Civilian & Corrections Officers


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  1. Corrections Officer
  2. Corrections Officer Manager
  3. Police Records Clerk

Corrections Officer

General Description

This is responsible administrative, clerical and supervisory work involving the operation of the City Jail and Main Desk, and Court Security operations in the City's Police Department and Municipal Court. The work is performed under the general direction and supervision of designated supervisors and work is occasionally checked for accuracy and completeness but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment. The nature of the work requires an employee in this class to work directly and closely with Police Officers, supervisory police personnel, persons in custody and the general public on a regular and recurring basis. Supervision is exercised over persons in custody. Based upon previous experience, may perform voluntary special assignments provided such assignments do not interfere in any way with the incumbent's primary duties. 

Essential Job Functions

  • Processes and assists with the booking of prisoners in accordance with established policies and procedures; 
  • Provides for and supervises the care of prisoners including oversight of medical needs and the administration of prescribed medication pursuant to established policies and procedures; 
  • Procures meals for prisoners as needed; 
  • Ensures that no prisoner is housed in the City Jail for longer than six (6) hours by having the prisoner transported to the County Jail or released on bond; 
  • Ensures that prisoners adhere to established rules and regulations during their confinement, including regulations relating to telephone use, possession of materials and related matters; 
  • Performs a variety of clerical duties including maintenance of various logs (e.g., jail log, extra-duty log, etc.), receiving and processing warrants, maintaining records and files, receiving and processing supplies for both office and jail use, and makes computer entries as necessary; 
  • Answers telephone and provides public with requested information in accordance with established policies and procedures; 
  • Receives visitors and provides information and processes complaints in accordance with established policies and procedures; 
  • Ensures that visitors to various offices have escorts before entering department facilities; 
  • Bonds prisoners at the Main Desk when Municipal Court offices are closed; 
  • Releases motor vehicles at the Main Desk; 
  • Maintains constant contact with the Public Safety Communications Center; 
  • Attends meetings, conferences, and workshops as requested and authorized; 
  • Performs related work as required.


  • Thorough knowledge of Police Department policies and procedures relating to the booking, custody, and bonding of prisoners; 
  • Thorough knowledge of Police Department policies and procedures relating to the care and supervision of prisoners; 
  • Thorough knowledge of computer software applications within the Police Department; 
  • Thorough knowledge of established department record-keeping procedures and practices; 
  • Thorough knowledge of police forms, terminology, and records; 
  • Thorough knowledge of department functions, procedures, policies, and organization; 
  • Good knowledge of state and federal police record-keeping and reporting requirements; 
  • Good knowledge of business arithmetic, statistics, and English composition and spelling; 
  • Skill in the original composition, editing, proofreading and final preparation of written materials; 
  • Skill in the assembly of numerical data and production of statistical reports; 
  • Skill in establishing command and order, often under difficult and emotional circumstances; 
  • Ability to physically control prisoners if necessary; 
  • Ability to type and enter data on a computer at a reasonable rate of speed; 
  • Ability to establish and maintain clerical records and files and to prepare written reports from such information; 
  • Ability to perform work with speed, accuracy, and attention to detail; 
  • Ability to make decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures; 
  • Ability to independently solve problems within assigned areas of responsibility; 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other City employees, supervisory personnel and the general public; 
  • Ability to communicate well with others, both orally and in writing.


  • Graduation from high school or possession of a G.E.D., supplemented by additional training in the booking and control of prisoners and in the preparation and maintenance of related records; 
  • Considerable law enforcement experience at the level of Police Officer (uniformed Patrol is preferred), including the use of computers and related customized law enforcement software; or 
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the work. 
Essential Special Requirements
  • Applicants must be: a) Officers who are currently certified within the State of Ohio; or b) Persons who have completed the basic police academy approved by the State of Ohio within the last two years; or c) Officers who were certified within the State of Ohio, and have retired within the last four years at the time of appointment; or d) Officers who were certified within the State of Ohio, and left an agency in the State of Ohio, within the last four years at the time of appointment. 

Essential Physical Abilities

  • Clarity of speech and hearing which permits the employee to communicate well with other City employees and the general public; 
  • Sufficient vision, with or without correction, which permits the employee to produce and review a wide variety of written materials; 
  • Sufficient manual dexterity which permits the employee to operate a keyboard, to make handwritten notations and handle a large volume of reports and files; 
  • Sufficient personal mobility which permits the employee to physically control other persons, if necessary, often under difficult and emotional circumstances.
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