The Arkansas Department of Correction/Department of Community Correction (ADC/DCC) Correctional Officer I is responsible for maintaining security, observing behavior, overseeing work, and documenting records of inmates/residents in a correctional/residential facility. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Supervises the security and conduct of inmates/residents in cells, during group meetings, meals, bathing, at recreation, during visitations, while working and other assignments. Maintains perimeter security from tower by watching for escapees and/or disturbances. Maintains security at front gate by logging in visitors to unit. Performs security checks of buildings and grounds, including shakedowns and strip searches of inmates/residents. Maintains a log for work release, status, and movement of inmates/residents. Writes incident reports and takes disciplinary action on rule violations of inmates/residents. Escorts inmates/residents to visitation, court, and work assignments. Attends shift briefing to discuss incidents, problems, and security issues. May operate communications equipment by receiving/transmitting messages, logging incoming/outgoing calls, and contacting requested parties. Performs other duties as assigned.
**Special Job Dimensions**
Frequent shift work, exposure to danger, and emergency on-call duty may be required.
**Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills**
Knowledge of department policies and procedures. Knowledge of the characteristics of and response to human behavior. Ability to monitor inmate/resident activities and write reports. Ability to perform security inspections of buildings and grounds. Ability to conduct investigations. Ability to exercise self-defense tactics.
**Minimum Education and/or Experience**
The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
**Certificates, Licenses, Registrations**
Must possess a valid Arkansas driver's license.
**Agency Specific Information**
If a college degree is required for the position for which you are applying, bring a copy of your official transcript with you if you are selected for an interview. Also if you have Veteran status you will need to bring your DD-214 with you to the interview to receive credit.
Method of pay is direct deposit. Checking or savings account required **if** hired.
Participation in contributory Retirement Plan required **if** hired.
ACC is an Equal Opportunity Employer
ACC is a Criminal Justice Agency and Drug-Free Workplace, Employees Are Subject to a Background Check and Initial and Periodic Substance Abuse Testing.
Applicants must fill out a complete Arkansas State Application online for each position applied. Applications must be received by end of day of the closing date. A complete applications and Resumes can be mailed in for each position if they do not have computer access and must be received by close of business on closing date to:
Arkansas Community Correction, Attn: Human Resource Section, Two Union National Plaza, 3rd Floor, 105 West Capitol, Little Rock, AR 72201.