Louisiana Department of State Civil Service CORRECTIONS SERGEANT--MASTER in Angie, Louisiana



$2,284.53 - $4,216.00 Monthly

$13.18 - $24.32 Hourly

$2,284.53 - $4,216.00 Monthly


Angie, LA

Angie, LA

Job Type



DOC-Rayburn Correctional Center

Job Number



10/25/2016 11:59 PM Central

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Job Number: 416-16-025

Louisiana Department of

Public Safety & Corrections –

Corrections Services


Angie, LA





This position has a Special Entrance Rate of $2284.53 per month.

This is a specialized Master-Sergeant leadworker position. This announcement is for the location below, but may be subject to change due to staffing requirements.

For position listed below:


The selected employee may be required to serve a trial Detail period of up to 12 months prior to being permanently promoted.

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

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.

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.*

This is a 24 hour facility.

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

This Agency is a Drug Free Workplace.

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 can check the status of their application at any time by selecting the 'Application Status' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.

Application received - Your application has been submitted successfully.

Checking for required test score - We are making sure you have an active, passing score for the required written test.

Evaluating experience - Your application is being reviewed by Human Resources to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Eligible for consideration - You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.

Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review - Only candidates meeting the supplemental qualification will be eligible for referral.

Referred to hiring manager for review - Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager. You may or may not be called for an interview.

Position filled - Someone has been selected for the position.

Position canceled - The agency has decided not to fill the position.

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.

For job specific information about this vacancy contact:

Nannette Alford

Rayburn Correctional Center

Human Resources Department

(985) 661-6389

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 a job that demonstrates reading, writing and math 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.