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Assistant Correctional Officers II

Descriptions & Duties

  • Assistant Correctional Officers II supervise persons under custody, young persons in a training/ rehabilitation centre, and drug dependants in a drug addiction treatment centre. They are subject to the provisions of the Prisons Ordinance and may be required to wear uniform, work shifts and undertake hospital nursing duties after in-service training and they usually live in departmental quarters. They are responsible for searching prisoners for contraband items; monitoring the conduct of prisoners during work, meals and recreational activities; patrolling prison areas to maintain order and prevent escape; counselling prisoners and participating in implementation of rehabilitation programmes when necessary; conducting head counts; escorting prisoners in transit; maintaining orders and discipline among prisoners using batons, handcuffs and other tools; inspecting and maintaining the conditions of locks, windows, doors and gates regularly; settling disputes between prisoners; screening visitors.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology

 

Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required

 

Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Trade Specific Competencies

Custodial environment management knowledge and skills

Assistant Correctional Officers II must apply custodial environment management knowledge and skills to sustain the correctional setting with good discipline and order as well as detaining offenders in a stable and harmonious manner.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • attained DSE: Level 2 in 5 Subjects (Entry Salary: GDS(R) Point 4); or attained DSE: Level 2 in 3 Subjects (Entry Salary: GDS(R) Point 3); or completed S5 or equivalent (Entry Salary: GDS(R) Point 2)

Other specific requirements

  • Level 2 in English & Chinese in DSE; must pass the Fitness Test

Career Path & Salary

Government Sector

Monthly Salary General Disciplined Services (Rank and File) Pay Scale Point 2-14

Monthly Salary General Disciplined Services (Rank and File) Pay Scale Point 15-29

Monthly Salary General Disciplined Services (Officer) Pay Scale Point 5

Monthly Salary General Disciplined Services (Officer) Pay Scale Point 5-21

Monthly Salary General Disciplined Services (Officer) Pay Scale Point 22-26

*For more details on Civil Service Pay Scales, please visit website of the Civil Service Bureau.
http://www.csb.gov.hk/english/admin/pay/952.html

Work Environment

  • Assistant Correctional Officers II work in a prison. They work shifts. They are required to stand and walk for long periods. They are required to carry out stressful and dangerous duties.

Tools

  • Body armour
  • Flashlight
  • Handcuffs
  • Handguns
  • Leg irons
  • Military rifles
  • Prisoner transport belts
  • Protective gas masks
  • Riot batons
  • Riot helmets
  • Riot shields
  • Stab proof vests
  • Surveillance cameras
  • Two way radios

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