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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*TOP JOB* YOUTH SERVICES SYSTEM, INC. Announces the following employment opportunity Director of Maintenance Plan and manage the care of buildings, grounds and equipment Team Leader II Work in a group home with adolescent population. Responsible for coordination and supervision of staff, residents and program activities. Experience in group setting required. Direct Care Aide Provide direc...
Department of Corrections Pendleton, IN
Hire Salary: Applicants hired for this position will start at $907.00 biweekly/$12.09 per hour. Upon the successfully completion of the initial required training (5-6 months)the salary will increase to $1062.00 biweekly/$14.16 per hour. Employees with the Department of Correction may be eligible for the tuition reimbursement program. _____________________________________________________________...
CORRECTION OFFICER I (HOUSE OF CORRECTION) Eligible list will not be utilized once a hire is made. Candidates that have applied within the last 6 months, need not reapply. JOB DUTIES : Under general supervision, to perform a variety of correctional duties; to safeguard and supervise inmates; to maintain discipline and enforcement rules and regulations in the County criminal justice or adult a...
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...
Position Description: (All Boroughs): Juvenile Corrections Officers (HSD/GED and minimum of 2 years’ experienceworking in a juvenile detention facility or a similar facility; non-secure detention, or limited secure placement is required. 2 years or more experience working with adolescents with behavioral, emotional, or psychological needs. Ability to perform physical restraint of youth using ap...
Correctional facility Pulaski County Detention Center, formally doing Business as Tri-County Detention Center, is now accepting applications for a full time Correctional Officer. Starting pay $12.71. Must have a high school diploma or GED. Must be a self-starter and be able to work independently. Must be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screen. Please apply at 20 Justice Dr.,Ullin...
Corrections Officer Prison Westmoreland County is seeking applicants for the position of Part-time Corrections Officer for the Westmoreland County Prison. The purpose of this position is to monitor the activities of inmates and ensure the security of prison facilities. Job duties include but are not limited to: maintaining care, custody, and control of inmates, maintaining security of facility, an...
Company Confidential Rome, GA, 30161
JAIL OFFICER Floyd County Sheriff’s Office Salary $26.426.14 - $43,089.80 APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL: APRIL 10, 2015 JOB SUMMARY: The purpose of this position is to provide and maintain security, safety, care, and control of inmates in a detention facility and supervise inmates. This position is also responsible for the safety and protection of people and property. Respond to requests for service...
The Kalkaska County Sheriff Office is looking for qualified Dispatchers, Corrections Officers, Bailiff and Community Corrections Work Crew Leader. All positions are part time as of this hiring round and require a high school diploma. Corrections Officers require passing the written EMPCO test and physical MISCTC test prior to employment. Applications can be obtained at the Kalkaska Sheriff Office ...
CORRECTIONS OFFICER CCNO is accepting applications for Corrections Officer. Full time positions available with benefits including medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage. Starting wage is $15.60 per hour / $17.39 after 1 year. Requirements: HS Diploma or GED, 21 years of age or older and valid driver's license. Must pass psychological, physical, and drug screen. Applications may be...
Company Confidential AMERICUS, GA, 31709
The City of Americus has the following positions available. • CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS • POLICE OFFICERS Please visit our city website at www.americusga.gov to apply....
Seeking Correctional Officers. Apply in person at Bowie County Correctional Center, 105 West Front Street, Texarkana, TX 75501 or call 903-798-3505. Must have High School Diploma or equivalent, pass a psychological exam, pass a drug screen and physical, and background check....

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