Please read the County of Erie Job Application Procedures before applying. Those wishing to apply for this position shall submit a comprehensive County Employment Application stating their qualifications to the Human Resources Department at the Erie County Courthouse, Room 501, Erie, PA 16501.
Employment applications can be accessed online by going to the Erie County Website at https://careers.eriecountypa.gov/job-listings. Click on the job announcement of choice, and click the Apply Now button at the bottom of the page. All submissions are done electronically.
The County of Erie is an equal opportunity employer and complies with the Americans with Disability Act. We do not discriminate because of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or disability. All are encouraged to apply.
All new hires are subject to a criminal background check.
Definition of Class
This is a Per-Diem Correctional Officer position responsible for the care, custody and control of incarcerated offenders committed to the
Erie County Department of Corrections. This is inclusive of the main prison and the Community Corrections Center.
Duties & Responsibilities
Communicate with and manage inmates by orienting new commitments with rules, procedures and general information of the facility; enforce all rules and regulations as well as sanctions for any violations; conduct cell inspections for contraband, damage and cleanliness. Observe, monitor and supervise offender movement, escort offenders in groups and restrict movement during scheduled counts and emergencies. Maintain key, tool and equipment control by inspecting, reporting, and inventorying. Maintain health, safety and sanitation standards. Communicate professionally with staff and offenders. Document incidents and write complete, concise and accurate reports. Participate in all training courses.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Ability to follow written and oral instructions. Minimum supervisory ability, use of good judgement and alertness. Ability to write accurate and concise reports. Basic computer knowledge to include familiarization with word processing. The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the job.
Minimum Requirements & Qualifications
1. Must be 21 years of age
2. High School Diploma or GED
3. Must have a Valid Driver’s License
Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
Condition of Employment
Successful completion of the following is required: 1. Agility and basic skills test 2. REACT skills test and Evaluation for Adult Correctional Facilities 3. Psychological assessment 4. Physical exam to include drug screen and interview. Must be 21 years of age, posses excellent health, and have the ability to rotate shifts at least quarterly. Applicants must also provide the following documents: 1. Department of Corrections signed and witnessed Release of Information Form 2. Copy of driver’s license 3. Copy of Social Security Card 4. Copy of High School or College Diploma