JOB POSTING: Correctional Officer


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Department: Hammond Police Department

Job Title: Correctional Officer

Date Requested: April 19, 2021

Date needed: ASAP

Salary: $37,881.00 per year/full-time/three shifts
$40,003.00 after one year probation or 3 years experience

  • High School Diploma or GED (General Equivalency Diploma)
  • Ability to pass an FBI/NCIC (Federal Bureau of Investigation/National Information Center) criminal history screening and Hammond Police Department background check
  • Ability to pass Standard Aptitude Test, Typing Test of 25 correct words per minute, Physical Agility Test, Voice Stress Analysis, Psychological Test, Drug Screening, and Oral Interview
  • Within one year of hire (probationary period), must pass the following:
    • 40 hour Correctional Officer Course at NILEA
    • Taser Certification
    • Physical Tactics/Use of Force Course
    • PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act)
    • De-Escalation Techniques
    • IDACS Certification
    • CPR Certification/First-Aid/Fire Safety Course
    • Basic Fingerprint Training
  • Ability to read, analyze, follow and interpret technical procedures or governmental regulations
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from Public Safety Officers, Co-workers and the General Public
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form
  • Must live in Hammond at time of hire (Ordinance 8620)

Position to be posted internally from April 19, 2021 thru April 23, 2021. If position is not filled internally, it will be held open for external applications an additional ten (10) days. The position will remain open until filled or no more than 10 working days.

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We do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.