Correctional Officer/Electronics Technician

Recruitment #011723-UFAZ02-380400

Summary Statement

The incumbent in this class reports directly to the Warden, and indirectly to the Director of Information Technology. In addition to Correctional Officer duties, the incumbent will oversee the setup, operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of automated systems which include but not limited to: Security systems (video cameras, alarm systems, security doors etc.), Networks (switches, access points, computers, printers), phone network/systems and other automated systems as required (including being “On Call”) at Delaware Correctional Facilities.

Preferred Qualification

Applicants who do not possess the preferred qualification will still be eligible to compete for this position if job requirements are met.
  1. Knowledge of installing, operating, troubleshooting or maintaining computerized security systems such as video cameras, alarm systems, security doors or phone/computer networks.

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.
  • Assigns, reviews, and evaluates the work of security staff involved in operating computerized alarm to insure penetrations or attempted escapes are detected.
  • Performs maintenance on electronic sensors and equipment by trouble shooting all electronic circuits and PC boards, fiber optic and camera systems to maintain security system operations.
  • Trains Correctional Officers assigned to control rooms and towers on system operation.
  • Maintains alarm logs and incident reports of areas being tampered with by inmates.
  • Completes requisition forms to request system parts and maintains inventory of bench stock.
  • Performs routine fence inspections to ensure proper operation.

Job Requirements

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

  1. At least 19 1/2 years of age.
  2. Six months experience in electronics.
  3. Six months experience in electronics testing and troubleshooting.
  4. Six months experience in narrative report writing.
  5. Knowledge of budget management and control which includes managing a budget for the purpose of keeping expenditures within the limitations of available appropriations and available revenue and maintaining, monitoring, projecting and controlling a budget within set policies and procedures.
  6. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

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.

This position is a classification organized under an exclusive bargaining representative (labor organization) that has been elected by employees as their representative for collective bargaining and other applicable terms and conditions of employment, in accordance with Title 29, Chapter 59 and Title 19, Chapter 13 and 16.  This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement based on its individual terms.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware Executive Branch participates in the Federal E-Verify system where the State will provide the federal government with each new hires Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our job seeker resources.


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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.

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


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 is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.