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Corrections Officer - #69113

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applications for this position must be submitted electronically through this website. Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and résumés will not be accepted. Applications must include complete work history, including periods of unemployment if applicable. Consideration for an interview is based solely on the information within the application. A resume will not substitute for a fully completed state application. Applications submitted with “see resume” under work experience are considered incomplete. This website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application is submitted for consideration. Please refer to your RMS account for the status of your application and this position. This is a tobacco free facility. Use of all tobacco products is prohibited on site at all times. Applicants who possess an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) or a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under the Department of Human Resources Management (DHRM) Policy 1.30 Layoff (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only), must attach these forms with their state application. The Virginia Department of Corrections is an EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request. AMERICORPS, PEACE CORPS, AND OTHER NATIONAL SERVICE ALUMNI ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Corrections Officer - #69113
Role Title Security Officer III - 69113
Job Open Date 07/28/2017
Job Close Date 08/25/2017
Open Until Filled
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? No
Hiring Range $30,484 - $35,121
Agency Deep Meadow Correctional Ctr (752)
Agency Website Click Here for Agency Website
Location Powhatan - 145
Sublocation
Position Number 69113
Job Posting Number 1026494
Type of Recruitment General Public - G
Does this position have telework options? No
Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference Yes
Job Type Full-Time (Salaried)
Job Type Detail Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1
Pay Band 03
Job Description

Applications for this position must be submitted electronically through this website. Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and résumés will not be accepted.

Corrections Officers contribute to the agency’s public safety mission by providing for the safety and security of the public, staff, and offenders by ensuring effective and safe custody and control along with compliance with policy and procedure. This is successfully accomplished through the use of evidence based practices and principles that enhance effective communication strategies and role modeling as part of collaborative multi-disciplinary teams addressing offender needs.

Officers provide security over adult offenders at the institution and while in transport; supervise the daily activities of offenders while observing and recording their behavior and movement to ensure their safe and secure confinement. They interact with the visitors, staff, offenders and public to maintain orderly and secure operations.

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or a GED equivalent. Valid Driver’s License. Demonstrated ability to read and comprehend workplace policies and procedures and to prepare workplace reports and documentation. Ability to lawfully possess a firearm in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Preferred Qualifications

Stable employment history. Military or related criminal justice experience. Coursework at a community college, college, or university. Prefer individuals at least 21 years old (a waiver may be provided by the Unit Head for individuals 18-20 years old). Spanish speaking applicants are encouraged to apply.

Special Requirements

All applicants are subject to a background investigation and pre-employment drug screen.

The investigation may include: fingerprint checks (State Police, FBI); local agency checks; employment verification; verification of education (relevant to employment); credit checks; and other checks requested by the hiring authority.

Candidates for this position must successfully complete the mandatory training requirements for a Corrections Officer. Once hired, you will be required to perform the following physical activities and complete a minimum of 15 repetitions of an exercise; progressing to 50 repetitions by the completion of Phase III of Basic Training. These activities include but are not limited to:

• Push-ups, Sit-ups, Flutter Kicks
• Sprints (20 yds.)
• Running (1 mile)
• Jumping Jacks, Leg Lifts, Crunches
• Lifting/Moving (165+/- pound training dummy & 45+/- pound single object)
• Arm Circles
• Marching (1 ¼ mile)
• Kneeling, Bending, Stooping
• Stretching/Trunk Twists (Defensive Tactics – 32+/- hours)
• Climbing/Descending Stairs (2 or more flights while carrying 30+/- pound loads/light objects)


The successful candidate must also be able to physically perform the following activities as a requirement of Basic Training.

• Military Dills
• Firearms Certification
• Impact Munitions
• OC Exposure (Pepper Spray)
• CS Exposure (Tear Gas)
• Grenade Toss
• Immobilization Control Electronic (NOVA) Shield (50,000 volts @ 4 milliamps for 1 to 2 seconds)

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications for this position must be submitted electronically through this website. Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and résumés will not be accepted.

Applications must include complete work history, including periods of unemployment if applicable.

Consideration for an interview is based solely on the information within the application.

A resume will not substitute for a fully completed state application.

Applications submitted with “see resume” under work experience are considered incomplete.

This website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application is submitted for consideration.

Please refer to your RMS account for the status of your application and this position.

This is a tobacco free facility. Use of all tobacco products is prohibited on site at all times.

Applicants who possess an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) or a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under the Department of Human Resources Management (DHRM) Policy 1.30 Layoff (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only), must attach these forms with their state application.

The Virginia Department of Corrections is an EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request.

AMERICORPS, PEACE CORPS, AND OTHER NATIONAL SERVICE ALUMNI ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

Contact Information

Name Sharon W. Lewis
Phone (804) 372-4125
Fax FAXED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS POSITION
Email EMAILED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS POSITION
Address

MAILED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS POSITION

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only);
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  2. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  3. * How did you find this employment opportunity?
    • State Recruitment Management System (RMS)
    • Agency Website or Bulletin Board
    • Job Board (Indeed, Monster, Dice, etc.)
    • Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)
    • Newspaper or Professional Journal (Please specify below)
    • Career Fair or Job Event (Please specify below)
    • VEC (Virginia Employment Commission)
    • Radio/TV (Please specify below)
    • Other (Please specify below)
  4. * Please specify the actual source from your response to question #3 above (Name of newspaper, Journal Title, Job Board, Career Fair, Agency Website, Social Media Type, etc.) If unknown or none, enter: N/A.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please read this question carefully and respond appropriately. In accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) and DOJ, 28 CFR 115.17, please respond to the following: Question #1 Have you engaged in sexual abuse in an institutional setting where the term "institutional" refers to any facility or institution: (A) which is owned, operated, managed by, or provides services on behalf of any State or political subdivision of a State; and (B) which is: (i) for persons who are mentally ill, disabled, or retarded, or chronically ill or handicapped; (ii) a jail, prison, or other correctional facility; (iii) a pretrial detention facility; (iv) for juveniles; (v) providing skilled nursing, intermediate or long-term care, or custodial or residential care.
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Please read this question carefully and respond appropriately. In accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) and DOJ, 28 CFR 115.17, please respond to the following: Question #2 Have you been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Please read this question carefully and respond appropriately. In accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) and DOJ, 28 CFR 115.17, please respond to the following: Question #3 Have you been civilly or administratively adjudicated for having engaged in the sexual activity described in questions #1 and/or #2, above?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have a high school diploma or equivalency certificate?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Do you have a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * All persons hired or rehired into a Corrections Officer position, including former employees with an expired DCJS Corrections Officer Certification, must be able to successfully perform the physical activities required during Basic Corrections Officer Training. Please review the physical training requirements information located in the special requirements section of the job announcement before answering the following question. Are you able to successfully complete the physical activities required during Basic Corrections Officer Training?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
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