Correction Officer Ohio State Penitentiary, OH

Correctional Officer
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction - Columbus, Ohio

Nov 10, 2021

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Application Deadline:
Nov 11, 2022

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$19.72 hourly

Job Description

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is seeking to establish an eligibility list for the position of Correction Officer! All candidates must submit a department application, located here, as well as take the REACT exam through National Testing Network to be considered further in the hiring process.The department requires the candidate Public Safety Self Assessment (PSSA) Part 1. You can access this through your candidate account. NTN suggests completing the PSSA as soon as possible so there is not a delay in your process.Applicants may be eligible to receive a voucher to cover the cost of the entry level exam.  All requests for vouchers are subject to verification and approval by the Department of Human Resources. Vouchers can be obtained by contacting:Renee Hughley 234-719-5055 Renee.Hughley@odrc.state.oh.usSalary Information: $19.72 per hour plus supplements; pay increase after 6 monthsBenefit Information:

  • Health Insurance Options
  • Free Dental & Vision at one year service
  • Paid Vacation, Sick, Personal Leave
  • Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

Who We Are…Guided by a single mission “To reduce recidivism among those we touch,” the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction believes that everyone is capable of positive change. Our staff embrace these core values and serves as role models for pro-social behavior conveying an attitude of dignity and respect in the treatment of others.What We Do…The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction has been tasked with front line crime reduction through rehabilitative treatment and programming efforts provided in a safe, secure and humane correctional environment and effective community supervision.  Our goal is to protect the public through helping individuals turn away from crime and become productive, contributing members of our communities, ensuring a safer Ohio for all Ohioans now and in the future.To learn more about our agency, please visit our website at www.drc.ohio.govAre You Ready?We are thrilled to see that you are interested in beginning your career with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction!  Without a doubt, this will be the most rewarding and meaningful work you’ll ever find with a work family that is second to none!Area Information: Our correctional facilities are located throughout the beautiful state of Ohio

Additional Information

US Citizen : RequiredHigh School Grad/GED : High school diploma or G.E.D. requiredValid OHIO State Driver's License : Must have valid driver's license for positions assigned to transportation section &/or requires commercial driver's license to drive vehicles qualifying as commercial.Necessary Qualifications : Applicants for positions in Ohio Department Of Rehabilitation & Correction must also successfully pass correction officer assessment or have successfully completed assessment within past 24 months; or applicants must be current employees with Ohio Department Of Rehabilitation & Correction who have previously been certified in position of correction officer.Additional Requirements : The Correction Officer responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining control of the institution to provide for safety and security of the facility, inmates, staff, and general public by enforcing rules/regulations/policies and procedures
  • Supervise and direct inmate activity in assigned areas of the facility/institution
  • Assuring assigned area is clean, safe, and secure
  • Monitoring and operating security controls, equipment, and computers
  • Operation of automotive vehicles in perimeter security and the transportation of inmates
  • Conducting inmate counts, security rounds, and searches
  • Completes required reports and serves on committees
  • Prevents escapes or incidents which threaten security
  • When necessary, uses physical force, unarmed self-defense, firearms, or other force to detain or secure inmates

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: High School Grad/GED
  • Experience: No experience necessary

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Contact Information

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Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
770 West Broad St.
Columbus, Ohio 43222
phone: 8558213761

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