Overview

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1/22/2023 (7:00 PM EST)

23-00279
Correctional Officer

Pay Grade
10

Salary
$33,000.00

Locality Premium – $2-2.64 depending on location
Shift Premium – $2.13 per hour
Weekend and Holiday Premium – $2.13 per hour

Employment Type
EXECUTIVE BRANCH | FULL TIME ELIGIBLE FOR OVERTIME PAY | 18A | 40.0 HR/WK

Hiring Agency
Justice & Public Safety Cabinet | Department of Corrections

Location
Western Kentucky Correctional Complex
374 New Bethel Church Rd
Fredonia KY 42411 USA

Description
Are you ready to Brave the Challenge?

Do you want to kick-start your career in Criminal Justice? Look no further! The Kentucky Department of Corrections is seeking motivated individuals who are up for the challenge.

Correctional Officers fill a critical role within correctional institutions by working together as a team to maintain safety and control of offenders.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintains control of the institution to provide safety and security of the facility inmates, staff, and general public by enforcing rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Supervises inmate activities in housing units, dining areas, recreation and work areas
  • Attends to the medical, visitation, personal property, and recreational needs of the inmates
  • Inspects and patrols the grounds for contraband, unauthorized personnel, and for other security risks
  • Completes required reports and daily logs
  • Conducts inmate counts, security rounds, and searches

The ideal candidate for this position will have:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Observation skills
  • Be a team player
  • Pay attention to detail
  • The ability to work under pressure

Minimum Requirements
EDUCATION: High school graduate.

EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, OR SKILLS: NONE

Substitute EDUCATION for EXPERIENCE: NONE

Substitute EXPERIENCE for EDUCATION: NONE

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (AGE, LICENSURE, REGULATION, ETC.): Must be twenty years of age.

Working Conditions
Work environment is hazardous due to working in a state correctional facility with convicted felons.

Probationary Period
This job has an initial and promotional probationary period of 6 months, except as provided in KRS 18A.111.

If you have questions about this advertisement, please contact Tim East at [email protected] .

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D