Correctional Officer I

Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services

Posted 5 months ago
  1. Company Name
    Maryland Dept of Public Safety and Correctional Services
  2. Company Website
  3. Contact Name
    Nicole Stotelmyer
  4. Contact Job Title
    Western Maryland Regional Recruiter
  5. Email
  6. Phone
  1. Job Title
    Correctional Officer I
  2. Job Location (City, State)
    Hagerstown, MD
  3. Salary Information (optional)
  4. Job Description
    ● Attends an entrance level training program certified by the Maryland Correctional Training Commission.
    ● Attends firearms training.
    ● Learns specific duties on various security posts through on-the-job training.
    ● Maintains control of inmates while escorting individuals or groups within the prison.
    ● Keeps accurate head counts of inmates in the assigned security post.
    ● Conducts inspections and searches of inmates and inmate access and work areas for drugs,
    weapons, and other unauthorized materials.
    ● Enforces rules of conduct among inmates and learns when to prepare reports of infractions.
    ● Operates manual and electronic locking systems.
    ● Subdues and restrains inmates during fights, riots and escape attempts.
    ● When standing an armed post, learns how to determine the need for the use of firearms and
    uses them when necessary.
    ● Assists in the search for escapees, their capture and return to the institution.
    ● Assists in maintaining the custody of inmates during transport to other institutions or
    court appearances.
    ● Drives motor vehicles when transporting inmates, making outside security rounds, searching for
    escapees and related activities.
    ● May search visitors for contraband.
    ● May place inmates in handcuffs, restraining belts, and leg irons.
    ● Performs other related duties.

Career Opportunities and Possibilities
● Canine Unit (K9)
● Special Operations Group (SOG)
● Tactical unit
● Intelligence Unit
● Home Detention Unit
● CO Environmental Officer
● Commitment Unit
● Academy Instructor
● In-Service Instructor
● Range Instructor
● Transportation Instructor
● Contraband Interdiction Team (CIT)
● Additional career opportunities throughout DPSCS (Finance, HR, IT, Parole & Probation,
Case Management etc.)
Education: High School diploma or G.E.D. certificate acceptable to the Maryland State Board of Education as described in the Correctional Training Commission regulation.

Experience: None

Note: The above educational requirement is set by the Correctional Training Commission in accordance with Correctional Services Article, Section 8-209.

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