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Location: Orofino, ID

Date Posted: July 16, 2014

Source: Idaho Works

Correctional Officer

Department of Correction

Open for Recruitment: July 16, 2014 - Open until further notice
Announcement # 09212058432
Salary Range: $13.27 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Cottonwood, Orofino

Have you ever thought about working in Law Enforcement?

There has never been a better time to join us. IDOC is looking for more Difference-Makers and the Department is modernizing management, and updating training to reflect the most recent and nationally accepted thinking on offender management.

Working inside the prison with the incarcerated population of offenders, Correctional Officers carry out the day to day operations of the correctional institution, work daily with offenders and have a great opportunity to make the biggest impact in an offender's life. This is your chance to work for an organization that truly makes a positive difference in individual lives and in our community - transforming lives one person, one family, one community at a ...

Correctional Officer

Department of Correction

Open for Recruitment: July 16, 2014 - Open until further notice
Announcement # 09212058432
Salary Range: $13.27 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Cottonwood, Orofino

Have you ever thought about working in Law Enforcement?

There has never been a better time to join us. IDOC is looking for more Difference-Makers and the Department is modernizing management, and updating training to reflect the most recent and nationally accepted thinking on offender management.

Working inside the prison with the incarcerated population of offenders, Correctional Officers carry out the day to day operations of the correctional institution, work daily with offenders and have a great opportunity to make the biggest impact in an offender's life. This is your chance to work for an organization that truly makes a positive difference in individual lives and in our community - transforming lives one person, one family, one community at a time.

The Idaho Department of Correction is the 3rd largest employer in Idaho state government. Approximately 1,500 employees, a majority of them Correctional Officers, are currently building rewarding careers with the department. Correctional Officers develop expertise in everything from security to offender treatment programs. Ample promotional opportunties await; you can go as far as your energy and determination will take you.

The Mission of Idaho Department of Correction is to promote a safer Idaho by reducing recidivism.

What are the benefits?

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Entry level position where IDOC provides the training you need to be successful in the position.

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Pay increase to $14.05 after successful completion of entrance probationary period

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Medical, dental, vision & life insurance benefits with premiums at competative rates

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PERSI Retirement

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Optional additional life insurance and retirement benefits

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Paid training program including a course at the Idaho POST Academy for Basic Correction

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Daily physical training during the academy

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After training, shifts are 12 hours allowing more days off work

* Promotional opportunties in Security, Probation & Parole, Education & Treatment and Support capacities
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Generous paid vacation and sick leave policies

This announcement is for the Correctional Officer academies starting in May or July. If you are interested in this position & working in Orofino or Cottonwood, please apply to this announcement. If you have recently applied for Correctional Officer on another announcement, you must reapply for this opening.

This announcement is for both the Cottonwood facility, North Idaho Correctional Institution (NICI) and Idaho Correctional Institution, Orofino (ICIO). To learn more about the facilities and the towns they are located in, or about Idaho in general, click one of the following links:

~NICI~ ~Cottonwood~ ~ICIO~ ~Orofino~ ~Idaho~ ~Idaho Department of Correction~

Minimum Qualifications:

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Willingness to: work unarmed among unrestricted offenders; work in a high-stress, hostile environment; withstand offender harassment, threats, and verbal abuse; deal with violence and break up fights; conduct body searches of offenders and visitors for contraband and weapons; work in confined spaces such as guard towers for entire shift; fire a weapon at an individual if necessary; physically restrain offenders; work in a disciplined, law enforcement environment and carry out orders; work shifts, weekends, holidays, and overtime.

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No hearing, sight, or physical limitations that would prevent performance of duties.

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Applicants must meet entrance requirements established by the Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Academy for Correction Officers.

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Applicants must be off misdemeanor probation for at least the last 12 months.

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Eligible to own/possess or receive a firearm under the provisions of state or federal law.

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Experience using a personal computer to enter, retrieve and edit information.

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Applicant must be at least 21 years of age.

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Applicant must successfully pass a background investigation.

Links & Information

* Correctional Officer Duties & Video
* Application Steps
* Background Investigation Questionnaire
* Documents required upon interview: Proof of High School Diploma or GED, Proof of US Citizenship (issued by a government entity), DD-214 (if applicable), Police Reports & Court Documents (if applicable)
* Training Requirements
* Physical Requirements

Click the button on the left to Apply Online now. Once you complete the application and pass the two required exams you must submit a completed Background Information Questionnaire to move forward in the selection process. Check your email often for updates about your application. You must be at least 21 years old to apply to this announcement.

After you apply:

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You must submit a Background Investigation Questionnaire to move forward in the selection process. Follow the link to access the questionnaire and read answers to our frequently asked questions.

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Your application status will be manual set to "inactive". This is a normal administrative function.

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Check your email regularly for updates about your application status

When updating your online application information, please add/select:

Department of Correction under "Agencies"
Full-time employment under "Job Type/Shift"
Orofino and/or Cottonwood under "Cities"

Thank you for your interest in employment with Idaho Department of Correction!

~Professionalism, Respect, Service, Teamwork~

Temporary appointments made from this announcement have the potential to become permanent (classified) at the location of this announcement after serving at least one thousand forty hours (1040) of continuous employment. Veterans may qualify for benefits under the GI Bill. If you have questions, contact the Department of Correction Human Resources at hr@idoc.idaho.gov or (208) 658-2020

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