To become a Corrections Officer with the Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC), you must meet certain minimum qualifications:
- At least 18 years old.
- High school diploma or GED (Required to be attached with application).
- Valid driver’s license (Required to submit verification with application).
- Able to pass background investigation. Since you must qualify for weapons certification, you may not have any domestic violence convictions.
- Good physical condition to pass annual physical medical exam.
A minimum 3 years of full-time work experience is also required. An associate’s degree in Corrections, Criminal Justice, Criminology, or related field may substitute. Three years accredited college credits can substitute as well.
Additionally, among other requirements, you must be able to pass a drug screen, able to practice self-defense, and work up to 16-hour shifts in a physically demanding and high-stress environment.
To apply, visit the Indiana State Personnel Department’s employment opportunities website to search for correctional officer position openings.
To obtain permanent employment status, you must complete the Correctional Training Institute (CTI) Program. Training is in accordance with the precepts of the American Correctional Association (ACA).
For more information, visit the IDOC website at http://www.in.gov/idoc/index.htm or call the IDOC Human Resource Office at: 1-866-DOC-HIRE.