The State of Connecticut Judicial Branch is seeking entry level applicants interested
in starting a career path as a Juvenile Detention Officer Trainee. Applicants must possess basic knowledge of the principles and practices
involved in the care, custody, safety and security of juveniles. Duties include: supervision of the daily activities of detainees;
maintaining security; overseeing and documenting detainee behavior, including information on detainee health, misconduct, abuse or
potentially criminal conduct; supervising and instructing detainees in matters of personal hygiene; taking necessary action to intervene
and control detainee behavior which is physically threatening using approved control and restraint methods; maintaining order and
discipline; applying handcuffs and leg restraints for detainees being transported.
Minimum Qualifications: Two years of experience in performing correctional work or institutional supervision of
adolescents, juveniles or young adults or comparable areas of prevention of juvenile delinquency. College training in a closely related
field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half year of experience. Applicants selected for interview will be required to complete a pre-employment
physical, successfully pass a drug screening process as well as a criminal records check and a DCF background check. Selected candidates
will be required to attend and pass all phases of an approximately 5 week pre-service training followed by a course of shadowing in the
detention center. Skills to be acquired will include handcuffing, TCI, suicide prevention, CPR, First Aid, Safe Crisis Management, and
other skills relevant to the care and custody of juveniles as well as the safety and security of Judicial Branch staff. The pre-service
training will include the proper application of approved restraint techniques. Incumbents must possess and maintain a valid Connecticut
motor vehicle operator’s license. Incumbents should be aware that there is a risk of injury from assaultive or abusive detainees and
exposure to communicable diseases is possible.
Applicants must be able and willing to work evening and/or night shifts, weekends and holidays. Mandatory overtime is likely.
Positions will be full-time 40 hours. Locations are listed on the online application and must be indicated at the time of
application. Applicants should select all Detention Centers in which they are willing to work. Limiting availability by limiting
Detention Centers in which you will work may impact your ability to be hired. Selection of a Detention Center indicates willingness to
accept assignment at any location within the state and may not be limited by the applicant.
Please note that if you need to update your application for this posting, you may withdraw your application, update your profile and
re-apply for the posting.
After you apply, you will receive a confirmation email. If you have qualified for the position, your continuous recruitment application
will expire one year from the date of the email. After the one-year application period has ended, you may reapply for the position.
If you have qualified for the position and are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by the Court Support Services Division
Juvenile Residential Services.
Current starting salary is approximately $36,106 annually for day shift (8AM-4PM) or $37,874 annually for night shift (4PM-12PM; 12PM-8AM) – plus State of Connecticut benefits.
Applications should be submitted through the on-line application site at: https://www.jud.ct.gov/hronline/.
Paper applications will not be accepted. The State of Connecticut Judicial Branch is committed to building a diverse
workforce and encourages applications from female candidates.