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Correctional Officer

Date Posted:  Sep 30, 2021
Requisition ID:  248081
Location: 

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46214

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.

 

At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

 

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 starts at a rate of $19.00 per hour, for a base salary of $39,000.

About the Job:

As an entry-level correctional professional, you will work as a part of a team in an Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) facility for juvenile or adult offenders. You will be reporting to a Correctional Sergeant working on a 12-hour shift, rotating across a variety of duty assignments as needed. You will be responsible for supervising the offenders and monitoring their daily activities. This includes directing and ensuring that the offenders perform their daily activities on schedule such as meals, recreation, education, programs, and work assignments.  

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Monitor assigned areas at various intervals for security of offenders, count of offenders, and security of buildings and grounds. 
  • Follow and ensure compliance with established security procedures. 
  • Manage offenders in various work details including general clean-up of institutional grounds and buildings. 
  • Escort offenders to and from various locations across the facility for food, medicines, work assignment, and recreation. 
  • Keep records and make reports on such matters as offender’s movements, activities, and rule violations. 
  • Search offender housing areas and visitors for possible unauthorized items.  

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role. 

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Possession of a High School Diploma or High School Equivalent (HSE). 
  • At least eighteen (18) years of age. 
  • Possess a valid driver's license. 
  • Must test negative on all drug screenings.  
  • Upon hire, the ability to successfully complete the personal protection training. 
  • Veteran/law enforcement candidates are encouraged to apply. 
  • Ability to work with and around offenders per DOC mission statement.  
  • Ability to work mandatory/voluntary overtime in any shift; up to 16 consecutive hours per day.  
  • Ability to understand and utilize chemical agents properly.  
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, including giving clear directions to offenders, completion of offender/conduct reports etc. 
  • Strong critical thinking skills and the ability to apply as needed. 

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: 

  • 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 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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