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33-1011.00 - First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers


Directly supervise and coordinate activities of correctional officers and jailers.


Key Facts
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Bright Outlook
Career Details
Green Job
Career Details
Current Employment
47,600
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Forecasted Employment
49,100
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Change in Employment
+1,500
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Change in Employment %
+3.1%
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Tasks
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Tasks
The tasks listed below can be performed to prepare you for a career in this field.
Core
  • Take, receive, or check periodic inmate counts.
  • Maintain order, discipline, and security within assigned areas in accordance with relevant rules, regulations, policies, and laws.
  • Respond to emergencies, such as escapes.
  • Maintain knowledge of, comply with, and enforce all institutional policies, rules, procedures, and regulations.
  • Supervise and direct the work of correctional officers to ensure the safe custody, discipline, and welfare of inmates.
  • Restrain, secure, or control offenders, using chemical agents, firearms, or other weapons of force as necessary.
  • Supervise or perform searches of inmates or their quarters to locate contraband items.
  • Monitor behavior of subordinates to ensure alert, courteous, and professional behavior toward inmates, parolees, fellow employees, visitors, and the public.
  • Complete administrative paperwork or supervise the preparation or maintenance of records, forms, or reports.
  • Instruct employees or provide on-the-job training.
  • Conduct roll calls of correctional officers.
  • Supervise activities, such as searches, shakedowns, riot control, or institutional tours.
  • Carry injured offenders or employees to safety and provide emergency first aid when necessary.
  • Supervise or provide security for offenders performing tasks, such as construction, maintenance, laundry, food service, or other industrial or agricultural operations.
  • Develop work or security procedures.
  • Set up employee work schedules.
  • Resolve problems between inmates.
  • Rate behavior of inmates, promoting acceptable attitudes and behaviors to those with low ratings.
  • Transfer or transport offenders on foot or by driving vehicles, such as trailers, vans, or buses.
  • Examine incoming or outgoing mail to ensure conformance with regulations.
  • Convey correctional officers' or inmates' complaints to superiors.
  • Review offender information to identify issues that require special attention.
  • Conduct evaluations of employees' performance.
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Knowledge
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Knowledge

The items listed below are organized into sections that contain knowledge useful for pursuing a career in this field. Each section also contains a "Percentage of Importance" statistic that shows how relevant an item is to the occupation.
 Public Safety and Security
  • 96%
    Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 Law and Government
  • 88%
    Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
 Administration and Management
  • 83%
    Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 Psychology
  • 82%
    Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
 English Language
  • 81%
    Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 Clerical
  • 74%
    Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
 Computers and Electronics
  • 73%
    Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 Education and Training
  • 72%
    Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 Personnel and Human Resources
  • 71%
    Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
 Customer and Personal Service
  • 65%
    Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 Sociology and Anthropology
  • 65%
    Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
 Therapy and Counseling
  • 64%
    Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
 Communications and Media
  • 55%
    Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
 Telecommunications
  • 55%
    Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
 Transportation
  • 55%
    Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
 Philosophy and Theology
  • 54%
    Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions. This includes their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture.
 Mathematics
  • 53%
    Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Tools
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Tools
The tools listed below include machines, equipment, tools, and software that is useful for individuals who are interested in this career.
 Passenger motor vehicles
  • Passenger vehicles
  • Prisoner transport vans
 Restraints and accessories
  • Prisoner transport belts
 Personal communication devices
  • Multi-line telephone systems
  • Mobile radios
 Computers
  • Laptop computers
  • Data collectors
  • Desktop computers
  • Personal computers
  • Tablet computers
 Computer data input devices
  • Radio frequency identification RFID devices
 Firearms
  • Electroshock weapons
  • Law enforcement handguns
 Crowd control equipment
  • Riot protection helmets
  • Tactical riot shields
  • Lower body armor
  • Upper body armor
  • Expandable batons
 Surveillance and detection equipment
  • Surveillance cameras
  • Security system control panels
  • Closed circuit television CCTV surveillance systems
  • Handheld metal detectors
  • Walk-through metal detectors
 Safety apparel
  • Stab proof vests
  • Cut resistant gloves
 Respiratory protection
  • Protective gas masks
  • Air-supplying respirators
 Fire prevention
  • Fire detection systems
 Fire fighting equipment
  • Emergency fire extinguishers
  • Fire suppression blankets
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Technology
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Technology
The technologies listed below include machines, equipment, tools, and software that is useful for individuals who are interested in this career.
