Correctional Officer Job South Dakota State Government Pierre

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South Dakota State Government Vacancies 2020 - South Dakota State Government need a new worker to fill Correctional Officer that will be placed in Pierre.

South Dakota State Government Recruitment 2020

Description :
Job ID: 14921
Agency: Department of CorrectionsWomen's Prison
Salary: $17.47 per hour, $18.47 per hour on weekends
Pay Grade: GF Closing Date: Open until filled

This is a full-time position with the Department of Corrections. For more information on the Department of Corrections, please visit

The South Dakota Department of Corrections will be offering a $1,500 retention bonus for successful candidates who maintain two years of continuous employment. Details will be discussed during interviews.

Maintains custody of women in the Women's Prison by enforcing institutional operations memoranda and procedures to ensure the safety and security of the inmates and employees and that confinement conditions are maintained.

Officers are assigned a specific post in an area such as a control room, cell hall, visit room, or recreational area. Common duties in most posts include observing inmates in cell halls, recreation areas, dining halls, school, health services and shower rooms; supervising inmates by assigning duties and monitoring work; preparing reports of incidents and rule infractions; conducting inmate counts and maintaining log books; escorting and transporting inmates to and from inside and outside appointments; inspecting and searching cells, common areas, inmates and visitors; monitoring and controlling gates and cell doors; and responding to crisis situations.

We train new officers in everything they will need to know; no prior education or experience is necessary. Officers are eligible for Class B retirement with 8% matching contributions. Uniforms are provided.

Correctional Officers at the Women's Prison work 12-hour shifts (6am6pm or 6pm6am) and will work every other weekend along with some holidays.

Questionnaire: Applicants will be required to answer a series of job-related questions when submitting an application for this job.

Required Testing: Applicants will be required to take an employment test in order to pass onto the next round of the hiring process.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
Knowledge of:

  • English grammar, spelling and punctuation.

Ability to:

  • make sound decisions;
  • think clearly and logically and respond quickly during emergencies;
  • perform tasks with constant physical and mental alertness;
  • identify problems and assess incidents or situations in a logical and methodical way;
  • observe and recall inmate behavior, surroundings, and events;
  • perform tasks with an inquisitive mind;
  • work cooperatively with others as part of a team;
  • maintain focus and remain positive and composed during crisis;
  • recognize the relative importance of multiple tasks;
  • to observe and hear inmates;
  • endure prolonged periods of time standing, walking and climbing stairs;
  • operate two-way radios, firearms and restraining devices;
  • exercise tact and discretion in dealing with others;
  • communicate information clearly and concisely.


Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment. Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of a drug screening.

NCRC: If you possess a National Career Readiness Certificate, please submit the certificate with your application. For more information on how to acquire a National Career Readiness Certificate contact a South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Job Service Office. A certificate is not necessary to be considered.

The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9.

The State of South Dakota offers paid employee health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation leave accrual, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. For more information visit This position is a member of Class B retirement under SDRS.

Apply at:
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
500 East Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501-5070
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Fax: 605.773.4344

"An Equal Opportunity Employer"

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