Overview

Corrections Officer Jobs in Belton, TX at Bell County

Job Description:

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this position. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the position as necessary.

Completes meal procedures by receiving food carts from kitchen, ensuring meals are at appropriate serving temperature, identifying inmates with special diets, introduces trays into cells, ensuring each tray is complete, retrieving trays, spoons and cups from cells, performing a spoon count and sending utensils back to kitchen.

Conducts security checks by walking exterior catwalk, inspecting bars, windows, screens, locks and doors, performing walks in cells and checking locks and windows in hallways.

Performs routine searches of inmates and housing areas by performing strip searches, conducting pat searches and conducting cell searches.

Responds to emergencies by arriving on the scene of an emergency, separating, restraining or evacuating inmates in the affected areas, conducting initial investigation of the incident, notifying appropriate personnel and providing detailed reports to the supervisor.

Processes incoming subjects by fingerprinting, searching, and completing necessary forms during the booking process and photographing; supervises the phone calls made by inmates and subjects being booked, and inventorying and storing personal properties.

Prepares and maintains documents and reports including daily progress reports, booking reports, property reports, medical forms, activity sheets, released sheets, medical and phone logs, jail and court lists, head count forms, time sheets, receipts, incident reports, and computer release dates.

Operate within the correctional facility system to keep record of everyone admitted to or released from the correctional facility.

Performs related work as required.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Requires High School graduation or GED equivalent supplemented by specialized courses/training.

Physical Demands:

Performs light to medium work that involves walking or standing virtually all of the time and also involves exerting between 20 and 50 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or skill, adeptness and speed in the use of the fingers, hands or limbs on repetitive operation of mechanical or electronic office or shop machines or tools within moderate tolerances or limits of accuracy.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment):

Involves routine and frequent exposure to:

Bright/dim light; Dusts and pollen.

Extreme heat and/or cold; Wet or humid conditions.

Extreme noise levels, Animals/wildlife.

Vibration; Fumes and/or noxious odors.

Traffic; Moving machinery.

Electrical shock; Heights.

Radiation; Disease/pathogens.

Toxic/caustic chemicals; Explosives; Violence.

Other extreme hazards not listed above.

Special Certifications and Licenses:

Must possess and maintain a valid state driver’s license with an acceptable driving history.

Requires Peace Officer license.

Requires Jailer’s license.

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance

Bell County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  ADA requires the County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

Additional Qualifications:

Proposed Compensation:

$20.79 – $25.47

Additional Recruiting Instruction:

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Title: Corrections Officer

Company: Bell County

Location: Belton, TX

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