Performs corrections work ensuring the welfare of adult inmates, court or direct remanded juvenile inmates, departmental and superior court staff, and maintaining security control and custody in a functional unit of a direct supervision jail. This is distinguished from the Deputy Sheriff classification, which is certified to exercise law enforcement powers.
The Pima County Jail is a Direct Supervision facility. In a direct supervision jail, corrections staff controls behavior of the jail population through a proactive concept based on direct inmate supervision. In this setting, inmates are given the responsibility to influence their treatment and privileges through control of their own behavior. This direct supervision approach is unlike the more traditional reactive containment approach, which utilizes bars, security glass and other barriers.
NOTE: These are NOT promotional opportunities but are commissioned corrections officer positions available to current non-probationary commissioned Pima County Sheriff's Department Corrections Officers only. Unit members are chosen in accordance with the minimum qualifications for each position and the competitive process as outlined in Pima County Sheriff's Department Rules and Regulations. Postings on this website are for informational purposes only and do not imply current career opportunities or vacancies in any unit.
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