Correctional Officer

Fort Dodge Correctional Facility   Fort Dodge, IA   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on May 9, 2024

Fort Dodge Correctional Facility

Now Hiring
Correctional Officers

*Starting pay $24/hour
* Shift Differential
$.90/hour for second shift,
$1.00/hour for third shift
$3000 Recruitment Bonus

*As part of a multi-disciplinary team, observes incarcerated individual behavior/interaction with staff, other incarcerated individuals, and visitors; communicates and documents observations to ensure effective security and consistent application of incarcerated individual change principles.

*Continuously interacts with incarcerated individuals, utilizing behavioral techniques to assist in the development of problem-solving skills, facilitating behavior change, role-playing, effective disapproval, providing positive reinforcement when appropriate, and instituting corrective measures through the effective use of disapproval.

*Patrols facilities and makes security checks; conducts rounds and incarcerated individual counts; inspects all areas of the institution and grounds for safety/security deficiencies.

*Conducts searches of incarcerated individuals, vehicles, packages, equipment, incarcerated individuals' cells and property for contraband items.

*With a balanced approach, instructs incarcerated individuals in rules, policy, procedure, expectations, and assists incarcerated individuals in the development of attitudes and skills necessary for successful adaptation to life within an institution and a pro-social lifestyle.

*Escorts incarcerated individuals, visitors, and staff inside/ outside of the institution and verifies possession of appropriate passes or legal documents.

*Interacts with the general public, visitors, and victims in person or via phone. Provides information, security, and assistance.

*Role models pro-social behaviors that convey dignity and respect for others and acknowledge that incarcerated individuals can change their lives by development of skills and the adoption of pro-social attitudes and behaviors.

*Maintains logs, prepares reports, and enters information into the Department of Corrections electronic record system.
Supervises incarcerated individual work assignments and evaluates work performance.

*Operates electronic doors, telephone systems, two-way radios, intercom, alarm systems, closed circuit TV systems, personal data assistants, computer terminals, and weapons/ incarcerated individual control devices.

*Attends training and professional development classes.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:
Graduation from high school, GED, or equivalency.

Additional Qualification Requirements
All applicants must be able to successfully pass the following:

*Psychological tests
*A background investigation check.
*A post-offer health screen administered by an institutional physician.
*A urinalysis screen for drugs.
*All new employee training during the probationary period, including local orientation, new employee orientation, and emergency preparedness training.
*Designated positions in this job class require applicants to obtain a Commercial Driver's License and endorsements within a period of time as determined by the appointing authority at the time of hire.

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