Correctional Officer Training Program – Associate Instructor

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology Jackson is accepting applications for the full-time position of Correctional Officer Training Program – Associate Instructor. This is a new program and will be located at the Humboldt Campus.

Application Deadline


Required Qualifications

High School Diploma or Equivalent required; Associate Degree or higher in a related field preferred

Minimum three (3) years’ experience as a Correctional Officer or in a closely-related occupation

Communication skills necessary to teach students

Commitment to remain current in the career field

Basic computer skills

Ability to network with local law enforcement organizations


The Correctional Officer program instructor shall be directly responsible to the institution administration. The instructor shall develop, plan, and prepare a complete progressive course of study, lesson plans, assignment and instructional aides, and keep these revised and up to date to meet the requirements of the profession. Motivation, conduct, safety, discipline, and appearance of student during the time he/she is on the institution campus are also duties of the instructor. The instructor will also assist with student placement and student follow-up; participate in recruitment of students; evaluate student progress and maintain student records; participate in professional development activities; cooperate with outside agencies; work with program advisory committees; conduct; visits to area employers; and establish and maintain good public relations within the college’s service area. Some travel is required.


Use of computer

Normal standing, sitting, and walking

Work is performed in a classroom and lab setting with frequent interruptions and distractions.

Must be physically able to lift up to 50 pounds, stoop, stand and work, with or without accommodation, to demonstrate and perform all work-based projects in a classroom and shop setting.

Operate a motor vehicle to travel within the college service area and in other areas as needed.


APPLICATION & RESUME SUBMISSION: Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, TCATJ Application, resume, transcripts, and applicable certifications. TCAT Jackson, Sherry Winberry, 2468 Technology Center Drive, Jackson, TN 38301

TCATJ Applications can be found on our website:  Complete applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Jackson is a TBR institution and is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, status as a protected veteran, political affiliation, genetic information, or any other legally protected class with respect to all employment, programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: John Hodgson, VP of Workforce Development, 2468 Technology Center Drive, Jackson, TN 38301  See the full non-discrimination statement at

Salary Range

Commensurate with Tennessee College of Applied Technology salary guidelines.