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Correctional Lieutenant

Date Posted:  Aug 12, 2019
Requisition ID:  15388

PERU, IN, US, 46970

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The Correctional Lieutenant is responsible for work involving the supervision of offenders in a correctional facility. This individual maintains the security of the facility as well as the safety of staff and offenders while ensuring daily activities and programs proceed on schedule. The Correctional Lieutenant supervises Correctional Sergeants and Correctional Officers on an assigned shift in an assigned area under the general supervision of a Correctional Captain.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

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 subordinate staff to include performance evaluations, training and discipline (up to the reprimand level);
  • Provides input to supervisors concerning post assignments and discipline;
  • Provides supervisor with input concerning specific security issues;
  • 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 Correctional Officers;

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.  

  • Thorough 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 qualify and maintain weapons certification and operate security equipment;
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid Driver’s License;
  • Ability to act as a custody supervisor;
  • 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;
  • Ability to attend, participate and complete annual training;
  • Ability to remain current on all mandatory certifications.
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

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: Fort Wayne
Nearest Secondary Market: LaFayette