NOTICE TO APPLICANT: PLEASE READ THE JOB POSTING IN DETAIL AND ENSURE YOU COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION PER INSTRUCTIONS. A COMPLETE APPLICATION IS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FURTHER IN THE SELECTION PROCESS. CURRENT OPENINGS AVAILABLE! MUST APPLY ONLINE BY CLOSING DATE. SPACE IS LIMITED.
Do you want to make a difference? Join our innovative agency that is seeking key individuals to serve and protect the public by providing control, humane care and habilitation services for inmates.
Competitive salary shift differential plus benefits to include medical/dental/vision insurance, free basic life insurance, retirement, 100% tuition assistance, paid vacations/holidays/sick leave.
An incomplete application, failure to respond to all questions, and incomplete work history (including failure to provide a reason for leaving a job), will result in disqualification. If the minimum requirements are met , you will receive an invitation to the testing on June 1, 2013, at 9:00 am, June 11, 2013 at 5:00 pm or June 15, 2013 at 9:00 am at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution, 2725 N. Hwy 50, Tecumseh, NE. Invitations to the testing will be sent via email to the email address listed on your application. Space is limited to only those who receive an invitation . The written exam and CSI may take approximately three hours to complete. Please bring your valid driver's license. Appropriate business attire required (shorts and tank tops will not be allowed).
For more information call 402-335-5998 or visit www.corrections.nebraska.gov. For ADA accommodation call 402-479-5890.
The Corrections Officer selection process includes the following steps:
Examples of Work:
- Online application
- Written exam (reading, math & writing assessment) > > June 1, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. June 11, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. or June 15, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution, 2725 N. Hwy 50 Tecumseh, NE BY INVITATION ONLY
- Online Corrections Selection Inventory (CSI) assessment > > June 1, June 11, or June 15, 2013 BY INVITATION ONLY
- Security background check
- Interview > > tentatively scheduled for June 15, 2013
- Reference check
- Minimum Physical Standards screen
- Medical exam
- Drug test
- Educational transcripts of last degree awarded are due no later than first day of work.
Supervise inmates in a wide variety of situations and activities. Conduct thorough inspections and searches of inmates, buildings and grounds. Negotiate extensive pedestrian and mobile perimeter and grounds inspection outdoors. Move heavy furniture and equipment with assistance (up to 100 pounds) during searches. Perform security observation duties to include duty in 45-50 feet high towers.* Prepare documentation regarding institutional matters such as incident reports, misconduct reports and logs. Conduct counts. Operate security equipment such as portable and mobile radios, electronic panel switches, keys in locks, fire extinguishing equipment, hand tools, and mechanical levers. Place and remove restraints on inmates. Operate control center. Recognize critical behavior. Respond to emergency situations. Restrain and control inmates. Transport inmates leaving the institution on any form of travel order. Drive state vehicles to include conducting perimeter patrol of institution. Follow written directives, post orders, and special instructions in addition to policies and procedures which dictate daily, routine and emergency procedures. Enforce rules and regulations. Communicate with other staff by using portable and mobile radios, telephones, pagers, intercoms and similar adaptive equipment. Complete and maintain annual certification of Training Academy classes including CPR, self-defense, first aid and firearms. Employ techniques learned as necessary. Supervise compliance with safety, sanitation, health and personal hygiene standards. Supervise the issue, use and storage of caustic, toxic and flammable substances. Distribute inmate mail. Overtime may be required to include weekends, holidays and double-shifts. Obtain and maintain Medication Aide certification. Distribute medication as necessary. ** *Essential for the NE State Penitentiary, Lincoln Correctional Center, Diagnostic & Evaluation Center, Omaha Correctional Center and Tecumseh State Correctional Institution. **Essential for the Lincoln Correctional Center and Diagnostic & Evaluation Center.
Qualifications / Requirements:
REQUIREMENTS: At least 18 years of age; high school education or equivalent. No domestic abuse-related convictions or felony convictions will be accepted.
PREFERRED: Bilingual skills in English and Spanish desired and assessed.
OTHER: Education transcripts of last degree awarded required prior to hire date. Must have a valid driver's license. Successful completion of examination and screening process. Overtime may be required to include weekends, holidays and double-shifts. Must be able to work a shift assignment including weekends and holidays. Applicants accepting a job offer must pass the following pre-employment exams in this order: minimum physical standard screen, then the medical exam, and at a randomly announced time (24 hour notice), pass a drug test. Once at the Staff Training Academy, must successfully complete the fully paid NE Corrections Training Program to include CPR, first aid, firearms, and self-defense tactics.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to work under stress. Must be able to work a shift assignment, weekends and holidays.