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Corrections Officer I

Douglas County Omaha, NE

Job Description

Key benefits of choosing a career as a Correctional Officer include:

  • Job Security:  Working for a governmental entity provides greater job secuirty than working in the private sector. In most communities, there is an ongoing need for individuals who are willing to provide public safety and service to its citizens while also ensuring humane treatment for those who are incarcerated.
  • Benefits:  Douglas County has an extremely comprehensive benefits package including a defined benefit pension plan.  This type of pension plan is rare.  Additionally, the County matches 8.5% of the employee's contributions.
  • Qualifications:  You can obtain a job as a Correctional Officer with a high school diploma or equivalent.  After being hired, you receive hours of classroom and on-the-job training.  Thereafter you receive additional training annually.
  • Opportunities for AdvancementAn efficient, competent, and ambitious corrections officer often has opportunities to rise to the rank of sergeant or go even higher to various managerial positions.
  • Income Potential:  The County's correctional officers receive annual contractual step increases and have opportunities to earn overtime.


Incumbent works under the direction of a Sergeant or designee, providing supervision of inmates for assigned area(s), maintaining order and proper documentation while ensuring adherence to established policies, procedures, and orders.


High school diploma or equivalent required. Post-secondary education in Criminal Justice or related field preferred. Work experience in corrections, criminal justice, or security preferred. Applicants must be at least 19 years of age. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license at the time of hire and throughout the course of employment. Must successfully complete training in Pressure Point Control Tactics (PPCT) and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) within the first six (6) months of employment and maintain certification throughout the course of employment. Incumbent will be required to submit to random drug testing. Candidates receiving a conditional job offer will be required to complete a pre-employment drug screen, physical assessment, and medical examination.

Douglas County is a EOE - M/F/Vets/Disabled

Job Details

Date Posted September 29, 2017
Date Closes March 28, 2018
Address 710 S. 17th Street
Located In Omaha, NE
Department Department of Corrections
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Hourly Wage, $17.35
Experience Level Entry Level (0-2 yrs. experience)
Hours 40 hours per week
Start Date Immediately
Positions Available 20
Desired Secondary Language Skill Spanish
SOC Category 33-3012.00 Correctional Officers and Jailers
Zipcode 68102
Name Human Resources Department
Address 1819 Farnam St., Rm 505
City, State and Zip Omaha, NE 68183
Phone (402) 444-6188
FAX (402) 444-6678

This job offers the following benefits

  • 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Pension Plan
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Clothing Allowance
  • Free Parking
  • Health Fair
  • On-the-Job Training
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Sick Leave
  • Unpaid Leaves of Absence
  • Wellness Program

This job requires the following skills

  • Ability to Work Under Pressure
  • Computer Usage
  • Excellent Communications
  • Excellent Logic and Reasoning
  • Positive Attitude
  • Problem Resolution
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Corrections Officer

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