First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers:

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of correctional officers and jailers.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $40,690.00
Average Time to Fill 23 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 971
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) -3.00 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Conflict Management
Information Gathering
Oral Communication
Critical Thinking
Work Ethic
Written Communication
Stress Management
Customer Service
Intellectual Risk-taking
Resource Allocation
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Performing General Physical Activities

Perform tactical law enforcement operations
Use weapons or physical force to maintain security
Control situations through non-lethal use of force
Guard area or premises
Enforce laws, ordinances, or regulations
Search for contraband on person or in facilities
Rescue people or animals from dangerous or hazardous situations
Escort prisoners to courtrooms, prisons, or other facilities

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Judge criminal or civil cases
Determine negligence or violation of laws or regulations
Discipline staff for infractions of rules or regulations
Terminate employment of employees or contractors
Implement company or staff policies

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Locate suspicious objects or vehicles
Supervise inmate activities
Monitor operations to ensure compliance with safety or security policies or regulations
Monitor performance of others

Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates

Communicate details in protective services settings
Collaborate with co-workers, agencies, and organizations to provide protection
Discuss performance, complaints, or violations with supervisors
Respond to employee concerns

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Staff Management
Mental Health
Customer Service
Security Clearance
Security Operations
Case Management

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