Job Duty Description: Supervises and maintains discipline and control of inmates at all times. Performs searches of inmates, persons, and physical areas in order to prevent and control contraband. Observes and monitors inmates, activities, and interactions while enforcing policies, rules, and regulations. Follows established security procedures in controlling visitor, staff, inmate, and vehicular traffic to prevent the admittance or exit of authorized persons and the introduction of contraband; and takes and reports periodic counts of inmates. 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.
Minimum Qualifications: 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 or misdemeanor domestic violence crime as set forth in 18 U.S.C. § 922 (d) (9) and (g) (9).
Performance Standards: Corrections Officer IA’s are evaluated on their ability to observe and recall inmate behavior, surroundings, and events; write clear and complete sentences; quickly respond 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 inmates 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.
- Go to www.jobs.ks.gov to complete and submit your electronic application.
- Or mail to Hutchinson Correctional Facility, 500 Reformatory Road, P.O. Box 1568, Hutchinson, KS 67504-1568;
- Or fax to 620-728-3482;
- Or contact HCF Recruiter Michelle Jensen at 620-728-3281 or by email to Michelle.Jensen@ks.gov to obtain an application and supplemental documents.
How You Will Be Evaluated: Your application will be considered incomplete and you may be found ineligible if you fail to submit all required documentation. 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 selection criteria and competencies for the position.
What To Expect Next: If you haven’t already done so, please register your DD-214 if applicable. Applications and any required documents must be received by the application deadline of this announcement. Please keep a close eye on the email you provide on your application, as a response email will follow your application with additional documents that will need to be completed. 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. EOE
Selection Process: Applicants selected for interview will be evaluated by an interview panel using performance/behavior based interview questions. 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; and possess a valid Driver’s License.
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 competency factors of the position, including any preferred selection criteria established in accordance with K.A.R. 1-6-3. The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job. Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determined by the hiring manager. See jobs.ks.gov for additional Veterans' Preference Information.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.
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. You must also submit a completed hard copy of this Certificate directly to the agency you are applying with.
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