CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT
This is second level supervisory correctional work directing the activities of a subordinate
correctional force engaged in overseeing the custody of inmates in a correctional institution with
responsibility for the maintenance of security and order. Work involves supervising a large
force of subordinate correctional officers. Work is performed under the general supervision of
a correctional superior. Work involves regular exposure to unpredictable conditions which can
arise in correctional institutions. The job(s) listed is (are) open equally to qualified men and
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)
- Makes post assignments for shift; informs subordinates of all new regulations or changes
to existing regulations and communicates special orders to the correctional force; schedules and
organizes the search of cells for contraband; inspects cells, work areas, and mess hall frequently
during tour of duty to maintain appropriate security and sanitation standards.
- Instructs new correctional officers during on-the job- training on the proper work methods
and procedures to be followed in varying circumstances.
- Reviews census reports and inmate occupant reports and processes them to superior.
- Responds to and supervises subordinate personnel in such emergencies as riots, fights and
- Confers with inmates upon request concerning institutional or personal problems;
participates as a member of classification board assigning work to inmates.
- Reviews operational problems and makes recommendations for changes in procedures and
programs to superiors; confers with subordinate supervisors on inmate custody problems or
personal problems with the correctional force.
- Performs related work as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- modern penological principles and practices related to correctional work and to the
control of prisoners.
- the rules and regulations governing the security of a correctional institution.
- the methods and techniques used in enforcing discipline among persons under restraint.
- the housekeeping and sanitation requirements of a large correctional facility.
- the care and use of firearms.
- supervisory methods and techniques.
- understanding of individual and group behavior of persons under restraint.
- the social factors that result in the institutionalization of juveniles and adults.
- enforce regulations firmly, tactfully and impartially.
- learn the operation of, and to attain proficiency with a variety of firearms, and to
maintain such proficiency during tenure as a Correctional Lieutenant if required by work
- establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (The following statement
represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject
applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based
on training and experience requirements as approved on 9/79.)
- Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth school grade.
Or any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable
by the Personnel Department.
- Three years of experience guarding inmates in a correctional institution, one year of
which has been supervising correctional officers.
PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND/OR CERTIFICATES
- Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions
required of a position in this class.
- Possession of a valid proper class motor vehicle operator's license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to appointment and during tenure of employment as a Correctional Lieutenant as required by work assignment.
PAY RANGE: 49
Class Established: 4/1973
Latest Spec. Revision: 9/1985
END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 5H06