Correctional Officer II
Class Code: PJ0312
AKPAY Code: P7653
Class Range: 13
Class Status: Active
Employer: State of Alaska only
|10/20/1997 11:12 AM by Rick Davis|
|Scope: State of Alaska only|
|Type: Classified Service/Partially Exempt/Excluded|| Viewable by the public|
|Class Title:|| Correctional Officer II||Class Range:|| 13|
|Class Code: ||PJ0312||AKPAY Code:||P7653|
|Class Status:||Active||Use MJR Form:|| Standard|
|Class Outline Category:||D-First Responder||Group:||PJ - Police, Fire Fighters, and Corrections|
|EEO4:||D - Protective Service Workers||Family:||PJ03 - Corrections|
|SOC:||33-3012 - Correctional Officers and Jailers||State/Local:||04 - Protective Service: Sworn|
|Original Date:||03/01/1970||Census EEO:||380|
|Original Comments:||ORIGINAL||Override Local AA Regions:||[this feature not enabled yet]|
No Override of Local AA Region
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|8/1/70; 7/1/72; 12/16/72; 8/1/73; 3/16/73;|
11/16/78 - Rewrite, including title change from Correctional Officer I.
6/6/83 - MQs.
8/1/91 - MQs.
12/1/91 - Revision, added Commercial Driver's License note (TAH).
1/20/94 - MQs (KL).
11/16/96 - KSAs; MQs per elimination of Correctional Officer Recruit (JKE).
05/07/2002 - Audited (cpreecs)
09/17/2008 - MQs revised, Maintenance Request (CBoland)
09/25/2008 - Workplace AK spec revision: Added Census Job Code and AKPAY Code fields; Replaced Category field with Class Outline Category; Updated EEO4, SOC, and Class Code fields; Removed DOT field.;
02/01/2010 - Workplace AK spec revision: Replaced 'Census Job Code' with 'State Local' field; Added 'Census EEO' field; Updated EEO4, SOC, State Local and Census EEO fields.
Under general supervision performs security work among prisoners in an adult correctional institution.
This is the working level class performing the full range of security duties in an adult correctional institution. It is distinguished from Correctional Officer I by the latter's role as trainee. It is distinguished from Correctional Officer III by the latter's responsibility as working leader over a shift of Correctional Officers I and II.
Examples of Duties:
Direct prisoners to work assignments, meals, recreation and return to living units or dormitories.
Maintain order and discipline in dormitories, shops, work details and recreational activities; report infractions of rules, handle unruly and violent prisoners, using minimum necessary force.
Patrol and inspect grounds, corridors, recreation areas, living units and dormitories; supervise close confinement facilities and quarters for recalcitrants.
Take periodic counts of prisoners; supervise and observe persons visiting prisoners.
Keep records of activities; dispense medications as directed.
Inspect prisoner quarters for cleanliness and orderliness; searche quarters and persons for weapons and other contraband; escort prisoners on outside trips; search for and recaptures escapees; carry firearms during searches for escapees and tower duty.
Utilize emergency respiratory equipment (gas mask, forced air respirators) for emergency situations.
Observe prisoners for unusual or significant behavior; prepares reports to supervisor.
Attend division training programs as required.
Successfully complete semi-annual physical agility examination.
Maintain health standards sufficient to pass an annual physical examination.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Considerable knowledge of laws, policies and basic concepts of human behavior; purposes and methods of discipline and security of an adult correctional institution; fundamental self-defense tactics.
Ability to control, direct and instruct individuals and groups; handle violent and unruly prisoners with the minimum force necessary; remember names and faces; interpret and enforce institutional rules and regulations with firmness, tact and impartiality; promote socially acceptable attitudes and behavior; think and act quickly in emergencies; follow oral and written directions; analyze situations and adopt an effective course of action; use emergency respiratory equipment (gas mask, forced air respirators) for emergency situations.
Successful completion of the Alaska Correctional Officer Academy, or equivalent program accredited by the Alaska Police Standards Council (APSC)
One year of experience learning and performing skills for the custody, security, and reformation of prisoners in an adult correctional institution. This is equivalent to a Correctional Officer I with the State of Alaska or the equivalent elsewhere.
Posses a valid driver’s license issued within the United States.
A QUALIFIED APPLICANT MAY NOT:
Have ever been convicted of a felony by a civilian court of Alaska, the United States, another state or territory, or by a military court.
Have ever been convicted of a crime of domestic violence by a civilian court of Alaska, the United States, another state or territory, or by a military court.
Have ever been denied certification by the Alaska Police Standards Council or the responsible licensing agency in any other issuing jurisdiction (unless the denial or revocation has been rescinded by the council under 13 AAC 85.270 or by the responsible licensing agency of the issuing jurisdiction).
Have ever used a controlled substance while employed as a certifiable municipal, state, federal peace officer, correctional officer, adult probation officer, or military law enforcement officer.
Have been convicted during the past ten (10) years of a misdemeanor crime that resulted in serious physical injury to another person by a civilian court of Alaska, the United States, another state or territory, or by a military court.
Have been convicted during the past ten (10) years of three or more misdemeanors by a civilian court of Alaska, the United States, another state or territory, or by a military court.
Have been convicted during the past ten (10) years of two or more driving-while-intoxicated offenses by a civilian court of Alaska, the United States, another state or territory, or by a military court.
Have illegally manufactured, transported, or sold a controlled substance during the past ten (10) years (provided you were at least 21 years of age at the time).
Have used a controlled substance other than marijuana during the past ten (10) years (provided you were at least 21 years of age at the time).
Have been convicted during the past ten (10) years of a misdemeanor crime of dishonesty by a civilian court of Alaska, the United States, another state or territory, or by a military court.
Have been convicted during the past three (3) years of any other misdemeanor assault charge or any misdemeanor offense involving the use of a weapon (excluding convictions under Title 16 of Alaska Statutes - Fish & Game laws) by a civilian court of Alaska, the United States, another state or territory, or by a military court.
Have used marijuana during the past two years (provided you were at least 21 years of age at the time).
Currently be on court-ordered probation, either supervised or non-supervised, by a civilian court of Alaska, the United States, another state or territory, or by a military court.
Required Job Qualifications:
(The special note is to be used to explain any additional information an applicant might need in order to understand or answer questions about the minimum qualifications.)
Individuals not continuously employed since February 9, 1991, by the State of Alaska Department of Corrections in a "correctional officer", "probation officer", or "parole officer" position, as defined by 13 AAC 85.900, are subject to requirements established by Alaska Police Standards Council (APSC). These applicants must be United States citizens or resident aliens with demonstrated intent to become a citizen; be at least 21 years old; possess a high school diploma or G.E.D.; be free of felony convictions; and not have engaged in prohibited activities involving controlled substances within the last ten years. As a condition of continued employment, these individuals must obtain a basic correctional officer certificate issued by the APSC within 14 months of hire.
Appointment to Correctional Officer II is conditional, pending successful completion of a thorough background investigation, psychological evaluation, drug screening, and medical examination.
NOTE: Employees must be willing to work shift assignments and on-call availability may be required. A few positions may require possession of a Commercial Driver's License with appropriate endorsements.
Minimum Qualification Questions: