Corrections Sergeant - #00355
State of Virginia
 Bland, VA

Applications/résumés for this position must be submitted electronically through this website. Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and résumés will not be accepted. Provides first line supervision to Corrections Officers and Corrections Officer Trainees in an institutional setting. Supervises and monitors staff on assigned shift to ensure a safe and secure environment. Communicates with management, staff, visitors, offenders and the public. Leads and counsels staff. Completes required training. Maintains a safe and productive workforce.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent. Valid Drivers License. Current DCJS certifications. Working knowledge and understanding of correctional policies, procedures and practices. Ability to work independently with minimum supervision. Demonstrated ability to organize, plan, schedule and supervise the work of others. Demonstrated ability to read and comprehend workplace policies and procedures and to prepare workplace reports and documentation. Ability to sufficiently receive, understand, follow and give oral and written instructions.

Preferred Qualifications

Prefer previous supervisory experience. Prefer coursework at a community college, college, or university with coursework in criminal justice or a related field or equivalent training or experience. Prefer demonstrated ability to produce written reports using a computer. Prefer fluency in Spanish.

Special Requirements

All applicants are subject to a background investigation and pre-employment drug screen. The investigation may include: fingerprint checks (State Police, FBI); local agency checks; employment verification; verification of education (relevant to employment); credit checks; and other checks requested by the hiring authority.