Corrections Officer Trainee SCI Greene - Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. (Pittston)


: $51,140.00 - $70,810.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Law Enforcement

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Are you looking for more than just a job, but the start of a successful career? If you have a strong dedication to public service and want to help keep the public safe, we encourage you to submit an application for the State Correctional Institution (SCI) at Greene. Candidates must successfully complete a background investigation, medical examination, psychological evaluation, and urinalysis screening for drugs.

  • Parking provided
  • Meals provided
  • Uniforms provided
  • Eligible for full retirement benefits at age 50 or 55
  • This is a union position and is subject to the promotion provisions of a collective bargaining agreement or memorandum.
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs
  • Successful candidates will work a 40-hour work week with shifts to be determined, attend and successfully pass a five week training program, work "locked inside" a facility unarmed and exposed to the danger of physical harm, accept the possibility that you may have to use physical force during inmate disturbances, work any shift and work in all areas of the institution as assigned, work overtime as required by operation necessities and emergencies, work on those weekends and holidays which occur during your normal work schedule, and report to work under adverse weather conditions.Due to restrictions in Pennsylvania state laws, you cannot be employed as a corrections officer trainee if you have been convicted of a crime of violence (murder, rape, aggravated assault, robbery, burglary, kidnapping, or entering a building with the intent to commit a crime). Any other criminal history will be thoroughly investigated to determine if you should be disqualified.

    The Corrections Officer Trainee participates in formal training sessions and on-the-job assignments to develop skills and techniques in the custody and supervision of inmates in a state correctional facility. Work is performed under the direct supervision of a corrections officer. Work in this position involves the care, custody, control, and non-professional counseling of inmates.Duties for this position include:

  • Work duties may include direct and indirect contact with inmates and visitors.
  • Directing inmates and maintaining security incellblocks, housing units, cottages, work areas, dining, and recreation areas.
  • Observing inmates and inmate behavior and reporting anything unusual to a corrections officer.
  • Participating in formalized instruction in the areas of sociology, psychology, court procedures, self-defense, leadership, custodial responsibilities, and the facilities organizational structure.
  • Providing advice and guidance in assisting inmates in their adjustment to and participating in correctional processes and the Department's rules and regulations.

  • Have successfully completed the Corrections Officer Trainee (online exam) and have a current score on file. If you have not already done so, you must first apply to the CORRECTIONS OFFICER TRAINEE (ONLINE EXAM) posting and follow the directions provided.
  • Meet Pennsylvania residency requirements
  • Be able to perform essential job functions
  • INTERVIEW PROCESS:Please check your inbox and spam mail regularly as additional information regarding the interview process will be sent to the email address you utilized when applying for this vacancy. Once you receive the interview notice email, please respond by the date indicated in the email to accept or decline the interview date/time. Please note that all applicants may not receive an interview notice. This depends on your score as well as the number of positions available.

    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

    Associated topics: correctional center, correctional officer, correctional specialist, detention officer, jailer, parole officer, probation officer, prison, rehabilitation, rehabilitation center * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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