Working in corrections is a challenging and rewarding career that will require you to use your intellect and people skills. This is a special career that is suited for those who do not like a boring job, who like to remain challenged, who function well in discipline and routine yet thrive on the unknown that is sure to happen in this field.
This is a very good career for both men and women. New employees must complete approximately 120 hours of initial classroom and field training. Subsequent annual requirement is a minimum of 40 hours of training. Training includes Interpersonal Communication Skills, Cross Gender Supervision, Direct Supervision, First Aid/CPR, Report Writing, Use of Force, (i.e., Pressure Point control tactics, TASER, Chemical, Remotely Activated Custody Control Belt), on-the-job training (job shadow), Emergency Policy and Procedures, Suicide Prevention and other related training.
Shifts are regularly scheduled as follows:
1st shift 06:30-14:30 (8 hrs.)
2nd shift 14:00-22:00 (8 hrs.)
3rd shift 21:00-07:00 (10 hrs.)
Schedules may vary due to emergency situations, sick calls and the general needs of the jail.