Job Title:

Corrections Officer 1

Closing Date/Time:



$984.64 Biweekly
$25,600.55 Annually 

Job Type:

Full Time Permanent


Augusta, Georgia


Provides and supervises security of inmates in the custody of the Richmond County Correctional Institution within the guidelines of Department of Corrections, supervisory instructions, and federal, state, and local laws pertaining to the incarceration of persons. Reports to the Sergeant or other designated person and works with inmates, co-workers, employees, law enforcement agencies, corrections facilities, attorneys, the clergy, medical personnel, and the public to provide operational support.


         Receives and releases inmates being transferred to and from the facility, transfers inmates to the custody of corrections officers, and accompanies inmates from one area to another.

         Makes rounds to maintain security and checks locks, fences, alarms, and other security devices.

         Supervises routine cleaning and maintenance activities within the institution and searches prisoners entering the facility from outside details.

         Prepares inmates for work call with Detail Officers.

         Administers medications and first aid and responds to inmate requests for other medical attention.

         Reports inmate disciplinary problems and investigates Officer Incident Reports.

         Performs duties of Communication Room Officer and Shift Supervisor as required. 

         Supervises feeding, recreation, and visitation.

         Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.





Education:  High school diploma, G.E.D., or equivalent level of education.

Experience: One year experience in corrections, law enforcement, or public safety, or an equivalent combination of education and experience to sufficiently perform job requirements 


         Considerable knowledge of modern corrections practices and procedures.

         Familiarity with Department of Corrections guidelines, federal, state, and local laws pertaining to the incarceration of persons, and departmental rules and regulations.

         Proficiency in observing behavior and responding with accuracy and speed, using self-defense techniques and firearms, and interpersonal relations.

         Good communication skills, both oral and written.

         Demonstrated ability to work independently. 

 Possess or have ability to obtain P.O.S.T. certification within the time frame required by this department, which is normally within one year but may be altered.



Licensing:  Valid driver's license.

Physical Requirements:

Depending upon area of assignment:


Positions in this class typically require: walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions. Work is performed in an office setting.


Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.


The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job.







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