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Come join the nation’s #1 State Government according to 2017 U.S News & World’s Report survey. Find out what over 28,000 dedicated state employees have discovered – interesting jobs, excellent benefits, work/life balance and advancement opportunities. A job in state government gives you the chance to impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities with a career in public service. With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the state of Indiana offers a wide variety of options for job applicants as one of the state’s largest employers.
The Correctional Officer is an exciting opportunity to launch your Criminal Justice career. In the role of a correctional officer you will build your experience by ensuring maintenance of order, control and supervision of offenders in a state correctional institution and internal and external security. You will advise and instruct offenders in their adjustment to institutional living. Work normally consists of relatively standardized tasks, following departmental and institutional policy. However, work at times requires on-the-spot decision making when coping with one or more unruly or irate offenders. This position carries weapons when assigned to tower duty, transportation assignment, escape assignments or special assignments as determined by the appointing authority.
- 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.
- Obtain and maintain driver's license
- Possession of a high school diploma or possession of a General Education Development (GED) certificate. Work experience, military experience and/or completed accredited college credits preferred.
- Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
- Willingness to undergo a background investigation.
- Possession of a valid driver's license from state of residence comparable to an Indiana license required. (Proof of license must accompany application.)
Why work for Indiana?
- Opportunity for Overtime
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
- Choose from four medical plans including RX coverage, vision, dental and a wellness program that allows you to earn discounts on insurance plans.
- Health savings accounts include state contributions.
- Deferred compensation account (similar to a private sector 401 K plan) with employer match along with a choice of two fully funded pension plans
- Group life insurance.
Equal Employment Opportunity
- Diversity of workforce and career opportunities.
- Paid time off for vacation, personal, sick leave, and 12 weeks of leave to spend with a new child.
- 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years.
- Employee assistance program.
- Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer
- Go to Careers.IN.gov
- Click ‘Search for Jobs’
- Log in or click ‘Register Now’ to create an account
- Click on ‘Advanced Search’ search for job opening ID: 606658
- Click ‘Apply Now’ to begin the application
- 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.
- Once the application is completed, click the Submit button on the last page.