A Corrections Officer I supervises, maintains discipline and control of offenders at all times. Performs searches and shakedowns of offenders, persons and physical areas in order to prevent and control secretion of contraband. Observes and monitors offender 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. Responds to emergency situations in accordance with appropriate contingency plans. Subject to regular rotation or post and/or shift assignment within the facility. Corrections Officers are required to weapons qualify under KDOC guidelines during initial training and on an annual basis.
A full position description and required Essential/Event Driven Physical Functions for this classification can be obtained by contacting the recruiter listed below. Multiple positions may be filled by this vacancy.
Hire Date: Monday, July 9, 2018
Orientation: Monday, July 9, 2018 – Friday, July 13, 2018
Basic Training: Monday, July 16, 2018 – Friday, August 3, 2018
New Hire Rate of Pay: $14.66/hr., plus shift differential (if applicable). This is a full time position with benefits. Officers working 2nd (2pm to 10pm) or 3rd (10pm to 6am) shift are paid an additional shift differential of 30 cents an hour. Overtime work is available. We are a 24 hour/7 day a week operation, so days off are consecutive but may be during the week. Shift and Days Off will be determined after candidates are hired. Shift preferences will be taken into consideration, but not guaranteed.
- At least 18 years of age at the time of appointment;
- High school diploma or equivalent;
- Valid driver’s license;
- Free of felony conviction(s); free of any felony and/or misdemeanor domestic violence crime; no DUI convictions within the last 24 months.
- Taken and successfully passed the KDOC Corrections Officer Test* within the last year; and
- Positions in this class require that at the time of appointment the selected candidate must have taken and passed a drug screening test approved by the Division of Personnel Services unless promoting, transferring, or demoting from another safety sensitive position within the same agency. Additionally, the selected candidate must pass a TB screening.
*KDOC Corrections Officer Testing and Facility Tours will take place the week of June 11, 2018. Recruiter will email qualified applicants to schedule.
Ability to deal effectively with individuals; knowledge of procedures and practices of supervising offenders confined in an adult maximum correctional facility; and ability to use physical force as warranted to subdue violent offenders.
CO I (A)’s are evaluated on their ability to observe and recall offender behavior, surroundings and events; write clear and complete sentences; respond to emergencies quickly, climb stairs, and use physical force to subdue violent and resisting offenders; 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. The incumbent must be capable of performing Essential Physical Functions. An initial 12-month probationary period is required for new Corrections Officers.
HOW TO APPLY:
STEP 1: Register by completing the online Personal Data Form.
(Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number or a State of Kansas Employee ID number.)
STEP 2: Complete the official State of Kansas Application Form.
STEP 3: Submit additional required documents, including tax clearance certificate, by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, June 4, 2018 to the recruiter designated on this job announcement.
- Online State of Kansas Application form
- Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate
- High School Diploma
Note: Your application will be considered incomplete and you may be found ineligible if you fail to submit all required documentation, including transcripts and Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate, by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
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.