State of Louisiana
Louisiana Department of
Public Safety & Corrections –
LOUISIANA STATE PENITENTIARY
This position has a Special Entrance Rate at each level
Corrections Cadet has an SER of $17.50 per hour.
Corrections Sergeant has an SER of $18.80 per hour.
Corrections Sergeant-Master has an SER of $20.11 per hour.
Why work for DOC?
- Culture: DOC values and supports employees through numerous recognition programs, creating a sense of community, prioritizing internal promotional opportunities, clear communication, and professional development.
- Growth: Professional growth is encouraged at DOC through numerous avenues.
- Benefits: DOC offers a generous benefits package including; a defined benefit pension plan, health insurance that is also available post retirement, at least 10 paid holidays, sick and annual leave that rolls over from year to year, paid or time off accrued for hours worked over 40 per week, a deferred compensation plan, a flexible benefits plan, alternate work schedules, work from home, etc. Alternative work schedules including 4/10’s or work from home MAY be an available benefit for certain positions upon meeting the policy requirements.
As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Cadet, Sergeant, or Sergeant-Master depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant(s).
- The maximum salary for the Sergeant-Master is $53,664 annually.
- Please refer to the ‘Job Specifications’ tab located at the top of the LA Careers ‘Current Job Opportunities’ page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.
- Exams and License Requirements
- No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
- This Agency is a Drug Free Workplace.
- This is a 24 hour facility.
- Applicants may be required to work shift work
- This position may be filled as a Temporary Job Appointment. Should a permanent position become available, the employee will be converted to a probationary appointment.
To apply for this vacancy, click on the “Apply” link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.
- REVIEW YOUR APPLICATION TO MAKE SURE IT IS CURRENT.
- Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.
- An attached resume will not replace a completed application; failure to provide your qualifying work experience may result in your application not being considered.
- Any degree, certificate, special license, or DD-214 must be verified by official documentation prior to hire.
- Any qualifying experience that is based on college credit/college hours should have an accompanying transcript for verification.
- Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.
- There is no guarantee that everyone who applies to this posting will be interviewed. The hiring supervisor/manager has 90 days from the closing date of the announcement to make a hiring decision. Specific information about this job will be provided to you in the interview process, should you be selected.
- In the supplemental questions section, applicants must authorize the HR Office of DPS&C-Corrections Services to contact prior employers to check references under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) to be considered for employment.
- To view and apply to any of our other postings we currently have available, click HERE.
The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections – Corrections Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on any non-merit factor including disability.
For information about this job posting contact:
Louisiana State Penitentiary
Human Resources Department
(225) 655-2055 Fax: 225-342-5968
Possession of a high school diploma or GED.
One year of continuous employment in any field of work will substitute for the high school diploma or GED.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must have attained eighteenth birthday at time of application.
Must have a valid driver’s license.
An applicant who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or a felony, or who is under indictment on a felony charge will be disqualified until relief from the disabilities imposed by state and federal laws is granted.
In accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) (Part 115:17) of Title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations an applicant who has been found to have engaged in any form of sexual abuse; engaged in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable or refused will be disqualified.
Function of Work:
To learn to maintain security of a correctional institution and to observe and participate in supervision, control, and custody of offenders.
Level of Work:
General from training officers and security officers of higher levels.
Location of Work:
Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Corrections Services, State adult and juvenile correctional institutions.
Differs from Corrections Sergeant in that it is an entry level position with primary responsibility in security such as key room, dormitory, control center, field, trip, or gate officer. May act independently or under general supervision.
Trains in classroom and at on-the-job training sites.
Observes security officers engaged in demonstration of security work.
Assists security officers of higher level in work as journeyman security officers such as cellblock, dormitory, trips, gate officer, chase team, or dog trainer.
Oversees inmates for training purposes.
Responds to emergencies and renders assistance as required.
Prepares reports on activities.