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 transcript with you if you are selected for an interview.
Method of pay is direct deposit. Checking or savings account required **if** hired.
Participation in contributory Retirement Plan required **if** hired.
DCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer
DCC 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 complete an Arkansas State Application for each position applied for. Application must be received by end of business day of closing date. If more than one position is listed only the first position listed will be processed. Applications and Resumes can be mailed, emailed or faxed if applying other than computer to: Department of Community Correction, Attn: Human Resource Section, Two Union National Plaza, 2nd Floor, 105 West Capitol, Little Rock, AR 72201.