This is the advanced and/or lead level responsible for performing advanced level duties and/or leading other Officers in the discipline and security of an assigned post inside and/or outside a secure facility.
Upon satisfactory completion of department promotional standards and job requirements, employees may be eligible to be promoted to the next level.
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.
- Maintains control of inmates while escorting individuals or groups within the prison.
- Keeps accurate head counts of inmates in the assigned security post.
- Conducts periodic shakedowns of inmates and searches inmates, visitors, employees, cell blocks and/or other structures for such prohibited items as tools, weapons or other contraband.
- Operates manual and electronic locking systems.
- Enforces all rules, regulations and procedures affecting inmate discipline, security and safety.
- 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.
- Ensures inmates conform to proper standards of care as required for the living areas and personal hygiene.
- Maintains the custody of inmates during transport to other institutions and in the community for court appearances or a variety of appointments.
- Prepares and maintains a daily log and routine reports of activities and incidents on the assigned shift using an automated information system to enter, update, retrieve and report on data.
- May be required to train and care for K-9 including feeding, grooming and kennel maintenance.
- May enter institution as backup in riot control and shakedown activities. May participate in the pursuit of escapees.
Additional Posting Information
Applicants may only apply if they are current Correctional Sergeant employees of the State of Delaware Department of Correction in a position covered by the Merit System who have completed their initial probationary period.
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.
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.
Conditions of Hire
This position is a classification organized under an exclusive bargaining representative (labor organization). The candidate selected for this position shall be asked to join and pay dues to the labor organization or may, decline joining the labor organization and not pay dues or a fee. The labor organization has been elected by employees as their representative for collective bargaining and other work related purposes.
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