The Juvenile Corrections Officer I is responsible for assuring that offenders at Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex (KJCC) are provided oversight and structure through the supervision of their daily routine in order to maintain appropriate productivity and progress on individual, group, facility and agency outcomes. Staff model behavior for the offenders to increase their accountability, competency development and reintegration techniques. Support is provided to the Juvenile Corrections Officer I through a structured chain of command.The position is uniformed; correct working uniform components including footwear will be provided by KJCC. The starting wage is $15.75, with shift differentials possible of 30 cents per hour during the probationary period (for eligible shifts).
Graduation from High School or GED, valid driver’s license.
Necessary Special Requirements:
Candidates must have reached their 21st birthday at the time of appointment; be free of felony conviction; free of any felony or misdemeanor domestic violence crime; have had no DUI convictions within the last 24 months; successful completion of a physical agility test and written assessment administered by the facility; confirmation that candidate is not on the Child Abuse Registry; must complete TB screening process; and 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.
Special Skills or Knowledge:
Ability to deal effectively with juvenile offenders in a highly structured environment, and apply training and knowledge to various settings and situations within the agency complex. An ability to develop positive interactions with others, and to work with others as a team is required. Previous experience in law enforcement, criminal justice, or coursework in these areas may be helpful. Those with prior military experience are also encouraged to apply.
To be successful, the expectation is that a candidate will be able to competently perform the routine tasks of the position with limited supervision by the end of the probation period (12 months).
The State of Kansas offers a comprehensive benefits program including health insurance, dental, vision, and life insurance. All eligible employees participate in the Kansas Public Employee Retirement system. There are eight recognized holidays, generous vacation and sick leave allowances, and State employee discounts on retail goods and services both in Shawnee County and around the State.
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/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 https://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 Recruiting at the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex
Include your name and job requisition number on all correspondence when submitting documents. 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.
Online State of Kansas Application form and Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate. A background check form for the Kansas Child Abuse Registry is also required (provided after receipt of application). Please be prepared to show proof of a current, valid driver’s license. The agency reserves the right to request submission of cover letters, resumes or transcripts from applicants as required. 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 Angie Krahe.
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:
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. An overview to Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex and assessment of observational skills will be completed as part of the process. Corrections officers must also successfully complete basic agility testing pre-employment.
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/servic…/state-employment-center/veterans
The Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex is an Equal Opportunity Employer.