Correctional Officer
Nebraska Department of Correctional Services - Omaha, 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

CURRENT OPENINGS! KEEP PEOPLE SAFE. Offering a competitive salary (new hiring rate!) with shift differential, advancement opportunities plus benefits to include medical/dental/vision insurance, free basic life insurance, retirement, 100% tuition assistance, paid vacations, 13 holidays, and sick leave. TESTING & INTERVIEWS WILL BE HELD AT THE OMAHA CORRECTIONAL CENTER (OCC). 

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

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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.

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
2320 Ave J
Omaha, Nebraska 68110
phone: 402-840-0032

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