Correctional Officer
Nebraska Department of Correctional Services - Lincoln, Nebraska

Jan 13, 2022

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Application Deadline:
Jan 31, 2022

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$28+ hourly

Job Description

NOT FROM NEBRASKA?? Ask us about our RELOCATION BONUS (up to $20,000) + Moving expense reimbursement!!

**Eligibility of relocation bonus is dependent upon position and facility location. Moving expense eligibility will be discussed during initial offer

$15,000 sign-on bonus! New hiring rate! We want you to join our team! KEEP PEOPLE SAFE. Offering a competitive salary with shift differential, advancement opportunities plus benefits to include medical/dental/vision insurance, free basic life insurance, retirement, 100% tuition assistance, paid vacations, holidays, and sick leave. The Corrections Corporal selection process includes the following steps: • Online application • Correction Selection Inventory (CSI) online assessment by invitation only (no study guide or preparation required) • Interview • Security background check • Reference checks • Medical exam • Drug test. Call or text SSgt. Riley Weitz, Recruiting Officer, at 402-840-0032, if you have questions. Additional information can be found at For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations, please contact ADA Coordinator Chyelle Pitts-Chatman at 402-479-5812 or

Location of position: NE State Penitentiary, Lincoln Correctional Center, Diagnostic & Evaluation Center - Lincoln, NE

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Examples of Work

*Monitor inmates/offenders in a wide variety of situations and activities. Inmate/offender monitoring may either be direct or indirect through subordinate Correctional Officers. *Enforces facility rules and regulations governing the conduct of inmates/offenders. *Conducts and evaluates on-the-job training for newly assigned Corrections Officers, if applicable. *Documents inmate/offender behavior, status and movement. *Searches inmates'/offenders' person, quarters and work areas for contraband. *Operates or monitors the operation of manual, computerized and/or electronically controlled security equipment, maintaining controlled movement of inmates/offenders, staff members and the public. *Responsible for inmate/offender housing areas. Responsibility includes sanitation, serving meals, laundry inventory, supplies, etc. Maintains all daily control documentation, i.e. logs, counts, etc. *May be in charge of visiting areas, ensuring compliance with rules and regulations involving those areas. *Transports or oversees the transportation of inmates/offenders who leave the facility on any form of transportation into the community. *Assists supervisory staff in the operation of maximum security areas, i.e. segregation units. Recommends improvements to security procedures when appropriate. *Overtime, voluntary and mandatory, includes weekends, holidays and double shifts.  #CB

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18
  • Education: High School or Equivalent
  • Experience: Not Required - If applicable, can increase starting wage

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: At least 18 years of age; high school education or equivalent; valid driver's license; and must be able to legally possess a firearm and ammunition. 

PREFERRED: Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills desired and assessed. 

OTHER: Must have a valid driver's license. Successful completion of examination and screening process. Overtime, voluntary and mandatory, includes 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: medical exam, and at a randomly announced time, 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.

Contact Information

Riley Weitz

Nebraska Department of Correctional Services
P.O. Box 94661
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509
phone: 402-840-0032

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