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Corrections Transport Officer


Louisville Metro Government


Escorts inmates to medical appointments, clinics, and funerals.
Operates a motor vehicle to transport inmates to and from clinics, hospitals, and other offsite locations.
Guards inmates; monitors their conduct and behavior to prevent escapes, fights, disturbances, forbidden activities, introduction of contraband, and rules violations; and prepares forms on inmate activity and behavior.

Examples of Duties:
Completes, processes, and maintains forms, documents, records, and files.
Renders aid to other officers in emergency situations, restrains and subdues inmates, and documents disturbances and significant occurrences.
Follows departmental security policies and procedures.
Maintains logs or records of transport activities.
Handcuffs, shackles, or further restrains inmates and escorts them to and from offsite appointments.
Plans, executes, and inspects all aspects of the trip to ensure a safe and controlled travel environment.
Verifies the identity of inmates and perform searches prior to transportation.
Collaborates with medical, Records, Booking Floor staff, and Shift Commanders for inmate movement.
Assists Motor Pool Officer with maintenance of departmental vehicles.
Participates in specialized training, including, but not limited to annual vehicle training.
Performs related work.


Must submit to a pre-employment polygraph test.
Must be a US Citizen.
Must be a retired LMDC sworn employee.
Must be a minimum of 21 years of age.
Must not have been convicted of a felony.
Must submit to a pre-employment drug screening.
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
Must pass a pre-employment physical, stress, and medical examination.
Must pass and maintain pistol and shotgun firearm certification.
Must complete forty (40) hours of annual in-service training.
Must wear personal protective equipment as mandated by OSHA.
Must wear safety equipment as mandated by OSHA.
Must be vaccinated for hepatitis B, have provided evidence of immunity, or have signed a declination form within ten days of initial assignment.
Must pass an annual tuberculin test.
Must work a varied schedule.
Must be on 24 hour call.
Must be eligible for certification as a State Peace Officer.
Must lift and restrain individuals.
Must enter data into a computer.
Must be certified as a CPR, First Aid and PR-24 Instructor.

Meets regular and punctual attendance standards and any special needs of the position as determined by management, including mandatory overtime and performing related work.



Work Schedule

Flexible - Will work with applicant


$21.75 Hourly


Louisville Metro Government is committed to providing our employees with the tools they need to lead a fit and healthy life. Aside from community-wide initiatives like the Mayor's Hike, Bike and Paddle event every Memorial Day and Labor Day, and the Healthy Hometown Movement, Metro Government provides employees with programs designed to enhance their life and well-being, like a Wellness Center that allows employees and their dependents with Metro health insurance to take care of their basic medical and health needs for a $5 co-pay. Louisville Metro Government understands that a team of healthy, vibrant employees is the greatest asset we have.

Full Time Regular
· Medical
· Dental
· Vision
· Group Term Life
· Supplemental Life
· Accidental Death & Dismemberment
· Sick Leave
· Vacation
· Holiday Pay
· Bereavement Leave
· Kentucky Public Pensions Authority
· 457 Deferred Comp
· Voluntary Lifestyle Benefits
· Tuition Assistance
· Qualified Adult Benefits
· Childcare Assistance
· Free TARC Use
· Paid Parental Leave

Required Education

High School Diploma

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