Correctional Officer

Job Description:
Correctional Officer
The Correctional Officer is an exciting opportunity to launch your Criminal Justice career. In the role of a correctional you will build your experience by ensuring maintenance of order, control and supervision of offenders in a state correctional institution. Maintains internal and external security. Advises and instructs 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. Incumbent carries weapons when assigned to tower duty, transportation assignment, escape assignments or special assignments as determined by the appointing authority.
Work for Indiana
Join U.S News & World Report's #1 state government! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering applicants stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana's communities every day.
Miami Correctional Facility
The facility is located on 600 acres of the former Grissom Air Force Base. The Indiana Department of Correction broke ground on the Miami Correctional Facility Aug. 27, 1997. The facility is located on the southeast corner of the Grissom Aeroplex, just south of Peru, Indiana, in Miami County. The facility is classified as a Level 2/3 or medium/high medium security correctional facility. The Phase I of the facility houses more than 1,224 offenders including the minimum security facility, which is located outside the secured perimeter of the medium security facility. Phase II construction began in 1999 and ended in 2001. The first housing unit in Phase II opened in October 2001. This phase houses an additional 1,632 offenders. Miami Correctional Facility's total bed capacity is 3,188.
Preferred Experience:
Adult Facilities
Possession of a high school diploma or possession of a General Education Development (GED) certificate. (Proof of diploma or certificate must accompany application.) 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.).
The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement plans and accrued leave.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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