State of Maryland

CORRECTIONAL SUPPLY OFFICER I (#004091)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $31,082.00-$48,665.00 Yearly


GRADE

10

CLASS ATTRIBUTES

SKILLED SERVICES     BARGAINING UNIT: H       OVERTIME ELIGIBLE    NCP  

NATURE OF WORK

A Correctional Supply Officer I is the entry level of work involving the custody, security and supervision of adult inmates in storekeeping and warehousing operations at a correctional facility.  Employees in this classification do not supervise other Correctional Supply Officers.

Employees in this classification receive close supervision from a Correctional Supply Officer Supervisor or other designated official.  The work is performed in and around a correctional facility and employees are continually exposed to inmates who may be abusive and hostile.  Employees may be required to physically subdue and restrain inmates during fights and escape attempts.

Positions in this classification are evaluated using the classification job evaluation methodology.  The use of this method involves comparing assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work Sections of the class specification.

The Correctional Supply Officer I and Correctional Supply Officer II are differentiated on the basis of the degree of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over the employee.  The Correctional Supply Officer I learns to perform duties under close supervision.  The Correctional Supply Officer II performs the full range of duties and responsibilities under general supervision within established guidelines.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Attends formal training courses at the Correctional Training Academy;

Learns how to maintain control and discipline among the inmate helpers by enforcing safety, sanitary, custody and security regulations;

Learns how to keep continual count of inmates assigned;

Learns how to perform searches of inmates for concealment of drugs, weapons, tools, equipment and other unauthorized items;

Learns how and when to prepare reports of infractions;

Learns how to subdue and restrain inmates during fights and escape attempts;

Receives and stores supplies, materials and equipment in order to maintain proper stocks;

Conducts periodic inventory of supplies, material and equipment in order to reconcile actual amounts with written totals;

Learns to receive and process requisitions for stock replacement from agency personnel in order to monitor the flow of supplies throughout the various departments;

Disburses and accounts for supplies, materials and equipment issued to inmates and agency personnel in order to prevent theft and maintain fiscal and security controls;

May consult with classification and security staff about hiring and retaining inmate workers;

May contact vendors in order to obtain bids or resolve questions concerning supply purchases;

Performs other related duties.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Skill in mathematics sufficient to conduct inventories of supplies and materials;

Ability to learn purchasing and requisition procedures;

Ability to learn correctional systems and standards;

Ability to learn institutional rules, regulations and requirements for the control of inmates;

Ability to learn and follow detailed procedures contained in Division of Correction regulations, institutional directives, and post orders;

Ability to remain calm in stressful situations and respond in an appropriate manner according to prescribed rules and procedures;

Ability to observe and remember incidents and to recall details, such as identity of persons, location of items, conversations and sequence of events and actions taken during the incident;

Ability to work in an institutional setting where personal physical attack by convicted felons is a constant possibility and where the use of physical force to restrain inmates is a required part of the job;

Ability to prepare concise, accurate reports of events and incidents;

Ability to communicate effectively with assigned inmates, Correctional Officers and other institutional staff.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:   Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate acceptable to the Maryland State Board of Education as described in the Maryland Correctional Training Commission regulation.

Experience: None.

Notes:

1. The above educational requirement is set by the Maryland Correctional Training Commission in accordance with Correctional Services Article, Section 8-209, Annotated Code of Maryland.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience in correctional institutional specialty codes in the criminal justice field of work at a rate of two years of military experience for the required experience.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Some positions in this classification may require the operation of a motor vehicle for the transportation of inmates or supplies. Employees assigned such duties will be required to acquire the appropriate Maryland driver's license.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Employees who have not already done so must meet the selection standards required and successfully complete the training prescribed by the Maryland Correctional Training Commission for institutional support staff during their probationary period, (Correctional Services Article, Section 8-209, Annotated Code of Maryland). Selection standards for institutional support staff training are listed in detail in the Code of Maryland Regulations Title 12, Subtitle 10, Chapter 01 and include the following:

U.S. Citizenship or Resident Alien status
Must be at least 21 years of age
Oral interview
A completed background investigation
Physical examination.

2. Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with the Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Class specifications are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

This is a Skilled Service classification in the State Personnel Management System.  All positions in this classification are Skilled Service positions.  Some positions in Skilled Service classifications may be designated Special Appointment in accordance with the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 6-405, Annotated Code of Maryland.

This classification is assigned to Bargaining Unit H, Public Safety and Security classes.  As provided by the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded from collective bargaining.  Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.

Employees in this classification are eligible to receive overtime compensation.   An employee who works more than the normal workweek is entitled to be compensated for that overtime, as provided by the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 8-305.

This classification is one level in a Non-Competitive Promotion (NCP) series.  NCP promotions are promotions by which employees may advance in grade and class level from trainee to full performance level in a classification series.  In order to be non-competitively promoted to the next level in a NCP series, an employee must: 1) perform the main purpose of the class, as defined by the Nature of Work section of the class specification; 2) receive the type of supervision defined in the class specification and 3) meet the minimum qualifications of the classification. 

Date Revised

July 27, 2018

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 004091; EST: ; REV: 7/27/2018;

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