Correctional Officer

Anamosa State Penitentiary


  • Patrols facilities and makes security checks; inspects all areas of the institution (e.g., perimeter towers, control centers, cell areas, rooms, halls, dormitories, recreation/work areas and grounds) for safety/security deficiencies; searches individuals, vehicles, packages, mail, equipment, clothing and offender quarters for contraband items.
  • Escorts offenders, visitors and staff inside/outside of the institution and verifies possession of appropriate passes or legal documents; verifies offender population in an assigned area at regular/irregular intervals and participate in offender counts.
  • Interacts with the general public, visitors and victims in person or via phone. Provides information, security, and assistance.
  • Observes offender behavior/interaction with staff, other offenders, and visitors; communicates observations to supervisory and program staff to ensure effective security and consistent application of offender change principles.
  • Continuously interacts with offenders, assisting in the development of problem solving skills, providing positive reinforcement when appropriate, and instituting corrective measures (informal counseling or sanctions, formal disciplinary action, or physical force) when necessary and as authorized by law/policy.
  • Instructs offenders in policy, procedure, expectations, and assists offenders in the development of attitudes and skills necessary for successful adaptation to life within an institution.
  • Role models pro-social attitudes and behaviors that convey respect for others and the acknowledgement that offenders can change their lives by development of skills and the adoption of pro-social attitudes and behaviors.
  • Maintains logs, prepares reports, and enters information into the DOC electronic offender record system.
  • Supervises offender work assignments and evaluates work performance.
  • Operates electronic doors, telephone systems, two-way radios, intercom, alarm systems, closed circuit TV systems, and computer terminals and uses weapons/offender control devices.
  • Attends training classes and seminars; may train or serve as team leader for other staff.

Anamosa Iowa sits upon the junction of Buffalo Creek and Wapsipinicon River. Wapsipinicon State Park hosts in Anamosa as one of Iowa’s oldest state parks. It is located on the southwest end of Anamosa. The state park offers camping, fishing, golfing, and hiking. Anamosa was named as the Pumpkin Capital of Iowa by the Iowa State Legislature in 1993. The town got its name due to hosting a Pumpkinfest, a pumpkin festival and weigh-off, every year in October. The National Motorcycle Museum is a unique place to check out any time of year. They have a display of over 450 motorcycles; while some are the collection of memorabilia. Check out their gift shop as well! 

Join our team at Anamosa State Penitentiary! At Anamosa Correctional Facility, in Anamosa Iowa we offer a wide range of career opportunities in various departments; i.e., Security, Treatment, Medical, Administrative, Business, Records, Maintenance/Trades, Food Service and other support areas. Join our team of dedicated professionals who provide an environment that facilitates change for incarcerated individuals. Come be a part of creating opportunities for safer communities. You’ll find an exceptional workplace where mutual respect and support are part of the culture. Check out the benefits package that includes IPERS!

Job Benefits:

Vacation, Sick Leave, Holiday Pay; Health, Life, and Disability Insurance; Iowa Public Employee's Retirement System; Deferred Compensation; Uniforms provided; and shift differential.

BASE Salaries effective July 1, 2021
Correctional Officer:  $20.56/hr.
Registered Nurse:  $27.39/hr.

Job ID: 76715

Posted 19 days ago

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