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Job Category: Corrections Officer (entry level)
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Job Title: Correction Officer Recruit
Hiring Organization: Louisville Metro Department of Corrections
Salary Range: 32,052 - 40,871 per year
Closing Date: 12/31/2017
Job Location: Kentucky
Description: Participates in the academic and physical recruit training programs of the Louisville Metro Corrections Academy

Participates in a battery of exams to determine suitability for the position of Correction Officer

Examples of Duties
  • Attends classes in personnel procedures, regulations, current laws, the criminal justice system, human behavior and a variety of other topics related to corrections work
  • Learns about various operational units to gain familiarity with the functions of the Louisville Metro Corrections Department
  • Participates in practical training including firearm usage, defensive tactics, arrest procedures, use of corrections equipment and a variety of other procedures and activities related to corrections work
  • Takes tests to measure knowledge gained, evaluates performance and determines progress made
  • Participates in physical fitness and strength training
  • Performs related work
  • Meets regular and punctual attendance standards and any special needs of the position as determined by management, including mandatory overtime and performing related work
  • Lifts and carries items weighing in excess of 100 pounds in a team setting
  • Physically restrains persons in the course of corrections training activities
  • High school diploma or the equivalent
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
  • Applicants who have bought or sold marijuana within three years of application, or have bought or sold any controlled substance or narcotic drug without a prescription within six years of application will be disqualified
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony or have any criminal action pending against them
  • Misdemeanor convictions will be considered on an individual basis
  • Must submit to a pre-employment drug screening
  • Must submit to a pre-employment polygraph test
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical, stress and medical examination
  • Must wear personal protective equipment as mandated by OSHA
  • Must wear safety equipment as mandated by OSHA
  • Must be vaccinated for hepatitis B, have provided evidence of immunity, or have signed a declination form within ten days of initial assignment
  • Must pass an annual tuberculin test
  • Must work a varied schedule
  • Must not be a current user of illegal drugs
  • Must not be prohibited by federal or state law from possessing a firearm
  • Must be eligible for certification as a State Peace Officer
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license
Equal Opportunity Employer
Special Instructions: Apply online at www.louisvilleky.gov or www.governmentjobs.com/careers/louisvilleky
Additional Online Information:
Contact Information: Sgt. Stevie Eason
Recruitment Sergeant
400 S. 6th Street
Louisville, Kentucky United States
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