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Jessica Claire
  • , , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
  • Cell:
Professional Summary

Hardworking Correctional Officer skilled in managing correctional functions and monitoring inmate behavior. Employs sound judgment and verbal de-escalation tactics to maintain order and prohibit dangerous situations. Skillfully detects contraband during cell searches.

  • Control Room Maintenance
  • Incident Reporting
  • Security Checks
  • Inmate Population Control
  • Inmate Supervision
Work History
Correctional Officer, 08/2018 to Current
Cook County SheriffChicago, IL,
  • Tracked inmates through head counts, visitor logs and scheduled activities.
  • Observed and supervised inmates throughout visits, meal time, recreation, phone calls and showers.
  • Escorted inmates to and from cells, court, hospitals and medical appointments.
  • Identified needed updates to correctional plans and assigned inmates to appropriate housing.
  • Conducted routine and emergency head counts.
  • Identified facility openings and designated inmates to housing units.
Swahili-English Interpreter, 09/2016 to 08/2018
Cook County SheriffChicago, IL,

Research and develop volunteer database; compiling current list of
volunteers to enter into new database

  • Communicated clearly in written English with internal and external customers.
  • Facilitated and supported participation and social communication.
  • Maintained message content, tone and emotion as closely as possible.
  • Facilitated communication between law enforcement personnel and individuals involved in crimes such as witnesses, persons of interest and suspects.
  • Provided cultural input to speakers to help parties who did not speak similar languages communicate with and understand one another.
  • Develop and maintain volunteer database (as developed by Community
    Engagement Coordinator), including tracking volunteer hours.
Correctional Officer, 01/2015 to 09/2016
Texas Department Of Criminal JusticeCity, STATE,

Oversee movements of inmates in dining and visitation areas

• Ensure that detainee movement is coordinated appropriately, handle head counts and manage
emergency response when required
• Provide support in control rooms and port entrances
• Ensure that security measures are taken during program activities
• Manage disciplinary action when inmates get unruly
• Provide prompt and apt assistance to inmates in the event of illness and trauma
• Break up fights between inmates and attempt to control inmate physical contact
• Promote the cleanliness of the facility – both indoor and outdoor
• Inspect prison cells to ensure that no hazardous materials are hidden
• Make sure that any drugs or weapons are seized immediately and inmate reported appropriately

SWAHILI NEWS ANCHORING; Co-presenter, 03/2004 to 12/2014

Recording and producing Evangelism programs

•Seminars Organization: I was part of a team of ten that trains and equips church workers and
members with tools to effectively evangelize the un-reached peoples in liaison with various
Convert care: disciplining new Christian converts. Teaching them the foundational doctrines of
the Christian faith and providing spiritual support and mentoring.

Associate of Science: General Studies, Expected in 12/2017
Columbia International University - Columbia, SC
  • Member of International Students association
  • Public Speaking
  • Composition and Research
  • Literature and Research
  • Introduction to World History
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Seminar in Ethics
  • General Psychology
Associate of Arts: BA THEOLOGY, Expected in 11/2014
Pan Africa Christian Univ - Nairobi Kenya,
  • Foundational Old and New Testament knowledge
  • Principles for interpreting Scripture
  • Personal spiritual formation
  • An overview of theology
  • Principles of evangelism, missions, and discipleship
  • Practical ministry skills
  • Equipping lay leadership
Associate of Arts: DIP iN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP, Expected in 09/2013
  • Leadership 3 credits
  • Prayer – (3 credits)
  • World History – (3 credits)
  • Basic Writing – (2 credits)
  • Introduction to Economics – (3 credits)
  • Enterprise Marketing – (4 credits)
  • College Writing – (4 credits)
  • Advanced English Writing and Comprehension (4 credits)
  • Introduction to Communication – COM 101 (3 credits)
  • Old Testament Literature, History and Theology – BIB 330 (3 credits)
  • Finite Mathematics –
  • College Algebra – (3 credits)
  • Management by the Book – (3 credits)

Certified and trained by the State of Texas as a qualified Correctional Officer

Certified English Swahili Translator

FUTURE CAREER AMBITION To work in situation calling for total dedication creativity, implementation

To work in situation calling for total dedication creativity, implementation of projects, evaluation
and decision making. I have become used to working under pressure, odd times, unaffordable
surrounding and locations.
I find joy in helping the rejected people in the society and those who have despised themselves to
rediscover purpose in their lives

Additional Information


 Proficient in Ms Word, Ms Access windows 98 and internet services. Good
interpersonal skills.
 Can communicate well in English and Swahili
 Can work well without supervision and in both favorable and unfavorable
 Can work in Multi-sectoral and Multicultural environment
 Good teamwork qualities, generation and implementation of ideas

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School Attended
  • Columbia International University
  • Pan Africa Christian Univ
Job Titles Held:
  • Correctional Officer
  • Swahili-English Interpreter
  • Correctional Officer
  • Associate of Science
  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Arts

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