Correctional Officer Jobs

Correctional Officer Job Overview

Correctional officers work directly with people who have broken laws, people who are in jail, or people who are serving a term of probation. Working as a correctional officer can be a dangerous profession, since criminals can be dangerous and may be willing to do whatever it takes to escape from custody. In fact, correctional officers have some of the highest rates of injuries on the job because of their confrontations with inmates. Additionally, prisons and jails must have 24-hour security, 7 days per week, so many correctional officers must work overnight and morning shifts, as well as on weekends and holidays.

Correctional Officer Job Education Requirements

Most correctional officer positions require that applicants have at least a high school diploma. These candidates are selected to complete education at a training academy, where current correctional officers provide insight and information about the job duties. The qualification requirements vary by state, but agencies across the country do require a high school diploma or equivalent. Positions in federal government agencies might require a college degree or other similar education. Correctional officers with more experience can qualify for jobs with more responsibility and can earn better pay. There are also positions available for corrections specialists.

Correctional Officer Job Market

The job market for correctional officer positions should grow by five percent by the year 2022, which translates to about 23,000 job openings. This growth is actually slower than the national average for job growth across all industries. However, working as a correctional officer is an important part of the safety that residents of the United States enjoy. Therefore, those who have an interest in working with criminals should pursue this career option. Since it is a more dangerous job option, there won’t be as many interested candidates, leaving more positions available for those who care about enforcing laws.

Correctional Officer Job Salary Information

The median salary for a correctional office in 2012 was $39,040. A similar position is working as a bailiff, and the median annual salary for that job in 2012 was $36,840. Since there are jails, prisons and correctional facilities throughout the country, interested candidates can find job opportunities close to home. Those who have a special interest in working with youth can find jobs in youth correctional facilities. This is a great opportunity to provide a positive influence to young adults who struggle with keeping and honoring laws.

