Supervisors of Correctional Officers
On the Job
Supervisors of Correctional Officers directly supervise and coordinate the activities of correctional officers and jailers.
This career requires physical strength.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Discuss performance, complaints, or violations with supervisors.
- Resolve interpersonal conflicts.
- Determine operational procedures.
- Maintain operational records.
- Write operational reports.
- Count prison inmates or personnel.
- Direct operations of correctional facilities.
- Prepare activity or work schedules.
- Supervise inmate activities.
- Locate suspicious objects or vehicles.
Typical Working Conditions
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Having telephone conversations.
- Dealing with unpleasant or angry people.
- Working with a group or team.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Exposure to disease or infections.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Serious consequences if mistakes are made.
- Exposure to contaminants (like gases or odors).
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