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Job Title: Corrections Officer I (A)      (to directly link to this job posting, copy this link)   
Req. No:177010
Agency:Larned Corr Mental Hlth Fclty
Posting Type:External
Applications accepted through:Apr 6, 2019
Job Description:

To apply for a Corrections Officer I position, please use link below to complete an application not the application form available on the website.  If you encounter any technical issues completing the online application, please call 620-285-8008 or 620-285-8017 for assistance.

As Corrections Officer I, this position:

    Job Duties:

    Ability to deal effectively with individuals; knowledge of procedures and practices of supervising offenders confined in an adult multi security correctional facility; and ability to use physical force as warranted to subdue violent inmates.

    Performance Standards:

    CO I(A)s are evaluated on their ability to observe and recall inmate behavior, surroundings and events; write clear and complete sentences; respond to emergencies quickly, climb stairs, and use physical force to subdue violent and resisting inmates; remain alert over long periods of time; remain calm during stressful situations; and interact with inmates and co-workers to establish and maintain effective working relationships. The incumbent must be capable of performing Essential Physical Functions. An initial 12-month probationary period is required for new Corrections Officers.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Must be at least 18 years of age; have a high school diploma/GED; be felony-free; possess a valid Driver’s License; and have no DUI convictions in past 24 months.  Successful Candidates must pass a Corrections test, background investigation, employment check, drug screen, and physical. 


    The application process has 3 STEPS.

    STEP 1: Register by completing the online Personal Data Form at (Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)

    STEP 2: Complete the State of Kansas Application Form at  and submit to the Corrections, Department of (Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility).  Please use this link not the application link listed on the website. 

    STEP 3: E-mail or fax these additional required documents to Include the job requisition number and your last name in the subject line. Please call 620-285-8008 or 620-285-8017 to confirm that your application and additional paperwork have been received.

    • Resume
    • Letter of Interest
    • College Transcripts if applicable
    • Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate
    • Application Paperwork
    • Drivers License Copy
    • Copy of High School Diploma, GED, or High School Transcripts


    Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. All applicants, including current state employees, are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.

    Recruiter Contact:

    Name: Kelly Miller

    Phone: 620-285-8008

    Fax: 620-285-8070 E-mail:

    How You Will Be Evaluated:

    Your application will be considered incomplete and you may be found ineligible if you fail to submit all required documentation. Your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum and any necessary special requirements. Next, your application will be evaluated and rated based on preferred selection criteria and competencies for the position.

    What To Expect Next:

    After your application is evaluated and ranked, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome after the selection process is complete. You may call or e-mail the recruiter contact listed to inquire about your application.

    Veterans Preference’ Eligible (VPE):

    Former military personnel or spouses who have been verified as a "veteran" under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the competency factors of the position, including any preferred selection criteria established in accordance with K.A.R. 1-6-3. The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job. Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determined by the hiring manager. See for additional Veterans' Preference Information.

    Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.

    The Kansas Department of Corrections is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    View Job Class Spec Class/Uncl: C    Full/Part Time: F    Grade 019    Hiring Rate: $15.75    Pay Frequency: Hourly   

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