All persons interested in this position, regardless of rank, must submit an application for interview
Job Duties: Responsible for the operation of the Institutional Armory, accountability of all weapons and chemical agents, chemical fog dispensers, riot and related equipment. Close coordination must be maintaines with department heads and the training department. Reponsible for the maintenance and proper operating condition of all institutional weapons; cleaning, rotation, repairing and performing preventative maintenance as necessary. Performs a detailed cleaning, inspection and servicing of every weapon assigned to the institution after the weapon has been fired by personnel for training purposes or any other reason. Peridically rotates ammnunition in weapons and armed posts. Rotates all fixed posted weapons every three months. Test fires and/or performs a function check on all weapons every three months. Maintains upkeep and maintenance of the outdoor fire range. Prepares weekly reports detailing the cleaning inspection of all weapons. Makes an actual physical accounting of all weapons, ammunition and related security items and compiles a monthly report detailing the location and condition of weapons, ammunition and chemical agents. Acts a a Safety Officer on the Firign Range when range is being utilized by personnel firing for training purposes. Reports to proper authority any employee who through negligence or carelessness, damages, defaces or renders any security equipment inoperable.
This position requires good oral and written communication skills; strong problem solving skills; effective conflict management skills; ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships and effective customer service skills; ability to adapt to new situation and/or changes. The incumbent must be capable of performing established Essential Physical Functions. An initial 6-month probationary period is required for new or promoted employees.
A full position description and essential physical functions of the position can be obtained by contacting the recruiter listed below.
Pay: Pay Grade 24
Minimum Requirements: Must meet all minimum qualifications and necessary special requirements for COI (A); be at least 20 years of age at time of appointment; have 2 years of relevant experience in the field of corrections or in the detention of convicted offenders; and have successfully completed the Corrections Officer Training Program (COTP). At the discretion of the agency, relevant college coursework or completion of corrections officer training in another jurisdiction may be substituted for some or all of the required COTP.
Minimum Competencies: The incumbent will possess strong organizational skills and have good grammar, oral and written communication skills. Applicants will be able to interact with co-workers, inmates and outside personnel to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Applicants will have the ability to comprehend, interpret and apply State statutes, regulations, policies and general orders.
Necessary Qualifications: Must be able to perform the essential physical functions of the position. Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Preferred Skills: None
How To Apply:
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 State of Kansas Application form (use this link - https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/sec-home/state-employment/apply) and submit to the Lansing Correctional Facility.
Step 3: E-mail any additional required documents Lori East, e-mail KDOC_LCF_Jobs@ks.gov
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 (send to Lansing Correctional Facility)
- Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate
- Applicable diplomas, transcripts or training certificates
Include your name and job requisition number on all correspondence when submitting documents to the designated recruiter
KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue website at https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/sec-home/state-employment/tax-clearance-certificate. A Tax Clearance is comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individuals’ 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.
Recruiter Contact Information:
Phone: Lori East at 913-727-3235 x 57026
Lansing Correctional Facility, P.O. Box 2, Lansing KS 66043
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.
What To Expect Next: 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. Candidates will be subject to a job reference check, background and criminal history investigation, drug screen and TB test. You may be expected to pass a physical. Information provided on your application/resume will be verified. Follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials in your application packet will result in you not being considered for interview/employment.
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 veteran’s preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job. Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determined by the hiring manager. Addition VPE information can be found at http://da.ks.gov/ps/aaa/recruitment/veterans.htm
Reasonable Accommodations: State agencies must provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requesting reasonable accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
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