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Osceola County

Corrections Officer

SALARY $24.04 Hourly

LOCATION Kissimmee, FL

JOB TYPE Full-time


DEPARTMENT Public Safety DIVISION Corrections


General Description of Duties


**Position subject to close at any time**

Please Note:

This position is eligible for Night Shift Differential Pay Under direction, the purpose of the position is to direct, supervise and monitor inmates housed in the Osceola Correctional
facility in accordance with all departmental policies, procedures and regulatory requirements applicable to the work.

Employees in this classification perform at journey professional level, and are responsible for the custody, control and care
of inmates within the detention facility and while transporting inmates to and from the facility. Objective is to support safe,
efficient and effective facility operations.

Essential Job Functions

The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this
classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not
preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
Provides highly responsible care, custody and control of criminal offenders in a detention/correctional institution;
observes, interacts and supervises the activities of the inmates on assigned post to enforce order and discipline;
monitors inmate housing, job and program assignments. Will observe nudity and possible lewd acts.
Performs all work in compliance with all laws, rules and regulatory standards governing the operations of the
detention/correctional facilities and programs, and the confinement, safety, health and protection of criminal

Performs scheduled and unscheduled rounds of assigned area; performs scheduled and unscheduled inspections of
the assigned area to ensure security, safety and sanitation are maintained; searches inmates and cells for contraband
articles; reports observations to superiors.

Performs critical inmate classification, count and control while maintaining fire safety, key control, perimeter security.
Bears assigned firearm and hand weapons; Follows all prescribed procedures relevant to the assigned function for
the purpose of safeguarding all Corrections staff, property, and facilities within scope of responsibility; screens inmate

Supervises, communicates, and promotes positive behavior among inmates; resolves behavioral problems through
counseling and problem solving skills.
Employs force to maintain order among inmates as prescribed by departmental rules and regulations as necessary;
escorts and secures inmates within the facility.
Transports inmates to and from various locations as directed, e.g., correctional facilities, courtrooms, prisons, medical
facilities, work programs.

Attends and participates in all scheduled Defensive Tactics training, Firearm qualifications and First Aid/CPR training
for certification as required; attends meetings to keep up with trends in probation issues, legislative changes and

Maintains a variety of detailed legal records and reports; collects and prepares various information; prepares legal
documentation as required, e.g., activity logs, incident reports.
Performs duties as assigned/necessary which are related, or logical in assignment to the position.

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED; supplemented by a demonstrated ability to perform the physically demanding
corrections work within a potentially psychologically stressful environment.
Must possess and maintain current Florida State Corrections Certification.
Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Drivers license, (CDL license with passenger endorsement required prior to
transporting inmates).

Must be at least 18 years old. Must be a U.S. Citizen.
Must not have been convicted of any felony or a misdemeanor which involves perjury or false statement, regardless
of withholding of adjudication or suspended sentence.
Must be able to work all shifts and overtime, as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions; ability to clearly communicate information both verbally
and in writing.
Knowledge of correctional facility operations; skill in the use and operation of handguns, and other hand held
Knowledge of adult inmate care, custody and control principles, practices, procedures and systems; knowledge of
law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment.
Knowledge of pertinent federal, state and local rules, regulations, ordinances, and other regulatory standards
applicable to the work.
Skill in reading, analyzing and interpreting professional periodicals and journals, technical procedures, and legal

Knowledge of the signs and symptoms of substance abuse.
Capable to work under stressful conditions; ability to analytically observe, and objectively and clearly report routine
and non-routine, emergency and non-emergency activities; skill in safe First Aid methods, procedures and practices.
Skill in the principles and techniques of customer relations skills; ability to deal diplomatically with irate, violent or
frantic individuals; ability to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations.
Ability to work independently in an office and correctional environment; ability to prioritize work, organize and make
sound judgments in inmate supervision; skill in analyzing and developing effective solutions; ability to investigate

Must be able to perform intermittent physically demanding work; must be able to sit, stand, walk or climb stairs for
extended periods of time.
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships and communications with inmates, social service
agencies, co-workers, department management, security and classification staff, members of the judiciary, and the
general public.
Ability to operate basic office and communications equipment, e.g., radio. computer terminals, printers, copy
machines, telephone systems, facsimile machines.

Physical Demand Requirements:

Osceola County

1 Courthouse Square, Suite 4200
Kissimmee, Florida, 34741


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Osceola County Corrections Department
2024-08-30 00:00:00
Osceola County
402 Simpson Rd.
Provides highly responsible care, custody and control of criminal offenders in a detention/correctional institution;
observes, interacts and supervises the activities of the inmates on assigned post to enforce order and discipline. Kissimmee, FL
Osceola County Corrections Department