Supplemental Information

Louisiana Department of Public Safety &
Corrections – Corrections Services

St. Gabriel, LA


This position has a Special Entrance Rate of $23.83 per hour.*
This position may be filled as:

  • DETAIL: The selected employee may be required to serve a trial detail prior to being permanently promoted.

Exams and License Requirements*

  • No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy*, click on the “Apply” link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.


  • IMPORTANT: In the supplemental questions section, applicants must authorize the HR Office of DPS&C-Corrections Services to contact prior employers to check references under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), to be considered for employment, by answering ‘YES’ to the PREA question.
  • Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.
  • Please list your security experience separately by job title so that years of higher levels of supervisory security experience may be calculated. Ex. Corrections Cadet/Sergeant/Master Sergeant, Corrections Lieutenant, Corrections Captain, etc.
  • There is no guarantee that everyone who applies to this posting will be interviewed. The hiring supervisor/manager has 90 days from the closing date of the announcement to make a hiring decision. Specific information about this job will be provided to you in the interview process, should you be selected.
  • Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.
  • This Agency is a Drug Free Workplace.
  • This is a 24 hour facility.
  • Applicants may be required to work shift work
  • To view and apply to any of our other postings we currently have available, click HERE.

The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections – Corrections Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on any non-merit factor including disability.

For information about this job posting contact: *
Lauri Lee
Elayn Hunt Correctional Center
Human Resources Department
Ph: (225) 319-4535
Fax: (225) 342-5968


Possession of a high school diploma or GED plus four years of experience in a correctional or penal institution with responsibility for the security, custody, rehabilitation or classification of offenders. One year of this experience must have been in a position equivalent in scope of responsibility or complexity of work performed to a Corrections Captain in State service.

One year of continuous employment in any field of work will substitute for the high school diploma or GED.

Law enforcement experience (e.g., State Police, deputy, or police officer) which must be gained after Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification OR experience as a military police officer will substitute for the required general experience on a month for month basis.

Supervisory experience in a law enforcement position (State Police, deputy, police officer, or military police officer) will substitute for the required specialized experience on a month for month basis.

Must have attained eighteenth birthday at time of application.

An applicant who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or a felony, or who is under indictment on a felony charge will be disqualified until relief from the disabilities imposed by state and federal laws is granted.

Must have a valid driver’s license.

In accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) (Part 115:17) of Title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations an applicant who has been found to have engaged in any form of sexual abuse; engaged in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable or refused will be disqualified.

Prison Enterprises industry or farm operations jobs are qualifying as experience in the rehabilitation of offenders.

Qualifying jobs in State service include Prison Enterprises Farm Supervisor, Prison Enterprises Farm Manager, Prison Enterprises Assistant Supervisor, and Prison Enterprises Supervisor.

Only the job titles Prison Enterprises Quality Assurance Manager, Prison Enterprises Regional Manager and above will be considered equivalent in scope and responsibility or complexity of work performed as a Corrections Captain in the state service, and therefore qualifying for the specialized experience.

Job Concepts
Function of Work:
To serve as Chief of Security at a Class 4A adult facility or to serve as an assistant within a unit having 400 or more inmates or to serve as an unit manager in a large organizational unit.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
Administrative direction from a higher-level administrator.

Supervision Exercised:
Direct line over Corrections Majors.

Location of Work:
Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Corrections Services, Office of Adult Services /Juvenile Services.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Corrections Major by responsibility for serving as Chief of Security or Assistant Chief of Security.

Differs from a Corrections Assistant Warden or Deputy Warden by the absence of final administrative responsibility to the warden for the security functions.

Examples of Work
Serves as a Chief of Security at a Class 4A adult or juvenile facility.

Serves as an Assistant Chief of Security at a unit having 400 or more inmates.

Advises Corrections Colonel, Assistant Wardens, Deputy Wardens, and Wardens on matters dealing with comprehensive security programs within an institution.

Consults with other institutions within the DPSC on security matters.

Participates in the American Correctional Association (ACA) audits and basic jail guideline audits.

Recommends and reviews disciplinary actions to be taken against offenders or staff.

Consults on security matters with the Secretary and Assistant Secretary of the DPSC.

Responds on a 24-hour a day basis to major institutional unusual occurrences.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $4,130.53 – $7,181.00 per month