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Correctional Sergeant

Date Posted:  Aug 2, 2022
Requisition ID:  384788
Location: 

Branchville, IN, US, 47514

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.

 

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. 

 

Salary Information:

This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $42,510.

About the Job:

As a Correctional Sergeant, you will be 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. You will report 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:

You're an ideal candidate for this role if you minimally have a high school diploma or equivalency and a minimum of one (1) year of experience in corrections.   

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 benefits package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans.
  • Wellness program (offers a premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards);
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution; 
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match; 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options; 
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave; 
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave;
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off; 
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years; 
  • Education Reimbursement Program;
  • Group life insurance; 
  • Referral Bonus program;
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits; 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program; 
  • Free Parking for most positions;
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access;

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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