Correctional Officer (40 Hours)

Baltimore County, MD Towson, MD
Benefits Supplemental Questions

NOTE: This position has a 25 year retirement benefit.


Applicants are advised to apply promptly. This job announcement may close at any time with little or no notice.

You MUST meet the following requirements before you can be hired as a Correctional Officer:

* High School diploma or an appropriate equivalent

* At least 18 years old by the time you are hired

* A citizen or resident alien of the United States

* Complete a comprehensive background investigation

* Complete a psychological evaluation and polygraph examination

* Complete a physical and medical examination.

Examples of Duties:Under general supervision, maintains care and custody of inmates, security, and order on and off the property of the Baltimore County Department of Corrections.

* Assists in the receiving or discharging of inmates.

* Assures that inmates are searched, bathed, clothed, and assigned to cells.

* Confines and releases inmates from cells.

* Monitors inmate activities.

* Drives a County vehicle to transport and escort inmates to and from medical facilities and other locations.

* Supervises inmates on work details.

* Patrols, on foot, the internal and external perimeters of the institution, making periodic inspections of conditions.

* Enforces rules and regulations governing the conduct of visitors.

* Examines packages to be received by inmates.

* Maintains discipline and orderly conduct.

* Breaks up fights among inmates, restrains disorderly inmates.

* Uses appropriate self-defense tactics to deflect assault by inmates.

* Administers CPR and first aid.

* Investigates and handles emergencies and disorders within the Department of Corrections.

* Operates radios, telephones, and other communication equipment.

* Prepares routine reports and records.

* Keeps inventory of various items.

* Attends State mandated training to achieve and maintain correctional officer certification.

Examples of Other Duties

Performs general clerical duties. Assists in training new officers. Performs other related duties as required.

(NOTE: The duties and responsibilities listed above are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications for all positions in this class. They may not include all of the essential job functions of each position in the class. Each position may not be required to perform all of the essential job functions listed.)

Qualifications:To become a Correctional Officer, you must

* Have a high school diploma or an appropriate equivalent

* Be at least 18 years old by the time you are hired

* Be a citizen or resident alien of the United States

* Pass a Training & Experience examination, which is an evaluation of your application.

* Successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation

* Successfully complete a psychological evaluation and a polygraph examination

* Successfully complete a physical and medical examination.


Applicants will be qualified based on an evaluation of their training and experience, as stated on their application, which includes answers to the supplemental questions. Applicants must state the dates and duties of past and present experience clearly and completely for evaluation purposes. No written examination will be given.

Conditions of Employment:Personnel appointed to this position will be required to work an average scheduled workweek of 40 hours, which will require Saturday, Sunday, and holidays. Employees in this classification will be required to work any of three shifts in order that twenty-four hour coverage is maintained.

All employees are subject to call to duty and to overtime in emergencies with little or no notice.

During the first year of employment, the employee must receive certification as a correctional officer from the Maryland Correctional Training Commission.

Employees must pass retraining requirements as mandated throughout employment.

The work of this classification entails frequent walking and standing. The work involves frequent interaction with an inmate population at the detention center. Some assignments may entail the operation of a motor vehicle.

Medical Examination and Employment Background Investigation

Applicants selected for an appointment to a position in Baltimore County must successfully complete a physical examination and drug screen and a comprehensive background investigation, including, but not limited to a criminal background, polygraph, psychological and fingerprinting..

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