Correctional Detail Officer

Columbus Consolidated Government
Full Time $20 Per hour GA Columbus Parks & Recreation, 3111 Citizens Way, Columbus, GA 31906, United States


Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervises and observes inmate activities; maintains security of inmates and the general public; completes regular inmate attendance count.
  • Searches inmates, equipment, and van to remove contraband.
  • Administers medications and first aid to inmates; responds to inmate requests for other medical attention.
  • Transports inmates to and from assignments.
  • Ensures inmate compliance with state and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Maintains daily reports of all accidents, incidents, and activities.
  • Receives and releases inmates transferred to and from correctional facility; completes required paperwork.
  • Supervises the routine cleaning and maintenance of tools and van.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of modern corrections practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Department of Corrections guidelines and federal and state laws pertaining to the incarceration of persons.
  • Knowledge of first aid and CPR techniques.
  • Knowledge of the safe use of power tools and lawn equipment.
  • Skill in the use of self defense techniques, including firearms.
  • Skill in problem solving and decision making.
  • Skill in management and supervision.

Minimum Educational and Training Requirements

Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of specialized training in the occupational field, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education. Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years. This position is required to supervise state inmate labor. Possession of or ability to readily obtain certification by the Georgia Department of Corrections. Must possess a  P.O.S.T. certification.  Must possess a valid driver's license.

Physical Requirements

The work is typically performed while standing or walking. The employee frequently lifts light objects, occasionally lifts heavy objects, and occasionally uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity.  Additionally, the following physical abilities are required:

  • Balancing – maintain equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing, or crouching.
  • Crouching – bending body forward by bending leg, spine.
  • Feeling – perceiving attributes of objects by touch with skin, fingertips.
  • Grasping – applying pressure to object with fingers, palm.
  • Handling – picking, holding, or working with whole hand.
  • Hearing 1 – perceiving sounds at normal speaking levels, receive information.
  • Kneeling – bending legs at knee to come to rest at knees.
  • Lifting – raising objects from lower to higher position, moving objects side to side, using upper extremities, back.
  • Manual Dexterity – picking, pinching, typing, working with fingers rather than hand.
  • Mental Acuity – ability to make rational decisions through sound logic, deductive reasoning.
  • Pulling - use upper extremities to exert force, haul or tug.
  • Pushing – use upper extremities to press against objects with force, or thrust forward, downward, outward.
  • Reaching – extending hands or arms in any direction.
  • Repetitive Motion – substantial movements of wrists, hands, fingers.
  • Speaking – expressing ideas with spoken word, convey detailed, important instructions accurately, concisely.
  • Standing – for sustained periods of time.
  • Stooping – bending body downward, forward at waist, with full motion of lower extremities and back.
  • Talking 1- expressing ideas by spoken word
  • Talking 2 – shouting to be heard above ambient noise.
  • Visual Acuity 1 - prepare, analyze data, transcribing, computer terminal, extensive reading.
  • Visual Acuity 2 - color, depth perception, field of vision.
  • Visual Acuity 3 - determine accuracy, neatness, observe facilities/structures.
  • Visual Acuity 4 - operate motor vehicles/heavy equipment.
  • Visual Acuity 4 - operate motor vehicles/heavy equipment.
  • Visual Acuity 5 -close acuity for inspection of small defects, machines, use measurement devices, or fabricate parts.
  • Walking - on foot to accomplish tasks, long distances, or site to site.
The work is typically performed outdoors, where the employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, irritating chemicals, and cold or inclement weather.