Incumbent will plan, organize, and direct the work of subordinate Juvenile Corrections Officers in the performance of duties to ensure compliance with established operations procedures. Works with staff in the area of offender management and in problem solving in complex situations. Reviews reports submitted by officers to ensure their accuracy and completeness; including but not limited to: property, inventory, narratives, etc. Prepares and submits reports as required by the Department and the facility. Prepares evaluations, counsels employees and provides documentation to support the evaluations to the shift supervisor. Provides necessary training and leadership to subordinate officers.
- You must meet the minimum requirements for the Juvenile Corrections Officer I (A) and Juvenile Corrections Officer II classifications;
- Must possess two years of experience in the field of corrections; at the discretion of the agency, college coursework in criminal justice, the behavioral sciences, or the social sciences, or completion of corrections officer training in another jurisdiction may be substituted for some or all of the required Basic Training for Juvenile Corrections Officer (JCOTP) and for some or all of the required non-supervisory experience;
- You must submit your complete application and all supporting documents by the closing date of the announcement (See “How to Apply” section);
- You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination to include a DCF check;
- If not currently employed by the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) you will be required to pass a drug screen and a TB screening;
- If not currently a Juvenile Corrections Officer with the KDOC you will be required to complete a physical examination.
Necessary Special Requirements:
- Candidates must have reached their 21st birthday at the time of appointment;
- Be free of felony conviction;
- Have completed the JCOTP or a corrections/law enforcement training program;
- Take and pass a drug test approved by the Office of Personnel Services prior to being appointed to this position unless the incumbent is moving from one safety-sensitive position to another safety-sensitive position within the same agency performing substantially similar duties;
- Possess a valid Kansas driver’s license.
Minimum Requirements Required:
High school diploma or equivalent and two years of experience in the care, control, and treatment of offenders, at least one of which must have been at the supervisory level. Coursework in criminal justice or the behavioral sciences may be substituted for the required experience as determined relevant by the agency.
Required Proficiency Skill(s):
Ability to deal effectively with situations under normal and stressful conditions. Knowledge of procedures and practices of supervising juvenile offenders confined to a juvenile correctional facility. Ability to stand for long periods of time, responds quickly to emergencies, and use force when necessary. Ability to lead, train, and develop subordinate staff.
HOW TO APPLY: The application process has 4 REQUIRED STEPS.
STEP 1: Register by completing the online Personal Data Form: http://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/sec-home/state-employment/register-personal-data (Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)
STEP 2: Complete the official State of Kansas application form at http://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/sec-home/state-employment/apply
STEP 3: Submit your online application to the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex.
STEP 4: Submit additional required documents to Tracy Gamino at the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex.
Include your name and job requisition number on all correspondence when submitting documents to Tracy. Your application will be considered incomplete and you may be found ineligible if you fail to submit all required documentation by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
Required Documents: Online State of Kansas Application form Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex Cover letter, resume, academic transcripts, Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate. The Child Abuse Registry Form does not require the processing fee; do not send any payment with the form. The entire applicant paperwork packet is to be turned in to Tracy Gamino.
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 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. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. Applicants 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 Information:
Name: Tracy Gamino
Kansas Juvenile Corrections Complex
1430 NW 25th St.
Topeka, KS 66618
How You Will Be Evaluated:
Once you complete and submit your application materials, 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 competencies and criteria 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 email the recruiter contact listed to inquire about your application.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.
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 minimum competency factors of the position. The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job. Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determine by the hiring manager. Click here for additional VPE information can be found at http://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/veterans
The Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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