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Correctional Classification Specialist

Date Posted:  Jan 24, 2023
Requisition ID:  418893

Plainfield, IN, US, 46168


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.


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


About the Indiana Department of Correction (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 $47,320.00 per year but may be commensurate with education and/or experience.

About the Job:

As the Correctional Classification Specialist, you will be responsible for reviewing classification designations and recommend or assign final security and custody levels to offenders at an Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) facility. In this position, you will assist the Classification Supervisor in offender initial classification, reclassification, transfers and maintain the day-to-day operations of the department. You will also assist in processing offender releases.  

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Review recently received offender packets and recommend initial classification level.  
  • Conduct initial intake classification review, provide information to the immediate supervisor and recommend their initial assignments.  
  • Review the classification designations at the facility level to assign or recommend the final security and custody levels to the immediate supervisor or central office analyst.  
  • Finalize Classification Hearing Results of offender job changes, program changes and facility transfer recommendations.  
  • Serve as designee in the classification department in the absence of the Classification Supervisor.  
  • Serve as designee to facilitate supervision of offender release duties, court order preparation, and Interstate Compact issues as needed.  


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 Equivalency (HSE). 
  • Three (3) years full-time experience in corrections, criminology, parole or probation work or related areas. 
    • Substitutions: Bachelor’s degree may substitute for the required experience with a maximum substitution of two (2) years.   
  • Basic knowledge of the correctional release process, including sentencing and credit time statutes and sentencing alternatives. 
  • Extensive knowledge of Indiana Department of Correction facilities and the programs available and security requirements and criteria. 
  • Ability to learn Offender Management System and related software programs. 
  • Ability to complete related training offered by Correctional Training Institute. 


You must satisfy the following requirements to continue employment: 

  • Complete the Certification of Credit Time Calculations and Annual Inservice Training. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role provides supervision for offenders and requires a high level of judgment and care.

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 Rewards Program: Complete wellness activities to earn gift card rewards
  • 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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