Apr 25, 2022

Correctional Officer ( with Sign-on Bonus opportunity)

$37,500 - $50,000 yearly
  • Idaho Department of Corrections
  • Boise, ID, USA
Full-Time Government Law Enforcement & Security Other Transportation

Job Description

The Department is looking for candidates who want to make a positive impact! Working with Idaho's incarcerated population, correctional officers carry out the day-to-day operations of correctional institutions and have a tremendous opportunity to make a difference in an incarcerated individual's life.  Begin an exciting and rewarding career with an organization that truly makes a difference transforming the lives one person, one family, and one community at a time.
The Department is offering a one-time $1500 sign-on bonus for newly hired correctional officers, as well as a potential $1500 yearly retention bonus for the first 5 years* of employment! 

The Department offers an excellent benefit package.  On average, the employer paid portions of these benefits is equivalent to 40% of an employee’s annual salary. Benefits include:

Example of Duties

Correctional officers provide safety and security, while assisting in controlling, directing, and monitoring incarcerated individuals’ activities and movement. This includes maintaining security of the institution and controlling movement within the institution in accordance with established department methods and procedures. Additionally, correctional officers role model appropriate interactions and reinforce positive behavior change among incarcerated individuals.
 The Department envisions a safer Idaho with fewer people in its correctional system and values integrity, respect, and positive attitude.  As such, successful candidates for correctional officer will possess these character traits, along with problem solving skills, teamwork, and the desire to impact positive change.
Other essential functions of this position include:

  • Respond to emergency situations 
  • Assist with facility operations to ensure department policy and security procedures are followed
  • Conduct multiple daily counts of incarcerated individuals to ensure safety and security, as well as maintain logbooks
  • Escort or transport incarcerated individuals and property within different areas of the institution or other locations
  • Review and complete institutional forms, court documents, and various reports with attention to detail and accuracy 
  • Inventory and search property, housing unit living areas and commonly used areas, and conduct unclothed body and/or pat searches 
  • Have frequent interactions with incarcerated individuals that demonstrate professional boundaries and promote positive change 


General-Other: Quality Assurance-Safety, General-Other: Security-Protective Services, Security Guard, Security Intelligence & Analysis





Security Clearance

NO Security Clearance

Job Requirements

  • Be a US citizen
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED transcript
  • Meet entrance requirements established by the Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) academy for correction officers. (IDAPA Rules)(Download PDF reader)
  • Experience using a personal computer to enter, retrieve, and edit information
  • No history of misdemeanor probation in the last 12 months
  • Eligible to own/possess or receive a firearm under the provisions of state or federal law
  • Successfully pass a background investigation

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