- High School Diploma or GED
- Driver's License
- Computer Skills
- Commercial Driving
Primary Location: United States of America-OHIO-Lorain County
Work Locations: Lorain Correctional Inst 2075 Avon-Belden Road Grafton 44044
Organization: Rehabilitation & Correction - Lorain Correctional Institution
Classified Indicator: Classified
Bargaining Unit / Exempt: Bargaining Unit
Unposting Date: Ongoing
Job Function: Corrections
Agency Contact Name: Macceo Shorts
Agency Contact Information: email@example.com
LORCI Correction Officer
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.gov
Are 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!
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
In order to be considered for this position, you must apply on-line through this posting website. (We no longer accept paper applications.)
When completing your on-line Ohio Civil Service Application, be sure to clearly describe how you meet the minimum qualifications outlined on this job posting.
We cannot give you credit for your qualifications, experience, education and training in the job selection process if you do not provide it in your on-line application.
You can check the state of your application by signing into your profile on this website.
We will communicate with you through the email you provided in your profile and job application. Be sure to check your email often.
If you require a reasonable accommodation for the application process, please contact the Human Resources Office so proper arrangements can be made. Otherwise, you will be given specific instructions on requesting an accommodation if you are invited to an assessment.
High school diploma or G.E.D.; must have valid driver's license for positions assigned to transportation section &/or requires commercial driver's license to drive vehicles qualifying as commercial.
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.
Probationary period is 365 days.
Knowledge of custody, safety & security measures for detention of adult felons or consumers who are criminally insane in controlled environment*; institution regulations governing custody operations*; addition & subtraction. Basic skill in operation of personal computer & computerized security & surveillance equipment, restraining devices, safety equipment, firearms & riot control equipment*; operation of transport vehicles; unarmed self-defense*. Ability to deal with problems involving several variables within familiar context; complete routine forms; demonstrate basic computer knowledge; demonstrate physical fitness. (*)Developed after employment.
You Also Need to Know
The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is a tobacco-free workplace.
The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is prohibited from hiring:
Individuals under a federal or state weapons disability. This position requires firearms certification/recertification and use;
Individuals who have engaged in sexual abuse in a prison or other confinement facility; have been civilly or administratively adjudicated, or convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, implied threats of force, or if the victim did not or was unable to consent;
Individuals convicted of soliciting or providing support for an act of terrorism, terrorism, or money laundering to support terrorism;
Individuals who have been convicted of or pled guilty to a felony where a direct correlation exists between the position and prior criminal behavior. (example: individuals convicted of a felony involving fraud, deceit, or theft from holding a position that has substantial management or control over the property of a state agency.)
Background Check Information
Pre-Employment Background Investigation:
The final applicant selected for the position will be required to undergo a criminal background check. An individual assessment of an applicant’s prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration.
Pre-Employment Drug Testing:
The final applicant selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis prior to an appointment to test for illegal drug use. The State will decline to extend a final offer of employment to any applicant with a verified positive test result. Also, an applicant with a positive test result will not be considered for any position with the State of Ohio for a period of one year. "Not applicable to current state employees".
This position is also subject to Federal Alcohol. Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) regulations that prohibit someone to carry, transport, or otherwise possess firearm(s) and/or ammunition from consuming marijuana, including medical marijuana. Medical marijuana is prohibited as a valid medical explanation for a positive drug test for final applicants in this position.