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Correctional Officer

Date Posted:  Jul 1, 2024
Requisition ID:  446043

La Porte, IN, US, 46350


Work for Indiana


Begin a fulfilling career with the State of Indiana by joining one of the largest employers in the state, offering a diverse range of opportunities across 60+ agencies. At the state, you'll find competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a commitment to work-life balance. Most importantly, you'll have the chance to make a real and measurable impact on the lives of Hoosiers across Indiana.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion—we make it our goal to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace with a workforce that is representative of Indiana's population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to complete the application and interview process as well as perform the essential functions of a role.


About LaPorte Juvenile Correctional Facility

As a part of the Indiana Department of Correction, the LaPorte Juvenile Correctional Facility (LPJCF) promotes public safety by providing meaningful, effective opportunities for successful re-entry.  We strive to model best Correctional practices, return productive citizens to our communities, and inspire a culture of accountability, integrity and professionalism. The LaPorte Juvenile Correctional Facility is an intake and multi-level security facility for juvenile females. LaPorte Juvenile Correctional Facility is located in LaPorte, Indiana. LaPorte Juvenile Correctional Facility was established in 2017 by converting an existing juvenile facility (Camp Summit Boot Camp) into a female juvenile facility. It is the only female juvenile facility in Indiana. LaPorte Juvenile also serves as the intake facility for all female juveniles committed to the Indiana Department of Correction.


Role Overview

As a Correctional Officer at the LaPorte Juvenile Correctional Facility, you will be responsible for working as a part of a team in a multi-level security Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) facility for juvenile females. During a typical 12 hour shift, you will maintain the security of the unit as well as the safety of staff and incarcerated individuals, while ensuring daily activities and programs proceed on schedule. During the 2 week pay period, Correctional Officers will work 7 total shifts, including 1 weekend. 



This position pays $22/hour. On average, a Correctional Officer is scheduled to work approximately 85.75 hours per 2 week pay period, equating to a salary of $1,886.50 biweekly or $49,049 annually. These figures do not account for any overtime pay an employee may earn.


A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

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

The job profile 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 with or without notice.

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Possession of a High School Diploma or High School Equivalent (HSE). 
  • At least eighteen (18) years of age. 
  • Be willing to travel with reasonable accommodation.  
  • Must test negative on all drug screenings.  
  • Veteran/law enforcement candidates are encouraged to apply. 
  • Ability to work with and around incarcerated individuals 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, including giving clear directions to incarcerated individuals, completion of incarcerated individual/conduct reports etc. 
  • Strong critical thinking skills and the ability to apply as needed. 

You must satisfy the following requirements to continue employment: 

  • Ability to successfully complete the personal protection training. 


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) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness Rewards Program: Complete wellness activities to earn gift card rewards
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • 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 and is committed to recruiting, selecting, developing, and promoting employees based on individual ability and job performance. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. We will comply with the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable state and federal laws. 


If you are a qualified individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodations to complete this application, you can request assistance by contacting the Indiana State Personnel Department at [email protected].


The State of Indiana has established a culture that welcomes equity, inclusion, and opportunity for all employees and applicants. We encourage you to apply if you feel you have the transferrable skills to be successful in this position and we look forward to reviewing your application.


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