Correctional Officer

Dodge Correctional Institution - WI Department of Corrections - Waupun, WI (30+ days ago)

Job Summary

Are you interested in a career in criminal justice? Are you interested in a $2,000 sign-on bonus?

Dodge Correctional Institution is seeking highly motivated individuals who are interested in a career in criminal justice to join our team!!

Apply online at Job Announcement Code 18-01071

Be sure to select Dodge Correctional Institution!

Responsibilities and Duties

Correctional Officers perform security-related tasks in the institution they are assigned. They direct and monitor inmate behavior, counsel inmates, conduct personal searches and may transport inmates to/from other institutions, medical facilities, county jails, etc.

Qualifications and Skills

  • At least 18 years of age upon appointment
  • Hold a valid driver’s license for a minimum of two years
  • Less than three traffic violations in the past two years
  • No felony convictions without a pardon
  • No domestic violence convictions
  • Pass a medical exam, drug test, and fitness test
  • Requires ability to work overtime
  • Meet firearms standards
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Able to physically restrain and control inmates
  • Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Able to operate and communicate effectively with inmates and coworkers representing a wide diversity of backgrounds, experiences and ethnicity
  • Able to legally possess and qualify with firearms per division policy


  • $2,000 sign-on bonus (eligibility applies)
  • Paid seven week pre-service training program
  • Selected candidates new to state service will start at $16.32 per hour and will receive semi-annual increases of approximately $0.49/hour until reaching 24 months of seniority
  • Night & weekend pay differential available
  • Immediately covered under the Wisconsin Retirement System (employer matched pension)
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid vacation, personal days, sick leave and legal holidays
  • Rapid advancement

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $16.32 /hour


  • High school or equivalent (Required)