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Job Title: Corrections Officer I (A)      (to directly link to this job posting, copy this link)   
Req. No:191900
Agency:Topeka Correctional Facility
Posting Type:External
Applications accepted through:Feb 19, 2019
Job Description:

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Job Description

Topeka Correctional Facility is accepting applications and scheduling testing for COI A positions.  This position 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.

A full position description and required Essential/Event Driven Physical Functions for this classification can be obtained by contacting the recruiter listed below.  To be considered for a COI position, applicants must successfully complete a corrections officer test and meet minimum score to be considered for an interview.   Please contact TCF to learn more about the testing process.

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 I A  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.

How to Apply:

The application process has 4 REQUIRED STEPS.

Include your name and job requisition number on all correspondence when submitting documents to the designated recruiter

Required Documents:

  • State of Kansas application completed online or mailed
  • If requesting credit for prior corrections officer (non-KDOC) training a detailed outline of courses, course content, and credit hours is required for consideration.
  • Veterans Preference documentation (DD-214 or equivalent as appropriate).
  •  A Tax Clearance Certificate is required for all applicants. Obtain your certificate by following the instructions at

Contact Information:  Ashlee Hartpence

Phone: 785-559-5108


To apply go to  Applications and resumes may be submitted to the Topeka Correctional Facility, Human Resource Office, 815 SE Rice Rd, Topeka, KS 66607, online, or faxed to 785-559-5112.

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 Revenues website at  A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individuals 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.

What to Expect Next:

Once your complete application package (including all required documents) is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking.  Based on your ranking or numerical score, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. Once that review is completed you will be contacted for an interview or notified that you were not selected for an interview.

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.

Please mail the copy of your DD 214, to:

Department of Administration
Office of Human Resources
915 SW Harrison, Room 451
Topeka, Kansas 66612

or you can fax your DD-214 to (785) 291-3715.

If you haven’t already done so, please register or update your personal data with the State of Kansas at, including submission of a copy of DD-214 if applicable.  Please call by closing date to confirm receipt of your application and required documents.

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 and physical unless promoting, transferring, or demoting from another safety sensitive position within the same agency.  Applicants shall have taken and successfully passed the KDOC Corrections Officer test within the last year and have had No DUI convictions within the last 24 months.

Note:  Multiple vacancies may be filled from this announcement.

Reasonable Accommodation:

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact 785.559-5110.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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View Job Class Spec Class/Uncl: C    Full/Part Time: F    Grade 019    Hiring Rate: $15.75    Pay Frequency: Hourly   

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