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Mississippi Department of Corrections Correctional Officer - Trainee / Leakesville in Leakesville, Mississippi

This position is for a Correctional Officer Trainee with a company in Leakesville, MS. Duties and Responsibilities: This entry-level work involves responsibility for maintaining order and discipline among offenders at an institution or prison. Incumbents are responsible for the custody, industry, and treatment of residents and offenders for specific periods of time. Work also includes maintaining order, observing residents and offenders, and supervising work assignment details. Work may include acting as advisor to residents and offenders concerning their personal problems. Incumbents work under the direct supervision of an administrative superior. Examples of work performed in this classification include, but are not limited to, the following: Maintains discipline to prevent riots, escapes, fires, and theft; exercises custody over and control of offender population. Keeps watch in a tower, hall, or at a gate; inspects incoming and outgoing vehicles and maintains all security involving the institution. Assists in supervising the feeding of residents and offenders and enforces regulations covering sanitation and personal care. Ensures compliance with all rules and regulations pertaining to resident and offender behavior and welfare. Escorts residents and offenders to and from their places of confinement; maintains custody of offenders when being transported from one area to another. Supervises residents and offenders assigned to work detail; writes rule violation reports. Makes rounds inside or outside buildings; counts residents and offenders; looks for fires; watches for residents and offenders trying to escape. Advises residents and offenders concerning personal problems and assists with solutions to problems on an individual basis. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring agency. The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following: Maintains security of unit perimeters, residents, and offenders. Maintains safety of residents and offenders. Ensures proper care and treatment of offenders and residents, following formal and informal instructions. Maintains formal control of residents and offenders. Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned. Education and Experience: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: These minimum qualifications have been agreed upon by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in this job class and are based upon a job analysis and the essential functions. However, if a candidate believes he/she is qualified for the job although he/she does not have the minimum qualifications set forth below, he/she may request special consideration through substitution of related education and experience, demonstrating the ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Any request to substitute related education or experience for minimum qualifications must be addressed to the Mississippi State Personnel Board in writing, identifying the related education and experience which demonstrates the candidate's ability to perform all essential functions of the position. Education: Graduation from a standard four-year high school or equivalent (GED or High School Equivalency Diploma); OR Education: Completion of an 9th grade education; AND Experience: Three (3) years of related experience. NOTE: Permanent employment is contingent upon successful completion after hire of the training curriculum/program at the designated training facility. Special Training and Age Requirements: Applicants must attend/complete the Mississippi Department of Corrections Correctional Officer Training Academy; must be at least nineteen (19) years of age, and must possess any and all minimum qualifications necessary to attend the designated training facility. Employees in this job classification under the age of twenty-one (21) shall be assigned only to posts designated as non-peace officer status posts. Required Document: Incumbent must possess a valid driver's license from Mississippi o