Welcome to the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio
To fulfill our mission, CCNO must recruit highly qualified men and women to become Corrections Officer professionals. CCNO is dedicated to making its employees their number one resource. We are committed to providing employees with new and innovative training, growth opportunities and professional development.
Come join us and be part of the innovation.
What is a Corrections Officer?
A Corrections Officer is the individual who is responsible for supervising inmates by maintaining discipline and security within a corrections institution or facility.
CCNO is a direct supervision jail. As such, a Corrections Officer is in direct contact with inmates in the units. This personal interaction with inmates is an essential element in the continued success of our new generation jail.
What does a Corrections Officer Do?
The first and foremost responsibility of a Corrections Officer is security. Maintaining security involves a variety of duties. Some of these duties are considered to be traditional security responsibilities while others are not.
The following are examples of Corrections Officer duties. This list is not inclusive.
What are some of the positions I may be assigned as a Corrections Officer with CCNO?
Some of the positions you may be assigned to throughout the facility include:
|Housing Unit Officer||Control Room Officer||Intake Officer|
|Visitation Officer||Movement Officer|
All of these assignments are considered to be interchangeable and equivalent in nature. However, additional training may be required for some positions.
Is there room for growth?
Yes, after the twelve month introductory period has been successfully completed, Corrections Officers are eligible to apply for other positions within the various fields of corrections, provided such openings exist. Examples of these positions are:
|Recreation Specialist||Warehouse Officer|
|Laundry Specialist||Transportation Officer|
|Community Corrections Specialist||Classification Specialist|
|Electronic Monitoring Specialist|
What about promotions?
Promotional opportunities are based upon available openings. Applicants will be required to competitively interview for the available position in conjunction with CCNO's policy on filling of positions. Promotional opportunity positions for Corrections Officers include:
|Corrections Supervisor||Case Manager|
Do I need prior experience?
No prior corrections or law enforcement experience is necessary to become a professional Corrections Officer. Even though prior experience is not necessary, some experience in Criminal Justice, Social Work or Supervision is helpful. A college education in these and other related areas is also helpful.
Are there any requirements that must be met to become a Corrections Officer with CCNO?
Yes, you MUST:
Will I be trained and what will the training include?
Yes, you will be trained. CCNO will provide you with at least three weeks of specialized classroom training at no expense to you. You will be paid your hourly rate of pay during the training. Upon completion of this training, you will be required to take, and pass, a state certification examination. You will also be required to successfully complete a new employee orientation and on-the-job training program throughout your introductory period.
Your training will include, but is not limited to, the following topics:
How do I apply to become a Corrections Officer?
In order to become a professional Corrections Officer at CCNO, you must first submit a completed application and criminal/traffic history authorization form to the CCNO administrative offices. Applications are available in the CCNO lobby between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays; 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays; and from 12:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sundays. CCNO offices are located at: 03151 County Road 24.25, Stryker, Ohio 43557-9418.
Please note that all applications must be notarized. Notary services are available at CCNO during the hours stated above upon request.
Included in this summary is an Employment Application and a Request for Criminal/Traffic History Check. Please feel free to print out a copy of these documents. After you have completed the necessary forms, please mail or hand deliver them to the above address. Please mark the applications to the attention of the Human Resources Manager. We cannot accept applications via e-mail as all signatures need to be originals for our applications.
What happens after I submit my application?
After you submit your completed application, it will be maintained on file until the next available testing date has been scheduled. Testing dates are established on an as needed basis. Usually, tests are held two to three times per year. You will be notified via mail approximately two weeks prior to the scheduled testing date.
What type of testing is involved?
All applicants for Corrections Officer are required to participate in the initial testing process. When you arrive to take the test, you will be required to furnish copies of a High School Diploma or GED certificate, DD214 if applicable, and any secondary education transcripts. The test itself consists of an 83 question situational video exam, incident observation and report writing, reading and arithmetic. The initial testing takes approximately 3.5 hours. You must meet minimum required scores in all four test areas in order to be considered for employment.
What happens after I take the test?
Once you have taken the test, your scores will be processed by the test designers and the results will be provided to CCNO. CCNO will notify you via mail of your test scores. From there, the selection process begins.
Criminal History Check
Those individuals that have passed all portions of the test will have a criminal/traffic history check conducted through the NCIC (National Crime Information Center). Should it be found that an individual has had a felony conviction, multiple misdemeanor convictions or any conviction of a violent nature, drug offense or sex related offense, that individual will not be considered for employment.
Initial interviews will be conducted by CCNO on an as needed basis. The initial interview is an attempt to ascertain your suitability to the field of corrections. Interviews are normally conducted by a panel of CCNO supervisory and/or management employees. Here again, minimum cut off scores must be met in order to be considered for future employment.
Upon recommendation of the interviewing committee, a background investigation will be conducted. A background investigation includes the verification of your work history and personal reference checks. A negative reference may eliminate a candidate from future consideration for employment.
Physical and Psychological Examinations
Applicants will be evaluated by an agility test, a physical exam and psychological evaluation. These examinations are based upon the ability to perform essential job functions. These examinations will be conducted after a conditional offer of employment has been issued.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Corrections Officer candidates and professionals are compensated at an established rate as determined within the appropriate collective bargaining agreement. Currently the Corrections Officers starting wage is $14.99 per hour with an increase after a year of employment is completed.
Employees with CCNO receive a generous fringe benefits package to include the following:
|All full-time CCNO employees are required by law to participate in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System unless otherwise excluded. This retirement system is entirely independent of the Federal Social Security system. By law CCNO contributes 14% of your annual salary to OPERS on your behalf in addition to the 10% you contribute.|
|Deferred Compensation||Employees are afforded the opportunity to participate in the Ohio Public Employees Deferred Compensation program.|
|Personal Day||All employees receive one personal day off with pay per year following the completion of six months of employment.|
|Discretionary Days||Up to four additional days off with pay, known as discretionary days, may be accumulated on a quarterly basis per year as a result of not using more than four sick hours per quarter.|
|Wellness Day||One wellness day off utilizing sick pay per year. To qualify for a wellness day the Corrections Officer must have completed their one year probationary period and have 100 hours of sick leave accrued.|
|Sick Leave||Sick leave accrues at the rate of 15 days per year.|
|Other Leaves||Other types of leave such as FMLA, military, personal, emergency, disability, etc. are available for qualifying circumstances.|
|Insurance||Regular, full-time employees qualify for health, prescription
drug, vision and dental insurance. There is a
co-pay of the monthly insurance premium by the employee.
Additionally, a $40,000 life insurance policy is provided for the employee at no cost to the employee.
CCNO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Note: If selected for employment you may be required to sign a twelve month employment reimbursement agreement. Regular attendance is a required condition of employment.
This publication does not constitute a contract in fact or implied.
This site was updated on February 26, 2013