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Correctional Intelligence Officer

Date Posted:  May 13, 2022
Requisition ID:  354521

Pendleton, IN, US, 46064


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. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


About Pendleton Correctional Facility:
The Pendleton Correctional Facility (PCF), formerly known as the Indiana Reformatory, is a state prison located on 500 acres, 33 acres of which are located within the perimeter of the 30 foot wall. This is a maximum security facility that was built in 1922. PCF currently houses over 1,600 male offenders. This facility offers many opportunities to its offender population, including the opportunity to work, obtain their High School Equivalent, and be involved in facility-led programs.  One specific program, PLUS (Purposeful Living Units Serve), is a faith- and character-based program aimed at helping offenders avoid criminal behavior by teaching them to demonstrate the following core values: honesty, integrity, respect, responsibility, compassion and tolerance. Pendleton also has 4 different programs for our offenders that deal with animals, including ICAN (Indiana Canine Assistance Network), a facility apprenticeship program which allows inmates to train dogs to become service animals to assist the disabled.


Salary Information:

This role starts at a base salary of $28,652.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Job:

In this role, you will perform investigative duties on behalf of the Indiana Department of Correction, supporting the Correctional Industrial Facility, Pendleton Correctional Facility and the Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility. You will investigate and monitor reported misconduct by staff, offenders, and others associated with the facility. You will perform your duties under general supervision.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Investigate incidents/accidents involving staff, offenders, or others associated with the facility.
  • Investigate correspondence between incarcerated persons and staff.
  • Review questionable correspondence for compliance to Indiana codes and Departmental policy.
  • Occasionally facilitate criminal investigations involving outside agencies.
  • Gather evidence; recover and accurately labels items considered evidence for future use in internal/external cases.
  • Complete and provide reports, information, and criminal intelligence to outside agencies when appropriate.
  • Follow Department of Correction policies and facility directives.
  • Work with department management and supervisory personnel to resolve security concerns and problems.
  • Recommend necessary security changes to the Supervisor.
  • Conduct inspections of facility to determine whether security procedures are in place and effective.
  • Assure compliance with applicable regulations and ACA standards.
  • Assist with developing, implementing, and monitoring facility security procedures.

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:

  • Must test negative on all drug screenings.
  • Working knowledge of Alco-Sensor, filed drug test kits, fingerprint and forensic evidence equipment and the Dictaphone Pro-Log Communications System.
  • Ability to walk, bend, reach, search, hear, see, stand, and sit in order to perform listed duties.
  • Specialized knowledge of the principles, techniques, and terminology of current investigative practices.
  • Specialized knowledge of security procedures.
  • Above average knowledge of Federal laws, Indiana codes, and Department of Correction policies and procedures.
  • Above average knowledge of due process, criminal and civil liability.
  • Ability to remain unbiased while investigating incidents.
  • Ability to successfully operate all security equipment.
  • Ability to observe staff and offenders and accurately recall details in order to write correct, concise reports.
  • Ability to recognize and report overt basic symptoms of illness, dysfunctional, and/or inappropriate behavior.
  • Ability to develop clear, concise, and accurate reports.
  • Ability to exercise tact and persuasion in dealing with staff and outside contacts.
  • Ability to present evidence at hearings.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work within a culturally diversified environment.
  • Ability to successfully complete all required training and certifications.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Exhibit an urgency concerning assignments.
  • Ability to abide by the Department’s Standard of Conduct and all behavior expectations.
  • Ability to accept supervision and constructive feedback.
  • Ability to adhere to the Department’s dress code and grooming requirements.
  • Ability to handle valuables such as money and remain accountable.
  • Ability to issue verbal instructions with authority.
  • Ability to successfully utilize mechanical and soft restraints.
  • Ability to remain physically and mentally alert for long periods of time.
  • Ability to use timely and proper judgment when reacting to critical incidents.
  • Ability to work under emergency conditions.
  • Above average knowledge of departmental policies and procedures and all applicable State, Federal, and local laws relative to corrections.
  • Specialized knowledge of the State’s ethics rules and regulations.
  • Above average knowledge of crime scene preservation.
  • Above average knowledge of conflict resolution and crisis intervention techniques.
  • Above average knowledge of safety hazard precautions.
  • Working knowledge of basic street slang and security threat groups.
  • Working knowledge of, and ability to perform approved self-defense techniques.
  • Working knowledge of offender manipulation techniques.
  • Possess positive role model traits.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

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 program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards);
  • 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.


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