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Salary: $16.00 an hour
About the Job
A Correctional Officer works on an assigned shift in a specific unit/or post under general supervision of a Correctional Sergeant. This individual maintains the security of the unit as well as the safety of staff and offenders while ensuring daily activities and programs proceed on schedule.
A Day in the Life
The essential functions of this role are as follows:
Remains alert for signs of disorder or tension
Patrols assigned areas at various intervals for security of offenders, count of offenders and security of buildings and grounds
Follows or ensures compliance with established security procedures
Tower duty which includes the possession and possible use of firearms
Maintains lock control at specific posts
Supervises offenders in various work details including general clean-up of institutional grounds and buildings
Supervises offenders during shower and bath periods
Escorts offenders to and from the visiting room and dining room and on various trips away from the institution
Counsels with offenders when necessary, discussing offender's problems in an informal and unofficial capacity
Keeps records and makes reports on such matters as inmate movements and progress and offender's violation of rules
Works in shake-downs of cell-blocks and/or dormitories, searching for possible contraband
Searches vehicles entering and leaving the gates for contraband and trafficking offenses
Searches visitors and all packages for contraband
Encourages offenders to accept professional assistance from staff
The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.
What We're Looking For
Possession of a vaild Driver's License, Possession of high school diploma or HSE (High School Equivalency) certificate, Work experience and/or Military experience.
What You'll Need For Success
Working knowledge of, and familiarization with, appropriate agency rules and regulations;
Ability to supervise effectively and obtain results from offenders who may not be work motivated;
Some knowledge of psychology, sociology, alcoholism, drug addiction and criminology;
Ability to defend oneself physically;
Ability to operate cell house range and/or dormitory controls;
Ability to prepare reports of unusual happenings, accidents or violations of rules;
Alertness and ability to act quickly and effectively in an emergency;
Ability to keep abreast of progress and study in the field of corrections;
Ability to understand and utilize firearms properly;
Willingness to participate in training programs as required by the Department of Correction;
Willingness to undergo a background investigation.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role provides supervision for offenders and requires a high level of judgment and care.
Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:
The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:
Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
Group life insurance
Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
New Parent Leave
If this is an Intermittent position, the position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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