This is first-line supervisory corrections work. Incumbents in this class supervise lower level officers at a minimum security correctional facility. Work involves ensuring safety and security of staff, offenders, and the public. Duties are diversified and include working effectively and efficiently to accomplish tasks involving all aspects of offenders’ incarceration.
A full Position Description and Essential Functions for this classification can be obtained by contacting the recruiter listed below. Multiple positions may be filled by this vacancy.
- Currently working as an employee of the Kansas Department of Corrections;
- Must be at least 20 years of age at the time of appointment;
- Must meet all minimum qualifications and necessary special requirements for CO IA - 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;
- Have a minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience in the field of corrections or the detention of convicted offenders; and
- Have successfully completed the CO Training Program. At the discretion of the agency, relevant college coursework or completion of co training in another jurisdiction may be substituted for some or all of the required COTP and for some or all of the required non-supervisory experience.
- Three (3) years of relevant experience in the field of corrections or in the detention of convicted offenders, preferably as a CO II or CS I with the KDOC.
- Ability to deal effectively with individuals under restraint. Knowledge of procedures and practices of supervising offenders confined to an adult medium/minimum correctional facility.
- Ability to stand for long periods, respond quickly to emergencies, and use force to subdue violent offenders.
- Ability to counsel staff and solve problems. Ability to make command decisions based on information available which may not be complete
Strong problem solving skills; good oral and written communication skills; effective conflict management skills; ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships and effective customer service skills; ability to adapt to new situations and/or changes. The incumbent must be capable of performing established Essential Physical Functions. Capacity to remain alert over long periods of time. Capacity to remain calm during stressful situations. Capacity to physically restrain offenders. Good physical condition, including the capacity to respond to emergencies quickly, to climb stairs, and to use physical force to subdue violent and resisting offenders.
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 six-month probationary period.
HOW TO APPLY:
STEP 1:Complete and submit the official State of Kansas Application Form.
STEP 2: Submit additional required documents, including tax clearance certificate, by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 20, 2018 to the recruiter designated on this job announcement.
- Online State of Kansas Application form
- Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate
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.
Recruiter Contact Information:
Name: Jamie Graham
Phone: 620-221-6660 Ext. 56021
Winfield Correctional Facility
1806 Pinecrest Circle
Winfield, KS 67156
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:
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.
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 determine by the hiring manager. Additional VPE information can be found at http://da.ks.gov/ps/aaa/recruitment/veterans.htm.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the app
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