Correctional Technician

Fairfax, Virginia
$35,775.79 - $59,626.94 Annually
Jan 16, 2021
Jan 30, 2021
Specialty Trades
Full Time
Job Announcement

This opening is for a night shift position. The Fairfax County Sheriff's Office is 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

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position description.)
  • 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;
  • 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.);

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
  • 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;

Employment Standards


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.

Experience working in correctional environment.

  • Must be eighteen years old or within ninety days of 18th birthday at time of application;
  • Must be able to work a shift work schedule which includes evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, credit check, polygraph examination, and public safety background check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Ability to maintain records and prepare written reports. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to lift 50 pounds. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran 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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