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Job Category: Corrections Officer (entry level)
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Job Title: Correctional Officer
Hiring Organization: Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility
Salary Range: $14.16/hr
Closing Date: 07/25/2016
Job Location: Indiana
Description: Incumbent works at the Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility, which is a maximum security prison for male juvenile offenders. She/He is responsible for following post orders, maintaining order, supervising and controlling offenders and their activities. Incumbent works on an assigned shift in a specific unit/ or post under general supervision of a correctional sergeant. Incumbent maintains the security of the unit as well as the safety of staff and offenders while ensuring daily activities and programs proceed on schedule.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Maintains order and security of offenders in facility;
  • Assists supervisor in appropriate administration of security related operations (key control, count, shakedowns, searches, inventory, equipment maintenance, radios, security systems, etc.);
  • Supervises offenders in various work details including both within the facility and outside the facility;
  • Escorts offenders both inside the facility and on various trips away from the facility;
  • Assists in identifying offender treatment needs and supports treatment programs;
  • Maintains records and writes reports on offender movement, offender progress, and violations of policies and procedures;
  • Remains alert for signs of disorder or tension;
  • Counsels offenders in an informal and unofficial capacity;
  • Follows and insures compliance with established security procedures;
  • Performs related duties as assigned by supervisor.
Nonessential Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Qualify and maintain weapons certification;
  • Obtain and maintain driver's license and/or CDL license;
  • Act as an officer in charge (OIC) of a dorm, unit, or facility.
Job Requirements:
  • The ability to remain awake and alert for up to sixteen (16) hours at a time;
  • The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
  • A working knowledge of and a familiarization with the Department of Correction and the facility rules, regulations, policies and administrative procedures;
  • The ability to defends oneself physically;
  • The ability to supervise and obtain results from offenders;
  • The ability to react with control in emergency situations;
  • The ability to act as a positive role model;
  • The ability to operate security equipment;
  • The ability to work within a culturally diverse environment;
  • The ability to interact with offenders, co-workers and the general public;
  • The ability to test negative on all drug tests;
  • The ability to attend, participate and complete annual training;
  • The ability to remain current on all mandatory certifications including first aid and CPR.
Preferred Experience:

Possession of a high school diploma or possession of a General Education Development (GED) certificate. (Proof of diploma or certificate must accompany application.) 1 -3 years work experience, military experience and/or completed accredited college credits preferred.

Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.

Possession of a valid driver's license from state of residence comparable to an Indiana license required. (Proof of license must accompany application.)

Willingness to undergo a background investigation.

Examination process

Consists of an evaluation of experience and training made from the official application form. The scoring procedure is pass/fail. All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications receive a passing score of 100.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement plans and accrued leave.
Special Instructions: TO APPLY:
  1. Go to Careers.IN.gov
  2. Click ‘Search for Jobs’
  3. Log in or click ‘Register Now’ to create an account
  4. Click on ‘Advanced Search’ search for job opening ID: 600770
  5. Click ‘Apply Now’ to begin the application
  6. Complete all pages. To be considered, you must thoroughly complete all sections (work experience, education, licenses, etc) even if a resume is copy/pasted or attached.
  7. Once the application is completed, click the Submit button on the last page.
Additional Online Information: www.in.gov/idoc
Contact Information: Amy Daniel
Human Resources
9310 S SR 67
Pendleton, Indiana United States
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