Correctional Officer – Lateral

Frederick, MD
Frederick County Government Sheriff's Office

Salary: $56,617.60 Annually.

Position Summary:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. In addition to the duties listed in the Essential Functions section, each employee in this classification may perform the above listed other duties. Any single position may not be assigned all duties listed below, nor do the examples cover all duties that may be assigned.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintain direct supervision, security and control over inmate population; enforce facility rules, regulations and disciplinary standards.
  • As needed, submit written reports of violations or irregularities to supervisory staff.
  • Maintain a system of regular and on-going counts of the inmate population; participate in routine searches and cell shakedowns to control contraband.
  • Conduct frequent security checks to ensure the safety and security of the inmate population as well as the overall condition of the facility.
  • Observe inmate activity and behavior patterns to detect and prevent disturbances, escape attempts and security violations.
  • Assist in physically controlling dangerous situations.
  • Escort inmates to and from in-house activities and remain present to enforce safety and security.
  • As needed, transport inmates to other locations outside the facility.
  • Process incarcerants into the facility according to standard procedures; prepare records of personal items and maintain responsibility for inmate property control.
  • Distribute sanitation supplies, deliver mail, and issue bedding and clothing to inmate population.
  • Communicate with the public on matters of visiting hours, inmate phone call periods, authorized articles for inmates and other inmate related information.
  • Communicate with attorneys, bondsmen, law enforcement agencies and the courts as necessary.
  • Operate radio equipment, electric security doors, monitor cameras and life safety systems; control access to restricted areas by security keys.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


  • Minimum age 18 years by completion of background process.
  • U.S.A. citizenship.
  • High school graduation or the equivalent.
  • Possession of a valid automobile operator’s license with the ability to obtain and maintain a Frederick County Employee Driving Permit.
  • Possession of current certification by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions (MPCTC) as a Correctional Officer.