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Job Title: Corrections Officer I      (to directly link to this job posting, copy this link)   
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Req. No:186996
Agency:El Dorado Correctional Fclty
Posting Type:External
Applications accepted through:Jul 14, 2017
Job Description:

Applications are being accepted for Corrections Officer I positions at the Oswego Correctional Facility, located in Oswego (this is a satellite unit of the El Dorado Correctional Facility).  If/when contacting the recruiter, please note you are applying for a position in Oswego.  Multiple Corrections Officer I positions will be filled through this job posting.

A Corrections Officer I (COI) supervises and maintains discipline and control of offenders at all times; performs searches of offenders’ person and physical areas in order to prevent and control concealment of contraband; observes and monitors offenders’ activities and interactions while enforcing policy, rules and regulations; follows established security procedure in controlling visitors, staff, offender and vehicular traffic to prevent the admittance or exit of authorized persons and the introduction of contraband; takes and reports periodic counts of offenders; and responds to emergency situations in accordance with appropriate contingency plans.  Corrections Officers:

  • Are subject to regular post rotation and/or shift assignment within the facility;

  • Are required to qualify in self-defense and weapons under KDOC guidelines during initial training and on an annual basis;

  • Must be capable of performing Essential Physical Functions.

This is shift work.  Shifts are 7AM-3PM, 3PM-11PM and 11PM-7AM.  New hires should expect to be assigned to the 3PM-11PM or 11PM-7AM shifts.  A good attendance record is essential.

A full position description and required essential physical functions for this classification can be obtained by contacting the recruiter listed below.

Corrections Officers are evaluated on their ability to observe and recall inmate behavior, surroundings and events; write clear and complete sentences; respond quickly to emergencies, 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 offenders and co-workers to establish and maintain effective working relationships.  A 12-month probationary period is required for new Corrections Officers.


Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 18 years of age at the time of appointment;
  • High school diploma or equivalent;
  • Valid driver’s license;
  • Free of any felony conviction(s);
  • Free of any felony or misdemeanor domestic violence crime as set forth in 18 U.S.C. 922 (d)(9) and (g)(9).

Additional Requirements:  No DUI conviction in past two years; no conviction, adjudication, diversion agreement or probation for misdemeanor involving controlled substance or possession of drug paraphernalia in past five years; free of any final court order prohibiting candidate from stalking, harassing, threatening, or having contact with any person; free of conviction or civil or administrative adjudication for sexual activity facilitated by force or threat.  This list is not all-inclusive; pending charges or other convictions may disqualify the candidate from a corrections officer position.


Screening Process:

  • Upon receipt of the required application documents (application and tax clearance certificate), applicants will be contacted to schedule the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) Corrections Officer Test and must pass with a score of 70 percent or better.

  • Interviews are typically scheduled on the same day as the Corrections Officer Test.  

  • Must provide high school transcript, diploma or GED upon interview date.

  • Consideration is given to the test score, interview score, writing score, education, job history and longevity, and attendance record.

  • All candidates are subject to a background check, criminal history investigation, and employment check.

  • Candidates offered a position are required to take and pass a drug screening test, physical, and TB screening.


    To Apply:

  1. If you have not previously applied for a State of Kansas position and been assigned an Applicant ID Number, go to www.jobs.ks.gov and complete "Personal Data";
  2. Obtain a Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate (see below) and e-mail or fax the certificate to the recruiter listed;
  3. Submit an electronic State of Kansas Application at www.jobs.ks.gov.  Under "Agency", select "Corrections, Dept of (El Dorado Correctional Facility)" from the drop-down box.
  4. Send any additional application materials to Sheila.Edwards@ks.gov or Marsha.Moses@k
View Job Class Spec Class/Uncl: C    Full/Part Time: F    Grade 018    Hiring Rate: $13.95    Pay Frequency: Hourly   

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