Corrections Cadet
Louisiana Department of State Civil Service - Saint Gabriel, LA

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: No specialized experience or training is required. NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must have attained eighteenth birthday at time of application.

Must have a valid driver’s license.
An applicant who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or a felony, or who is under indictment on a felony charge will be disqualified until relief from the disabilities imposed by state and federal laws is granted.

***Do not apply to this posting if you haven't taken the Corrections Cadet Test.***

Click here to apply to take the Corrections Cadet Test.

Applicants will be required to take and pass the Corrections Cadet exam administered by the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Corrections Services to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy , click on the “Apply” link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Your application to this vacancy is active for 90-180 days. After this time frame, you must reapply to be considered for vacancies.

If a paper application is submitted, the Supplemental Questions which coincide with the job posting must be answered and attached to the application.

This position may be filled as a Temporary Job Appointment; should a permanent position become available within one year, the employee will be converted to a probationary appointment.


As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Corrections Cadet or Sergeant depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant(s). The maximum salary for the Sergeant is $47,278.00 . Please refer to the ‘Job Specifications’ tab located at the top of the LA Careers ‘Current Job Opportunities’ page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.

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This is a 24 hour facility. Any degree, certificate, special license, or DD 214 must be verified by official documentation prior to hire. Applicants may be required to work shift work and may be required to work in close quarters with offenders. This Agency is a Drug Free Workplace.

For further information about this vacancy contact:

Elayn Hunt Correctional Center

6925 Hwy 74

P.O. Box 174

St. Gabriel , LA 70776

Phone (225) 319-4326

Job Concepts:

Function of Work:
To learn to maintain security of a correctional institution and to observe and participate in supervision, control, and custody of offenders.

Level of Work:
Entry.

Supervision Received:
General from training officers and security officers of higher levels.

Supervision Exercised:
None.

Location of Work:
Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Corrections Services, State adult and juvenile correctional institutions.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Corrections Sergeant in that it is an entry level position with primary responsibility in security such as key room, dormitory, control center, field, trip, or gate officer. May act independently or under general supervision.

Examples of Work:

Trains in classroom and at on-the-job training sites.

Observes security officers engaged in demonstration of security work.

Assists security officers of higher level in work as journeyman security officers such as cellblock, dormitory, trips, gate officer, chase team, or dog trainer.

Oversees inmates for training purposes.

Responds to emergencies and renders assistance as required.

Prepares reports on activities.

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