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Louisiana Department of State Civil Service CORRECTIONS SERGEANT--MASTER in United States


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$3,050.67 - $4,472.00 Monthly


Jackson, LA

Job Type



DOC-Prison Enterprises

Job Number



10/23/2021 11:59 PM Central

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Supplemental Information

Louisiana Department of

Public Safety & Corrections –

Corrections Services

Prison Enterprises

Jackson, LA




DETAIL - The selected employee may be required to serve a trial Detail prior to being permanently promoted.

This position has a Special Entrance Rate

Corrections Sergeant Master has an SER of $17.60 per hour.

This position will be located at DOL Janitorial in East Feliciana Parish.

Current permanent status classified state employees may be required to accept a probational appointment.

In the supplemental questions section, applicants must authorize the HR Office of DPS&C-Corrections Services to contact prior employers to check references under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) to be considered for employment.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

An attached resume will not replace a completed application. <<<<

*REVIEW YOUR APPLICATION TO MAKE SURE IT IS CURRENT. Failure to provide your qualifying work experience may result in your application not being considered.*

Please list your security experience separately by job title so that years of higher level security may be calculated. Ex. Cadet-Master Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, etc..

Any degree, certificate, special license, or DD-214 must be verified by official documentation prior to hire.

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. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

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.

Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.

For information about this job posting contact:

Roderick Wells or Christal Walker

(225) 342-6664 or (225) 342-8627

Department of Corrections

P.O. Box 94304

Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9304

Fax: 225-342-5968



Possession of a high school diploma or GED plus one year of experience in a correctional or penal institution with responsibility for the security, custody, rehabilitation or classification of offenders.


One year of continuous employment in any field of work will substitute for the high school diploma or GED.

Law enforcement experience (e.g., State Police, deputy, or police officer) which must be gained after Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification OR experience as a military police officer will substitute for the required experience on a month for month basis.


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.

Must have a valid driver's license.

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.


Prison Enterprises industry or farm operations jobs are qualifying as experience in the rehabilitation of offenders.

Qualifying jobs in State service include Prison Enterprises Farm Supervisor, Prison Enterprises Farm Manager, Prison Enterprises Assistant Supervisor, and Prison Enterprises Supervisor.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:

To serve as lead worker over Corrections Sergeants, who maintain custody and security of inmates at a correctional institution, through supervision, observation, and monitoring of inmate activities and enforcement of related security policies and procedures, to handle special projects, and to serve as a mentor to lower level Corrections Sergeants and Corrections Cadets.

Level of Work:


Supervision Received:

General from Corrections Lieutenant or higher level security officers.

Supervision Exercised:

Lead worker over Corrections Sergeants.

Location of Work:

Department of Public Safety and Corrections; Corrections Services; State adult and juvenile correctional institutions.

Job Distinctions:

Differs from Corrections Sergeant by responsibility for serving as leadworker over a minimum of three Corrections Sergeants, by handling specials projects, and by serving as mentor to lower level Corrections Sergeants and Corrections Cadets.

Differs from Corrections Lieutenant by lack of direct supervision over subordinate Corrections Cadets, Corrections Sergeants, and Corrections Sergeants--Master.

Examples of Work

Serves as an assistant to the Corrections Lieutenant and serves as a shift supervisor in the absence of the Corrections Lieutenant.

Assists law enforcement or investigative personnel from other police jurisdictions.

Supervises offenders assigned to specialized areas of the cell block, in the field, on trips, and in the hospital.

Serves as on-the-job training (OJT) instructor to train new officers during the probationary period.


Serves as a control center officer, coordinating and monitoring inmate movements, institutional counts, emergency responses, and all radio and telephone communications.

Serves as a perimeter security officer, including tower guard (generally armed and authorized to shoot to wound in certain situations.)

Serves as mailroom officer by searching for contraband and maintaining records of inmate property received through the mail.

Supervises offenders and visitors in an authorized visiting area.

Serves as a sally port or gate officer by inspecting vehicles and scrutinizing visitors entering and exiting the institution grounds.

Serves as an armory officer by securing and accounting for disbursements and maintaining all institutional firearms.

Serves as a medical security officer (EMT) providing security in a hospital or an infirmary area and performing emergency medical functions as required. May also staff the ambulance.

