The Michigan Department of Corrections is responsible for protecting the public by isolating convicted felons sentenced to a minimum prison term of one year and supervising those offenders sentenced to a term of probation or placed on parole in the community.
A Corrections Officer oversees and participates in the custody, security, and treatment of prisoners in correctional facilities. This includes attempting to modify a prisoners’ behavior and attitude through one-to-one and group interaction.
What to expect the FIRST YEAR—
* Training Academy
o Weeks 1—8 are spent in Lansing or Kinross for a program designed to provide the required knowledge and skills.
o Weeks 9—16 are OJT at the facility you are assigned to.
* A 1-yr probationary period while learning and developing the required interpersonal skills.
What to expect the SECOND YEAR—
* Use of independent judgment in making decisions requiring interpretation and application of departmental guidelines to situations involving substantial prisoner contact.
* The 8 (entry)-level starts at $17.32 per hour with increases at 6-month intervals.
* After 1-year, advance to the E9 (experienced)-level with pay increases at 6-month or 1-year intervals until the maximum pay of $26.53 per hour (as of 10/01/17).
* Health, life, dental, vision, and long term disability insurance
* Deferred compensation plans (457, 401K, and ROTH 401K employee contribution only)
* Shift differential pay for afternoon and midnight shift
* Paid holidays, personal leave days, and school participation hours
* Sick leave (four  hours for every 80 hours worked)
* Annual leave (16 hours upon hire and then accrued biweekly on a graduated scale)
* Military Leave (some provisions exist for military service credit)
* Longevity compensation
Apply at www.michigan.gov/mdocjobs