Correctional Officer - Logansport Juvenile

    State of Indiana
    Logansport, IN 46947
    Full-time, Part-time
    Similar jobs pay $9.10 - $14.96

    Job Description

    Work for Indiana

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    About the Indiana Department of Correction:

    We promote public safety by providing meaningful, effective opportunities for successful re-entry. As the model of best correctional practices, we strive to return productive citizens to our communities and inspire a culture of accountability, integrity and professionalism.

    Salary Information:

    This role traditionally hires at a base salary of $31,200.

    About the Job:

    As a Correctional Officer, you will work on an assigned shift in a specific unit/or post under general supervision of a Correctional Sergeant. This individual maintains the security of the unit as well as the safety of staff and offenders while ensuring daily activities and programs proceed on schedule.

    A Day in the Life:

    The essential functions of this role are as follows:
    • Remains alert for signs of disorder or tension
    • Patrols assigned areas at various intervals for security of offenders, count of offenders and security of buildings and grounds
    • Follows or ensures compliance with established security procedures
    • Tower duty which includes the possession and possible use of firearms
    • Maintains lock control at specific posts
    • Supervises offenders in various work details including general clean-up of institutional grounds and buildings
    • Supervises offenders during shower and bath periods
    • Escorts offenders to and from the visiting room and dining room and on various trips away from the institution
    • Counsels with offenders when necessary, discussing offender's problems in an informal and unofficial capacity
    • Keeps records and makes reports on such matters as inmate movements and progress and offender's violation of rules
    • Works in shake-downs of cell-blocks and/or dormitories, searching for possible contraband
    • Searches vehicles entering and leaving the gates for contraband and trafficking offenses
    • Searches visitors and all packages for contraband
    • Encourages offenders to accept professional assistance from staff
    The job description 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.

    What We're Looking For:
    • Willingness to participate in training programs as required by the Department of Correction;
    • Willingness to undergo a background investigation.
    What You'll Need for Success:
    • Working knowledge of, and familiarization with, appropriate agency rules and regulations;
    • Ability to supervise effectively and obtain results from offenders who may not be work motivated;
    • Some knowledge of psychology, sociology, alcoholism, drug addiction and criminology;
    • Ability to defend oneself physically;
    • Ability to operate cell house range and/or dormitory controls;
    • Ability to prepare reports of unusual happenings, accidents or violations of rules;
    • Alertness and ability to act quickly and effectively in an emergency;
    • Ability to keep abreast of progress and study in the field of corrections;
    • Ability to understand and utilize firearms properly.
    Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

    This role provides supervision for offenders and requires a high level of judgment and care.

    Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

    The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:
    • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
    • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
    • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
    • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
    • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
    • Group life insurance
    • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
    • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
    • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
    • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
    • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
    • New Parent Leave
    Equal Employment Opportunity:

    The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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    Posting ID: 555042593Posted: 2020-06-12