Development Center.  Coursework includes physical, classroom and hands-on training.  Instruction is provided in the areas of inmate supervision, defensive tactics, riot control, weapons, report writing and emergency medical training.

Conditions of Hire

Union:  As a condition of accepting employment, the person selected for this position shall join and pay dues to the labor organization or may, instead not join but pay a service fee no greater than the dues.  The labor organization has been elected by employees as their representative for collective bargaining and other work related purposes.

Benefits

To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at http://ben.omb.delaware.gov/

Selection Process

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at www.delawarestatejobs.com.

Examination: A written test is required.  You will need to retake the exam if you have not applied in DEL by 3/24/2010. Test study guides may be obtained by visiting the Human Resource Management web-site at  http://delawarestatejobs.com/explore/test-study-guides.shtml. Applicants scheduled for examinations will be required to show photo identification to the exam proctor before taking the exam.  All scheduling notices will be sent via email to the applicant.  Please check your email for your scheduled exam date.

Accommodations

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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