Correctional Officer

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Correctional Security
Hardeman/Whiteville Correctional Facilities
Whiteville, TN US
Job Description

Since 1989 CoreCivic has been the leader in the private corrections industry. CoreCivic manages prisons, jails and detention centers, residential re-entry facilities and non-residential monitoring offices. CoreCivic also develops and manages properties for our federal and state partners.


CoreCivic operates two adjacent facilities in Hardeman County, TN; Hardeman Correctional Facility and Whiteville Correctional Facility. This job posting is intended to simplify the selection process by having one job posting for the same position at both facilities. The functions of the position are identical at both facilities as are the training, compensation and benefits. As an applicant you may be interviewed and selected to work at either of the two adjacent facilities.


The Correctional Officer performs routine duties in accordance with established policies, regulations and procedures to maintain order and provide for the security, care and direct supervision of inmates/residents in housing units, at meals, during recreation, on work assignments and during all other phases of activity in a correctional facility. May employ weapons or force to maintain discipline and order. Must be able to work any post assignment on any shift. Post Assignment may include: * Armory/Key Control * Central or Pod Control * Count Room * Education * Housing Unit * Intake/Booking/Property * Kitchen * Laundry * Library * Maintenance * Medical * Recreation * Utility/Escort * Segregation * Visitation

High school diploma, GED certification or equivalent. Once hired, must complete pre-service correctional officer training and, where applicable, be a non-commissioned security officer licensed by the state of employment. A valid driver's license is required. Demonstrate ability to complete any required training. Must be available to work any hours, any shift. Minimum age requirement: Must be at least 18 years of age. CoreCivic is a Drug Free Workplace & EOE– M/F/Vets/Disabled.

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