Correctional Technician

$35,039.89 - $58,400.58 Annually
Dec 31, 2018
Jan 14, 2019
Full Time

Seeking qualified candidates for the position of Correctional Technician within the Adult Detention Center. The correctional technician performs a variety of support activities within the Adult Detention Center including but not limited to; coordination of inmate property; assists with inmate clothing both personal and jail issued; searching and distributing inmate mail; assisting with inmate visitation; restocking of supplies; and responding to citizen inquiries regarding inmate property.

Illustrative Duties
  • Is assigned by a Deputy Sheriff II as needed to work stations in the Property Section, Laundry, Mail Room, Commissary, and Financial Section;
  • Participates in a cross-training program to become qualified to perform the duties in each functional area;
  • Follows prescribed procedures to safeguard property and facilities and to protect against inmate escapes;
  • Assists Deputy Sheriffs during the booking process by inventorying inmate property on the appropriate form, ensuring that the inmate receives a copy;
  • Places all confiscated inmate property in a bag marked with the inmate's full name and Adult Detention Center (ADC) number;
  • Takes possession of and inventories all controlled items and stores them in a separate place;
  • Assists in the processing of inmates during the transition from the booking desk to actual admittance into the general population of the ADC;
  • Ensures that new inmates take showers and are issued the items listed in the Inmate Handbook;
  • Assigns each inmate a bin number for storage of his/her property;
  • Assists in the receiving of property during inmate visiting hours, ensuring that all property received is authorized by the Inmate Handbook and issuing receipts for all property accepted;
  • Records all property accepted on the Inmate Property Card, and searches items prior to giving them to the inmate;
  • Assists in the process of having inmates change clothing prior to going to and after returning from Circuit Court and Federal Court;
  • Ensures that inmates to be released at midnight have changed into street clothing prior to being transported to the booking desk;
  • Verifies identification of any individual designated to receive inmate property;
  • Ensures that all inmate property is stored when an inmate is placed on Disciplinary Segregation;
  • Ensures that new razors are marked and placed in the proper area for shaving;
  • Distributes inmate shaving materials to post deputies and, after use, retrieves and discards used shaving materials;
  • Assists in the investigation of missing inmate property;
  • Oversees inmate workers in the laundry;
  • Assists in removing extra clothing and bedding from the cellblocks;
  • Assists in the investigation of inmate complaints regarding laundry issues;
  • Reports all laundry equipment maintenance needs to the proper contractors;
  • Maintains a sufficient stock of supplies within the laundry and orders supplies when needed;
  • Maintains sanitary conditions within the laundry;
  • Maintains required reports and statistics regarding laundry operations;
  • Separates inmate mail from staff mail;
  • Uses computer location files to sort and label inmate mail for accurate distribution;
  • Stamps "return to sender" on mail for inmates no longer in the ADC;
  • Opens and searches inmate mail, taking appropriate action should the mail contain contraband or money;
  • Collects and writes receipts for money from inmates upon their initial booking into the Adult Detention Center;
  • Releases funds to inmates upon their release from custody;
  • Processes money orders left for inmates by visitors;
  • Processes money orders received by mail;
  • Processes inmate requests for release of funds to others (family, friends, bondsmen, etc.);
  • Charges inmate accounts for medical visits and commissary orders;
  • Processes inmate accounts for "hold funds" when needed;
  • Processes requests for authorized charges against inmate accounts;
  • Distributes blank commissary order forms to inmates and collects completed forms;
  • Conducts monthly inventory counts of commissary goods;
  • Bags commissary orders;
  • Delivers commissary orders to inmates and verify these orders with the inmates;
  • Receives shipments and restocks inventory;
  • Assists in the placing of orders with suppliers.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Skill in the use of office machines and a personal computer, including word processing and spreadsheet software;
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare written reports;
  • Ability to perform basic arithmetic;
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and supervisors;
  • Ability to oversee inmates working in the Laundry;
  • Ability to work in areas that are usually hot, humid and noisy.
Employment Standards MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to: graduation from high school or a GED issued by a state department of education; plus two years of work experience.
  • Possession of a valid motor vehicle driver's license at time of appointment.
  • May be required to provide copies of driving record periodically for verification of driving status.

Must be eighteen years old or within ninety days of 18th birthday at time of application;
Must successfully complete polygraph and pre-employment physical and TB test examinations.Must successfully complete a criminal background investigation prior to appointment; a driving record check, and public safety background check to the satisfaction of the employer. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Experience working in correctional environment.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Ability to maintain records and prepare written reports. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to lift 50 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
Panel interview.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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