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Correctional Officer - Trion, GA at Georgia Dept. of Corrections

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Trion, Georgia

Job Description:

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  • About the Job

We're Looking for applicants who have what it takes to work in a challenging, yet amazingly rewarding career! Do you have what it takes?

  • Starting Salary: Hays State Prison starts at $34,144.00 with a 10% Raise after 12 months taking your salary to $37,558.00.

Hays State Prison is a Georgia Department of Corrections state prison for men located on 777 Underwood Drive in Trion, Chattooga County, Georgia. The facility opened in 1990 and currently has a capacity of 1100 prisoners.

  • Job Overview

This position has opportunity for growth and advancement as a field-training officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Major, Unit Manager, assistant Superintendent, Superintendent, Deputy Warden and Warden. There are also opportunities to advance in the roles of human resource positions such as recruitment and central H.R. personnel. In addition, you can advance in special operations, training and executive roles such as director assistant director and who knows maybe even our commissioner. You are eligible for promotions in as little as 12 months with the State of Georgia.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • As a corrections officer you are responsible for maintaining order and enforcing the rules and regulations set forth by the Georgia dept. of Corrections.
  • Keeping accountability of offenders.
  • De-escalating issues.
  • Counseling offenders.
  • Making rounds, observing and reporting issues.


  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • 21 Years of age
  • Entry Level Position no prior qualifications needed.
  • Male applicants must be able to demonstrate the ability to do eight pushups twelve sit-ups and run/ walk a mile in sixteen minutes, Female applicants must be able to demonstrate four pushups eight sit-ups and run/walk a mile in sixteen minutes.
  • Must have the following documents or the ability to obtain them, High school diploma/G.E.D, any of the following (act, sat, compass or accuplacer scores) driver's license, social security card and birth certificate.
  • Must have a clean criminal record meaning no arrest or convictions for the following, Drugs, Theft, obstruction of a law enforcement official, domestic violence, affray or any charges that required extensive probation that required completion of a jail sentence.
  • Must be able to attend P.O.S.T certified corrections academy in Forsyth GA. Training is a 5-week program that gets your ready for this position. During this 5-week course of study, you will learn the workings of the criminal mind, ethics, use of force, defensive tactics, criminal law, case study and daily nutrition. Training is paid (meaning you will receive your entry salary during the duration of school) transportation to and from school is provided along with housing and meals.
  • Walk in, Qualify and leave with a career!

Benefits include:

Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Employee Life, Spouse Life, Child Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Health Care Spending Account, Dependent Care Spending Account, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Critical Illness Spouse, Critical Illness Term Care, Peach State Reserves (401K or 457), Path2College 529 Plan.

Other Benefits include:

  • Employee purchasing spending account, Atlanta Postal Credit Union | Georgia United Credit Union | Southern Federal Credit Union
  • Retirement (ERS) | Retirement (ERS) FORMS | Retirement (TRS) - With Approval
  • POAB - Peace Officers' Annuity & Benefit Fund of GA | Employee Assistance Program
  • Password: georgia | Correctional Peace Officer Foundation
  • Student Financial Aid
  • Montgomery GI Bill Program| 12 Paid Holidays per year 2020
  • Police Benevolent Association of Georgia | Annual Leave | Sick Leave 120 hours sick leave a year and 120 hours vacation a year.

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