Monitor conduct of prisoners in housing unit, or during work or recreational activities, according to established policies, regulations, and procedures, to prevent escape or violence.
Conduct head counts to ensure that each prisoner is present.
Use nondisciplinary tools and equipment, such as a computer.
Record information, such as prisoner identification, charges, and incidences of inmate disturbance, and keep daily logs of prisoner activities.
Issue clothing, tools, and other authorized items to inmates.
Guard facility entrances to screen visitors.
Inspect mail for the presence of contraband.
Arrange daily schedules for prisoners including library visits, work assignments, family visits, and counseling appointments.
Search prisoners and vehicles and conduct shakedowns of cells for valuables and contraband, such as weapons or drugs.
Settle disputes between inmates.
Inspect conditions of locks, window bars, grills, doors, and gates at correctional facilities to ensure security and help prevent escapes.
Counsel inmates and respond to legitimate questions, concerns, and requests.
Provide to supervisors oral and written reports of the quality and quantity of work performed by inmates, inmate disturbances and rule violations, and unusual occurrences.
Conduct fire, safety, and sanitation inspections.
Serve meals, distribute commissary items, and dispense prescribed medication to prisoners.
Assign duties to inmates, providing instructions as needed.
Take prisoners into custody and escort to locations within and outside of facility, such as visiting room, courtroom, or airport.
Maintain records of prisoners' identification and charges.
Drive passenger vehicles and trucks used to transport inmates to other institutions, courtrooms, hospitals, and work sites.
Process or book convicted individuals into prison.
Supervise and coordinate work of other correctional service officers.
Sponsor inmate recreational activities, such as newspapers and self-help groups.