Corrections Corporals

Nebraska Department of Correctional Services - NCCW   York, NE   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on November 20, 2021
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Corrections Corporals - $20.00/hour starting wage


Now hiring! Apply today! Competitive salary, shift differential plus benefits to include medical/dental/vision insurance, free basic life insurance, retirement, 100% tuition assistance, paid vacations/holidays/sick leave. If the minimum requirements are met, you will receive an invitation to the testing at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women, 1107 Recharge Road, York, NE 68467. Invitations to the testing will be sent via email to the email address listed on your application. Space is limited to only those who receive an invitation. The testing and interview process may take approximately two hours to complete. Please bring your valid driver's license. Appropriate business attire required (shorts and tank tops will not be allowed). For more information call 402-362-8833 or visit For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation please contact 402-479-5812. The Corrections Corporal selection process includes the following steps: *Online application * The Corrections Selection Inventory (CSI) assessment test BY INVITATION ONLY * Interview following passing the CSI test * Security background check * Reference checks * Medical exam * Drug test

Examples of Work

Supervise inmates in a wide variety of situations and activities. Conduct thorough inspections and searches of inmates, buildings and grounds. Negotiate extensive pedestrian perimeter and grounds inspections outdoors. Move heavy furniture and equipment with assistance (up to 100 pounds) during searches. Prepare documentation regarding institutional matters such as incident reports, misconduct reports and logs. Conduct counts. Operate security equipment such as portable and mobile radios, electronic panel switches, keys in locks, fire extinguishing equipment, hand tools, and mechanical levers. Place and remove restraints on inmates. Operate control center. Recognize critical behavior. Respond to emergency situations. Restrain and control inmates. Transport inmates leaving the institution on any form of travel order. Drive state vehicle. Follow written directives, post orders, and special instructions in addition to policies and procedures which dictate daily, routine and emergency procedures. Enforce rules and regulations. Communicate with staff by using portable and mobile radios, telephones, pagers, intercoms and similar adaptive equipment. Complete and maintain annual certification of Training Academy classes including CPR, self-defense, first aid, chemical agents and firearms. Employ techniques learned as necessary. Supervise compliance with safety, sanitation, health and personal hygiene standards. Supervise the issue, use and storage of caustic toxic and flammable substances. Distribute inmate mail. Obtain and maintain Medication Aide certification. Distribute medication as necessary. Overtime, voluntary and mandatory, includes weekends, holidays and double-shifts.

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: At least 18 years of age; high school education or equivalent; a valid driver's license, and must be able to legally possess a firearm and ammunition. 

PREFERRED: Bilingual skills in English and Spanish desired and assessed. 

OTHER: May be required to obtain and maintain Medication Aide Certification. Must have a valid driver's license. Successfully completion of examination and screening process. Overtime may be required to include weekends, holidays and double-shifts. Must be able to work a shift assignment including weekends and holidays. Applicants accepting a job offer must pass the following pre-employment exams in this order: medical exam and at a randomly announced time (24 - hour notice), pass a drug test. Once at the Staff Training Academy, must successfully complete the fully paid NE Corrections Training Program to include CPR, first aid, firearms, and self-defense tactics.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to work under stress. Must be able to work a shift assignment, work weekends and holidays. Overtime, voluntary and mandatory, includes weekends, holidays and double-shifts.