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"Correctional Offices and Jailer"
Job Description - Part 4 - Abilities Needed

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Abilities Needed for: "Correctional Offices and Jailer"

1) Problem Sensitivity -- The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

2) Oral Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

3) Oral Comprehension -- The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

4) Near Vision -- The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

5) Far Vision -- The ability to see details at a distance.

6) Speech Clarity -- The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

7) Information Ordering -- The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

8) Selective Attention -- The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.

9) Flexibility of Closure -- The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.

10) Deductive Reasoning -- The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

11) Inductive Reasoning -- The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

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12) Speech Recognition -- The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

13) Written Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

14) Perceptual Speed -- The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.

15) Reaction Time -- The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.

16) Static Strength -- The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.

17) Speed of Closure -- The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.

18) Written Comprehension -- The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

19) Time Sharing -- The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).

20) Response Orientation -- The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.

21) Explosive Strength -- The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.

22) Stamina -- The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.

23) Gross Body Coordination -- The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.

24) Auditory Attention -- The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.

25) Category Flexibility -- The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.

26) Fluency of Ideas -- The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).

27) Originality -- The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.

28) Arm-Hand Steadiness -- The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.

29) Finger Dexterity -- The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.

30) Multilimb Coordination -- The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.

31) Depth Perception -- The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.

Job Description for "Correctional Offices and Jailer" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

"Correctional Offices and Jailer"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-S-E        SOC:  33-3012.00


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