correction officer resume example with 6 years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,

Paralegal offering an extensive legal skill set, proficiency in managing large caseloads and capacity to meet deadlines.


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  • Team-oriented
  • Strong research skills
  • Understands confidentiality
  • Decisive

When employed with St. Martin Parish Libraries, I received two (2) promotions within a three year period.

2004 to 2005 Correction Officer State Of Massachusetts | Carver, MA,
  • Maintain security within the corrections facility.
  • Maintained order and safety among the inmate population by ensuring that inmates follow the rules of incarceration at all times.
  • Supervised as many as 15 inmates at a time as they completed their individual work assignments.
  • Provide written and oral reports to superiors detailing the conduct of the inmates.
  • Escorted and transported prisoners from one location to another inside and outside of the corrections facility. Monitored inmate activities.
  • Responded decisively to emergencies within the facility without supervision, making independent decisions within the guidelines of security operations.
  • Manned control room, making minute by minute logs, documenting and monitoring all activities within the facility and securing and monitoring all locks and traffic coming in and exiting the facility via surveillance cameras.
  • Fingerprinted, physical body searches and booked inmates arrested for committing crimes.
  • Conducted weapons and contraband searches.
  • Communicated with (general public) persons regarding inmate status within compliance of Sheriff Department policies.
  • On 24 hour call for emergencies such as Hurricane Katrina and security breaches within the corrections facility.
1998 to 2002 Legal Secretary/ Legal Assistant Cooley | Washington, MN,
  • Communicate and coordinate with internal and external departments.
  • Interview and collect information on client with supporting documentation.
  • Researched, analyze and organize legal precedence and supporting information.
  • Create and manage client files.
  • Located potential witnesses for testimony.
  • Uncover assets and organize property appraisals.
  • Prepare pleadings, complaints, petitions, discovery requests, responses, protective orders, temporary orders, decrees, motions, affidavits, subpoenas, agreements and various legal pleadings.
  • Monitored dates for hearings, court appearances and depositions.
  • Maintained relevant and ongoing communication with clients.
  • Coordinated trial preparation including witnesses, maintained court calendar and scheduling, prepared exhibits and trial notebooks.
1996 to 1997 Legal Secretary Lafayette City Prosecutors' Office | City, STATE,
  • Assisted City Prosecutor in the initiation of charges against criminal, or probation violations by reviewing police enforcement reports and defendant criminal jackets.
  • Prepared and filed charging documents with the court, and ensuring proper service of summons to the defendants.
  • Monitored all defendants completing community service hours within the City Prosecutor's office.
  • Received and handled incoming telephone calls by directing inquiries to proper departments.
  • Prepared bills of information on defendants with proper citations of criminal statute violations for approval and signature of city prosecutor.
  • Assessed and verified suspect actors through the NCIC (National Crime Information Center Database) for defendant criminal background history and identity confirmation.
  • Candidate completed various in office procedures and responsibilities conducive to the legal prosecution of alleged criminals and suspect actors.
  • Candidate assisted prosecuting attorney during trial in obtaining successful convictions of defendants by gathering corroborating evidence and documentation.
Expected in 2008 Associate of Science | Paralegal Technology Houston Community College, Houston, TX GPA:

Paralegal Technology

Expected in 2003 Paralegal Certificate | Paralegal Studies University of Lafayette, Houston, TX GPA:
Expected in 1993 Associate of Science | Legal Research San Jacinto Community College, Houston, TX GPA:

Legal Research

Expected in 1985 Associate of Science | Paralegal Technology Houston Community College, Houston, TX GPA:

Paralegal Technology

Expected in 1980 GED | GED University of Houston Testing Center, Houston, TX GPA:

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School Attended

  • Houston Community College
  • University of Lafayette
  • San Jacinto Community College
  • Houston Community College
  • University of Houston Testing Center

Job Titles Held:

  • Correction Officer
  • Legal Secretary/ Legal Assistant
  • Legal Secretary


  • Associate of Science
  • Paralegal Certificate
  • Associate of Science
  • Associate of Science
  • GED

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