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Living in Lincoln

Lincoln, Nebraska, with a population of 265,000, is the second largest city in the state. Lincoln serves as the seat of state government and the home of the University of Nebraska, Nebraska Wesleyan University and Union College. Often found on lists of "most livable" cities, Lincoln offers a low crime rate, cultural diversity, abundant entertainment and outstanding employment opportunities.

Join the Corrections Team

Do you want to be part of one of the most progressive criminal justice agencies in the Midwest? Full-time and part-time Correctional Officer positions are available at the Lancaster County Department of Corrections, providing for the humane care and supervision of detainees in a safe and controlled environment.

These positions have an excellent starting wage and provide a great opportunity for a career in Criminal Justice. Sound judgment and good communication skills are important. Part-time positions allow you to select working hours that conform to your schedule. Full-time positions offer annual merit wage increases and a substantial benefits package. Initial and on-going training is provided.

Qualifications

Must be:

  • At least 19 years of age
  • Citizen of U.S.
  • High school graduate or GED
  • Must pass local and national criminal history/fingerprint check, substance abuse testing, and physical examination
  • No convictions punishable by imprisonment in a federal or state penitentiary for a term of one year or more unless pardon received
  • Possession of a valid driver's license when operating a vehicle

Note

A valid driver's license is required for this position and this information must be provided in order for us to verify your license. Without this information, your application cannot be processed.