Assistant Shift Supervisor - Lieutenant
Whiteville Correctional Facility
- Evaluates and verifies employee performance through the review of completed work assignments and work techniques.
- Identifies staff development and training needs and ensures that training is obtained.Ensures proper labor relations and conditions of employment are maintained.
- Maintains records, prepares reports, and composes correspondence relative to the work.Communicates, interprets, and applies departmental policies, and facility rules and regulations to subordinates.
- Directs custody and security activities necessary to assure a safe environment.
- Directs Corrections Officers in the enforcement techniques for prisoner discipline according to Tennessee Department of Corrections Policy and Procedure.
- Conducts some in-service and pre-service training for employees.
- Observes prisoners’ activities to detect unusual or prohibited behavior, which might be a threat to the security of the facility or the safety of prisoners, employees, or visitors.
- Takes, receives, checks, and records periodic counts of residents.
- Inspects through the use of visual observation, educational areas, vocational areas, food service areas, housing areas, recreational areas, etc., for violations of regulations or unsafe conditions, assuring the maintenance of prisoners’ safety, health, and discipline.
- Directs the inspection of visitors, prisoners, or employees for contraband or weapons.
- Observes and appropriately responds personally and through subordinates to “critical incidents” such as assaults on employees or prisoners, prisoner disturbances, or other situations threatening facility security; response may require use of non lethal munitions (ex. batons, stun shields, bean bag rounds, rubber pellets, etc) or gases. Serves as a squad leader during an actual or simulated riot, or any other emergency situation.
- Directs and participates in periodic shakedown of buildings, grounds, and cellblocks to detect contraband or defects in the security system.
- Acts personally and through subordinates to control disturbance and disorders, takes immediate control of the situation, and applies pre-need contingencies.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Extensive knowledge of the rules, regulations, policies, and administrative practices of the Department of Corrections.
- Extensive knowledge of problems associated with the extended confinement of large numbers of prisoners.
- Thorough knowledge of standard procedures for maintaining security.
- Thorough knowledge of riot control, the use of firearms, fire fighting equipment, and detection of contraband.
- Thorough knowledge of training and supervisory techniques.
- Thorough knowledge of employee policies and procedures.
- Thorough skill in self-defense, the use of assigned weapons, and restraint procedures.
- Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written directions.
- Ability to think and act quickly and appropriately in emergencies.
- Ability to supervise and assist officers in their duties.