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CoreCivic Classification Officer - Adams County in Natchez, Mississippi

At CoreCivic, we do more than manage inmates, we care for people! CoreCivic is currently seeking a Classification Officer who has a passion for providing the highest quality care in an institutional setting.

Who We Are:

  • CoreCivic is the leading, national provider of high-quality corrections and detention management services, providing effective programs that enhance public safety and prepare individuals for success after release.

  • Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, with more than 70 facilities nationwide, CoreCivic employees are driven by a deep sense of service, high standards of professionalism and a responsibility to better the public good.

What We Have:

  • More than just a job but the start of a successful career!

  • Supportive environment where employee growth is promoted.

  • Comprehensive benefits package & competitive wages.

  • PTO & paid holidays.

  • Paid job training & other great incentives.

What You Get To Do:

Change the lives of those in your care!

The Classification Officer is responsible for aspects of inmate/resident incarceration related to housing and welfare.

  • Supervise subordinate staff in the performance of their duties and evaluate as prescribed by the facility and corporate policy.

  • Communicate effectively and coherently to administration, staff, inmates/residents, visitors and the general public, particularly in situations requiring tact, diplomacy, understanding, fairness, firmness and good judgment. This includes giving information, instructions and directions, mediating disputes, advising of rights and processes and providing reliable testimony, in court and other formal settings.

  • Perform searches of people and objects capable of concealing contraband which will involve detecting and identifying objects and detaining people.

  • Escort inmates/residents or coordinate the movement of inmates/residents to and from different areas.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in social or behavioral science or a closely related field.

  • Three years of work experience with inmates/residents, social work, inmate/resident classification, probation and parole, inmate/resident rehabilitation or penology preferred. Additional related education or work experience may be substituted on an equivalent time basis.

  • A valid driver's license is required.

  • Minimum age requirement: Must be at least 18 years of age.

CoreCivic is a Drug-Free Workplace & EOE including Disability/Veteran.

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