Job Duties: This position is assigned to the Enforcement, Apprehension and Investigation (EAI) Unit at the Topeka Correctional Facility. All persons interested in this position regardless of rank must submit an application for interview. This position performs highly specialized technical work providing criminal investigation and intelligence collection duties for the Kansas Department of Corrections under the direction of the Special Agent Supervisor of the Enforcement, Apprehension and Investigation (EAI) Unit. Uses legally accepted methods to collect, evaluate and disseminate intelligence information acquired from staff, inmates and concerned citizens. Investigates incidents which may include major infractions of facility policy, department regulation or state law to include major crimes. Conducts interviews with victims, witnesses and suspects to obtain relevant case information. Confers with prosecutors for preparation and presentation of evidence in courts of law and other legal proceedings. This position serves a critical role in the overall safety and security of operations of the facility
A full position description and required Essential/Event Driven Physical Functions for this classification can be obtained by contacting the recruiter listed below.
Minimum Requirements: Must meet all minimum qualifications and necessary special requirements for CO I A; be at least 21 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.
Preferred Skills: Must be free from felony convictions and free from misdemeanor convictions involving domestic violence. Must be able to effectively provide credible testimony to sustain a conviction; therefore the applicant must not have any Brady/Giglio material in background to be eligible for hiring. This position requires the use of a firearm for law enforcement duties. Therefore, to be eligible for appointment, candidates cannot be prohibited from shipping, transporting, possessing, or receiving a firearm or ammunition under 18 U.S.C. § 922(g) or (n), K.S.A 2013 Supp. 21-6301, or K.S.A. 2013 Supp. 21-6304. Three (3) years’ experience in corrections or detention work. Previous work experience in investigations and/or law enforcement. AA or AS degree (or 60 credit hours) in criminal justice or related field.
Minimum Competencies: The incumbent will possess strong organizational skills and have exceptional grammar, oral and written communication skills. Applicants will be able to interact with co-workers, inmates and outside personnel to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Applicants will have knowledge of procedures and practices of supervising inmates confined to an adult maximum correctional institution with the ability to deal effectively with individuals under restraint. Applicants will have the ability to comprehend, interpret and apply State statutes, regulations, policies and orders promulgated by the Legislature, Secretary of Corrections, and Correctional Facility Wardens under a variety of circumstances.
Necessary Qualifications: Must be able to perform the essential physical functions of the position. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Be physically able to respond quickly to emergencies and use force to subdue violent inmates.
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 188153 on all correspondence when submitting documents to the designated recruiter.
NOTE: Submission of an application alone IS NOT a complete application package. This position requires the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described. 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
- Cover letter
- 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.
How to Apply for Veteran's Preference
Applicants claiming veterans' preference for the first time must complete:
- The Veteran Preference field on the Personal Information Registration form, and
- Submit a complete, legible copy of their discharge document (DD 214), showing enlisted and discharge dates, type of discharge, medals received, etc.
Please mail the copy of your DD 214, to:
Kansas Department of Administration,
Division of Personnel Services,
900 SW Jackson, Room 401-N
Landon State Office Building
Topeka, Kansas 66612
or Fax to (785) 291-3715
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