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Job Title: Corrections Officer I (A)      (to directly link to this job posting, copy this link)   
Req. No:179804
Agency:Norton Correctional Facility
Posting Type:External
Applications accepted through: 
Job Description:

An assential function of this position is regular and predictable attendance

Supervises, maintains discipline and control of inmates in their living quarters, at meals, in classrooms, at work sites, activity and program areas, in the hospital, kitchen and bathing areas; while they are segregated for punitive, protective and administrative purposes; while they are on work details (inside and outside)

Searches inmates at their work, recreation, in the infirmary, while in food service and in their housing units to prevent the secreting of contraband and fabrication of lethal weapons, by physical patdown in either standing or prone position.  Applies mechanical restraints when necessary.  Controls items of a security nature such as radios, body alarms, firearms, tools, locks, keys, medical equipment and drugs

Shakes down physical areas of the facility as directed in order to prevent and control the secreting of contraband in living units, stairways, work areas, recreation areas, etc.  Involves the physical search of premises from floor to ceiling and involves climbing on furniture and ladders to reach high places. Observes physical facility for deviations from normal which might indicate drugs or weapons being manufactured, imported, or hidden within the facility

Follows established security procedure in controlling visitors, staff, inmate and vehicular traffic to prevent the admittance or exit of unauthorized persons and the introduction of contraband. This includes searches and pat downs and may include full shakedown of vehicles

Observes inmate activity and interactions in the area of responsibility. Enforces policies, rules and regulations. Monitors deviations in inmate behavior.  Reports incidents or behaviors that deviate from the inmate's general profile or that could cause an immediate problem  

Responds to emergency situations in accordance with the appropriate contingency plan.  Proceeds to area where emergency is taking place.  Operates gates and doors mechanically when electric power is shut down. Physically restrains or subdues inmates when necessary.  Operates firefighting equipment, utilizes firearms, SCBA, riot control devices, etc. as may be required; administer first aid and/or CPR if necessary

Performs related duties as assigned and necessary to the operations and sanitation of NCF and the Department of Corrections

**This position is subject to regular rotation to any post and/or shift within the facility

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from high school or equivalent.
  • At least 18 years of age at the time of appointment 
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Free of felony convictions; free of any felony or misdemeanor domestic violence crime
  • Candidate must take and pass a drug screening test approved by Division of Personnel Services
  • Candidate must take and pass Department of Corrections COT if not a current KDOC officer
  • Candidate must pass required physical
  • Candidate must complete TB screening process

Necessary Special Qualifications, Licenses, Certifications, and/or Registrations:

  • Certification as Corrections Officer by the Secretary of Corrections 
  • Weapons qualification annually
  • Incumbent must possess good overall physical & mental condition consistent with the unassisted ability to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, all statutorily defined activities, duties & tasks of a Corrections Officer/Specialist. 
  • A Corrections Officer/Specialist must be able to: Stand for long periods in all weather conditions; respond quickly to emergencies; use physical force to subdue or restrain violent or combative inmates; maintain qualification and use firearms/First Aid/CPR/chemical agents/batons

Performance Standards:

Position oversees adult male felons incarcerated in a medium/minimum custody level correctional facility.  This involves ensuring safety and security of staff, inmates, and the public.  Duties are diversified and include working effectively and efficiently to accomplish tasks involving all aspects of inmates’ incarceration.


The application process has 3 STEPS.

STEP 1:   Register by completing the online Personal Data Form (use this link -

NOTE: Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.

STEP 2:  Complete the State of Kansas Application Form (use this link -

Submit to:  Norton Correctional Facility

Mail: Norton Correctional Facility PO Box 546 Norton KS 67654


STEP 3: Email additional required documents to  include the job requisition number and your last name in the subject line. 

  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume
  • College Transcripts
  • Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate

KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED: 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. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.

Veterans Preference’ Eligible (VPE):  Former military personnel or their spouse that 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 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.

Recruiter Information:

Norton Correctional Facility

Phone: 785-877-6643


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 email the recruiter contact listed to inquire about your application. 

"A Safer Kansas Through Effective Correctional Services"

The Kansas Department of Corrections is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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

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