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Correctional Captain

Date Posted:  Jun 21, 2022
Requisition ID:  367901

Plainfield, IN, US, 46168


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About the Plainfield Correctional Facility:
Plainfield Correctional Facility is a medium-security correctional facility housing adult male members located southwest of Plainfield, Indiana in Hendricks County. The average daily population in this facility is 1,650.


The salary for this position traditionally starts at $47,944.00per year but may be commensurate with education and/or experience.

About the Job:

As the Correctional Captain, you will be responsible for working in an Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) facility for adult or juvenile offenders. In this position, you will be responsible for following all policies and procedures, payroll, performance management as well as employee development and coaching. You will be responsible for directing the work of Correctional Lieutenants, Correctional Sergeants and Correctional Officers.  You will work on an assigned shift as a supervisor for a facility under general supervision of a Correctional Major or Deputy Warden/Warden in smaller facilities. 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: 

  • Direct assigned staff in maintaining the security and safety of offenders, buildings, and grounds. 
  • Manage staff including training, time management, time off approvals, specific shift assignments, corrective action and performance evaluations. 
  • 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. 
  • Counsel offenders in an informal and unofficial capacity. 
  • Oversee the records on shift reports, policy and procedure updates and violations of policies and procedures. 
  • Direct staff regarding the maintenance and cleanliness of the facility. 
  • 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 (HSE). 
  • Four (4) years of custody experience in a correctional institution, law enforcement or military law enforcement, and two (2) years of experience as a correctional supervisor or supervisory training in a related field. 
  • Must possess a valid driver's license. 
  • Must test negative on all drug screenings.  
  • Upon hire, the ability to successfully complete all mandatory training including the DOC Supervisory Training Program, First Aid, and CPR courses. 
  • Thorough knowledge of the methods, procedures and practices utilized in a correctional environment. 
  • 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 orally and in writing, including giving clear directions. 
  • Ability to collaborate with other departmental requests regarding custody needs. 
  • 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. 

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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