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CORRECTION OFFICER Part-Time The City of Mentor is seeking a part-time Corrections Officer to perform duties related to maintaining security in the city jail, including booking and supervising prisoners, preserving order, recordkeeping and various maintenance functions within the jail. Position requires approximately 25 hours of work per week; work hours may vary and will include weekends and ho...
Job Responsibilities Benefits Supplemental Questions Additional NOTE : In order to apply for positions with the SC Department of Corrections (SCDC), you will be redirected to that Agency’s website in order to complete the SCDC Application (No other applications will be accepted). Users registered with jobs.sc.gov cannot use the SCDC application to apply for positions located at other State Age...
Job Responsibilities Benefits Supplemental Questions Additional NOTE : In order to apply for positions with the SC Department of Corrections (SCDC), you will be redirected to that Agency’s website in order to complete the SCDC Application (No other applications will be accepted). Users registered with jobs.sc.gov cannot use the SCDC application to apply for positions located at other State Age...
Job Responsibilities Benefits Supplemental Questions Additional NOTE : In order to apply for positions with the SC Department of Corrections (SCDC), you will be redirected to that Agency’s website in order to complete the SCDC Application (No other applications will be accepted). Users registered with jobs.sc.gov cannot use the SCDC application to apply for positions located at other State Age...
Job Responsibilities Benefits Supplemental Questions Additional NOTE : In order to apply for positions with the SC Department of Corrections (SCDC), you will be redirected to that Agency’s website in order to complete the SCDC Application (No other applications will be accepted). Users registered with jobs.sc.gov cannot use the SCDC application to apply for positions located at other State Age...
Job Responsibilities Benefits Supplemental Questions Additional NOTE : In order to apply for positions with the SC Department of Corrections (SCDC), you will be redirected to that Agency’s website in order to complete the SCDC Application (No other applications will be accepted). Users registered with jobs.sc.gov cannot use the SCDC application to apply for positions located at other State Age...
Job Responsibilities Benefits Supplemental Questions Additional NOTE : In order to apply for positions with the SC Department of Corrections (SCDC), you will be redirected to that Agency’s website in order to complete the SCDC Application (No other applications will be accepted). Users registered with jobs.sc.gov cannot use the SCDC application to apply for positions located at other State Age...
Job Responsibilities Benefits Supplemental Questions Additional NOTE : In order to apply for positions with the SC Department of Corrections (SCDC), you will be redirected to that Agency’s website in order to complete the SCDC Application (No other applications will be accepted). Users registered with jobs.sc.gov cannot use the SCDC application to apply for positions located at other State Age...
Job Responsibilities Benefits Supplemental Questions Additional NOTE : In order to apply for positions with the SC Department of Corrections (SCDC), you will be redirected to that Agency’s website in order to complete the SCDC Application (No other applications will be accepted). Users registered with jobs.sc.gov cannot use the SCDC application to apply for positions located at other State Age...
Job Responsibilities Benefits Supplemental Questions Additional NOTE : In order to apply for positions with the SC Department of Corrections (SCDC), you will be redirected to that Agency’s website in order to complete the SCDC Application (No other applications will be accepted). Users registered with jobs.sc.gov cannot use the SCDC application to apply for positions located at other State Age...
State of Tennessee, Department of Correction, Bledsoe County Correctional Complex, located in Pikeville, TN, is continuously accepting on-line applications for: Correctional Officer ($2148/mo.) through the TN Department of Human Resources website www.tn.gov./dohr. Also accepting applications on-site for: Food Service Steward Associate ($1604/mo., after 1 year $1767/mo.) Extensive benefits t...
CORRECTIONS OFFICER Position available. See www.co.lucas.oh.us EOE....
CHOOSE TO CHANGE LIVES CCA is hiring full-time Correctional Officers at our Lake Erie Correctional Institution! Must have a High school diploma, GED certification or equivalent. Once hired, must complete pre-service correctional officer training. CCA is a Drug Free Workplace & an Equal Employment Opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran). Join our heroes. Learn more and apply at ...
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY DEPT. OF CORRECTIONS Currently accepting applications for the following positions: Correctional Officer I - Full time Maintenance Worker I - Full time RN - Full/Part time LPN - Full time & Per Diem Minimum requirements for all positions: Excellent Work History, Communication & Organizational Skills, Integrity, Reliability, Team Player, Valid Drivers License, HS Diploma or GED. ...
PENNINGTON COUNTY JOB OPENINGS Job descriptions and an up to date listing of open positions for Pennington County are available at the Pennington County Administration Building; 130 Kansas City Street, Rapid City, SD or on the Internet at www.pennco.org/jobs Correctional Officer I (Adult) Salary: $20.34 per hour Closing Date: March 11, 2015 Deputy Public Defender Salary: $4,961-$5,346 per month Cl...
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY Department of Corrections Currently accepting applications for the following positions: Correctional Officer I - Full time Maintenance Worker I - Full time RN - Full/Part time LPN - Full time & Per Diem Minimum requirements for all positions: Excellent Work History, Communication and Organizational Skills, Integrity, Reliability, Team Player, Valid Driver's License, HS Diploma ...
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS Currently accepting applications for the following positions: Correctional Officer I - Full time Maintenance Worker I - Full time RN - Full/Part time LPN - Full time & Per Diem Minimum requirements for all positions: Excellent Work History, Communication and Organizational Skills, Integrity, Reliability, Team Player, Valid Driver's License, HS Diploma ...
The Austin Transitional Center is a 421 bed coed residential halfway house and treatment center. ATC provides offenders housing and employment placement assistance as well as a Substance Abuse Treatment program. The Austin Transitional Center is currently seeking motivated corrections professionals to work as full time Client Monitors. Duties are related to facility operations, resident oversight...
Male and Female positions available. All applicants must have a high school diploma or GED. Applicants must have the ability to work in a very stressful environment and have a good moral character. This is SHIFT WORK. Applicants must be in good physical shape and must pass a physical exam and drug screening prior to employment. Qualified applicants will also be subject to an extensive criminal h...
CORRECTIONAL OFFICER The City of Americus is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Correctional Officer. The salary for this position is $25,021.00. Responsibilities of this position are to supervise, direct and guard inmates on assigned work details; monitors activities and behavior of inmates on a continual basis; maintains inmate discipline; enforces established correctional i...

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