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Correctional Sergeant

Date Posted:  May 13, 2022
Requisition ID:  355045
Location: 

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 $42,510.

 

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

 

About the Job:

As a Correctional Sergeant, you will be responsible for work involving the supervision of offenders in a correctional facility.  The Correctional Sergeant supervises Correctional Officers on an assigned shift in an assigned area. You will report directly to a Correctional Lieutenant.

If you have any questions email:

IDOCRR@idoc.IN.gov

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Maintain order and security of offenders in facility.
  • Assist supervisor in appropriate administration of security-related operations (key control, count, shakedowns, searches, inventory, equipment maintenance, radios, security systems, etc.).
  • Supervise offenders in various work details including both within the facility and outside the facility.
  • Escort offenders both inside the facility and on various trips away from the facility.
  • Assist in identifying offender treatment needs and support treatment programs.
  • Maintain records and write reports on offender movement, offender progress, and violations of policies and procedures.
  • Remain alert for signs of disorder or tension.
  • Counsel offenders in an informal and unofficial capacity.
  • Follow and ensure compliance with established security procedures.
  • Supervise a Correctional Officer or a group of Correctional Officers.
  • Encourage offenders to accept professional assistance from staff.

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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.

What We're Looking For:

  • Must test negative on all drug screenings.
  • Working knowledge of the methods, procedures and practices utilized in a correctional environment
  • Ability to control and direct activities of offenders
  • Ability to effectively provide leadership and supervision over staff

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Extensive knowledge of department policies and procedures involving custody operations
  • 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

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: 

  • 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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