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Correctional Officer

Correctional Officer

Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment (Test)

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Correctional Officer (Short)

Correctional Officer

Guard inmates in penal or rehabilitative institutions in accordance with established regulations and procedures. May guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prison, or other point. Includes deputy sheriffs and police who spend the majority of their time guarding prisoners in correctional institutions.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Conduct head counts to ensure that each prisoner is present.
  • Inspect conditions of locks, window bars, grills, doors, and gates at correctional facilities to ensure security and help prevent escapes.
  • 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.
  • Search prisoners and vehicles and conduct shakedowns of cells for valuables and contraband, such as weapons or drugs.
  • Process or book convicted individuals into prison.
  • Maintain records of prisoners' identification and charges.
  • Record information, such as prisoner identification, charges, and incidences of inmate disturbance, and keep daily logs of prisoner activities.
  • Search for and recapture escapees.

About the test (Full Version)

The HR Avatar Correctional Officer Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Correctional Officer test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking and Attention to Detail
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
Personality
  • Adaptability
  • Drive
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Empathy and Emotional Self-Control

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:33-3012.00
Simulation Context:Medium-Level General Business/Office
O*Net Context:Protective Service
Price:40 Credits (Add 5 Credits for Online Proctoring if Used)
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2019)
Bottom 10%:
$31,740 or less
Bottom 25%:
$37,110 or less
Median:
$45,180 (Average)
Top 25%:
$60,110 or more
Top 10%:
$78,090 or more

Hourly US Wages (2019)
Bottom 10%:
$15.26 or less
Bottom 25%:
$17.84 or less
Median:
$21.72 (Average)
Top 25%:
$28.90 or more
Top 10%:
$37.54 or more

US Employment Statistics
2018:
434,300
2028 (projected):
402,900
Annual U.S. Job Openings:33,800

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • English Language
  • Clerical
  • Administration and Management
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Psychology
  • Transportation
Top Skills
  • Speaking
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Active Listening
  • Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
Top Abilities
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Oral Expression
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Speech Clarity
  • Speech Recognition
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Near Vision
Education Requirements
High School Diploma:
44%
Post-Secondary Certificate:
5%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
None:
39%
6 Months - 1 Year:
3%
1 - 2 Years:
7%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Booking Officer, Certified Detention Deputy, Civilian Jail Officer, Community Corrections Officer, Community Services Officer, Convict Guard, Correction Officer, Correctional Captain, Correctional Guard, Correctional Lieutenant, Correctional Monitor, Correctional Officer, Correctional Sergeant, Corrections Corporal, Corrections Lieutenant, Corrections Officer (CO), Corrections Sergeant, Corrections Specialist, Cottage Master, Cottage Parent, Cottage Supervisor, Custodial Officer, Custody Assistant, Deputy, Deputy Jailer, Detention Deputy, Detention Officer, Gang Pusher, Gate Guard, Gate Watch, Gate Watchman, Guard, Immigration Guard, Immigration Services Officer, Jail Guard, Jail Officer, Jailer, Jailer/Training Officer, Jailkeeper, Jailor, Juvenile Detention Officer, Matron, Patrol Conductor, Penal Officer, Police Detention Attendant, Police Matron, Prison Guard, Prison Officer, Protective Services Officer, Reformatory Attendant, Security Officer, Station Jailer, Turnkey, Youth Corrections Officer, Booking Officer, Certified Detention Deputy, Civilian Jail Officer, Community Corrections Officer, Community Services Officer, Convict Guard, Correction Officer, Correctional Captain, Correctional Guard, Correctional Lieutenant, Correctional Monitor, Correctional Officer, Correctional Sergeant, Corrections Corporal, Corrections Lieutenant, Corrections Officer (CO), Corrections Sergeant, Corrections Specialist, Cottage Master, Cottage Parent, Cottage Supervisor, Custodial Officer, Custody Assistant, Deputy, Deputy Jailer, Detention Deputy, Detention Officer, Gang Pusher, Gate Guard, Gate Watch, Gate Watchman, Guard, Immigration Guard, Immigration Services Officer, Jail Guard, Jail Officer, Jailer, Jailer/Training Officer, Jailkeeper, Jailor, Juvenile Detention Officer, Matron, Patrol Conductor, Penal Officer, Police Detention Attendant, Police Matron, Prison Guard, Prison Officer, Protective Services Officer, Reformatory Attendant, Security Officer, Station Jailer, Turnkey, Youth Corrections Officer

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  • Respond to a customer inquiry.

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