CORRECTIONS OFFICER RECRUIT

Louisville, KY
Louisville Department of Corrections
Salary: $15.46 / hourly

DESCRIPTION

Participates in the academic and physical recruit training programs of the Louisville Metro Corrections Academy
Participates in a battery of exams to determine suitability for the position of Correction Officer

Salary Plan/Grade: NU/07
Minimum Salary = $15.46 per hour

FOR CORRECTIONS OFFICER RECRUIT, THE TIME BETWEEN APPLYING AND SCHEDULED TESTING CAN RANGE FROM TWO TO FOUR MONTHS.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Screening Requirements: Motor Vehicle, Drug Screen, Criminal Background Check, Credit Check, Physical Exam, Written and Polygraph Examination

Responsibilities:

UNDER CLOSE SUPERVISION

  • Attends classes in personnel procedures, regulations, current laws, the criminal justice system, human behavior and a variety of other topics related to corrections work.
  • Learns about various operational units to gain familiarity with the functions of the Louisville Metro Corrections Department.
  • Participates in practical training including firearm usage, defensive tactics, arrest procedures, use of corrections equipment and a variety of other procedures and activities related to corrections work.
  • Takes tests to measure knowledge gained, evaluates performance and determines progress made.
  • Participates in physical fitness and strength training.
  • Performs related work.

Qualifications:

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or the equivalent.
  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age.
  • Applicants who have bought or sold marijuana within three years of application, or have bought or sold any controlled substance or narcotic drug without a prescription within six years of application will be disqualified.
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony or have any criminal action pending against them.
  • Misdemeanor convictions will be considered on an individual basis.
  • Must submit to a pre-employment drug screening.
  • Must submit to a pre-employment polygraph test.
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical, stress and medical examination.
  • Must wear personal protective equipment as mandated by OSHA.
  • Must wear safety equipment as mandated by OSHA.
  • Must be vaccinated for hepatitis B, have provided evidence of immunity, or have signed a declination form within ten days of initial assignment.
  • Must pass an annual tuberculin test.
  • Must work a varied schedule.
  • Must not be a current user of illegal drugs.
  • Must not be prohibited by federal or state law from possessing a firearm.
  • Must be eligible for certification as a State Peace Officer.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.