Corrections Officer

Slidell, LA
Slidell Police Department

Salary: $14.22.

Position Summary:

The Corrections Officer is responsible for the care, custody, and control of prisoners in the custody of the Slidell City Jail. The Corrections Officer is also responsible for minor maintenance and upkeep of the Slidell City jail facility.

Essential Functions:

1. Responsible for the proper searching and controlling of all prisoners in the custody of the Slidell City Jail.

2. Make regular inspections of the jail facility for contraband and to ensure that all security systems including the records of all maintenance operations have been performed.

3. Conduct all phases of the initial booking procedure, and prisoner release procedure in accordance with the Slidell Police Department policy and the Corrections Division Standard Operating procedures.

4. Complete all necessary documentation in the Jail Log Book to accurately record the operational events of the Slidell City Jail.

5. Supervise the daily activity of prisoners in the custody of the jail while maintaining security and performing inspections of cell blocks, dormitories and all areas of the compound accessible to prisoners.

6. Supervise onsite prisoner work details.

7. Supervise and perform duties that are routine or specialized and are necessary for the proper feeding, housing and medical needs of the inmates.

8. Purchase of supplies and equipment needed for the jail following the City of Slidell purchasing procedures.

9. Will be available for all natural and man – made disasters that occur.

10. Perform all other duties as assigned by the Administrative Corrections Peace Officer, Senior Corrections Peace Officer, or division commander.


  • Possess a High School Diploma or General Education Equivalency (GED) certificate.
  • Familiar with the use of a computer and computer software.
  • Pass initial testing that is conducted by City of Slidell Civil Service Department.
  • Must be 18 years or older at the time of employment.
  • Must not have any felony convictions and disqualifying criminal history.
  • Must be a United States citizen.
  • Must be able to read and write the English language.
  • Must be of good moral character and of temperate and industrious habits.
  • Must have a valid drivers’ license without record of suspension or revocation in any state.