Job Duty Description: The primary mission of this position is to protect and serve the public members of Kansas, the secondary mission is to foster change in the inmate population thru appropriate behavior modeling, problem solving, communication skills and work ethics. This position serves a critical role in the overall operations of the facility by providing immediate supervision to all levels of the inmate population during a routine shift, and resolving problems or respond to emergencies within the compound in a judicious, expedient manner with the goal of creating a save living and working environment. Ultimately the goal is to modify the incarcerated inmate’s behavior to acceptable levels so that they may eventually, if judged appropriately by the laws of Kansas, re-enter society and become productive members that no longer prey on others.
Minimum Qualifications: Must meet all minimum qualifications and necessary special requirements for CO I A; have a minimum of one year 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.
Performance Standards: 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. An initial 6-month probationary period is required for new or promoted employees.
Note: Multiple vacancies may be filled from this announcement
A full position description and required essential physical functions for this classification can be obtained by contacting the recruiter listed below.
TO APPLY: 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 to obtain an application and supplemental documents;
- Or email to HCF.Recruitment@ks.gov to obtain an application.
If you haven’t already done so, please register or update your personal data with the State of Kansas at www.jobs.ks.gov, including submission of copy of DD-214 if applicable. Applications and any required documents must be received by the application deadline of this announcement. Please call by closing date to confirm receipt of your application and required documents. 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.
Veteran Preference Eligible (VPE): This position is eligible for veterans’ preference. Interested veterans must submit a DD-214 to the Department of Administration to be verified as a veteran under K.S.A. 73-201 prior to the vacancy close date. Verified veterans who meet the selection criteria for this position will be invited for an interview.
Reasonable Accommodation: Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact 620.728-3281. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodations will be made on a case-by case basis.
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.
The Hutchinson Correctional Facility is an Equal Opportunity Employer