The primary mission of this position is to protect and serve the public members of Kansas, the secondary mission is to foster change in the inmate population thru appropriate behavior modeling, problem solving, communication skills and work ethics. This position serves a critical role in the overall operations of the facility by providing immediate supervision to all levels of the inmate population during a routine shift, and resolving problems or respond to emergencies within the compound in a judicious, expedient manner with the goal of creating a save living and working environment. Ultimately the goal is to modify the incarcerated inmates behavior to acceptable levels so that they may eventually, if judged appropriately by the laws of Kansas, re-enter society and become productive members that no longer prey on others. This position also serves as a first level supervisory position for the facility and as such is tasked with evaluating subordinate staff performance, correcting inappropriate behavior and training staff on performance standards, as well as act as a role model for all staff. This position is tasked with the development of the KDOC’s future leaders.
Minimum Qualifications: Must meet all minimum qualifications and necessary special requirements for CO I A; be at least 20 years of age at time of appointment; have two years of relevant experience in the field of corrections or in the detention of convicted offenders; and have successfully completed the Corrections Officer Training Program (COTP). At the discretion of the agency, relevant college coursework or completion of corrections officer training in another jurisdiction may be substituted for some or all of the required COTP.
Performance Standards: Knowledge of Department of Corrections and institutional policies, procedures, administrative regulations and operational memoranda. Knowledge of basic inmate counseling techniques. Knowledge of the methods, procedures, and practices of controlling and supervising inmates confined to a corrections institution. Ability to observe and recall inmate behavior, surroundings and events. Ability to operate security devices and equipment. Ability to interact with inmates and co-workers to establish and maintain an effective working relationship. Ability to fire a handgun or rifle. Ability to supervise and control inmates individually and in groups. Ability to think and act quickly during an emergency. Ability to follow oral and written instructions. Capacity to remain alert over long periods of time. Capacity to remain calm during stressful situations. Capacity to physically restrain inmates. Good physical condition, including the capacity to respond to emergencies quickly, to climb stairs, and to use physical force to subdue violent and resisting inmates.
Note: Multiple vacancies may be filled from this announcement.
A full position description and required essential physical functions for this classification can be obtained by contacting the recruiter listed below.
TO APPLY: Go to www.jobs.ks.gov to complete and submit your electronic application.
- Or mail to Hutchinson Correctional Facility, 500 Reformatory Street, P.O. Box 1568, Hutchinson, KS 67504-1568;
- Or fax to 620 728-3482;
- Or contact HCF Recruiter Mandy Ward at 620.728-3281 to obtain an application and supplemental documents;
- Or email to Mandy.Ward@ks.gov to obtain an application.
If you haven’t already done so, please register or update your personal data with the State of Kansas at www.jobs.ks.gov, including submission of copy of DD-214 if applicable. Applications and any required documents must be received by the application deadline of this announcement. Please call by closing date to confirm receipt of your application and required documents. EOE
Selection Process: Applicants selected for interview will be evaluated by an interview panel using performance/behavior based interview questions. The interview panel will make recommendations to the Warden for final approval. A second interview may be conducted. Applicants will be subject to background check and criminal history investigation; must pass a drug screen and a TB test unless promoting, transferring, or demoting from another safety sensitive position within the same agency; and possess a valid Driver’s License.
Veteran Preference Eligible (VPE): This position is eligible for veterans’ preference. Interested veterans must submit a DD-214 to the Department of Administration to be verified as a veteran under K.S.A. 73-201 prior to the vacancy close date. Verified veterans who meet the selection criteria for this position will be invited for an interview.
Reasonable Accommodation: Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact 620.728-3281. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodations will be made on a case-by case basis.
Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate:
Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue’s website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html. 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. Applicants are responsible for submitting their certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. You must also submit a completed hard copy of this Certificate directly to the agency you are applying with.
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