Full-time or part-time temporary positions available. MUST APPLY ONLINE.
We are seeking individuals who:
* previously worked for the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services in a custody position within the past 18 months OR
* are available to attend training on a full-time basis for the first eight (8) weeks of employment. Positions available at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution.
The Corrections Officer selection process includes the following steps:
• Online application
• Rehire review of former NDCS employees
• Corrections Selection Inventory (CSI) online assessment by invitation only
• Security background check
• Reference checks
• Medical exam
• Drug test For more information call (402) 335-5998.
For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations, please contact 402-479-5812
Examples of Work
Supervise inmates in a wide variety of situations and activities. Conduct thorough inspections and searches of inmates, buildings and grounds. Negotiate extensive pedestrian and mobile perimeter and grounds inspection outdoors. Move heavy furniture and equipment with assistance (up to 100 pounds) during searches. Perform security observation duties to include duty in 45-50 feet high towers. Prepare documentation regarding institutional matters such as incident reports, misconduct reports and logs. Conduct counts. Operate security equipment such as portable and mobile radios, electronic panel switches, keys in locks, fire extinguishing equipment, hand tools, and mechanical levers. Place and remove restraints on inmates. Operate control center. Recognize critical behavior. Respond to emergency situations. Restrain and control inmates. Transport inmates leaving the institution on any form of travel order. Drive state vehicles to include conducting perimeter patrol of institution. Follow written directives, post orders, and special instructions in addition to policies and procedures which dictate daily, routine and emergency procedures. Enforce rules and regulations. Communicate with staff by using portable and mobile radios, telephones, pagers, intercoms and similar adaptive equipment. Complete and maintain an abbreviated training course. including CPR, self-defense, first aid, chemical agents and firearms. Employ techniques learned as necessary. Supervise compliance with safety, sanitation, health and personal hygiene standards. Supervise the issue, use and storage of caustic, toxic and flammable substances. Distribute inmate mail. May distribute medication as necessary.
Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: At least 18 years of age, high school education or equivalent; a valid driver's license, and must be able to legally possess a firearm and ammunition.
PREFERRED: Previous experience working in a NDCS custody position within the past 18 months. Bilingual skills in English and Spanish desired and assessed.
OTHER: May need to complete and maintain annual Medication Aide certification. Work schedule to be determined. 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.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to work under stress.