Correction Officer Ohio State Penitentiary, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, OH

  • Full Time
  • Midwest

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The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is seeking to establish an eligibility list for the position of Correction Officer! All candidates must submit a department application, located here, as well as take the REACT exam through National Testing Network to be considered further in the hiring process.

The department requires the candidate Public Safety Self Assessment (PSSA) Part 1. You can access this through your candidate account. NTN suggests completing the PSSA as soon as possible so there is not a delay in your process.

Applicants may be eligible to receive a voucher to cover the cost of the entry level exam.  All requests for vouchers are subject to verification and approval by the Department of Human Resources. Vouchers can be obtained by contacting:

Renee Hughley

Salary Information: $19.72 per hour plus supplements; pay increase after 6 months

Benefit Information:

Health Insurance Options
Free Dental & Vision at one year service
Paid Vacation, Sick, Personal Leave
Ohio Public Employees Retirement System
Who We Are…

Guided by a single mission “To reduce recidivism among those we touch,” the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction believes that everyone is capable of positive change. Our staff embrace these core values and serves as role models for pro-social behavior conveying an attitude of dignity and respect in the treatment of others.

What We Do…

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction has been tasked with front line crime reduction through rehabilitative treatment and programming efforts provided in a safe, secure and humane correctional environment and effective community supervision.  Our goal is to protect the public through helping individuals turn away from crime and become productive, contributing members of our communities, ensuring a safer Ohio for all Ohioans now and in the future.

To learn more about our agency, please visit our website at

Are You Ready?

We are thrilled to see that you are interested in beginning your career with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction!  Without a doubt, this will be the most rewarding and meaningful work you’ll ever find with a work family that is second to none!

Area Information: Our correctional facilities are located throughout the beautiful state of Ohio


Job Requirements
US Citizen : Required

High School Grad/GED : High school diploma or G.E.D. required

Valid OHIO State Driver’s License : Must have valid driver’s license for positions assigned to transportation section &/or requires commercial driver’s license to drive vehicles qualifying as commercial.

Necessary Qualifications : Applicants for positions in Ohio Department Of Rehabilitation & Correction must also successfully pass correction officer assessment or have successfully completed assessment within past 24 months; or applicants must be current employees with Ohio Department Of Rehabilitation & Correction who have previously been certified in position of correction officer.

Additional Requirements : The Correction Officer responsibilities include:

Maintaining control of the institution to provide for safety and security of the facility, inmates, staff, and general public by enforcing rules/regulations/policies and procedures
Supervise and direct inmate activity in assigned areas of the facility/institution
Assuring assigned area is clean, safe, and secure
Monitoring and operating security controls, equipment, and computers
Operation of automotive vehicles in perimeter security and the transportation of inmates
Conducting inmate counts, security rounds, and searches
Completes required reports and serves on committees
Prevents escapes or incidents which threaten security
When necessary, uses physical force, unarmed self-defense, firearms, or other force to detain or secure inmates
Application Procedures : In order to be considered for this position, you must apply on-line through this posting website. (We no longer accept paper applications.)
When completing your on-line Ohio Civil Service Application, be sure to clearly describe how you meet the minimum qualifications outlined on this job posting.

We cannot give you credit for your qualifications, experience, education and training in the job selection process if you do not provide it in your on-line application. You can check the state of your application by signing into your profile on this website. We will communicate with you through the email you provided in your profile and job application. Be sure to check your email often.

If you require a reasonable accommodation for the application process, please contact the Human Resources Office so proper arrangements can be made. Otherwise, you will be given specific instructions on requesting an accommodation if you are invited to an assessment.

Pre-Employment Background Investigation : The final applicant selected for the position will be required to undergo a criminal background check. An individual assessment of an applicant’s prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration.

Pre-Employment Drug Testing : The final applicant selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis prior to an appointment to test for illegal drug use. The State will decline to extend a final offer of employment to any applicant with a verified positive test result. Also, an applicant with a positive test result will not be considered for any position with the State of Ohio for a period of one year. “Not applicable to current state employees”.

This position is also subject to Federal Alcohol. Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) regulations that prohibit someone to carry, transport, or otherwise possess firearm(s) and/or ammunition from consuming marijuana, including medical marijuana. Medical marijuana is prohibited as a valid medical explanation for a positive drug test for final applicants in this position.

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