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Michigan Department of Corrections Jacson Corrections Officers in Jackson, Michigan

MICHIGAN CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION JOB SPECIFICATIONCORRECTIONS OFFICER Multiple Vacancies and Locations Available JOB DESCRIPTION Employees in this job oversee and participate in the custody, security, and treatment of prisoners or detainees in correctional facilities including major institutions, camps, and correction re-entry or detention centers. There are two classifications in this job.Position Code Title - Corrections Officer-E Corrections Officer 8 This is the entry level. At the entry level, employees are required to successfully complete the approved training program designed to provide the knowledge and skills required to function as a corrections officer. Upon successful completion of the training and other departmental requirements, the officer will complete the probationary period at an assigned correctional facility. The employee participates in the custody, security, and treatment of prisoners or detainees while learning and developing the interpersonal skills required to perform a range of corrections officer assignments.Corrections Officer E9 This is the experienced level. At the experienced level, the employee oversees and participates in the custody, security, and treatment of prisoners in assignments, which involve substantial face-to-face contact with prisoners or detainees. The employee uses independent judgment in making decisions requiring interpretation and application of departmental guidelines to specific situations.Employees generally progress through this series to the experienced level based on satisfactory performance and possession of the required experience.Corrections Officer 8:On a post assignment in a learning and developing capacity.Observes prisoners' or detainees' activities to detect unusual or prohibited behavior, which might be a threat to the security of the facility or the safety of prisoners, detainees, employees, or visitors.Responds quickly to calls for assistance in other areas of the prison or facility as directed. Assists in controlling disturbances and isolating instigators.Observes and appropriately responds to such "critical incidents" as assaults on employees, prisoners, or detainees, prisoner or detainee disturbances, or other situations threatening to the security of the facility and prepares written reports. Appropriate response may include the use of firearms.Prepares written records and reports related to the work.Performs related work as assigned. Corrections Officer E9: JOB DUTIES NOTE: The job duties listed are typical examples of the work performed by positions in this job classification. Not all duties assigned to every position are included, nor is it expected that all positions will be assigned every duty. NOTE:Observes prisoners or detainees' activities to detect unusual or prohibited behavior, which might be a threat to the security of the facility or the safety of prisoners, detainees,employees, or visitors.Counts prisoners or detainees under his/her jurisdiction several times during the shift and transmits count totals to the control officer.Conducts thorough searches of prisoners, detainees, visitors, employees, mail, packages, cellblocks, and other structures for such prohibited items as critical tools, weapons, drugs, or other contraband.Keeps prisoners or detainees moving and prevents loitering in yards or building entrances during periods of mass movement.Attempts to obtain prisoners' or detainees' compliance with facility rules and regulatio

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