Correction Officer (BONUS)

Correctional Officer
Delaware Department of Corrections - Dover, Delaware

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Salary Information

Entry Level:
$38880 annual
Academy Graduate:
$43500 annual
Top Pay:
$70486 annual

Job Description

This class series uses seven levels of work in the Public Safety occupational group, Protection and Security Services occupational series, and is responsible for the discipline and security of correctional institutions. Incumbents are responsible for inmates while assigned to one or more of the following posts: living quarters, corridors, dining hall, infirmary, transportation, visiting room, work detail, control room, CERT, recreation, mailroom, tower, booking/receiving, special projects and/or perimeter patrol. Class incumbents work effectively with inmates in order to obtain their confidence and cooperation, while enforcing all rules, regulations and procedures affecting inmate discipline, security and safety. Work includes responding to emergencies, including searching for escaped offenders, hearing calls for and calling for help, giving first aid at the emergency site, carrying an injured or unconscious offender or employee various distances to safety, and subduing and restraining inmates during fights, riots and escape attempts. Incumbents are required to carry a firearm based on assigned post

Additional Information

The selection process for the position of Correctional Officer includes the following:

  • Pre Physical Fitness Test
    • Oral Board Interview
  • Background Investigation
    • Psychological Evaluation

Job Requirements

  • Age: 19 1/2
  • Education: minimum high school grad or GED
  • Experience: none

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Correctional Officer Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas: 1.At least 19 and 1/2 years of age. 2.Possession of a High School Diploma or equivalent. 3.Possession of a valid Driver’s License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

$3000 Signing Bonus

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Contact Informaton

Sean Dial

Delaware Department of Corrections
245 McKee Road
Dover, Delaware 19904
phone: 302-922-1164

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