 Content authoring and editing software
  • Microsoft WordHOT
  • Microsoft PowerPointHOT
  • Microsoft ExcelHOT
 Data management and query software
  • 3M Electronic Monitoring
  • Guardian RFID
  • Jail management software
  • Microsoft AccessHOT
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Certifications
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Certifications
The certifications listed below are useful to pursue if you are interested in a career in this field.
 Specialty
 Advanced
 Core
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Licensing
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Licensing
The licensing information below is organized into sections and is useful for pursuing if you are interested in a career in this field.
No specific licensing information is listed for this occupation in the area you have selected.
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Related Programs
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PROGRAMS
Brightpoint Community College
Central Virginia Community College
Germanna Community College
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College
Mountain Empire Community College
Northern Virginia Community College
Paul D. Camp Community College
Rappahannock Community College
Southside Virginia Community College
Tidewater Community College
Virginia Highlands Community College
Virginia Western Community College
Wytheville Community College
Jobs
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SECURITY ATTENDANT I State of Maryland Wed, 21 Sep 2022 16:08:09 GMT | 30+ days ago Baltimore, MD 21229 Introduction We'll be hosting our own job fair on 10/5/22 from 10:00 am - 2:00pm at 605 S. Chapel Gate Lane, Baltimore, MD 21229. Onsite application…
Correctional Officer 3 State of West Virginia Thu, 02 Sep 2021 19:30:13 GMT | 15 months ago West Virginia Nature of Work SPECIAL HIRING RATE: $37,656.00 - Division of Corrections Under general supervision, serves as a lead worker of Correctional Officers. These…
Correctional Lieutenant D. W. Wyatt Detention Facility Mon, 21 Nov 2022 16:07:20 GMT | 15 days ago Central Falls, RI 02863 LIEUTENANT POSITION SUMMARY Candidates for this position must be capable of working any shift. Shift may change as assigned. Days off and shift(s) will be…
Juvenile Correctional Counselor (Supervising) County of Solano Fri, 02 Dec 2022 16:03:59 GMT | 4 days ago Solano County, CA WHY WE EXIST Impact the community in a positive way! The Probation Department safeguards our community through the services provided to clients, the court,…
CORRECTION SHIFT SUPV-1 State of Michigan Fri, 02 Dec 2022 19:05:56 GMT | 4 days ago Jackson, MI Job Description The sergeant is a first line supervisor who directly supervises custody officers. He/she has a considerable direct prisoner contact and is…
SUPERVISOR CORRECTIONAL OFFICER Department of Corrections Tue, 22 Nov 2022 19:33:58 GMT | 14 days ago Washington, DC 20001 Screening every 10 days! JOB SUMMARY This position is located in the DC Department of Corrections, Central Detention Facility (CDF) and Correctional…
Sergeant (Custody - Jail Systems) County of Berks Thu, 01 Dec 2022 17:52:27 GMT | 5 days ago Leesport, PA 19533 *POSITION SUMMARY: * Supervises correctional staff assigned to security positions. Maintains physical security in the Jail environment by providing…
Youth Program Officer II Bernalillo County Government Wed, 16 Feb 2022 17:45:18 GMT | 9 months ago Albuquerque, NM 87107 Position Summary & Duties Responsible POSITION SUMMARY Under general supervision of a Program Manager, provide direct supervision, care and treatment of…
DJS RESIDENTIAL GROUP LIFE MANAGER I State of Maryland Wed, 23 Nov 2022 22:10:04 GMT | 13 days ago Cheltenham, MD 20623 GRADE 17 LOCATION OF POSITION Department of Juvenile Services Cheltenham Youth Detention Center 11003 Frank Tippett Road Cheltenham, Maryland 20623 Main…
