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First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of correctional officers and jailers.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Take, receive, or check periodic inmate counts.
    • Maintain order, discipline, and security within assigned areas in accordance with relevant rules, regulations, policies, and laws.
    • Maintain knowledge of, comply with, and enforce all institutional policies, rules, procedures, and regulations.
    • Respond to emergencies, such as escapes.
    • Supervise and direct the work of correctional officers to ensure the safe custody, discipline, and welfare of inmates.
    • Supervise or perform searches of inmates or their quarters to locate contraband items.
    • Restrain, secure, or control offenders, using chemical agents, firearms, or other weapons of force as necessary.
    • Monitor behavior of subordinates to ensure alert, courteous, and professional behavior toward inmates, parolees, fellow employees, visitors, and the public.
    • Carry injured offenders or employees to safety and provide emergency first aid when necessary.
    • Complete administrative paperwork or supervise the preparation or maintenance of records, forms, or reports.
    • Supervise activities, such as searches, shakedowns, riot control, or institutional tours.
    • Conduct roll calls of correctional officers.
    • Instruct employees or provide on-the-job training.
    • Resolve problems between inmates.
    • Examine incoming or outgoing mail to ensure conformance with regulations.
    • Set up employee work schedules.
    • Transfer or transport offenders on foot or by driving vehicles, such as trailers, vans, or buses.
    • Review offender information to identify issues that require special attention.
    • Develop work or security procedures.
    • Convey correctional officers' or inmates' complaints to superiors.
    • Supervise or provide security for offenders performing tasks, such as construction, maintenance, laundry, food service, or other industrial or agricultural operations.
    • Conduct evaluations of employees' performance.
    • Rate behavior of inmates, promoting acceptable attitudes and behaviors to those with low ratings.

    Skills

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Coordination

      Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    5

    Abilities

    • Deductive Reasoning

      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    Knowledge

    • Public Safety and Security

      Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

    • Law and Government

      Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

    • Administration and Management

      Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 71690/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 34.47/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 600
    • Yearly Projected Openings 30

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    Personality

    Enterprising: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Integrity
    • Self Control
    • Dependability
    • Stress Tolerance
    • Attention to Detail
    • Cooperation

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