Who We Are
Guided by a single mission "To reduce recidivism among those we
touch," the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
believes that everyone is capable of positive change. Our staff
embrace these core values and serves as role models for pro-social
behavior conveying an attitude of dignity and respect in the
treatment of others.
What We Do
The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction has been
tasked with front line crime reduction through rehabilitative
treatment and programming efforts provided in a safe, secure and
humane correctional environment and effective community
supervision. Our goal is to protect the public through helping
individuals turn away from crime and become productive,
contributing members of our communities, ensuring a safer Ohio for
all Ohioans now and in the future.
To learn more about our agency, please visit our website at
Are You Ready?
We are thrilled to see that you are interested in beginning your
career with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction!
Without a doubt, this will be the most rewarding and meaningful
work you'll ever find with a work family that is second to
The Correction Officer responsibilities include:
* Maintaining control of the institution to provide for safety
and security of the facility, inmates, staff, and general public by
enforcing rules/regulations/policies and procedures * Supervise and
direct inmate activity in assigned areas of the
facility/institution * Assuring assigned area is clean, safe, and
secure * Monitoring and operating security controls, equipment, and
computers * Operation of automotive vehicles in perimeter security
and the transportation of inmates * Conducting inmate counts,
security rounds, and searches * Completes required reports and
serves on committees * Prevents escapes or incidents which threaten
security * When necessary, uses physical force, unarmed
self-defense, firearms, or other force to detain or secure
In order to be considered for this position, you must apply
on-line through this posting website. (We no longer accept paper
When completing your on-line Ohio Civil Service Application, be
sure to clearly describe how you meet the minimum qualifications
outlined on this job posting.
We cannot give you credit for your qualifications, experience,
education and training in the job selection process if you do not
provide it in your on-line application.
You can check the state of your application by signing into your
profile on this website.
We will communicate with you through the email you provided in
your profile and job application. Be sure to check your email
If you require a reasonable accommodation for the application
process, please contact the Human Resources Office so proper
arrangements can be made. Otherwise, you will be given specific
instructions on requesting an accommodation if you are invited to
High school diploma or G.E.D.; must have valid driver's license
for positions assigned to transportation section &/or requires
commercial driver's license to drive vehicles qualifying as
Applicants for positions in Ohio Department Of Rehabilitation &
Correction must also successfully pass correction officer
assessment or have successfully completed assessment within past 24
months; or applicants must be current employees with Ohio
Department Of Rehabilitation & Correction who have previously been
certified in position of correction officer.
Probationary period is 365 days.