Corrections Officer

Kissimmee, FL
Osceola County Sheriff

Salary: $24.04 Hourly.

Position Summary:

Under direction, the purpose of the position is to direct, supervise and monitor inmates housed in the Osceola Correctional facility in accordance with all departmental policies, procedures and regulatory requirements applicable to the work. Employees in this classification perform at journey professional level, and are responsible for the custody, control and care of inmates within the detention facility and while transporting inmates to and from the facility. Objective is to support safe, efficient and effective facility operations.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides highly responsible care, custody and control of criminal offenders in a detention/correctional institution; observes, interacts and supervises the activities of the inmates on assigned post to enforce order and discipline; monitors inmate housing, job and program assignments. Will observe nudity and possible lewd acts.
  • Performs all work in compliance with all laws, rules and regulatory standards governing the operations of the detention/correctional facilities and programs, and the confinement, safety, health and protection of criminal offenders.
  • Performs scheduled and unscheduled rounds of assigned area; performs scheduled and unscheduled inspections of the assigned area to ensure security, safety and sanitation are maintained; searches inmates and cells for contraband articles; reports observations to superiors.
  • Performs critical inmate classification, count and control while maintaining fire safety, key control, perimeter security.
  • Bears assigned firearm and hand weapons; Follows all prescribed procedures relevant to the assigned function for the purpose of safeguarding all Corrections staff, property, and facilities within scope of responsibility; screens inmate visitors.
  • Supervises, communicates, and promotes positive behavior among inmates; resolves behavioral problems through counseling and problem solving skills.
  • Employs force to maintain order among inmates as prescribed by departmental rules and regulations as necessary; escorts and secures inmates within the facility.
  • Transports inmates to and from various locations as directed, e.g., correctional facilities, courtrooms, prisons, medical facilities, work programs.
  • Attends and participates in all scheduled Defensive Tactics training, Firearm qualifications and First Aid/CPR training for certification as required; attends meetings to keep up with trends in probation issues, legislative changes and safety.
  • Maintains a variety of detailed legal records and reports; collects and prepares various information; prepares legal documentation as required, e.g., activity logs, incident reports.
  • Performs duties as assigned/necessary which are related, or logical in assignment to the position.


  • High School Diploma or GED; supplemented by a demonstrated ability to perform the physically demanding corrections work within a potentially psychologically stressful environment.
  • Must possess and maintain current Florida State Corrections Certification.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Drivers license, (CDL license with passenger endorsement required prior to transporting inmates).
  • Must be at least 18 years old. Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must not have been convicted of any felony or a misdemeanor which involves perjury or false statement, regardless of withholding of adjudication or suspended sentence.
  • Must be able to work all shifts and overtime, as required.