Correctional Officer - House of Correction

8885 S 68th St, Franklin, WI 53132, USA Req #91
Friday, September 9, 2022

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Correctional Officer
Department: House of Correction
Full-time, Hourly
Hourly Range:
$24.44 - $27.62/hr

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Job Summary
Correctional Officers are key to the smooth running of our jail. They have an important role to play in supporting residents with their rehabilitation and creating a positive and safe environment. Background and experience are not all we look for- it’s the kind of person you are that matters most. We can teach you the rest.

 

You may make a great Correctional Officer if you relate to the Core Values at the House of Correction:

  • Humanity: Do you value all differences and treat everyone with dignity and respect?
  • Integrity: Are you reliable? Do you operate from the highest ethical character? Do you have a strong sense of honesty and morality? Do you stand up for what is right, even under peer pressure?
  • Security: Are you quick to notice changes around you? Are you committed to maintaining a safe environment? Can you make decisions quickly in emergency situations?
  • Competency: Do you perform to the best of your ability? Are you trainable? Are you committed to achieving excellence?
  • Community: Can you engage the residents in order to increase their use of services?

 

What is the job like?

Your main role will be monitoring and safeguarding the residents in a direct supervision housing unit. This will include everything from managing routines, supervising meals, conducting searches as well as evaluating resident behavior. You will need to instruct and direct the residents and ensure safety of your housing unit. At times, you will need to deal with the more challenging aspects of this career such as disruptive or violent behavior and will be working with a variety of individuals and sentence lengths.

 

You will be required to write reports and utilize our software systems. Basic skills are required, but training will be provided.

 

Applicants must be able to work any shift, work holidays and weekends as assigned. Applicants must be able to work mandatory overtime as assigned (rate of pay for overtime is time and a half).

 

Why start a career as a Correctional Officer?

Many Officers enjoy the variety day to day and appreciate working with people of varying backgrounds. Most people who work here want to make a difference in the community by helping others and get a sense of fulfillment when they see the residents improve and progress.

 

Working in Corrections is a stable, secure work environment and allows for many areas of training and growth. 

 

Benefits:

  • Pension
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • Competitive Benefits
  • Training Opportunities
  • Free Parking
  • Gym on site

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum Age of 18 required
  • High School Diploma, HSED or GED required
  • Reliable transportation to and from work required
  • Applicants shall be of good moral character determined from the results of fingerprinting and background investigation. Felons, unless pardoned will be rejected.
  • Certification by the Law Enforcement Standards Board must be acquired during the probationary period and maintained during incumbency (Certification Training provided).
  • Must have the ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, crawl, twist, reach above shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, climb stairs and ladders, identify colors, and lift and carry 50lbs.

 

CANDIDATES MUST SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE APPROPRIATE TRAINING PROGRAM.

 

SOME POSITIONS MAY REQUIRE QUALIFYING WITH A SERVICE WEAPON ON A REGULAR BASIS. POSITIONS REQUIRE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING COURSES, WHICH MAY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: JAILOR CERTIFICATION, AND DIRECT SUPERVISION PRINCIPLES. APPLICANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT TO A THOROUGH BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION. APPLICANTS WILL ALSO BE REQUIRED TO PASS A PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG TESTING AND MEDICAL EXAMINATION AFTER PRELIMINARY OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT.

 

 

This Original Examination is open to qualified residents of the United States. Wisconsin State residency is required within six (6) months of appointment. This position is open on a continuous basis until a sufficient pool of applicants’ has been established and will close without prior notification. The selection process will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance tests, or other assessment methods. 


Milwaukee County is committed to fostering an equitable working environment, free from discrimination and harassment, on the basis of any characteristic protected by law. We prohibit any form of discrimination, harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, pregnancy related condition, national origin, age, disability, FMLA status, sexual orientation, military status, marital status, or any other category or status that is now or in the future protected by federal, state, and local law. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.

Effective October 1, 2021, Milwaukee County will require all employees to have completed COVID-19 vaccinations and provide proof of vaccination or have submitted a completed medical or religious exemption and accommodation request. All persons offered a position will be required to provide proof of completed COVID-19 vaccination at time of hire or have submitted a completed medical or religious exemption and accommodation request and been approved for an accommodation prior to hire.

Other details

  • Job Family 11- Corrections
  • Job Function 4 Protective Service Workers
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $24.44
  • Max Hiring Rate $27.62
  • Required Education High School
Location on Google Maps
  • 8885 S 68th St, Franklin, WI 53132, USA