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Job Title: Corrections Officer I      (to directly link to this job posting, copy this link)   
Req. No:189831
Agency:El Dorado Correctional Fclty
Posting Type:External
Applications accepted through:Jun 29, 2018
Job Description:

Applications are now 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.

How To Apply:

  1. If you have not previously applied for a State of Kansas position and been assigned an Applicant ID Number, go to 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  Under "Agency", select "Corrections, Dept of (El Dorado Correctional Facility)" from the drop-down box.
  4. Send any additional application materials to or or fax to 316-322-2054.

Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate:
In accordance with Executive Order 2004-03, 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  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.

Applicants who fail to submit a Tax Clearance Certificate will not be considered.  When you request the certificate, it will give you a transaction ID#.  The transaction ID# is NOT a tax clearance.  You will use the transaction ID# to retrieve the certificate 24 hours later.  You will need to return to the Department of Revenue website to do this (select "View Status").  Enter the information requested.  You can then access a link with your Certificate.  You can then forward the Tax Clearance Certificate to the recruiter via e-mail.

Recruiter Contact Information
Sheila Edwards or Marsha Moses (on site/Oswego)
Telephone:  316-322-2089 or 316-222-2045, extension 22808
FAX:    316-322-2054
Email: or

Agency Information
El Dorado Correctional Facility
1737 SE Highway 54, P.O. Box 311
El Dorado, KS  67042

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 qualifications  and 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.  Additional VPE information can be found at

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.

The El Dorado Correctional Facility/Oswego Correctional Facility is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Find out more about us at our website

View Job Class Spec Class/Uncl: C    Full/Part Time: F    Grade 019    Hiring Rate: $14.66    Pay Frequency: Hourly   

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