Louisiana Department of State Civil Service - Saint Gabriel, LA

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Three years of experience in a correctional or penal institution with responsibility for the security, custody, rehabilitation, or classification of inmates. One year of this experience must have been in a position equivalent in scope of responsibility and/or complexity of work performed to a Corrections Lieutenant in the State service.

Law enforcement (e.g., State Police, deputy, or police officer), investigations, or training experience gained after Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification will substitute for the general required experience on a month for month basis.

Experience as a Louisiana State Police Lieutenant will substitute for the required specialized experience on a month for month basis.

Experience at the sergeant level in law enforcement, investigations, or training gained after POST certification will substitute for the specialized experience on a month for month basis.

Must have attained eighteenth birthday at time of application.

An applicant who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or 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.

Must have a valid drivers license.

Prison Enterprises industry or farm operations jobs are qualifying as experience in the rehabilitation of inmates.

Qualifying jobs in State service include Prison Enterprises Farm Supervisor; Prison Enterprises Farm Manager; Prison Enterprises Assistant Supervisor 1 and 2 and Prison Enterprises Supervisor 1 and 2.

Only Prison Enterprises job titles with the level of work designated as ?supervisor? will be considered equivalent in scope and responsibility and/or complexity to work performed as a Corrections Lieutenant in the state service, and therefore qualifying for the specialized experience.

***This position will be filled by promotion of a Permanent Classified employee of LOUISIANA CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE FOR WOMEN. Only those are eligible to apply.*** ***This position has a Special Entrance Rate of $2957.07 per month. ***

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Applicants must have taken and passed the Captain test prior to applying to this posting. If a paper application is submitted, the Supplemental Questions which coincide with the job posting must be answered and attached to the application. ****REVIEW YOUR APPLICATION TO MAKE SURE IT IS CURRENT. Failure to provide your qualifying work experience may result in your application not being considered.**** Please separate your security experience by job title so that years of higher level security may be calculated. Ex. Cadet through Mssgt, Lieutenant, Captain, etc.

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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. This Agency is a Drug Free Workplace.

For more information about this vacancy contact:
Teresa Davis
(225) 342-2212 Department of Corrections
P.O. Box 94304
Baton Rouge , LA 70804 -9304

Job Concepts:
Function of Work:
To supervise correctional officers engaged in security work as administrative supervisor in a correctional unit.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
General from a Corrections Major or higher level security officer.

Supervision Exercised:
Direct line over Corrections Lieutenant.

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

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Corrections Lieutenant by the level of responsibility for supervising a large security component of a correctional institution.

Differs from Corrections Major by the absence of responsibility for managing a major unit or component of a correctional institution.

Examples of Work:
Serves as a shift supervisor and unit manager.

Serves as security supervisor for inmates working outside the institutional grounds (e. g., field crews or public service trustee crews).

Serves as chief investigator or chief of internal security.

Serves as an instructor at the Corrections Training Academy.

Serves as a safety officer coordinating safety programs for the unit in which it serves.

Conducts safety meetings for the agency to inform employees of the newest rules and procedures.

Inspects buildings, equipment, and job sites for compliance with safety and fire codes.

Serves as a training officer.

Reviews disciplinary actions against inmates and staff.

Assists shift supervisor of higher rank in a large organizational unit.

Performs special security functions within a unit as assigned (e.g., Impact program, etc.)

Serves as the canine training officer.

Commands and supervises a chase team with responsibility for the dogs only.

Participates in American Correctional Association (ACA) audits and basic jail guideline audits.

Participates in the development of policies and procedures for the security and treatment programs at an institution.

Compiles accident statistics, hazards data, records and trends.

Prepares and reviews reports of institutional activities and may determine an appropriate course of action.