Corrections Officer

Knoxville, TN
Knox County Sheriff’s Office

Posting End Date: 12/31/2023

Position Summary

The Correctional Officer has the primary responsibility to perform routine work in the safe keeping of inmates.

Required Duties

The following are required duties of this position:

    • Supervises inmates doing work, in their quarters and at meals.
    • Inspects facility to ensure prevention of injury to persons or property; and prevents unauthorized entering/leaving the jail.
      Processes inmates entering and leaving the jail.
    • Transports inmates to and from cells.
    • Seeks medical assistance for inmates, when needed.
    • Required to self-report any prior or future PREA misconduct involving sexual abuse/ sexual harassment. Failure to report or false reporting of PREA misconduct is grounds for immediate termination.
    • Meet PREA First Responder guidelines.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Training Required

The following are the educational and/or training requirements for this position:

    • Must be able to read and comprehend English language directives, training materials, and other documentation.
    • High school diploma or equivalent required.

Experience Required
The following experience is required for this position:

  • Experience in a corrections facility is preferred.