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at State of Louisiana

Posted: 11/26/2019
Job Reference #: 900139
Keywords: security

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Supplemental Information

Job Number: 402-14-C01

Louisiana Department of

Public Safety & Corrections –

Corrections Services


Angola, LA

Applicants will be required to take and pass the Corrections Cadet Test administered by the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Corrections Services to be considered for this vacancy.

Applicants without current test scores can apply to take the test here.

***This position has a Special Entrance Rate at each level***
         ***Corrections Cadet has an SER of $2421.47 per month.***
       *** Corrections Sergeant has an SER of $2591.33 per month.***
   *** Corrections Sergeant-Master has an SER of $2773.33 per month.***

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. Your application to this vacancy is active for 90 days. After this time frame, you must reapply to be considered for vacancies. 

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.

As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Corrections 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. 

On limited occasions, this position may also be filled at the specialized level of Corrections Sergeant-Master/Leadworker. It may be filled by probational, promotional or job appointment.  

This is a 24 hour facility.  Any degree, certificate, special license, or DD 214 must be verified by official documentation prior to hire. Applicants may be required to work shift work and may be required to work in close quarters with offenders.

This Agency is a Drug Free Workplace.

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.

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.  Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account.  Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.

Application received - Your application has been submitted successfully.
Checking for required test score - We are making sure you have an active, passing score for the required written test.
Written Exam – See History – Click on the History link for test results.  Candidates with an active, passing score will designate as "Pass".  Candidates with a failure on the written exam designate as "Fail".  If no information is present, you have no present written exam results.
Evaluating experience - Your application is being reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Minimum Qualification Review – See History – Click the History link for the results of your application review.  Passing candidates will designate as "Pass".  Failing candidates will designate as "Fail".
Eligible for consideration - You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.
Referred to hiring manager for review - Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager.  You may or may not be called for an interview.
Position filled - Someone has been selected for the position.
Position canceled - The agency has decided not to fill the position.

The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted. Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers, and at the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806.  If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.  
(Please note:  Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process.  Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process.  Such questions should be directed to the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available.  Information is also provided on our job seeker website at

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.


For further information about this vacancy contact:
Louisiana State Penitentiary
General Delivery (End of Hwy 66)
Angola, LA 70712
(225) 655-2049


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.
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.


Job Concepts

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:

Supervision Received:
General from training officers and security officers of higher levels.

Supervision Exercised:

Location of Work:
Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Corrections Services, State adult and juvenile correctional institutions.

Job Distinctions:
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.

Examples of Work

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.