Overview

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

23-00281
Correctional Sergeant

Pay Grade
11

Salary
$34,980.00

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
Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex
200 Road To Justice
West Liberty KY 41472 USA

Description
Are you ready to Brave the Challenge?

Do you want to advance your career in Criminal Justice? Look no further! The Kentucky Department of Corrections is seeking applicants who are up for a new challenge. The Correctional Sergeant is essential to the operation of a correctional institution. Providing training and direction to Correctional Officers and inmates by utilizing experience with custody, security, and safety measures.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Supervises correctional officers in maintaining custody and control of inmates
  • Supervises and conducts periodic inmate counts
  • Conducts searches of inmate persons, packages, and cells for contraband
  • Responds appropriately in emergency situations
  • Completes investigations to include disciplinary reports, grievances, theft reports, or any other investigation assigned
  • Ensures reports are completed in a timely manner
  • Completes evaluations on employees

The ideal candidate for this position will have strong observation skills, strong communication skills, leadership abilities, ability to work under pressure, establish teamwork, and possess decision-making skills.

Minimum Requirements
EDUCATION: High school graduate.

EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, OR SKILLS: Must have one year of experience in corrections, law enforcement, criminal justice or social work dealing with the rehabilitation of offenders.

Substitute EDUCATION for EXPERIENCE: An associate’s degree from a college or university in corrections, criminal justice, law enforcement or a related field will substitute for six months of the required experience. A bachelor’s degree from a college or university in corrections, criminal justice, law enforcement or a related major field will substitute for the year of required experience.

Substitute EXPERIENCE for EDUCATION: NONE

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (AGE, LICENSURE, REGULATION, ETC.): Must be twenty-one 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 Regina Setters at [email protected]

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D