Correctional Records Technician

Recruitment #091020-MAAC01-380100

Summary Statement

This is the first level of the Correctional Record Series.

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.
  • Verifies and reviews sentencing orders and translates orders length of time into calendar dates for earliest and latest possible dates for parole, for transfers to less stringent facility and release from custody; calculates/applies statutory "good time", time already served, and meritorious time to reduce sentence.
  • Establishes and maintains inmate case files containing classification data, inmate conduct, confidential information, legal documents and miscellaneous data; Prepares identification file for use by Correctional Officers escorting inmates outside of the institution.
  • Uses automated information systems to enter, update, modify, delete, retrieve/inquire and report on data.
  • Verifies that there are no outstanding charges, warrants or capias prior to inmate release.
  • Answers inquiries from inmates, their relatives, court personnel, police agencies, attorneys and counselors; Testifies in court to provide data from inmate's case history file.
  • Serves out-of-state warrants to inmate and explains legal rights and options pertaining to warrant; Explains terms and conditions of bail to inmate and obtains signature agreeing to terms.
  • Reviews legal documents for completeness, accuracy and compliance with state and federal laws. 
  • Prepares various reports.

Job Requirements

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

  1. Six months experience in document processing which includes reviewing and evaluating records for completeness and conformity with laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures, resolve deficiencies, interpret information, and track and monitor activities.
  2. Six months experience in record keeping.
  3. Knowledge of math such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, or decimals.
  4. Knowledge of using an automated information system to enter, update, modify, delete, retrieve/inquire and report on data.

Conditions of Hire

Pre-employment Drug Testing:  Upon a conditional offer, you must undergo pre-employment drug testing as part of the hiring process.

Criminal background check:  A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

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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.