- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $40,542.00-$59,503.00 Yearly
A Correctional Supply Officer III is the lead level of work involving the custody, security and supervision of adult inmates in storekeeping and warehousing operations at a correctional facility. The work involves directing the activities of inmate helpers and maintaining their custody and control. Employees in this classification assign, review and approve the work of and train lower-level Correctional Supply Officers.
Employees in this classification receive general 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 III is differentiated from the Correctional Supply Officer II in that the Correctional Supply Officer III assigns, reviews and approves the work of and trains lower-level Correctional Supply Officers while the Correctional Supply Officer II performs the full range of duties and responsibilities under general supervision within established guidelines. The Correctional Supply Officer III is differentiated from the Correctional Supply Officer Supervisor in that the Correctional Supply Officer Supervisor has supervisory responsibility for lower-level Correctional Supply Officers.
Guides other Correctional Supply Officers by assigning work, reviewing completed work, instructing, and being available for immediate assistance;
Trains inmate workers;
Maintains control and discipline among the inmate helpers by enforcing safety, sanitary, custody and security regulations; Keeps continual count of inmates assigned;
Performs searches of inmates for concealment of drugs, weapons, tools, equipment and other unauthorized items;
Prepares reports of infractions;
Subdues and restrains 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;
Receives and processes 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;
Consults with classification and security staff about hiring and retaining inmate workers;
Contacts vendors in order to obtain bids or resolve questions concerning supply purchases;
Performs other related duties.
Knowledge of correctional systems and standards;
Knowledge of institutional rules, regulations and requirements for the control of inmates;
Skill in mathematics sufficient to conduct inventories of supplies and materials;
Ability to learn and follow detailed procedures contained in Division of Correction regulations, institutional directives, and post orders;
Ability to train, instruct, guide, and assist other workers in the storekeeping and warehousing operations;
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.
Education: Graduation from an accredited high school diploma 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: Two years of experience involving the custody, security and supervision of adult inmate workers in storekeeping or warehousing operations at a correctional facility.
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.
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
A completed background investigation
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.
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.