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Job Title: Corrections Officer II      (to directly link to this job posting, copy this link)   
Req. No:191902
Agency:Topeka Correctional Facility
Posting Type:Agency
Applications accepted through: 
Job Description:

Open to Department of Corrections employees only.

This is full performance corrections work enforcing designated laws, rules and regulations in a corrections facility, and providing functional supervision to lower level Corrections Officers.

Incumbents in this class are responsible for controlling inmates in living, work or recreational areas on a specific post in a corrections institution and providing functional supervision to lower level Corrections Officers assigned to the post. Incumbents may serve as members of a unit team providing input into the rehabilitation of members within the unit.

Incumbents in this class are certified Corrections Officers and exercise delegated statutory powers

Key Requirements:

  • You must meet the minimum requirements for the Corrections Officer I and Corrections Officer II classification (See “Corrections Officer I and II” classifications)
  • You must submit your complete application and all supporting documents by the closing date of the announcement (See “How to Apply” section)
  • You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination
  • If not currently employed by the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) you will be required to pass a drug screen and a TB screening.
  • If not currently a Corrections Officer with the KDOC you will be required to complete a physical examination.

Minimum Requirements Required:

Must meet all minimum qualifications and necessary special requirements for COI A which include: having a valid driver's license, pass the KDOC/Corrections Officer test with a 70% or above, have a HS diploma/GED, free of felony convictions, free of any felony or misdemeanor domestic violence crime, 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.

How You Will Be Evaluated:

Corrections Officer II candidates are evaluated and rated against factors which may include experience, education, training courses, performance reviews, and interview scores.

Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified.  Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

How to Apply:

The application process has 4 REQUIRED STEPS.

A Tax Clearance Certificate is required for all applicants. Obtain your certificate by following the instructions at

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

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 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.

NOTE: Submission of a résumé or an application alone IS NOT a complete application. This position requires the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described previously. Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the "How to Apply" instructions. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in you not being considered for employment.

Required Documents:

  • Tax Clearance Certificate
  • State of Kansas application completed online or mailed
  • List of college courses, with credit hours, major(s), and grade point average or class ranking.  (Prior to appointment, an official college transcript will be required.)
  • 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).


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.

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.

Veterans Preference’ Eligible (VPE):

Former military personnel that have been verified as “veteran” under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the minimum requirements of the class. The veterans’ preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job.  Positions are filled as determine by the hiring manager as being the best qualified.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement:

State agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation 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.

View Job Class Spec Class/Uncl: C    Full/Part Time: F    Grade 021    Hiring Rate: $17.39    Pay Frequency: Hourly   

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