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Correctional Training Officer - CTI

Date Posted:  Aug 1, 2019
Requisition ID:  14256

New Castle, IN, US, 47362

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.


Correctional Training Officer provides specialized instructional work in specialized programs at the Correctional Training Institute (CTI) or a correctional institution. This role works independently in instruction of classes and preparation of lesson plans.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Conducts staff education and training sessions either alone or with other training officers
  • Conducts specialized in-service training classes and orientation classes for new employees
  • Analyzes effectiveness of training programs and makes recommendations for changes
  • Develops training programs and training aids to meet specific needs
  • Researches and updates training material
  • Assists in organizing special workshops and seminars
  • Tests, measures and evaluates participant performance
  • Provides counseling, tutoring and special guidance to trainees
  • Serves as consultant and technical expert to all departments related to special area of expertise
  • Coordinates institution training committee identifying institutional training needs
  • Participates on the Department of Correction’s training committee.

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.


  • Specialized knowledge of agency function, operation and purpose
  • Specialized knowledge of departmental rules and regulations
  • Advanced knowledge of training methods and correctional techniques
  • Specialized knowledge of correctional facility management and operation including custody and control, security procedures, rehabilitation programs and techniques
  • Specialized knowledge of psychology, sociology and criminology
  • Specialized knowledge of training aids and materials
  • Ability to prepare and execute detailed daily and weekly lesson plans and to determine and adhere to agency objectives
  • Ability to evaluate performance and progress of trainees and to analyze overall effectiveness of courses
  • Ability to keep current on new trends, philosophies and available materials regarding adult education, area of expertise and changing needs of trainees based on changing objectives of agency
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to establish effective and cooperative working relationships with trainees, other instructors and entire agency staff.
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:

  • 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

If this is an Intermittent position, the position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Nearest Major Market: New Castle