Correctional Detail Officer City of Augusta, GA Wed, 20 Jul 2022 19:40:33 GMT | 4 months ago Augusta, GA DESCRIPTION The purpose of this classification is to perform security and manual work functions overseeing the safety and security of inmates assigned to…
Jailer; Jail Johnson County Texas Fri, 18 Feb 2022 00:17:17 GMT | 9 months ago Cleburne, TX 76031 GENERAL SUMMARY Perform security duties maintaining order and physical custody of inmates in a jail system or courthouse complex. Responsible for the care,…
Fish and Game Program Technician (PCN 111309) State of Alaska Tue, 06 Dec 2022 22:54:03 GMT | 5 hours ago Fairbanks, AK This position is open to Alaska Residents only. Please check our residency definition to determine if you qualify. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game,…
Part Time Jailer Johnson County Texas Tue, 01 Mar 2022 18:18:25 GMT | 9 months ago Cleburne, TX 76031 GENERAL SUMMARY Perform security duties maintaining order and physical custody of inmates in a jail system or courthouse complex. Responsible for the care,…
CORRECTIONS LIEUTENANT State of Louisiana Tue, 29 Nov 2022 21:04:16 GMT | 7 days ago Jackson, LA Supplemental Information Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections – Corrections Services www.doc.louisiana.gov DIXON CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE…
CORRECTIONS LIEUTENANT Delgado Community College Tue, 29 Nov 2022 23:23:47 GMT | 7 days ago Jackson, LA *Supplemental Information* Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections – Corrections Services www.doc.louisiana.gov * DIXON CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE*…
SOCIAL WORK MANAGER, CRIMINAL JUSTICE (Repost) State of Maryland Wed, 12 Oct 2022 16:08:06 GMT | 30+ days ago Baltimore, MD 21202 Introduction This is a repost. Previous applicants need not reapply. GRADE 20 LOCATION OF POSITION Behavioral Health Unit 217 E. Redwood Street Baltimore, MD…
NURSE MANAGER,CORRECTIONAL HEALTH Los Angeles County Department of Human Resources Sat, 02 Mar 2019 02:40:49 GMT | 3 years ago Los Angeles County, CA ORIGINAL FILING DATE: March 1, 2019 at 8:00 A.M. (PST) EXAM NUMBER: Y5286A TYPE OF RECRUITMENT: OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY REBULLETIN INFORMATION:…
SOCIAL WORK MANAGER, CRIMINAL JUSTICE Department of Juvenile Services Sun, 20 Nov 2022 04:27:25 GMT | 16 days ago Baltimore, MD 21202 Introduction This is a repost. Previous applicants need not reapply. GRADE 20 LOCATION OF POSITION Behavioral Health Unit 217 E. Redwood Street Baltimore,…
DJS RESIDENTIAL GROUP LIFE MANAGER I Department of Juvenile Services Thu, 24 Nov 2022 04:28:39 GMT | 12 days ago Baltimore, MD 21212 GRADE 17 LOCATION OF POSITION Department of Juvenile Services Cheltenham Youth Detention Center 11003 Frank Tippett Road Cheltenham, Maryland 20623 Main…
DEPUTY SHERIFF, LIEUTENANT (ORCA) Grade 21 Fulton County, GA Mon, 18 Apr 2022 22:19:10 GMT | 7 months ago Fulton County, GA CLASSIFIED POSITION(S) IN THE FULTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE THIS IS A TIME-LIMITED POSITION NOT TO EXCEED: 12/31/2023. PAY RATE FOR THIS POSITION IS $29…
Correctional Detail Officer Augusta-Richmond County Wed, 20 Jul 2022 23:41:04 GMT | 4 months ago Augusta, GA 30901 JOB The purpose of this classification is to perform security and manual work functions overseeing the safety and security of inmates assigned to outside work…
NURSE MANAGER,CORRECTIONAL HEALTH County of Los Angeles Thu, 28 Feb 2019 23:36:10 GMT | 3 years ago Los Angeles, CA 90010 JOB ORIGINAL FILING DATE: March 1, 2019 at 8:00 A.M. (PST) EXAM NUMBER: Y5286A TYPE OF RECRUITMENT: OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITYREBULLETIN INFORMATION:…
DEPUTY SHERIFF, LIEUTENANT (ORCA) Grade 21 Fulton County Tue, 19 Apr 2022 05:35:53 GMT | 7 months ago Atlanta, GA 30303 JOB CLASSIFIED POSITION(S) IN THE FULTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE THIS IS A TIME-LIMITED POSITION NOT TO EXCEED: 12/31/2023. PAY RATE FOR THIS POSITION IS $29…
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