Nature of Work
The fundamental reason that the Corrections Officer exists is to secure inmates in the Montgomery Detention Facility. A Corrections Officer's duties range from periods of physical inactivity to situations requiring extreme physical exertion and may involve an element of danger. Employees must be able to act without immediate supervision and exercise independent judgment in meeting emergencies. Specific work assignments are made by a Corrections Sergeant or other supervisor and performance is checked through personal inspections and review of oral and written reports. Work responsibilities for Corrections Officers are based upon assignment which may include all or some of the following: learning to perform duties, performing intake, preparing inmates for transport and possibly transporting inmates, controlling and monitoring booth, searching inmate cells, performing rover duties, completing documentation, responding to emergency situations, performing visitation duties, operating central control, and performing administrative duties.
For the Corrections Officer Trainee, a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate is required. For Corrections Officer, a high school diploma or G. E. D. certificate; APOST-C certification from the Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission or completion of a two week jail management course. High school diplomas must be from accredited high schools. Correspondence or mail order high school diplomas are not accepted.
Applicants must be 19 years of age at the time of appointment. Individuals who have a POST-C certification from the Alabama Peace Officer’s Standards and Training Commission will be hired into the Corrections Officer classification. They serve a six-month probationary period during which they receive six weeks of on-the-job training. Individuals who do not have the certification will be hired into the Corrections Officer Trainee classification in probationary status. They attend a two week jail management class and six weeks of on-the-job training with the first six months. Upon successful completion of the training period, individuals are appointed to the Corrections Officer classification and serve a six-month probation.
Applicants who are offered employment will be required to undergo a medical examination by a physician designated by the appointing authority and successfully complete a physical agility test, drug test, and thorough background investigation prior to being employed. Employees must have and maintain a valid Alabama driver’s license.
Officers are trained in and must be certified in the use of the following: pepper spray or Mace, Strategic Self-defense & Grappling Tactics (SSGT), and CPR. E-Team members are required to be taser certified.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Works within secured facility with inmates of various classifications (i.e., minimum security to maximum security). May be required to physically restrain or subdue inmates. May be exposed to strong odors, foul language, and harassment from inmates. Required to enforce personal hygiene of inmates. Required to move from floor to floor using elevators and/or stairs, entering control booths via staircase, etc. Required to maintain vigilance while observing inmates. Officers are assigned to work on one of four squads. Each squad works either a 12-hour day shift or night shift.
Kind of Examination
Applications are being accepted to fill vacancies that may occur during the life of the register. The current vacancy is with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office. Applicants will be pre-screened using the application and an
applicant’s responses to a qualification/willingness questionnaire. Individuals who meet the pre-screening criteria will be referred to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO). MCSO will contact individuals to begin the next phase of the screening process.
Complete an online application by visiting Montgomery City-County Personnel's Online Employment Center. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Completed applications will be accepted online until 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. If there is no closing date, the announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice.
BENEFITS: Employees are offered a competitive benefits package which includes health, dental, and life insurance, paid annual and sick leave, paid holidays, and a retirement program.
DRUG TEST: Employment is conditional upon the potential employee passing a preemployment drug test. (The drug test may require the submission of a sample of hair, finger nails, and/or urine that will verify illegal drug use).
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline, or any other aspect of personnel administration because of political or religious opinions or affiliations or because of race, national origin, or any other non merit factors is prohibited. Discrimination on the basis of age, sex, or physical disability is prohibited except where specific age, sex, or physical requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration.
REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the responsibility of the applicant with a disability to request accommodation which he/she requires in order to participate in the application or examination process. The Personnel Department reserves the right to require documentation of the need for accommodation under the ADA. In order to request accommodation in the application or testing process, contact the Personnel Director at (334) 625-2675.
I9: Prior to your employment, you will be required to provide to your employer documentation of your identity and employment eligibility in order to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
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