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Correctional Training Office 3

Date Posted:  May 6, 2022
Requisition ID:  352907

Plainfield, IN, US, 46168


Work for Indiana

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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 Pendleton Correctional Facility:
The Pendleton Correctional Facility (PCF), formerly known as the Indiana Reformatory, is a state prison located on 500 acres, 33 acres of which are located within the perimeter of the 30 foot wall. This is a maximum security facility that was built in 1922. PCF currently houses over 1,600 male offenders. This facility offers many opportunities to its offender population, including the opportunity to work, obtain their High School Equivalent, and be involved in facility-led programs.  One specific program, PLUS (Purposeful Living Units Serve), is a faith- and character-based program aimed at helping offenders avoid criminal behavior by teaching them to demonstrate the following core values: honesty, integrity, respect, responsibility, compassion and tolerance. Pendleton also has 4 different programs for our offenders that deal with animals, including ICAN (Indiana Canine Assistance Network), a facility apprenticeship program which allows inmates to train dogs to become service animals to assist the disabled.


The salary for this position traditionally starts at $37,518.00 per year but may be commensurate with education and/or experience.


About the Job:

As the Correctional Training Officer, you will be responsible for providing specialized instruction for both new and veteran employees.  In this position, you will work under the supervision of the Staff Development and Training Manager in program design, establishment, and administration of the training programs for the Department.  You will coordinate/supervise various training programs, performing his/her duties with minimal supervision, operating within the confines of established guidelines, Departmental policies/procedures, State and Federal law and ACA standards.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Assist with the planning, coordination, development, performance, and evaluation of the training programs for the Department, including researching, designing, developing, and executing strategies to achieve agency purpose, goals, and objectives 
  • Coordinate, develop, and instruct training programs as needed at regional training locations and facilities throughout the State. 
  • Assist with evaluating proposed and existing staff training content and delivery strategies to ensure current policies, procedures, standards, and best practices are incorporated 
  • Monitor, test, and ensure the integrity of the PeopleSoft Training Module and Enterprise Learning Management system and provides functional and technical support as required. 
  • Assist with efforts to develop department web-based training solutions for compliance training 
  • Conduct Orientation, In-Service, On the Job Training or Academy instruction for all staff 
  • Test, measure, and evaluate trainee performance and make recommendation on retention or working status 
  • Prepare and distribute surveys and questionnaires used as data reference for Training Needs Assessment 
  • Ensure that all training programs, procedures, methods, and standards are in compliance with ACA standards. 
  • 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: 

  • Expert knowledge of adult training and educational theories, methods, principles, practices, techniques, and assessment tools. 
  • Thorough knowledge of available national, state, local resources to include the American Correctional Association, National Institute of Corrections, Bureau of Justice Statistics – Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention, etc.  
  • Considerable knowledge of theories, principles, practices, laws, rules, and regulations in the field of Corrections.  
  • Ability to conduct research and remain abreast of new developments in correctional training.  
  • Ability to travel within the state. 
  • Excellent communication skills – both oral and written. 
  • Ability to abide by the Departments Standards of Conduct. 
  • Ability to adhere to agency dress code and/or grooming standards. 
  • Ability to work within a culturally diversified environment. 
  • 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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