Correctional Officer

Office: Detention Center
Salary: $32,000 uncert. - $33,000 cert. ($300/yr exp. factor)

Announcement Date: 12/1/2017

General Statement of Job
Under general supervision, drives bus to transport passengers over specified routes to local or distant points according to time schedule. Performs a variety of related duties including maintaining records, performing equipment inspections, cleaning bus, and gassing up bus. Also, provide the safest possible transportation services to the public. Reports to the Transit System Director.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Job Functions
Drives a County-owned bus to transport passengers to scheduled locations. Coordinates routes and schedules with Dispatcher via two-way radio. Performs daily vehicle inspection duties and reports any equipment defects or needed repairs. Maintains various records including trip logs, gas logs, vehicle inspection reports, etc. as required. Gasses up vehicle on a regular basis. Maintains bus in a clean and presentable condition both inside and outside. Supervises passengers transported. Must adhere to all applicable safety regulations, procedures, and practices necessitated by job assignment. Must use all safety equipment applicable to job assignment. Maintains all safety equipment in good operational condition. Report all accidents and or incidents to the dispatcher. Provide prompt first aid and medical care to minimize passengers’ personal injuries, if required. Attends training sessions and meetings as required.

Additional Job Functions
Performs other related duties as required.

Essential Safety Functions
It is the responsibility of each employee to comply with established policies, procedures and safe work practices. Each employee must follow safety training and instructions provided by their supervisor. Each employee must also properly wear and maintain all personal protective equipment required for their job. Finally, each employee must immediately report any unsafe work practices or unsafe conditions as well as any on-the-job injury or illnesses.

Minimum Training and Experience
High School diploma with six to nine years of driving experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Must possess a valid S.C. driver’s license or CDL with a (P) endorsement. Must have a safe driving record. Must have a negative drug test.

Minimum Qualifications or Standards Required to Perform Essential Job Functions
Physical Requirements: Must be physically able to operate a bus and a two-way radio. Must be physically able to exert up to ten pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. Physical demands are in excess of sedentary work; position involves reaching, pulling, pushing, handling, etc. and walking occasionally. Must be able to lift and/or carry weights of up to twenty pounds.

Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and or judge the readily observable functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things.

Interpersonal Communication: Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information. Includes the giving of assignments and instructions to inmates. Includes the receiving of information and instructions from supervisor.

Language Ability: Requires the ability to read a variety of documents and reports. Requires the ability to prepare and complete various reports and forms such as various logs, medical forms, fingerprint forms, money cards, medical history forms, etc. using the proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar, using all parts of speech. Has the ability to speak to the general public using poise, voice control and confidence.

Intelligence: Has the ability to apply principles of rational systems such as law enforcement and criminal justice in order to solve problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form.

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to record and deliver information and to follow verbal and written instructions.

Numerical Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; add, subtract, multiply, and divide numbers; and determine time and weight.

Form/Spatial Aptitude: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape.

Motor Coordination: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in using automated office and law enforcement equipment.

Manual Dexterity: Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, office equipment, control knobs, switches, etc. Must have high levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.

Color Discrimination: Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color.

Interpersonal Temperament: Has the ability to deal with people beyond receiving instructions. The worker needs to relate to people in situations involving more than receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under high stress when confronted with an emergency.

Physical Communication: Requires the ability to talk and/or hear (talking - expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing - perceiving nature of sounds by ear.)

Performance Indicators
Knowledge of Job: Has thorough knowledge of federal, state, and local laws which apply to the Detention facility. Has considerable knowledge of the Department’s standard operating procedures. Knows specific information and reports which must be obtained and completed during all phases of confinement. Knows policies and procedures to be followed during emergencies, e.g., escapes, fires, riots, etc., and appropriate contacts in the chain of command. Has considerable knowledge of the organization of the Jail. Has skill in manual methods of apprehension and self defense. Has skill in the use of communication equipment. Is able to maintain good working relationships with other personnel. Is able to handle stressful and sometimes life-threatening situations in a professional manner. Is able to communicate effectively with members of the public. Has the ability to perform any required mathematical calculations. Is able to operate a variety of types of office equipment as well as general and specific law enforcement equipment. Has good knowledge of basic first-aid and CPR. Knows how to perform inspections and prepare analyses, records, and reports concerning such inspections. Has the ability to use independent judgment in routine and non-routine situations which require full attention and possible corrective actions. Is able to take the initiative to complete the duties of the position without the need of direct supervision. Is skilled in applying a responsible attention to detail as necessary in reviewing and preparing required reports. Has foresight as needed in the preparation and planning of short and long term activities and goals. Has sufficient knowledge of other county divisions/departments to communicate and interface with their representatives as necessary in carrying out duties and responsibilities. Is able to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations.

Quality of Work: Maintains high standards of accuracy in exercising duties and responsibilities. Exercises immediate remedial action to correct any quality deficiencies that occur in areas of responsibility. Maintains high quality communication and interface with all County departments and divisions, co-workers and customers, and the general public.

Quantity of Work: Maintains effective and efficient output of all duties and responsibilities as described under “Specific Duties and Responsibilities.”

Dependability: Assumes responsibility for doing assigned work and for meeting deadlines. Completes assigned work on or before deadlines in accordance with directives, County policy, standards and prescribed procedures. Accepts accountability for meeting assigned responsibilities in the technical, human and conceptual areas.

Attendance: Attends work regularly and on time with a minimum of tardiness and absences and adheres to County policies and procedures regarding absences and tardiness. Provides adequate notice to higher management with respect to vacation time and time-off requests.

Initiative and Enthusiasm: Maintains an enthusiastic, self-reliant and self-starting approach to meet job responsibilities and accountabilities. Strives to anticipate work to be done and initiates proper and acceptable direction for the completion of work with a minimum of supervision and instruction.

Judgment: Exercises analytical judgment in areas of responsibility. Identifies problems or situations as they occur and specifies decision objectives. Identifies or assists in identifying alternative solutions to problems or situations. Implements decisions in accordance with prescribed and effective policies and procedures and with a minimum of errors. Seeks expert or experienced advice and researches problems, situations and alternatives before exercising judgment.

Cooperation: Accepts supervisory instruction and direction and strives to meet the goals and objectives of same. Questions such instruction and direction when clarification of results or consequences are justified, i.e., poor communications, variance with County policy or procedures, etc.

Relationships with Others: Shares knowledge with managers, supervisors and staff for mutual and county benefit. Contributes to maintaining high morale among all County employees. Develops and maintains cooperative and courteous relationships with department employees, staffers and managers in other departments, representatives from organizations, customers, and the general public so as to maintain good will toward the County and to project a good image. Tactfully and effectively handles requests, suggestions and complaints from other departments and persons in order to maintain good will within the County. Emphasizes the importance of maintaining a positive image within the County. Interfaces effectively with higher management, professionals, customers, and the general public.

Coordination of Work: Plans and organizes daily work routine. Establishes priorities for the completion of work in accordance with sound time-management methodology. Avoids duplication of effort. Estimates expected time of completion of elements of work and establishes a personal schedule accordingly. Attends meetings, planning sessions and discussions on time. Implements work activity in accordance with priorities and estimated schedules. Maintains a calendar for meetings, deadlines and events.

Safety and Housekeeping: Adheres to all safety and housekeeping standards established by the County and various regulatory agencies. Sees that the standards are not violated. Maintains a clean and orderly workplace.

Disclaimer: This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

Fairfield County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.