Correctional Officer

Correctional Officer
Pennington County Sheriff's Office - Rapid City, South Dakota

Apr 19, 2021

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Application Deadline:
May 31, 2021

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$22.80 hourly
Lateral Transfer:
$25.17 annual

Job Description

The Pennington County Sheriff's Office located in the Beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota welcomes Correctional Officer applicants to consider a career with us. Competitive pay, full benefits, quality equipment and training and a supportive community.

Correctional Officers work in direct supervision facility known for its professionalism, cleanliness and high standards. Correctional Officers can work 8 or 12 hour shifts.

Paid on-the-job classroom and field training provided.

Great career, a community supportive of public safety professionals and an exceptional place to enjoy the outdoors and/or raise a family!

Additional Information

Essential Functions:

· Performing security rounds during scheduled and unscheduled times. Using discretion to determine violations, unusual situations, and directing the appropriate response.

· Creating and maintaining a cell block atmosphere conducive to respect of others.

· Determining appropriate inmate disciplinary action. Making the decision on the corrective action to be imposed, notifying and enforcing with inmate, and documenting.

· Using discretion in responding to inmate requests

· Initiating and monitoring inmate movement; recognize abnormal or inappropriate behavior.

· Determining and accessing the intake and release of inmates.

· Determining the appropriate response to inmate resistance, verbal and or physical assaults to include discretion within policy as to appropriate use of compliance tools and force.

· Determining classification of inmate to the appropriate housing unit and security level to include review of previous behavior, criminal charges and other mitigating factors.

· Responding to emergencies, including medical emergencies.

· Responding to inmate mental health behaviors to include determining risk factors for mental health intervention or implementing suicide precautions.

· Documenting incidents, movement, rounds and inmate discipline.

· Performing person, property, and facility searches.

· Interpreting and process legal and non-legal documents including medical instructions, commitment or release orders, summons, criminal statues and other documents.

· Maintaining appropriate personal and physical boundaries with inmates.

· Understanding and enforcing the Prison Rape Elimination Act Federal Standards.

· Understanding and upholding the America Correctional Association Accreditation Standards.

· Operate department computer program; dictate and/or type reports

· Dispensing medications as required.

· Communicate effectively and coherently with the public, staff, inmates and in court or other formal settings with approved facility communication devices.

· Attend and participate in shift briefings, division and department meetings, required training to maintain certified status and related activities.

· Complying with all global and jail policies and procedures (125)

· Maintains the integrity, professionalism, values and goals of the Sheriff’s Office by assuring all policies and procedures of the Pennington County Jail are followed, and that accountability and public trust are preserved.

· Required to handle multiple tasks at a time

· Performing additional duties as assigned.

This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive duties of the position. Incumbents may be required to follow any other instructions, and to perform any other related duties, as may be required.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 20
  • Education: High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience: None Required

The hiring process timeline can be flexible with the understanding out-of-state applicants must coordinate travel and moving arrangements. Please do contact us with any questions.

The hiring process does include a physical agility test, written exam, interview, background check, psychological evaluation, medical physical and drug screen.

Contact Information

Stephanie McCoy

Pennington County Sheriff's Office
300 Kansas City Street
Rapid City, South Dakota 57701
phone: 16053946113

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