Job Duty Description: Incumbent uses great latitude of judgment in handling problems as they arise. As such, a broad knowledge of statutes, regulation, policies and orders promulgated by the Legislature, Secretary of Corrections and Warden of Norton Correctional Facility along with the ability to apply these principles under a variety of circumstances as necessary. Incumbent must be capable of making decisions as there is often no higher authority available. Further guidance is available through regular on-the-job instructions in such areas as federal and state laws, regulations, Departmental procedures, institutional general orders, Warden’s memoranda, correctional journals, publications and staff meetings. Detailed and specific instructions are provided in the post orders.
Work requires moderate physical exertion in making supervisory rounds. Heavy exertion is required in emergencies to respond to alarms, handle emergency equipment and subdue violent inmates. Because this position is in a minimum/medium security prison, the incumbent works under the condition of a threat of assault, murder, escape, riots and/or other disturbances which could result in the injury or death of the incumbent, other employees or visitors. May be required to work any hours or travel without notice. Incumbent may be subjected to extremes of heat and cold. Incumbent may be called back or kept over without notice. Inmates in this facility range from minimum to medium custody and incumbent is in the position of controlling their actions or behavior, which can lead to physical confrontation. Because of the physical structure of the facility and the necessity for staffing flexibility, incumbent may be required to work at above-ground levels, negotiate stairs, catwalks and swinging doors, which require mobility.
Minimum Qualifications: 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 three years of relevant experience in the field of corrections or in the detention of convicted offenders including one year of supervisory experience; 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.
A full position description and required essential physical functions for this classification can be obtained by contacting the recruiter listed below. More than one positon may be filled from this posting.
TO APPLY: You may apply on-line at www.jobs.ks.gov; or Contact the Human Resources Office at Norton Correctional Facility (785) 877-6643 to obtain an application and supplemental documents; or Email : email@example.com 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 your DD214 if applicable. You must notify us of your intent to apply by the closing date. Applications and any required documents must be received by the paperwork deadline of this announcement. Please call by that date to confirm receipt of your application and required documents.
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.
Selection Process: Applicants selected for interview will be evaluated by an interview panel using performance/behavior based interview questions, and possibly a performance or written test. 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.
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 (785) 877-6643. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodations will be made on a case-by case basis.
Norton Correctional Facility is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Verification of identity and employment eligibility to work in the United States is required by federal law.
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