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CORRECTIONAL CLERICAL OFFICER

Class Title: CORRECTIONAL CLERICAL OFFICER
Bargaining Unit: Use for all Job Titles
Class Code: 045715

Education and Experience: Education equivalent to graduation from a standard high school.
Other Requirements:

Necessary Special Qualifications:

Applicants for this class must:

1. be willing to and able to qualify with, carry, and use assigned weapons

2. be at least eighteen (18) years of age on the date of application

3. be a citizen of the United States

4. have a good moral character, as determined by investigation

5. complete a criminal history disclosure form in a manner approved by the appointing authority

6. agree to release all records involving their criminal history to the appointing authority

7. supply a fingerprint sample in a manner prescribed by the TBI for a fingerprint based criminal history records check

8. have no conviction for a felony or have been discharged under any other than honorable conditions from any branch of the United States armed forces

9. pass a physical examination administered by a licensed physician that is consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act and that relates to the essential functions of the position

10. pass a psychological evaluation administered by a licensed mental health professional that is consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act and that relates to the essential functions of the position

11. submit to and pass a pre-employment screening test for use of illegal drugs

12. possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license at the time of appointment in some positions

13. upon appointment, successfully complete a prescribed course of instruction at the Tennessee Correction Academy.

During their careers, most correctional security employees can expect to be assigned to any one of three different work shifts and any number of different post assignments. While employee work preferences are considered, there is no guarantee that the employee will remain assigned to any specific shift and/or post assignment.

Examination Method: Noncompetitive selection for Career Service positions.

Job Overview:

Summary: Under general supervision, is responsible for correctional and secretarial work of average difficulty; and performs related work as required.

Distinguishing Features: An employee in this class performs correctional security and secretarial work under the supervision of a Correctional Unit Manager within a guild at a correctional facility. This work involves the custody and rehabilitation of inmates as well as providing secretarial and clerical support for the unit. This class differs from others within the Correctional Officer sub-series in that incumbents of the latter do not perform secretarial and clerical support as part of their assigned duties.

Work Activities: 1. Within the assigned unit, screens and directs calls, visitors, and inmates to appropriate services; receives and distributes mail, records, and information for the unit.

2. Sets up and maintains a variety of records for the unit including treatment files, routine mail and schedules for various boards.

3. From rough copy or transcription, types all outgoing unit correspondence including parole summaries, furloughs, and routine mail.

4. Operates a variety of standard office equipment including typewriters, copiers, intercoms, and manual filing systems.

5. Supervises inmate activities within the unit; ensures the safety of inmates through the supervision of their daily activities; evaluates inmates on room and personal hygiene; inspects the unit for contraband, unauthorized personnel, and other security risks.

6. Schedules and attends a variety of meetings such as staff meetings, disciplinary board meetings, and training for escape prevention and first aid.

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