• North Carolina
  • $36,990.00 -46,810.00/year*
  • Shelby, NC
  • Law Enforcement
  • Full-Time
  • 2731 Polkville Rd

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Description of Work


Salary Grade:GN08 Salary Range:$33,960 - $57,493

This position is located at Foothills Correctional Institution in Burke County, NC.
Selective Criteria of one (1) year of experience working with a special population such as Mentally Ill or Developmentally Disabled Inmates. Assignment will be working on a Therapeutic Diversion Unit Managing inmates with special needs. Shift assignments will be made based on operation need. Correctional Officer III's are only at close custody facilities that have the largest percentage of security threat groups/gangs and the most dangerous, violent, and least compliant inmates who pose the most severe public safety threat. Correctional Officers ensure the care, custody and control of inmates. Officers must tour assigned areas which will require periodically climbing stairs; observing inmate activity in person and on closed-circuit monitors; identify inmates who have behavioral, medical or other problems so that appropriate safety and security measures may be taken; and perform general security duties to prevent escape, disorder, rule infractions and harm to inmates, visitors and staff. The general security duties performed by officers require them to search inmates, visitors, cells and other areas for weapons and contraband; monitor and regulate inmate and staff movement; maintain and record inmate counts, cell assignments and other pertinent information; escort inmates within and outside the institution; use and maintain keys and other
equipment; and supervise inmate work details. Specific security duties vary by post assignment. Employees must be able to work any shift including rotating, fixed or split shift including days, nights, weekends, holidays and mandatory overtime as required. Employees must adhere to an appearance and grooming standard.
Management Preference: Current Correctional Officer

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

Listed below are the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) associated with this position. These KSAs, along with the minimum education and experience listed, are required in order to be deemed 'eligible' for the position. You must demonstrate through documented experience or provide supporting information within the body of your application to demonstrate your possession of ALL KSAs listed.

Effectively communicate with inmates, staff, and members of the general public .

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

High School or General Educational Development (GED) diploma and two years of experience as a Correctional Officer; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum Education and Experience for a Trainee Appointment High School or General Educational Development (GED) diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Necessary Special Qualifications Must be eligible for certification by the N.C. Criminal Justice Education and Training and Standards Commission.

Associated topics: correction, correctional center, correctional officer, correctional specialist, inmate, jailer, parole officer, probation officer, prison, rehabilitation

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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