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Fill-In Corrections Officer

County of Blair
Hollidaysburg, PA
  • Posted: 16 days ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Through paid, on-the-job training, fill-in corrections officers learn to provide a safe and secure institution for inmates placed in the custody of the Blair County Prison. Essential duties include maintaining a firm and fair relationship with inmates; monitoring and patrolling an assigned area of the facility, supervising inmates in housing units or off site; explaining facility rules, regulations, and procedures; responding to questions and complaints, and referring to proper staff specialists as necessary; escorting inmates throughout facility and off premises; maintaining records, preparing logs and reports; conducting searches; and working inconsistent shifts with potential overtime across all three shifts, up to a total of 16 consecutive hours.


Qualified applicants will have a high school diploma or GED; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to remain fair and impartial in the performance of duties; ability to provide clear and concise direction; ability to recognize and address manipulative behavior; have reliable transportation; and have no convictions for a crime by a state or federal government for which punishment could have been imprisonment in a federal penitentiary or state prison. Additionally, candidates must be able to sustain the physical nature of the position, standing and walking on concrete for extended periods of time, maintaining focus, and expending occasional physical effort without the aid of weapons to restrain or subdue inmates.


Starting wage for this position is $15.08/hour for a workweek not to exceed an annual average of 29 hours per week. Benefits package does not apply to this title except for enrollment in the pension plan. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

County of Blair


Hollidaysburg, PA



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