Corrections Officer January 2010 to July 2013Aransas County Sheriff's Office － Rockport, TX
Salary: 2,600.00 USD Per Month Hours per week: 40 Build and maintain appropriate rapport with inmates.
Defuse disruptive behavior by verbal interventions.
Control disruptive behavior by appropriate verbal orders and appropriate use of physical force.
Use verbal and listening skills to determine potential inmate problems, such as suicide risk, intoxication, drug usage, assaultive behavior, etc.
Inform and explain institutional rules to inmates.
Communicate information regarding security, safety and operations through the chain of command.
Monitor inmates, watching closely for unusual behavior, improper conduct or signs of conflict.
Monitor visits between inmates and personal visitors.
Supervise periods of recreational activity.
Search inmates, by pat or strip method, to detect and confiscate contraband or unapproved items.
Search cells or living quarters, recreational areas, visiting areas and other areas in buildings or on the grounds for contraband or unapproved items.
Search the perimeter of an area by making checks on foot, to ensure there are no security breaches or contraband.
Conduct security checks of locks, doors, bars, etc.
Prepare inmates for transport through search and application of appropriate restraining devices, depending on security level, and ensures all related materials to be transported with inmate are ready and in order.
Transport inmates outside the facility to and from court, medical appointments, work sites, other facilities, etc.
Communicate with other staff and main control to inform about inmate behaviors, incidents and to request assistance.
Perform head counts to visually ensure the presence of all inmates.
Coordinate unit head counts to confirm total population.
Check IDs to ensure only authorized persons enter or leave facility.
Process new admissions and transfers.
Respond to emergency situations according to facility procedures, such as medical, fire, security, etc.
Write narrative reports describing events that have happened, such as confidential reports, incident reports, disciplinary reports, special observations reports, etc.
Read and write short notes in a log book as a means of passing information about daily events from one shift to another, such as inventory logs, post logs, narrative logs, etc.
Use portable two-way radio.
Open and close gates or doors to restricted areas to allow vehicles/people to enter and exit.
Issue logs and inventories facility keys.
Attend and participate in required training.
Read policy & procedure manuals, directives and memos.
Supervisor: Roman Cortez (361-790-0168) Okay to contact this Supervisor: Yes.
Corrections Officer September 2005 to December 2006Nueces County Sheriff's Office － Corpus Christi, TX
Salary: 2,400.00 USD Per Month Hours per week: 40 Assisted visitors; inspected items brought to correctional facility for inmates.
Intercepted contraband entering facility via visitors.
Admitted prisoners to the Department's Correctional Facility; ensured that inmates were properly booked and searched and were allowed calls to attorneys and relatives; called bondsman if necessary; advised prisoners of all rules and regulations.
Secured inmates' property, properly stored and returned appropriate items upon release.
Reviewed logs and reported from previous shift; maintained knowledge of inmate population and cell assignments; completed activity logs and reported.
Corrected count discrepancies and reported to supervisors.
Observed inmates' demeanor to determine mental state and possible need for treatment and closer observation; counseled inmates.
Intercepted several suicide attempts due to keen observations.
Issued linen, clothing, toilet supplies; supervised shower and inventory of supplies.
Distributed mail to prisoners; provided inmates with paper, pencils and envelopes; collected outgoing mail from inmates.
Inspected the cleaning of correctional facility to meet requirements of state and local officials.
Patrolled entire correctional facility area periodically to prevent escapes and maintained order.
Supervised service of meals to inmates; supervised and assisted in cleaning of cells; distributed cleaning supplies as needed throughout the entire work day.
Supervised trustees in laundry room and kitchen.
Discovered several containers of homemade wine and other contraband.
Assisted in the creation of a safer, more efficient evacuation plan and fire drill still in use.
Prepared and transported high risk and/or high profile inmates to and from court, visitations or medical appointments, exercise area, etc.; escorted work release inmates to and from cell blocks; searched inmates upon return to Correctional Facility.
Supervisor: Sergeant Gomez (361-887-2300) Okay to contact this Supervisor: Yes.
Customer Service July 2003 to August 2005H-E-B Grocery － Rockport, TX
Salary: 7.00 USD Per Hour Hours per week: 40 Assistance Compared commodities invoices to items physically received to make sure that shipments are correct Designed and grouped advertising signs and displays of stock on shelves, counters, or tables to magnetize customers and promote sales Cleaned display cases, shelves, and aisles Packed customer purchases in bags Transported packages to customers.
vehicles Supervisor: Sue Waugh (361-729-8230) Okay to contact this Supervisor: Yes.
Technical or Occupational Certificate : 10/2005Del Mar College － Corpus Christi, TXCorrections Officer Training
Relevant Coursework, Licenses and Certifications:
*TCLEOSE (Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education) Licensed and up to date.
Certified in the use of OC Spray Certified in Basic Defensive Tactics and Tactical Entry Certified in TCIC/NCIC Job Related Training: TCLEOSE License Oct. 2005 OC Spray Certified Jan. 2011 TCIC/NCIC Certified Apr : 2011
Language Spoken Written Read
Spanish-American Intermediate Novice Intermediate
advertising, Basic, book, commodities, doors, IDs, inventory, laundry, Law Enforcement, listening, notes, materials, mail, Oct, on foot, radio, rapport, Read, safety, sales, Spanish, Supervisor, tables, Written
Technical or Occupational Certificate : 10/2005 Certified in the use of OC Spray Certified in Basic Defensive Tactics and Tactical Entry Certified in TCIC/NCIC Job Related Training: TCLEOSE License Oct. 2005 OC Spray Certified Jan. 2011 TCIC/NCIC Certified Apr : 2011
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