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Hennepin County
300 S. Sixth St.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55487

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Correctional Officer - Adult Correctional Facility

Job ID: 54197
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300 S. Sixth St.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55487 | View Map

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Job Description:

THE POSITION

The Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation (DOCCR) seeks Correctional Officers at the Adult Corrections Facility (ACF) to promote public safety and provide for victim restoration by holding offenders accountable and providing opportunities for change through assessment and supervision. The ACF is a confinement center for adult offenders committed by the courts to serve a maximum sentence of one year.

 
Location and hours:
This position is located at the Adult Corrections Facility at 1145 Shenandoah Lane N, Plymouth, MN 55447. There is no public transportation to this facility.

Candidates must be available to work various shifts, which include day, evening, overnight, holiday, and weekend hours. Anyone indicating limited availability will not be considered. This position is subject to 12-hour shifts: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., 6 a.m. - 6 p.m., and 6 p.m. - 6 a.m.

A shift differential of $1.00 per hour will be paid for nights and weekends. Meals are provided and a uniform allowance is given for qualifying positions.
 

In this position, you will:

  • Maintain a safe institution for staff and residents by building relationships, employing de-escalation techniques, using verbal commands, and using physical and mechanical restraints when necessary.
  • Enforce Minnesota laws, American Correctional Association (A.C.A.) standards, and Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards relating to the confinement of prisoners, security regulations, rules of conduct, and work rules.
  • Search residents and inspect cells, recreation areas, work locations, and other activity areas for unauthorized objects or materials.
  • Respond to and manage emergency or crisis situations using communication skills to resolve volatile situations.
  • Observe behavior of residents and utilize behavioral management techniques/skills to assist residents in self-management of their behavior, and report observations of unusual behaviors to medical or social service personnel.
  • Escort individuals and groups of residents to work and other activities, supervise and instruct residents in work crew activities and the operation of equipment (i.e., laundry, kitchen, industrial production, stockroom, cleaning, and grounds maintenance equipment), and participate in work crew activities as needed.
  • Write reports (e.g. disciplinary reports, incident reports) and maintain records (i.e. records of residents' funds and personal property).

Amount of Pay:

Other Qualifications:

Need to have:

  • One of the following:
    • Two years or more (90 quarter/60 semester credits) of college or vocational/technical coursework in corrections, law enforcement, or a related criminal justice or behavioral/social science field.
    • Two years or more of experience in corrections, law enforcement, or criminal justice.
    • Active military duty with an honorable discharge.
  • Note: Completion of an Evidence-Based Practice Corrections Professional Certificate from an approved school may be substituted for one year of relevant coursework or experience.
  • A valid driver's license.
  • Ability to stand, stoop, bend, reach, run, and walk both inside and outside.


Nice to have:

  • Experience:
    • As an intern, volunteer, and/or work in a correctional institution and/or similar environment where individuals are secured in a facility/area for a period of time.
    • Working under stressful conditions and having contact with aggressive and/or confrontational individuals.
  • Understanding of human relations and of bias and the impact of such to promote handling situations equitably and with a high level of respect.
  • Ability to:
    • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
    • Interpret and enforce rules and regulations.
    • Manage difficult situations with a diverse population with a high level of objectivity, minimizing the impact of personal implicit bias.
    • Identify suspicious behaviors/activities and taking appropriate actions

Total Years of Relevant Experience:

2
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Function:

Adjunct Services and Program Services for Defendants

Status:

Full-time

Posted:

10.02.2019
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Discipline:

Community Corrections

Level:

Mid-level

Application Deadline:

10.31.2019