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Correctional Lieutenant

Date Posted:  Nov 16, 2022
Requisition ID:  415294

Peru, IN, US, 46914

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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.


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



About the Miami Correctional Facility:
Miami Correctional Facility is located on the former Grissom Air Force Base, on the southeast corner of the Grissom Aeroplex, just south of Peru, Indiana, in Miami County.  This facility is classified as a medium/high maximum security correction facility, housing a maximum of 3,188 offenders.  At the DOC, we promote public safety by providing meaningful, effective opportunities for successful re-entry.  As the model of best correctional practices, we strive to return productive citizens to our communities and inspire a culture of accountability, integrity and professionalism.


The salary for this position traditionally starts at $53,222.00 per year but may be commensurate with education and/or experience.

About the Job:

As the Correctional Lieutenant, you will be responsible for working in an Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) facility for adult or youth offenders. In this position, you will be responsible for following all policies and procedures, performance management as well as employee development and coaching. In most cases, you will work under the general supervision of a Correctional Captain and will be directing the work of the Correctional Sergeants and Correctional Officers. Additionally, you will maintain the security of the facility as well as the safety of staff and offenders while ensuring daily activities and programs proceed on schedule.  

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Lead assigned staff in maintaining the security and safety of offenders, buildings, and grounds. 
  • Follow all policies and procedures related to facility’s operations and emergency preparedness. 
  • Provide input to supervisors on staff assignments, performance, corrective actions, and specific security issues with potential resolutions. 
  • Assist in identifying offender treatment needs and support programs for treatment and rehabilitation which may include encouraging offenders to accept professional assistance and treatment from staff as needed. 
  • Direct staff regarding the maintenance and cleanliness of the facility. 
  • Act as shift supervisor in the absence of the Captain or serve as the custody supervisor at smaller facilities. 
  • Recruit, select, onboard, and train employees to ensure role responsibilities and expectations are clearly understood while providing opportunities to continue professional development. 
  • Set expectations, measure progress, provide ongoing feedback, and evaluate the performance of employees.  Ensure work adheres to quality standards, deadlines, and proper procedures.   


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: 

  • High School Diploma or High School Equivalent.   
  • Three (3) years of custody experience in a correctional institution, law enforcement or military law enforcement, and one (1) year experience as a correctional supervisor or supervisory training in a related field. 
  • Be willing to travel with reasonable accommodation. 
  • Must test negative on all drug screenings.  
  • Thorough knowledge of the methods, procedures and practices utilized in a correctional environment. 
  • Ability to work mandatory/voluntary overtime. 
  • Ability to supervise and achieve desired results from offenders and staff. 
  • Strong critical thinking skills and the ability to apply as needed. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, including giving clear directions. 
  • Ability to delegate work, set clear direction, and manage workflow. 
  • Ability to effectively give feedback, provide guidance or corrective action, coach, and develop employee skillsets. 


You must satisfy the following requirements to continue employment: 

  • Ability to successfully complete all mandatory training including the DOC Supervisory Training Program, First Aid, and CPR courses. 

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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Nearest Secondary Market: LaFayette