MOS 5831 Correctional Specialist

MOS 5831 Correctional Specialist

MOS Description

Correctional Specialists guard and provide 24-hour supervision of the daily activities of confined personnel at Naval Brigs to prevent disturbances and escapes. Correctional Specialists perform routine inspections, process personnel for confinement and release; transport prisoners, absentees and deserters; manage prisoner's funds and personal property; observe and report meaningful changes in prisoner behavior; and report infractions of the unit's regulations. Corrections Specialist also provide commanders with the capability to execute Regional Detention Facilities in theater with subject matter expertise on the safe, humane and efficient care of enemy detainees entrusted to their care.

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Renewal Period: 2 years

The Physical Security Certification (PSC) is ideal for DoD, Industry, and federal members performing physical security functions.

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Renewal Period: 3 years

The ASIS International, Certified Protection Professional (CPP) certification is for security management professionals who demonstrate knowledge and competency in all areas of security management. CPP candidates must have been employed full-time in a security-related role and meet education and/or experience requirements, which include at least three years of experience in responsible charge of a security function. Candidates must also pass a written exam.

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Renewal Period: 3 years

The American Correctional Association (ACA), Certified Corrections Officer (CCO) is an entry-level certification recommended for personnel who work directly with offenders, correctional officers, security officers, custodial officers, corporals, and sergeants. CCOs are knowledgeable in managing offenders; controlling offender movement; maintaining health, safety, and sanitation; use of effective communication; and have an understanding about corrections, general skills, equipment control, and ethics and law. Applicants must meet the minimum academic and experience requirements. Applicants must pass a written exam.

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Renewal Period: 3 years

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Renewal Period: 5 years

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Renewal Period: 3 years

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Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the rating (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the rating (at least 80%)

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

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Highly attainable: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the mimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

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Moderate ease of attainment: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Low

May be difficult to attain: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

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