Note: Two vacancies will be filled from this posting
Job Description: This position serves as a first level supervisory position for the facility and as such is tasked with evaluating subordinate staff performance, correcting inappropriate behavior and instructing staff on performance standards.
The incumbent in this position enforces all laws, rules and regulations of the Secretary of Corrections, department policies and unit orders pertaining to the operations of the department. The incumbent will be able to interact with inmates and co-workers to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Duties may include the supervision of all security activities in a cell house, an institutional control center or specialized posts or units by observing and recalling inmate behavior, surroundings and events. Engages in or supervises taking and reporting periodic counts of inmates.
Supervises the daily activity schedules of inmates in assigned area of responsibility. Participates and/or supervises the searches/pat-down of inmates and conducts (or supervises) searches for contraband materials in a cell house, dormitories, living units and other places. Conducts briefings for all new inmates assigned to a cell house, dormitory, or living unit providing the inmate with the information on policies and procedures to be followed while assigned to that unit.
This position requires good oral and written communication skills; strong problem solving skills; effective conflict management skills; ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships and effective customer service skills; ability to adapt to new situations and/or changes. The incumbent must be capable of performing established Essential Physical Functions.
Key Requirements: You must meet the minimum requirements for the Corrections Officer I and Corrections Officer II classification. (See “Corrections Officer I and II” classifications)
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.
If not currently a Corrections Officer with the KDOC you will be required to complete a physical examination.
Minimum Requirements Required: 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, 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 COTP and for some or all of the required non-supervisory experience.
Required Proficiency Skill(s): Requires the use of a firearm for law enforcement duties; therefore, candidates cannot have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor domestic violence crime as set forth in 18 U.S.C. 992 (g) (8) and (9). Must be 20 years of age and free of any felony convictions.
How to Apply:
The application process has 4 REQUIRED STEPS.
STEP 1: Register by completing the online Personal Data Form at https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/job/applicant-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 specific agency designated on this job announcement.
STEP 4: Submit additional required documents to the specific recruiter designated on this job announcement.
A Tax Clearance Certificate is required for all applicants. Obtain your certificate by following the instructions at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html
Include your name and job requisition number 186250 on all correspondence when submitting documents to the designated recruiter.
NOTE: Submission of a résumé or an application alone IS NOT a complete application. This position requires the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials. Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the "How to Apply" instructions. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in you not being considered for employment.
•State of Kansas application completed online, mailed, or faxed
•Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate
•List of college courses, with credit hours, major(s), and grade point average or class ranking. (Prior to appointment, an official college transcript will be required.)
•Veterans Preference documentation (DD-214 or equivalent as appropriate).
Recruiter Contact Information:
Name: Michelle Phipps
Topeka Correctional Facility
815 SE Rice Rd.
Topeka, KS 66607
To apply go to jobs.ks.gov. Applications and resumes may be submitted to the Topeka Correctional Facility, Human Resource Office, 815 SE Rice Rd, Topeka, KS 66607, online, or faxed to 785-559-5112
What to Expect Next: Once your complete application package (including all required documents) is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. Based on your ranking or numerical score, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. Once that review is completed you will be contacted for an interview or notified that you were not selected for an interview.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement: State agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Veterans Preference’ Eligible (VPE): Formal military personnel that have been verified as “veteran” under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the minimum requirements of the class. The veterans’ preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job. Positions are filled as determine by the hiring manager as being the best qualified.
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