Serves as a foreman of an offender labor crew, both skilled and unskilled, including culinary duty.

Serves as a security supervisor in a specialized work area, i.e., maintenance, medical, and warehouse.

Serves as a security officer in an offender canteen area.

Conducts shakedowns for contraband material either individually or as part of a specialized team.

Supervises offenders in recreation activities.

Provides security for offenders engaged in treatment activities.

Serves as a member of a chase team charged with apprehending escapees from the institution or as a member of a tactical team charged with carrying out special security assignments.

Writes reports as mandated by institutional and departmental regulations and submits same to supervisors.

Uses force to restrain inmates, enforce institutional rules, and prevent escapes of inmates.

Serves as an instructor at the Corrections Training Academy.


Louisiana State Government represents a wide variety of career options and offers an outstanding opportunity to "make a difference" through public service. With an array of career opportunities in every major metropolitan center and in many rural areas, state employment provides an outstanding option to begin or continue your career. As a state employee, you will earn competitive pay, choose from a variety of benefits and have access to a great professional development program.

Flexible Working Arrangements – The flexibility of our system allows agencies to implement flexible working arrangements through the use of alternative work schedules, telecommuting and other flexibilities. These arrangements vary between hiring agencies.

Professional Development - The Comprehensive Public Training Program (CPTP) is the state-funded training program for state employees. Through CPTP, agencies are offered management development and supervisory training, and general application classes on topics as diverse as writing skills and computer software usage.

Insurance Coverage – Employees can choose one of several health insurance programs ranging from an HMO to the State's own Group Benefits Insurance program. The State of Louisiana pays a portion of the cost for group health and life insurance. Dental and vision coverage are also available. More information can be found at ( .

Deferred Compensation – As a supplemental retirement savings plan for employees, the State offers a Deferred Compensation Plan for tax deferred savings.

Holidays and Leave – State employees receive the following paid holidays each year: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Mardi Gras, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Additional holidays may be proclaimed by the Governor. State employees earn sick and annual leave which can be accumulated and saved for future use. Your accrual rate increases as your years of service increase.

Retirement – State of Louisiana employees are eligible to participate in various retirement systems (based on the type of appointment and agency for which an employee works). These retirement systems provide retirement allowances and other benefits for state officers and employees and their beneficiaries. State retirement systems may include (but are not limited to): Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (, Teacher's Retirement System of Louisiana (, Louisiana School Employees' Retirement System (, among others. LASERS has provided this video ( to give you more detailed information about their system.


Are you currently a permanent classified employee of the Department of Corrections/Corrections Services (Adult DOC)?

  • Yes

  • No


    Do you possess a valid driver's license?

  • Yes

  • No


    Have you reached your eighteenth birthday at the time of application?

  • Yes

  • No


    If you have previous employment in a community confinement center, jail, lockup or prison, the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) requires Corrections Human Resources to contact those employers prior to hiring any applicant for information on substantiated allegations of sexual abuse or any resignation during a pending investigation of an allegation of sexual abuse. Do you authorize the Human Resources Office of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Corrections Services, to contact any of your prior employers, whether listed on your employment application or not, to ascertain information required by the Prison Rape Elimination Act, Part 115 of Title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations? I understand that prior to any offer of employment by the Department of Public Safety and Corrections that such information must be obtained. IMPORTANT: I also understand that if I do not authorize such contact, I will not be eligible for employment with the Department of Public Safety and Corrections. Should I be appointed from this announcement, I also understand that this authorization will remain valid for the duration of my employment with the Department of Public Safety and Corrections. Questions should be directed to Human Resources as noted in the Supplemental Information section of this job posting.

  • Yes, I understand. You may contact my employers, past or present.

  • No. Do not contact my employers, past or present.


    Do you possess a High School diploma or GED equivalency?

  • Yes

  • No


    Have you been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or a felony, or are you currently under indictment on a felony charge?

  • Yes

  • No


    If 'YES', give the law enforcement authority (city police, sheriff, FBI, etc), the offense, place and disposition of case. If 'NO', enter N/A.

    Required Question


State of Louisiana


For agency contact information, please refer to the supplemental information above. Louisiana State Civil Service, Louisiana, 70802


(866) 783-5462



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