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Prison Labor Foreman - Oxbow & Bull Creek Golf Course

Columbus Consolidated Government

Columbus Consolidated Government

Columbus, GA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Major Duties and Responsibilities
  • Supervises and observes inmate activities; maintains security of inmates and the general public; completes regular inmate attendance count. Searches inmates, equipment, and van to remove contraband. 
  • Administers medications and first aid to inmates; responds to inmate requests for other medical attention. 
  • Transports inmates to and from assignments. 
  • Ensures inmate compliance with state and departmental policies and procedures. 
  • Maintains daily reports of all accidents, incidents, and activities. 
  • Receives and releases inmates transferred to and from correctional facility; completes required paperwork. 
  • Supervises the routine cleaning and maintenance of tools and van. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of modern corrections practices and procedures. 
  • Knowledge of Department of Corrections guidelines and federal and state laws pertaining to the incarceration of persons. 
  • Knowledge of first aid and CPR techniques. 
  • Knowledge of the safe use of power tools and lawn equipment. 
  • Skill in the use of self-defense techniques, including firearms. 
  • Skill in problem solving and decision-making. 
  • Skills in management and supervision. 
  • Skill in the preparation of reports and records. 
  • Skills in oral and written communication.
Minimum Educational and Training Requirements
Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of specialized training in the occupational field, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education. Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions and to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years experience or service. Possession of or ability to readily obtain certification by the Georgia Department of Corrections. This position is required to supervise state inmate labor. Employee must pass P.O.S.T. certification within the time frame required by this department, which is normally within six months but may be altered. Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
Physical Requirements

The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending, or crouching. The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects and climbs ladders.  Additionally, the following physical abilities are required:  


  • Balancing – maintain equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing, or crouching. 

  • Crouching – bending body forward by bending leg, spine. 

  • Grasping – applying pressure to object with fingers, palm. 

  • Handling – picking, holding, or working with whole hand. 

  • Hearing 1 – perceiving sounds at normal speaking levels, receive information. 

  • Hearing 2 – receive detailed information, make discrimination in sound. 

  • Kneeling – bending legs at knee to come to rest at knees. 

  • Lifting – raising objects from lower to higher position, moving objects side to side, using upper extremities, back. 

  • Manual Dexterity – picking, pinching, typing, working with fingers rather than hand. 

  • Mental Acuity – ability to make rational decisions through sound logic, deductive reasoning. 

  • Pulling - use upper extremities to exert force, haul or tug. 

  • Pushing – use upper extremities to press against objects with force, or thrust forward, downward, outward. 

  • Reaching – extending hands or arms in any direction. 

  • Repetitive Motion – substantial movements of wrists, hands, fingers. 

  • Speaking – expressing ideas with spoken word, convey detailed, important instructions accurately, concisely. 

  • Standing – for sustained periods of time. 

  • Stooping – bending body downward, forward at waist, with full motion of lower extremities and back. 

  • Talking 1- expressing ideas by spoken word 

  • Talking 2 – shouting to be heard above ambient noise. 

  • Visual Acuity 1 - prepare, analyze data, transcribing, computer terminal, extensive reading. 

  • Visual Acuity 2 - color, depth perception, field of vision. 

  • Visual Acuity 4 - operate motor vehicles/heavy equipment. 

  • Visual Acuity 4 - operate motor vehicles/heavy equipment. 

  • Walking - on foot to accomplish tasks, long distances, or site to site. 


The work is typically performed outdoors where the employee may be exposed to dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, and cold or inclement weather. The work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, or gloves.