CLASSIFICATION NO. 489
COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS OFFICER 1
Under supervision, to learn to and maintain security and public safety while monitoring the daily work activities of offenders in a residential center or community work project; to provide security checks of facilities and offenders, and maintain records of offender activities; and to do other work as required.
The Community Corrections Department is responsible for supervising adult offenders on parole or probation, including assessment, rehabilitative and restorative program services, and residential services. The Department is currently under contract with the Sheriff's Department for management services.
The Community Corrections Officer classification series is primarily involved with maintaining security in a minimum security residential work-release center or community work project setting, requiring considerable contact with offenders. The Community Corrections Officer 1 is the entry level classification within the series. Incumbents work closely with CCO2 Field Training Officers and other staff to learn agency standards and procedures, and perform program and security functions.
The Community Corrections Officer 1 (CCO1) differs from the CCO2 which is the journey level, State certified classification. CCO1 also differs from the Corrections Counselor that leads a variety of counseling sessions and takes responsibility for a caseload of residents to ensure their success in meeting program requirements.
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
- Learns to and maintains order, discipline and security of offenders in work release facilities or community work projects; supervises and monitors the conduct, work performed, and general activities of offenders; maintains daily records of offender activities and work performance; reports problems to appropriate supervisor/lead worker; processes offenders admitted and discharged from the facility or work site, including conducting LEDS checks.
- Conducts regular security and sanitary checks of facility living and sleeping areas and work crew sites; conducts safety inspections of facility grounds, work sites, equipment, and other facility and program property; checks offenders daily work details; records security checks and other relevant observations; answers telephones, takes messages and maintains front office security and center log book.
- Monitors computerized tracking of clients on the Electronic Surveillance Program; maintains accurate computer schedules; reviews computer printouts to ensure program compliance; responds to violations, including unauthorized absences or activities; notifies Center Manager and appropriate authorities to apprehend and control any absconding offenders; troubleshoots general equipment problems.
- Secures and returns to custody those offenders who have violated program guidelines; interviews witnesses and victims; testifies in court or before judicial proceedings.
- Searches offenders, persons, property or facilities/work sites and grounds for contraband; receives, inventories and maintains seized property of offenders; returns personal property to offenders upon discharge.
- Dispenses and controls medication and antabuse in accordance with center policy and medical professional's written instructions; monitors substance abuse through urinalysis and alcohol testing.
- Transports offenders to and from medical facilities, work locations and other detention facilities; may conduct field visits to ESP clients at their homes, and social pass and employment locations; retrieves medications from pharmacies.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Basic knowledge of: Theories of human behavior and adjustment problems of adult offenders; basic principles of social and correctional care and group work; criminal laws and criminal justice systems; rehabilitation processes, purposes and methods; operations and techniques used in security or custodial facilities.
Skill to: Learn how to and control, direct and instruct offenders individually and in groups; learn, understand, interpret and enforce center rules and regulations with firmness, tact and impartiality; read and interpret written material accurately and rapidly; make rapid, effective and reasonable decisions in emergencies and take appropriate action; maintain accurate records; operate general office equipment, including computers; operate work tools; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and a various criminal justice agencies and officials.
Frequent interactions with offenders may result in occasional physical contact and exposure to hostile attitudes. Positions require frequent walking, standing, hearing, reaching, bending and participation in defensive tactics classes. Positions assigned to community work projects also require the ability to lift and carry objects.
Must be willing to work weekends, holidays, evening, and rotating work schedules.
Valid First Aid/CPR Certification.
Must successfully pass an extensive background investigation including national fingerprint records check.
Must pass a pre-employment drug test.
Employment is contingent upon successfully passing a post-offer physical assessment that complies with criteria set forth by the State of Oregon Department on Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST). Accommodation requests will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation.
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 demonstrates possession of the required knowledge and skills.
Community Corrections Officer 1 (CCO1) positions within Residential Centers are part of a promotional career path. Incumbents in Residential Center CCO1 positions may be promoted to Residential Center CCO2 positions upon satisfactory completion of the approved training and development plan. Possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities at the CCO2 level must be documented in an approved promotional appraisal form.