Company: Clarinda Correctional Facility
Posted on: November 19, 2021
Maintains safety and security within an Iowa Department of
Corrections correctional facility; supports department mission,
vision, and values with integrity and commitment while preparing
incarcerated individuals for successful community reentry; develops
quality relationships and serves as a change agent when working
with incarcerated individuals; performs related work as
The work examples and competencies listed below are for
illustrative purposes only and not intended to be the primary basis
for position classification decisions.
- As part of a multi-disciplinary team, observes incarcerated
individual behavior/interaction with staff, other incarcerated
individuals, and visitors; communicates and documents observations
to ensure effective security and consistent application of
incarcerated individual change principles.
- Continuously interacts with incarcerated individuals, utilizing
behavioral techniques to assist in the development of
problem-solving skills, facilitating behavior change, role-playing,
effective disapproval, providing positive reinforcement when
appropriate, and instituting corrective measures through the
effective use of disapproval.
- Patrols facilities and makes security checks; conducts rounds
and incarcerated individual counts; inspects all areas of the
institution and grounds for safety/security deficiencies. Conducts
searches of incarcerated individuals, vehicles, packages,
equipment, incarcerated individuals' cells and property for
- With a balanced approach, instructs incarcerated individuals in
rules, policy, procedure, expectations, and assists incarcerated
individuals in the development of attitudes and skills necessary
for successful adaptation to life within an institution and a
- Escorts incarcerated individuals, visitors, and staff
inside/outside of the institution and verifies possession of
appropriate passes or legal documents.
- Interacts with the general public, visitors, and victims in
person or via phone. Provides information, security, and
- Role models pro-social behaviors that convey dignity and
respect for others and acknowledge that incarcerated individuals
can change their lives by development of skills and the adoption of
pro-social attitudes and behaviors.
- Maintains logs, prepares reports, and enters information into
the DOC electronic record system.
- Supervises incarcerated individual work assignments and
evaluates work performance.
- Operates electronic doors, telephone systems, two-way radios,
intercom, alarm systems, closed-circuit TV systems, personal data
assistants, computer terminals, and weapons/incarcerated individual
- Attends training and professional development classes.
- Public Safety and Security – 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 – Laws, legal codes, court procedures,
precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules,
and the democratic political process.
- English Language – The structure and content of the English
language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of
composition, and grammar.
- Clerical Procedures – Word processing, managing files and
records, designing forms, and other office procedures and
- Psychology – 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.
- Law and Government – Understand and adhere to applicable laws,
legal codes, administrative rules, and regulations.
- Oral Comprehension – Listen to and understand information and
ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
- Oral Expression – Communicate information and ideas in speaking
so others will understand.
- Speech Clarity – Speak clearly so others can
- Speech Recognition – Identify and understand the speech of
- Problem Sensitivity – Tell when something is wrong or is likely
to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only
recognizing there is a problem.
- Deductive Reasoning – Apply general rules to specific problems
to produce answers that make sense.
- Inductive Reasoning – Combine pieces of information to form
general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among
seemingly unrelated events).
- Flexibility of Closure – Identify or detect a known pattern (a
figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting
- Near Vision – See details at close range (within a few feet of
- Far Vision – See details at a distance.
- Social Perceptiveness – Awareness of others' reactions and
understanding why they react as they do.
- Active Listening – Giving full attention to what other people
are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking
questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate
- Monitoring – Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself,
other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take
- Coordination – Adjusting actions in relation to others'
- Judgment and Decision Making – Considering the relative costs
and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate
- Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the
strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or
approaches to problems.
- Complex Problem Solving – Identifying complex problems and
reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and
- Speaking – Talking to others to convey information
- Reading Comprehension – Understanding written sentences and
paragraphs in work-related documents.
Minimum Qualification Requirements:
- Graduation from high school, GED, or equivalency.
All applicants must be able to successfully pass the following:
- Psychological tests
- A background investigation check.
- A post-offer health screen is administered by an institutional
- A urinalysis screen for drugs.
- All new employee training during the probationary period,
including local orientation, new employee orientation, and
emergency preparedness training.
- Designated positions in this job class require applicants to
obtain a Commercial Driver's License and endorsements within a
period of time as determined by the appointing authority at the
time of hire.
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