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Correctional Officer

Date Posted:  Apr 28, 2022
Requisition ID:  351601
Location: 

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. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

 

About Plainfield Correctional Facility:
The Plainfield Correctional Facility is a medium security facility that was established in 1964 as the Indiana Youth Center (IYC). The facility houses over 1300 adult males assigned here from any of the 92 counties in the State of Indiana.  Plainfield Correctional offers a sex offender program along with other treatment, including vocational, academic, and volunteer strategies designed, in accordance with its mission, to facilitate a more successful habilitation program and, even more importantly, a successful community re-entry. It employs over 350 staff from diverse backgrounds coming from several countries. 
 

 

Salary Information:

This role traditionally hires at a rate of $19.00 per hour.

About the Job:

As a Correctional Officer, you will work on an assigned shift in a specific unit/or post under general supervision of a Correctional Sergeant at Plainfield Correctional Facility. You will maintain the security of the unit 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:

  • Remains alert for signs of disorder or tension          
  • Patrols assigned areas at various intervals for security of offenders, count of offenders and security of buildings and grounds
  • Follows or ensures compliance with established security procedures
  • Tower duty which includes the possession and possible use of firearms
  • Maintains lock control at specific posts
  • Supervises offenders in various work details including general clean-up of institutional grounds and buildings
  • Supervises offenders during shower and bath periods
  • Escorts offenders to and from the visiting room and dining room and on various trips away from the institution
  • Counsels with offenders when necessary, discussing offender’s problems in an informal and unofficial capacity
  • Keeps records and makes reports on such matters as inmate movements and progress and offender’s violation of rules
  • Works in shake-downs of cell-blocks and/or dormitories, searching for possible contraband
  • Searches vehicles entering and leaving the gates for contraband and trafficking offenses
  • Searches visitors and all packages for contraband
  • Encourages 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:

  • Candidates shall have a High School Diploma OR High School Equivalent (HSE) OR two (2) years of work experience.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Working knowledge of, and familiarization with, appropriate agency rules and regulations;
  • Ability to supervise effectively and obtain results from offenders who may not be work motivated;
  • Some knowledge of psychology, sociology, alcoholism, drug addiction and criminology;
  • Ability to defend oneself physically;
  • Ability to operate cell house range and/or dormitory controls;
  • Ability to prepare reports of unusual happenings, accidents or violations of rules;
  • Alertness and ability to act quickly and effectively in an emergency;
  • Ability to keep abreast of progress and study in the field of corrections;
  • Ability to understand and utilize firearms properly;
  • Willingness to participate in training programs as required by the Department of Correction;
  • Willingness to undergo a background investigation.

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 program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards);
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution; 
  • 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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