Challenging, high intensity job with great reward
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) – Cañon City, CO – July 17, 2018
There is no such thing as a typical day working in corrections. Each moment holds something new- new people, new problems, new challenges to overcome and solve. Every day is a learning experience to absorb. In my time with the department, I tried my best to learn as much as possible in as many different areas as possible. That way, I was better equipped to handle odd situations when they were thrown at me. The strong, family like bond that connects the people who work for the Department of Corrections is remarkable. Procedures are based on sticking together as one unit and standing tall as such. Handling the diverse personalities of each inmate can be difficult at times but it can also be the most rewarding. To be able to test my own range of understanding and steer a person in the most productive direction, typically in a high stress situation, is such an enjoyable task for me. It is truly what corrections and rehabilitation is. Showing a person who may be at a low point in their life that there is so much more they can do. Not only showing them that there is more, but showing them how to obtain it.
Knowledge, health benefits, opportunity to advance, overtime
No breaks, no pay raises/bonuses