Explore a Career with the South Dakota State Government

Explore a Career with the South Dakota State Government

Correctional Officer

Sioux Falls, SD
Job ID: 17481
Agency: Department of Corrections; South Dakota State Penitentiary

Salary: $17.89 per hour, $18.89 per hour on weekends

Pay Grade: GF

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

This is a full-time position with the Department of Corrections. For more information on the Department of Corrections, please visit http://doc.sd.gov .

Maintains custody of male inmates at the South Dakota State Penitentiary by enforcing institution operations memoranda and procedures to ensure the safety and security of the inmates and employees and that confinement conditions are maintained.

Service as a Correctional Officer at the State Penitentiary is an excellent way to begin a law enforcement career and to gain supervisory experience.

Questionnaire: Applicants will be required to answer a series of job-related questions when submitting an application for this job.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

Knowledge of:
  • English grammar, spelling and punctuation.

Ability to:
  • understand and apply instructions;
  • communicate information clearly and concisely;
  • observe and recall inmate behavior, surroundings, and events;
  • stand and walk without rest for prolonged periods;
  • perform duties in enclosed and confined spaces;
  • perform duties in all types of weather;
  • respond to emergencies quickly;
  • exercise tact and discretion in dealing with others.


NCRC: If you possess a National Career Readiness Certificate, please submit the certificate with your application. For more information on how to acquire a National Career Readiness Certificate contact a South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Job Service Office. An NCRC is not necessary to be considered.

Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment. Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of a drug screening.

The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. The State of South Dakota as an employer will be using E-Verify to complete employment eligibility verification upon hire.

The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/ . This position is a member of Class B retirement under SDRS.

Must apply online: https://sodakprod-lm01.cloud.infor.com:1443/lmghr/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=FPX

Y ou must apply online, emailed resumes or submissions will not be accepted.

South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources

Telephone: 605.773.3148 Email: careers@state.sd.us


" An Equal Opportunity Employer"

Correctional Officer