A Career in Corrections
You’re probably wondering what a career as a Correctional Officer means to you?
What does the job involve
Correctional Officers maintain order and discipline at the Detention Center 24 hours a day 365 days a year. They ensure the overall security of the inmates and supervise their daily activities. Officers monitor compliance to the established rules and regulations of the facility as well as federal, state, and local laws/ordinances.
The Skills Needed
Successful Officers possess the following:
Other Benefits Include:
What Else Should I Know?
During the first year of employment new Correctional Officers attend a 5-7 week training academy. Continued employment is dependant upon successful completion of the training program.
You can find additional information regarding Corrections at the National Institute of Corrections Discover Corrections webpage
For information regarding current opportunities please visit ourJob Openingspage.
Application Next Steps
Thank you for submitting an online application. Here is what you can expect to happen next!
All applications will be reviewed by the position closing date. Candidates who meet the minimum requirements and are selected to move to the next step in the hiring process will be notified via email (if provided) or US Postal mail. The next step in the process includes a presentation on the position, requirements, process, and benefits followed by an interview with a background investigator. To prepare for this appointment you should assemble the information and documentation detailed in the background screening document. (click here)
The hiring process for corrections typically runs 4-6 months, during which time applicants participate in a number of steps to determine suitability for employment. We realize this is a long process and ask that you remain patient as each step is important and often required for state certification.
Those applicants not selected or who do not meet the minimum requirements will also be notified either via email or postal mail.