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Correctional Sergeant

Date Posted:  Nov 21, 2022
Requisition ID:  415542
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. 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 Reception Diagnostic Center:
The Reception Diagnostic Center (RDC) is a maximum security intake facility for adult males sentenced to the Indiana Department of Correction. All adult males are received at RDC, classified and transferred to long-term facilities. This is with the exception of; those offenders sentenced to death bypass RDC and go directly to death row at Indiana State Prison and Juvenile offenders sentenced as adults are incarcerated at the Pendleton Juvenile facility until reaching the age of eighteen.

 

Salary:
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 a Correctional Sergeant you will be a frontline supervisor in an Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) facility supervising Correctional Officers regarding the security and safety of the staff and offenders. Additional duties will include performance management, employee development and coaching, ensure compliance with policies and procedures, supervising offenders and monitoring their daily activities. You will work on an assigned shift, under the general supervision of a Correctional Lieutenant.     

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. 
  • Ensure offenders are properly escorted to and from various locations across the facility for food, medicine, work assignments, and recreation. 
  • Review and provide feedback on such matters as offender’s movements, activities, and rule violations. 
  • Assist supervisor in appropriate administration of security related operations. 
  • Manage offenders in various work details including general clean-up of institutional grounds and buildings. 
  • 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. 
  • Follow all policies and procedures related to facility’s emergency preparedness and response. 
  • 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). 
  • At least six (6) months in custody experience in a correctional setting, law enforcement, or military law enforcement.  
  • Be willing to travel with reasonable accommodation.  
  • Must test negative on all drug screenings.  
  • Working knowledge of the methods, procedures and practices utilized in a correctional environment. 
  • Ability to work mandatory/voluntary overtime. 
  • Ability to supervise and obtain results from offenders and subordinate staff. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, including giving clear directions to offenders, completion of offender/conduct reports etc. 
  • Strong critical thinking skills and the ability to apply as needed. 
  • 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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