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:
The Idaho Department of Correction is looking for candidates to join a winning team. A team committed to growth and impacting the lives of others. The Department envisions a safer Idaho with fewer people in its correctional system and values integrity, respect, and positive attitude.