Correctional Security Manager
Positions in this job family are assigned responsibility involving the coordination, supervision and direction of a correctional security program in a state adult correctional facility.
The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:
- Coordinates and supervises or directs correctional security functions and activities at an adult correctional facility; may serve as a shift supervisor with responsibility for all assigned units and functions in a large facility or as the chief of security in a smaller facility.
- May serve as commander of a correctional emergency response team; schedules training exercises and coordinates activities.
- Conducts special investigations, particularly concerning incidents that occur during assigned shifts.
- Coordinates and supervises security, riot and escape procedures, including procedures for inmate counts and searches for escape materials and contraband.
- Prepares daily work schedules for security personnel; prepares and maintains appropriate records concerning employees and residents.
- Conducts inspections of assigned staff at beginning of shift to assure proper attire and fitness for duty; makes periodic inspections of posts to assure that they are properly maintained; prepares administrative reports concerning the operation of the shift.
- Acts as liaison to local law enforcement agencies; provides information and file changes; arranges court appearances.
- Serves as member of the administrative institutional staff; participates in the formulation of institutional policies, rules and regulations.
The Correctional Security Manager job family consists of two levels which are distinguished based on the complexity of the duties assigned, the breadth of accountability and the scope of managerial responsibility assigned.
Level I Code: I11A Salary Band: K
At this level employees serve as a correctional security lieutenant with primary responsibilities for the security operations on an assigned shift or unit within a minimum security facility or hospital security unit with responsibility for the supervision of first level supervisors who are responsible for individual units or activities on the assigned shift and coordination of all shift functions and operations. This level may also include supervisors of special units in a medium/maximum security facility such as a central control room, a gun gang crew, the house supervisor of a detention or restrictive housing or mental health unit and similar functions or may serve as the team commander of the Correctional Emergency Response Team.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of supervisory methods and techniques; of staffing patterns and scheduling the distribution of staff and work assignments; of methods and objectives of discipline required for inmates under restraint; of the psychology of inmate behavior; of the use and care of firearms; of proper restraint methods and techniques; of the fundamentals of English usage and basic math; and of report writing techniques. Ability is required to establish and maintain effective working relationships; to follow oral and written instructions; to gather and organize facts and complete clear, concise reports; to quickly evaluate a situation and adopt an effective course of action; exercise alertness and be able to act quickly in an emergency; effectively communicate security techniques; to maintain proficiency in firearms; and to assess and manage conflict resolutions within the inmate population.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of three years of experience in correctional or security work for a government agency or private corrections agency and the following statutory requirements of Title 57, O.S. Section 510: a. The minimum age for service shall be twenty (20) years of age. The Director shall have the authority to establish the maximum age for correctional officers entering service and b. possession of thirty (30) semester hours from an accredited college or university; or possession of a high school diploma acquired from an accredited high school or GED equivalent testing program and graduation from a training course conducted by or approved by the Department and certified by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training either prior to employment or during the first six (6) months of employment.
Note: Successful completion of the GED test is based upon standards established by the Oklahoma Department of Education.
Level II Code: I11B Salary Band: L
At this level employees serve as a correctional security captain with overall responsibility for the operations of an assigned shift within a medium or maximum-security facility or institution or they may serve as an assistant to a superior officer in a large correctional institution, or administrator of an A&R security unit at the Lexington Assessment and Reception Center. Responsibilities may involve assisting the chief of security in the management and operation of facility security functions, supervision of unit supervisors on an assigned shift, direction of the correctional emergency response team, and responsibility for the operation of the facility after normal business hours or in the absence of the warden.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level I plus knowledge of the modern practices of prison management and the treatment of inmates and the ability to direct and supervise the work of others.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level I and one additional year of correctional or security work for a government agency or private corrections agency in a supervisory capacity.
Per 57 O.S. 510 applicants/employees in this job family shall be subject to the following additional requirements: (a) be of good moral character; (b) before going on duty alone, satisfactory completion of an adequate training program for correctional officers and guards, as prescribed and approved by the State Board of Corrections; and (c) satisfactory completion of a physical in keeping with the conditions of the job description on an annual basis and along the guidelines as established by the Department of Corrections.
Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license at the time of appointment in order to perform necessary travel.
Applicants will be subject to drug testing.
Applicants must be willing and able to work any assigned shift or day of the week.
Note: Employees in this job classification may be designated as peace officers by the Director and required to meet the training and screening requirements conducted by the Department and certified by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training. (57 O.S. 510)
No person who has received a verdict of guilty or pled guilty or nolo contendere to any offense required to register pursuant to the Sex Offenders Registration Act is eligible for employment as a peace officer. (57 O.S. 589.C)
No person who has been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude who has not received a full pardon from the proper agency is eligible for employment as a peace officer. (70 O.S. 3311)
No person who has been convicted of a nonviolent felony and who has not received a full pardon from the proper authority, or who has been convicted of any other felony offense, is eligible for employment in this job classification. (21 O.S. 1283.B)
No person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, who has not been pardoned for, or had the conviction expunged or set aside, or is subject to a court order that restrains the person from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner or the partners’ child or engaging in other conduct that would place an intimate partner or the partners’ child in reasonable fear of bodily injury and includes a finding that the person is a credible threat; or who has been dishonorably discharged from any branch of the armed services is eligible for employment in this job classification. (18 U.S.C. 922)