First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers

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Correctional Officer Captain, Correctional Supervisor

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What they do:
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of correctional officers and jailers.
On the job, you would:
  • Take, receive, or check periodic inmate counts.
  • Maintain order, discipline, and security within assigned areas in accordance with relevant rules, regulations, policies, and laws.
  • Maintain knowledge of, comply with, and enforce all institutional policies, rules, procedures, and regulations.


Safety and Government

  • public safety and security
  • law and government


  • management
  • administrative services

Math and Science

  • psychology
  • sociology and anthropology

Arts and Humanities

  • English language


Basic Skills

  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions


  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • understanding people's reactions

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems


  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time


  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath


People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation


You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software

  • 3M Electronic Monitoring
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology

Electronic mail software

  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology In Demand


Education: (rated 3 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
associate's degree
usually needed

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