Corrections Officer Recruit, Louisville Metro Government, Full-Time, Louisville KY

CORRECTIONS OFFICER RECRUIT

Salary: $15.46 Hourly

Location: Louisville, KY

Job Type: CORRECTIONS OFFICER RECRUIT

Department: Corrections

Description: Participates in the academic and physical recruit training programs of the Louisville Metro Corrections Academy
Participates in a battery of exams to determine suitability for the position of Correction Officer
Examples of Duties

UNDER CLOSE SUPERVISION
Attends classes in personnel procedures, regulations, current laws, the criminal justice system, human behavior and a variety of other topics related to corrections work
Learns about various operational units to gain familiarity with the functions of the Louisville Metro Corrections Department
Participates in practical training including firearm usage, defensive tactics, arrest procedures, use of corrections equipment and a variety of other procedures and activities related to corrections work
Takes tests to measure knowledge gained, evaluates performance and determines progress made
Participates in physical fitness and strength training
Performs related work

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
Meets regular and punctual attendance standards and any special needs of the position as determined by management, including mandatory overtime and performing related work
Lifts and carries items weighing in excess of 100 pounds in a team setting
Physically restrains persons in the course of corrections training activities

Minimum Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
High school diploma or the equivalent
Must be a US Citizen
Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
Applicants who have bought or sold marijuana within three years of application, or have bought or sold any controlled substance or narcotic drug without a prescription within six years of application will be disqualified
Must not have been convicted of a felony or have any criminal action pending against them
Misdemeanor convictions will be considered on an individual basis
Must submit to a pre-employment drug screening
Must submit to a pre-employment polygraph test
Must pass a pre-employment physical, stress and medical examination
Must wear personal protective equipment as mandated by OSHA
Must wear safety equipment as mandated by OSHA
Must be vaccinated for hepatitis B, have provided evidence of immunity, or have signed a declination form within ten days of initial assignment
Must pass an annual tuberculin test
Must work a varied schedule
Must not be a current user of illegal drugs
Must not be prohibited by federal or state law from possessing a firearm
Must be eligible for certification as a State Peace Officer
Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license

Supplemental Information:

Salary Plan/Grade: NU/07
Minimum Salary = $15.46 per hour

FOR CORRECTIONS OFFICER RECRUIT, THE TIME BETWEEN APPLICATION AND HIRE CAN RANGE FROM TWO TO SIX MONTHS.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Screening Requirements: Motor Vehicle, Drug Screen, Criminal Background Check, Credit Check, Physical Exam, Written and Polygraph Examination
Agency

Louisville Metro Government

Address

517 Court Place

Louisville, Kentucky, 40202.

Phone

(502) 574-3600

Website

http://www.louisvilleky.gov/humanresources

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