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About the Indiana Department of Correction:
We promote public safety by providing meaningful, effective opportunities for successful re-entry. As the model of best correctional practices, we strive to return productive citizens to our communities and inspire a culture of accountability, integrity and professionalism.
This role hires at a base salary of $40,170.
About the Job:
A Correctional Sergeant is responsible for work involving the supervision of offenders in a correctional facility. The Correctional Sergeant supervises Correctional Officers on an assigned shift in an assigned area. This individual reports directly to a Correctional Lieutenant.
A Day in the Life:
The essential functions of this role are as follows:
Maintains order and security of offenders in facility;
Assists supervisor in appropriate administration of security related operations (key control, count, shakedowns, searches, inventory, equipment maintenance, radios, security systems, etc.);
Supervises offenders in various work details including both within the facility and outside the facility;
Escorts offenders both inside the facility and on various trips away from the facility;
Assists in identifying offender treatment needs and supports treatment programs;
Maintains records and writes reports on offender movement, offender progress, and violations of policies and procedures;
Remains alert for signs of disorder or tension;
Counsels offenders in an informal and unofficial capacity;
Follows and insures compliance with established security procedures;
Supervises a Correctional Officer or a group of Correctional Officers;
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:
Candidates shall have a high school diploma OR High School Equivalent (HSE).
Must test negative on all drug tests.
What You'll Need for Success:
Working knowledge of the methods, procedures and practices utilized in a correctional environment;
Extensive knowledge of department policies and procedures involving custody operations;
Ability to control and direct activities of offenders;
Ability to effectively provide leadership and supervision over staff;
Ability to react quickly and effectively to a situation jeopardizing the health or safety of an offender or staff person;
Ability to work well with supervisor, subordinates, offenders, facility and department staff and, on occasion, members of the public
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role provides supervision for offenders and requires a high level of judgment and care.
This role provides direct supervision for one or more staff members.
Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:
The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:
Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the 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
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Equal Employment Opportunity:
The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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