at Delaware Department of Correction in Wilmington, Delaware, United States
The Delaware Department of Correction is the state's largest law enforcement agency. Our Mission is to Protect the public by supervising adult offenders through safe and humane services, programs and facilities.
The DOC has broad responsibilities, which encompasses prisons to probation and parole. Which we call a Unified Correctional System.
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$5,000 signing bonus for new Correctional Officers.
Increased the Correctional officer pension to incentivize current Officers to continue their service beyond 20 years.
Providing temporary lodging during the 13-week Correctional Officer training academy for cadets who reside more than 75 miles from DOC's Training Academy in Dover.
Opening Date 12/1/2023 12:00:00 AM
Closing Date 12/31/2023 11:59:00 PM
Type of Recruitment Open Competitive
Salary Yearly: $52,000.00
Salary Plan G386
Pay Grade 7
Employment Type Actual Vacancies
Employment Term Regular
Agency DOC/Prisons/All Locations
Location(s) Baylor Womens Corr Inst:
(660 Baylor Blvd, New Castle, DE, 19720)
Howard R. Young Correctional Institution:
(1301 E 12th St, Wilmington, DE, 19801)
James T. Vaughn Correctional Center:
(1181 Paddock Road, Smyrna, DE, 19977)
Sussex Correctional Inst:
(23203 DuPont Blvd., Georgetown, DE, 19947)
Contact Name Department of Correction Human Resources
Contact Phone 302-857-5298
This is the entry level responsible for the discipline and security of an assigned post inside and/or outside a secure facility. Work includes acquiring a working knowledge of rules, regulations, procedures, techniques and equipment by completing orientation and on-the-job training. Positions report to a technical supervisor.
Upon satisfactory completion of department promotional standards and job requirements, employees may be eligible to be promoted to the next level.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
Maintains control of inmates while escorting individuals or groups within the prison.
Keeps accurate head counts of inmates in the assigned security post.
Conducts periodic shakedowns of inmates and searches inmates, visitors, employees, cell blocks and/or other structures for such prohibited items as tools, weapons or other contraband.
Operates manual and electronic locking systems.
Enforces all rules, regulations and procedures affecting inmate discipline, security and safety.
Observes inmate activities to detect unusual or prohibited behavior which may be a threat to the security of the facility or the safety of the inmate, other inmates, employees or visitors.
Ensures inmates conform to proper standards of care as required for the living areas and personal hygiene.
Maintains the custody of inmates during transport to other institutions and in the community for court appearances or a variety of appointments.
Prepares and maintains a daily log and routine reports of activities and incidents on the assigned shift using an automated information system to enter, update, retrieve and report on data.
May be required to train and care for K-9 including feeding, grooming and kennel maintenance.
May enter institution as backup in riot control and shakedown activities. May participate in the pursuit of escapees.