The 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 and custody of juveniles
General Experience: 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
experience on the basis of fifteen semester hours equaling one half-year of
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
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.
Effective June 20, 2014, continuous recruitment applications for Juvenile Detention Officer Trainee
(Transitional) must be submitted through HR Online at:
via the quick link for Job Openings. Paper applications will not be
After you apply, you will receive a confirmation email.
If you have qualified for the position, your continuous recruitment
application for this position will expire one year from the date on the
email. After the one-year application period has ended, you will be
eligible to reapply. Qualified applicants will be contacted by Court Support
Services Division, Juvenile Residential Services if selected for an
interview. If you have not qualified for the position, you will
receive notification that your application has been denied.
Current starting salary is: approximately $32,881 annually – plus benefits.
Salary once completing 2080 work hours is: approximately $43,769
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RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Job Posting # 14-1000-018 Judicial Branch