A Corrections Officer Corporal serves as a lead worker over subordinate corrections officers and/or serves as a specialist in a functional area. The corporals are responsible for processing inmates into and out of the facility, operating control booths and the central control booth, leading subordinates, supervising inmate actions and movements, training corrections officers and trainees, ensuring the safety of employees and inmates, and other miscellaneous duties as assigned. Corrections Officer Corporals may be moved to various positions within the facility in order to gain mastery of various disciplines within the facility. They receive assignments that require decision making skills and experience, and/or they are assigned to a technical specialty within the facility. Corrections Officer Corporals differ from Corrections Officers in that Corporals supervise and lead Corrections Officers and Trainees or perform work that requires extensive knowledge or expertise. Corrections Officer Corporals differ from Corrections Officer Sergeants in that Corporals do not have full time responsibility for managing and supervising others. Corrections Officer Corporals are typically supervised by Corrections Officer Sergeants or Lieutenants.
Corporals are trained in and must be certified in the use of the following: breath alcohol testing or Drager, pepper spray or Mace, Strategic Self-defense & Grappling Tactics (SSGT), and CPR. ETeam members are required to be taser certified. Corporals are also required to maintain a driver’s license for transporting inmates when needed. Corporals are assigned to work on one of four squads. Each squad works either a 12-hour day shift or night shift.