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Correctional Sergeant

Date Posted: 
Requisition ID:  110084
Location: 

Greencastle, IN, US, 46135

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 role hires at a base salary of $32,136.

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. 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) OR one (1) year of work experience.
  • Previous work experience in a correctional environment required with post secondary education in Criminal Justice or related field preferred.
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:

  • 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

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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