CLACKAMAS COUNTY

CLASSIFICATION NO. 121
Revised: 10/79
FLSA: Non-Exempt
EEO: 4

CORRECTIONS DEPUTY

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

Under general supervision, to maintain a close security watch and supervise inmates at the Sheriff's detention facilities; and to do other work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

The Corrections Deputy series are specialized classes utilized in the Sheriff's Department detention facilities. Positions in these classes are primarily oriented to prisoner control and overseeing prisoners in all phases of incarceration. Corrections Deputy is the full working level in the series and is certified by the Board of Police Standards and Training. The series is distinguished from other law enforcement classes by the work performed which normally is confined to the Sheriff's detention facilities and is not typically involved in any field activities such as patrol.

TYPICAL TASKS

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Maintains order, discipline, and security of prisoners in county detention facilities; supervises the security and conduct of inmates in cells, during group meetings, meals, bathing, recreation, visitations, and on-work assignments.
  2. Within the scope of correctional duties, conducts investigations, interrogates witnesses, victims, complaints, seizes evidence, makes arrests, writes reports, prepares cases, and testifies in judicial proceedings or before Correctional Hearings Officer.
  3. Processes prisoners admitted and discharged for transfer from facilities. Activities include the booking and release, fingerprinting, and photographing and issuing of clothing and supplies to new inmates.
  4. Receives and maintains the personal property of inmates; returns personal property to inmates on discharge.
  5. Inspects quarters of inmates for contraband; checks on sanitary conditions and orderliness of quarters.
  6. Follows doctors' or nurses' orders/instructions in the care of ill prisoners.
  7. May transport prisoners to and from court, medical facilities, work locations, or other detention facilities.
  8. Maintains records as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Working knowledge of: Criminal attitudes and behavior patterns; purposes and methods of discipline as applied to persons under criminal confinement; use of equipment in identification and confinement of prisoners.

Skill to: Control, direct and instruct inmates individually and in groups; understand, interpret and enforce institutional rules and regulations with firmness, tact and impartiality; read and interpret written material accurately and rapidly; promote socially acceptable attitudes and behavior of inmates; make rapid, effective and reasonable decisions in emergencies and take appropriate action; maintain accurate records; establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and a variety of criminal justice officials; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Duties are performed in a variety of settings which may involve the physical restraint of prisoners.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Positions in this classification may require selective certification of male or female candidates depending on the work assignment with male or female prisoners.

Must successfully pass an extensive background investigation including national fingerprint records check.

Must pass a pre-employment drug test.

Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.

MINIMUM RECRUITING STANDARDS

Any satisfactory combination of experience and training that demonstrate possession of the required knowledge and skills.