Are you interested in the homeland security field and have strong interpersonal skills? Are you self-disciplined and good at negotiation?
Then you may be a good fit for Job Corps’ Corrections Officer training program.
On the job, you will ...
Oversee individuals who have been arrested and are awaiting trial or who have been sentenced to serve time in jail or prison
Prevent fights and potential riots
Take inventory of possessions of new inmates
Some of the career options you will have ...
Individuals with their corrections officer credentials often go on to work for correctional or rehabilitative institutions and are employed by the government or private companies. Corrections officers guard inmates around the clock and work shifts of eight hours or longer with rotating schedules. On the job, you will be expected to wear a uniform and keep a neat appearance.
Students should also consider pursuing Advanced Security and Protective Services at Job Corps as part of their career pathway.
The credentials you will earn ...
As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages and promotions.
Students should also earn a state-issued learner’s permit and driver’s license upon completion of the program.
What you’ll need to start training ...
Be at least 18 years old
Have a high school diploma or equivalent (can be earned at all Job Corps centers)
Completion of all introductory and career preparation courses
Passing scores on all written and performance tests
Meet academic (math and reading) requirements
Have a clean criminal record
Compliance with state requirements that may involve a criminal background check, and completion of a training program meeting federal content requirements