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Nueces County Human Resources Department Cadet Corrections Officer - 1515-3720 in Corpus Christi, Texas

Cadet Corrections Officer - 1515-3720

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Cadet Corrections Officer - 1515-3720

Salary

$16.98 - $20.38 Hourly

Location

Corpus Christi, TX

Job Type

Full-Time

Department

Jail

Job Number

22-01093

Closing

Continuous

  • Description

  • Benefits

SUMMARY

REQUIRED TEST:

ALL APPLICANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO TAKE THE NEW LAW ENFORCEMENT CIVIL SERVICE EXAM (LECSE) IMPLEMENTED AUGUST 2017.

THE NEXT EXAM IS - FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2022

APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED BY

E-MAIL THE WEEK OF THE EXAM.

Additional Retention Pay until 9/30/22: $3.40/hour is included in the hourly rate.

Upon achieving TCOLE Certification as a Licensed Jailer, pay increases to $18.18/hour plus Additional Retention Pay until 9/30/22: $3.64/hour.

SUMMARY: The primary purpose of the Corrections Officer position is to guard, observe and transport inmates. Officer enforces the rules and policies of the facility and insures that the safety and welfare of inmates and staff are safeguarded. This is a trainee position that involves required completion of academy and field training including closely supervised performance of corrections officer duties.

The employee is required to be on duty before, during, and after natural disasters and emergencies, as directed by the supervisor.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Include the following:

Attends Training Academy to become a Certified Jailer.

May, under close supervision, perform Corrections Officer duties, including: Booking, classifying, observing, transferring, transporting and releasing inmates with attention to the health, safety and security of other officers, inmates and the public.

Conducts inspections, shakedowns, inmate searches and makes key checks.

Conducts head counts of inmates.

Completes, checks and processes official papers and documents.

Intervenes and resolves crisis situations such as fights, fires and medical emergencies.

Restrains combative inmates.

Serves or supervises the serving of meals to inmates.

Supervises inmates while they are performing their cleaning duties.

Provides informal counseling to inmates.

Conducts safety inspections and inspections of fire exits.

Assists with the personal needs of inmates, such as telephone calls, mail, laundry, visits and commissary.

Other duties may be assigned.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); eighteen years of age and a citizen of the United States. All successful candidates must consent to a criminal background check and are required to achieve TCOLE certification as a Corrections Officer within twelve months of appointment.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Ability to maintain control in highly stressful situations.

Ability to communicate with individuals from all socio-economic groups.

Ability to learn laws, departmental policies, rules, regulations, instructions and correctional literature regarding the custody of persons.

Ability to understand and follow oral instructions.

Ability to write clear and concise reports and to maintain complete records as required.

Ability to meet established physical standards.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other county employees and officials, inmates and the public.

Available benefits as a Nueces County employee:

Group Insurance Benefits

  • Health Insurance - Aetna PPO or Christus Health EPO Plan

  • Dental Insurance - optional

  • Vision Insurance - optional

  • Short and Long-term Disability Insurance - "Core" no cost to employee

  • Voluntary Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Flexible health and dependent day care accounts

Retirement program - TCDRS (http://www.tcdrs.org)

Deferred Compensation 457

Paid time off - Vacation, Sick leave, Holidays

Longevity Pay

Direct Deposit

Education Assistance Program

Agency

Nueces County

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