Correctional Sergeant I - #19528527

State of North Carolina


Date: Feb 23, 2021
City: Morganton, NC
Contract type: Full time
State of North Carolina

Description of Work


The salary grade for this position is GN07. State employees are encouraged to apply for positions of interest even if the salary grade is the same as, or lower than, their current position. If selected for this position, a new salary will be recalculated taking into consideration the quantity of relevant education and experience, funding availability, and internal equity. Based upon these factors, a pay increase MAY result.


Salary Grade: GN07 Salary Range: $32,703 - $51,904


This position is located at Burke CRV Center in Burke County, NC which will require shift work. This facility houses Male Offenders. This is a full-time position (40 hours per week) withState Benefits.


Work in this class involves supervising subordinate officers regarding their assigned tasks with offenders in a state corrections facility. Employee will supervise and assign subordinate officers to a particular area or post and are responsible for the officer's activities relating to the custody and welfare of offenders. Employee is subject to rotation to various duty assignments within the defined level of work. Work is performed according to standard departmental procedures and supplemental instructions are received through the established chain of command. Assigns officers to duty area or post and assists in planning their work schedule; instructs officers in the performance of their duties; disseminates and interprets to officers' and offenders' rules and regulations formulated by the department. Makes frequent tours of inspection to ascertain that officers are alert, that discipline is being maintained, and that assignments are being carried out. Supervises offender counts and the maintenance of all records so that offenders may be accounted for at all times; supervises periodic search of offender quarters for contraband. Supervises offender assignments when they are transferred from one unit or facility to another; answers phone and received and relays information to proper personnel. This position collaborates with on-site Probation Officers on the administration of incentives and consequences. This contingency management system will be a major component of managing offender behavior, specifically addressing both positive and negative behaviors. This team environment is to enhance the offenders' optimal performance in programming areas. Performs other duties relative to the level of work described.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies


The Knowledge, Skills and Abilities listed below, along with the Minimum Education and Experience requirements, are REQUIRED to qualify for this position. We will not review resumes in lieu of Experience and Education listed on the application. Click these links for additional information:Introduction to the Job ApplicationandAddressing Knowledge, Skills and Abilities. (Note: These links were created for applicants of Dept. of Public Safety jobs and may not reflect the policies or procedures of other State agencies.)


To qualify for this position, applicants must document on the application that they possess ALL of the following:



  • Knowledge of Facility Operations.

  • Knowledge of Prisons' Policy and Procedures.


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements


High School or General Educational Development (GED) diploma and two years of experience as a correctional officer; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Necessary Special Qualifications Must be eligible for certification by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission.


Supplemental and Contact Information


The North Carolina Department of Public Safety (DPS) is an Equal Opportunity Employerwho embraces an Employment First philosophy which consists of complying with all federallaws, state laws and Executive Orders. We are committed to reviewing requests for reasonable accommodation at any time during the hiring process or while on the job.


DPS uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Human Resources Act with the most qualified individuals. Hiring salary will be based on relevant qualifications, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position.



  • Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference must attach aDD-214 Member-4 Form (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) to their applications.

  • If applicants earned college credit hours but did not complete a degree program, they must attach an unofficial transcript to each application to receive credit for this education.

  • If applying for a position certified through the NC Department of Justice - Criminal Justice Standards Division, click this link for specific certification requirements: Correctional & Probation/Parole Officer Certification.

  • The NC Department of Public Safety must adhere to the US Department of Justice Final Rule on the "National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape." Click this link for information on hiring and promotion prohibition requirements for all positions in the NC Department of Public Safety: PREA Hiring and Promotion Prohibitions.


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