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Type of Apprenticeship: Registered

Program Design: Competency

SOC Code: 33-3012.00 - Correctional Officers and Jailers

Location: Clayton

$17.71 / hr

Credentials Received

  • Certificate

Additional Certifications Received

ACA Accreditation

Program Description


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Justice Services - St. Louis County Website (

Are you seeking a career with purpose, a position serving your community with work that truly matters? If so, we are accepting applications for the position of Corrections Officer. 

We will screen your application and if you best meet the qualifications, you will be invited to take our Corrections Officer Video Test (COVT).  The test includes a variety of scenarios with multiple-choice answers including reading, writing, and counting assessments.

The test will take at least 3 hours to complete. Test dates are yet to be determined. Applicants will be notified by email as soon as dates are available.

Your application is valid for 6 months after the date of submission.  If you are not notified within 6 months, you will need to reapply.

Corrections Officers are responsible for maintaining the safety, custody, security, and control of inmates at all levels of security in all environments, including: indirect or direct supervision, prisoner processing, and work release.

Positions are assigned to the Justice Center located in Clayton and are full time. This is a 24/7 operation; employees may work day, evening, or night shifts.  Visit the Justice Services website for detailed information relating to the management of the St. Louis County Justice Center.

As an employer, St. Louis County cares about the health and well-being of our employees. In an effort to provide for the best possible work-life balance, the County offers a generous benefit package which includes affordable health insurance, dental and vision coverage, 4 weeks of Paid Time Off the first year, 11 paid holidays, deferred benefit retirement plan, paid life insurance as well as short and long term disability. 

Requirements or Restrictions

Age 21 or above

Valid driver license

High School Diploma or GED

Length of Program

2,000 hours

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