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Security Officer

Date Posted:  Aug 3, 2022
Requisition ID:  385722

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 Law Enforcement Training Board:
The Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board is the governing body of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, located in Plainfield, Indiana. The Board is comprised of 17 members, who have been appointed by the governor. The board sets the requirements and criteria for the basic training of law enforcement officers throughout the State of Indiana, which became mandatory in 1972.


The salary for this position traditionally starts at $25,766.00 per year but may be commensurate with education and/or experience.

About the Job:

As a Staff Duty Officer responsible for security of the Law Enforcement Training Board (LETB)/Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) and its occupants during the evening and early hours when no other ILEA employees are present.  Works closely with Academy personnel to provide professional level administrative assistance to staff, students, law enforcement personnel, and the public.  Incumbent reports to the Basic Course Commander.

A Day in the Life:

  • Performs routine patrols of grounds to ensure security of buildings, grounds and residents against fire, disturbances, and vandalism.
  • Maintains a communications center for telephone, computer, and person-to-person contact between law enforcement agency heads and managers and their personnel in residence at the ILEA.
  • Monitors stand-alone fire alarm system and closed-circuit television security system.
  • Provides the Executive Director with professional level administrative assistance, managing executive office functions, procedures, and details, and representing the Executive Director in explaining and interpreting LETB policies and procedures to law enforcement agency heads, officers, and the public.
  • Provides administrative support to the Deputy Director and Training Division in supervising evening classes, monitoring recreational activities, and handling the problems of up to 300 resident students who require help with studies and problems/emergencies that arise at the Academy and at their homes.
  • Prepares administrative reports and correspondence, maintains records and files, coordinates programs, and performs a variety of office management duties associated with insuring state and local agency compliance with LETB statutory and administrative code mandates.


What You'll Need for Success:

  • Thorough knowledge of the Law Enforcement Training Board statutes and administrative codes, and the rules and procedures of the Indiana Law Enforcement Agency.
  • Knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices of administrative management and office procedures.
  • Ability to coordinate complex activities, including the ability to analyze and solve problems while motivating and managing law enforcement and support personnel.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to supervise young recruits just beginning their career in law enforcement and often possessing strong, inflated egos.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently, both orally and in writing, with people from communities throughout the state, occasionally under extremely stressful circumstances.
  • Must be certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED or must be able to obtain certification within three months of the date of employment.
  • Knowledge of security and fire inspection and evacuation procedures.
  • Ability to physically defend oneself.
  • Must have sufficient knowledge of police weaponry to distinguish between safe and unsafe conditions and practices in non-combat situations.
  • Must obtain an Indiana License to carry a firearm and qualify with an issued weapon to policy standards.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

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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