Corrections Officer

Correctional Officer
Office of the Sheriff, St. Mary's County Maryland - Leonardtown, Maryland

Jun 23, 2021

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Application Deadline:
Dec 31, 2024

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$STARTING SALARY - $47,174 annual
Lateral Transfer:
$Correctional Officer Lateral Bonus: $7,500 annual

Job Description

A Correctional Officer is responsible for providing the safe, secure and humane supervision and treatment of inmates placed in the St. Mary’s County Detention Center; they must also treat visitors with politeness and respect. Correctional Officers are required to maintain a positive demeanor when confronted with stressful situations of scorn, ridicule, danger, and/or chaos. Enforce policies and procedures pertaining to inmates, including supervision, inmate intake and discharge and related correctional administrative tasks; Maintain accurate official inmate counts; Inspect inmates' quarters and enforce standards of cleanliness, safety, sanitation and fire prevention; Ensure security of the facility to prevent escape including screening visitors and inspecting packages and other items brought or sent to the detention center; Search inmates and their property, living quarters and detention center facilities to detect pilferage and the possession of contraband; Supervise the distribution of meals to inmates and ensure that all utensils are accounted for and returned to the kitchen; Maintains records and prepares written and oral reports as required; Performs other duties as assigned.

Additional Information

Must be at least 17 years 9 months of age at time of application United States citizenship or resident alien Possess High School Diploma or acceptable equivalent Valid Driver's License Pass physical agility test and written examination.

25 year retirement plan Uniform cleaning allowance Overtime / shift differential (financial compensation) Annual, personal, holiday, sick, military and family leave Paid holidays Life insurance, liability insurance, and participation in health/hospitalization, dental, prescription, and optical plans Deferred compensation Tuition reimbursement Student loan repayment assistance program

Job Requirements

  • Age: 17 years 9 months of age at time of application
  • Education: High School Diploma/GED
  • Experience: No experience required. Agency pays for all training

Ability to gain thorough knowledge of St. Mary’s County Government policies and procedures; Ability to gain thorough knowledge of the Office of the Sheriff policies and procedures; Ability to gain thorough knowledge of modern correctional methods and objectives; Ability to use and care for security equipment, firearms and non-lethal weapons; Ability to effectively communicate with other staff and especially members of the public; Ability to make decisions in accordance with established federal, state and local laws; Ability to apply departmental policies to daily work problems; Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions; Ability to work independently on tasks and maintain records; Ability to plan, organize and execute complicated and continuing assignments accurately, with minimum instruction or review; Effective business English, grammar, legal terminology, and math skills.

Contact Information

Mark Tasciotti

Office of the Sheriff, St. Mary's County Maryland
23150 Leonard Hall Drive, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650
Leonardtown, Maryland 20650
phone: 1-301-475-4200-1936

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