Minnesota Department Of Corrections TRAINEE - CORRECTIONS OFFICER
It looks like the Minnesota Department Of Corrections has their "Help Wanted" sign out on the lawn!
TRAINEE - CORRECTIONS OFFICER
$ 13.59 hourly
Date Posted: 09/24/2012
Closing Date: 10/05/2012
Hiring Agency: Corrections Dept
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Posting Number: 128526000001
Employment Conditions: Limited, Full-time
Work Shift: Day Shift
Days of Work: Monday-Friday , 08:00 AM-04:30 PM
Travel Required: no
Job Grouping: Corr Public Safety Legal
Classified Status: Non-Status
Job Description: Complete a six-week training program to learn to enforce Minnesota Correctional Facility (MCF) rules and maintain security; supervise offenders in daily living routines; monitor movement and activities, including acting as an offender work crew supervisor; exercise disciplinary control over offenders; and write reports. The training includes a two-week academy program in St. Paul plus a four-week job location training for a total of six-weeks.
Applicants who qualify will need to pass ALL components of the REACT test, interview and background checks in order to be placed on the eligibility list for hire. If a position is offered, you must also pass a pre-employment physical exam. Applicants hired must successfully complete the six-week training program in order to be appointed to a Corrections Officer 1 position with a salary range of $15.10 to $17.92 per hour ($31,529 to $37,417 per year).
Employees who are appointed to Corrections Officer 1 will be eligible for promotion to Corrections Officer 2 after one year with a salary range of $16.47 to $23.81 per hour ($34,389 to $49,715 per year).
The eligible list established from this selection process will be used to fill future Trainee-Corrections Officer vacancies at MN Correctional Facilities in Faribault, Lino Lakes, Oak Park Heights, Red Wing, Rush City, Shakopee, St. Cloud, Stillwater, Togo and Willow River/Moose Lake.
Qualified applicants will remain on the eligible list for a period of at least one year.
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify for further consideration and assessment, you must:
1. Be at least 18 years of age to work at an adult facility. Must be 21 years or older to work at a juvenile facility (MCF-Red Wing and MCF-Togo) unless enrolled or have completed course work in a post-secondary education program to pursue a degree in a behavioral science; AND
2. Possess a high school diploma or GED; AND
3. Possess a valid driver?s license (may be required for specific assignments); AND
4. Be able to pass a criminal history background check, which will be conducted prior to hire. In order to pass, you must have successfully completed all sentencing and/or restitution requirements of law enforcement jurisdictions, including probation; AND
5. Be able to possess a firearm.
In addition, you must possess one of the following in order to qualify:
1. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; OR
2. Two year Associate's degree in Corrections, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law Enforcement, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, or a related field; OR
3. One year of full-time or full-time equivalent security experience in a correctional setting, such as a security hospital or state or county correctional facility; OR
4. Successful completion of an internship in a Minnesota Correctional Facility in a related security area; OR
5. Honorable discharge from active military duty or National Guard duty or current member in good standing with the National Guard; OR
6. Three years of full-time equivalent work experience in any field of work.
REACT TEST/INTERVIEW PROCESS: If you meet the above qualifications, you may apply for further consideration. The Department of Corrections (DOC) will notify you by e-mail (US mail if no e-mail available) with the information on how to schedule an appointment to take the REACT test within a few days of this announcement closing. There is limited space available and reservations for testing will be on a first come, first serve basis. You will be asked to verify that you meet the above minimum qualifications at the time of the test.
The REACT test will be administered by the DOC at its Central Office location in St. Paul (driving directions and information will be given at the time your appointment is scheduled to take the test). The test is comprised of the following components: human relations (situational video test), counting, reading and report writing.
If you pass all components of the REACT test, you will be invited back to interview in St. Paul. Please ensure that your contact information (i.e. e-mail address, mailing address and home, cell and work phone numbers) is up-to-date so that we are able to contact you. Please note that criminal history and employment reference checks will be conducted on the successful candidates prior to an offer of employment. In addition, new employees will be fingerprinted by the DOC within the first 30 days of employment.
Preferred Qualifications: PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
For a copy of the Physical Demands Analysis, contact Jamie Niedzielski at (651) 361-7301 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If a job offer is made, you must pass a physical examination which is based on the job responsibilities, a Tuberculosis (Mantoux) test, and a drug screen.
Selection Process: Please see Minimum Qualifications for information on the selection process, which includes a scored test and interview process.
If you are not a current DOC employee, and you are invited to test and interview and have a previous criminal conviction, please be prepared to provide documentation from the specific law enforcement jurisdiction that you have successfully completed all court-ordered action (e.g. probation, fines, sentencing, restitution, etc.).
For non-DOC employees, criminal history and Predatory Offender Registration checks will be conducted on the final candidate(s) prior to the start date.
Employment reference checks will also be conducted on the final candidate(s). This may include a review of job performance and discipline records. New employees will be fingerprinted within the first 30 days of employment.
How to Apply: Once you create and submit your resume through the online Resume Builder program (WORLDS OF POSSIBILITIES), you must apply to TRAINEE CORRECTIONS OFFICER/POSTING #128526000001 to ensure consideration. To apply, check the "Apply for this job" box and click on the "Apply to Selected Jobs" button on the bottom of the announcement.
If you wish to apply with a paper copy, submit your typed resume and a completed State of Minnesota Employment Application form to: Minnesota Management Budget (MMB), 400 Centennial Office Building, 658 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55155. The paper application is available on the State Careers and MMB websites, at any state agency HR office, or by calling 651-259-3637. Please list TRAINEE CORRECTIONS OFFICER/POSTING #128526000001 in the Specific Opening area of the application form to ensure that you are referred to the appropriate vacancy.
Please ensure that your contact information (i.e. e-mail address, mailing address, and home/work phone numbers) is up-to-date so that we are able to contact you regarding the status of your application.
Current State Employees: Please note that employment provisions (including but not limited to seniority and leave accrual) vary among the three branches of Minnesota State government. When considering a job with another branch of state government, you are highly encouraged to explore these differences. For assistance, please direct questions to both your current and anticipated Human Resources offices.
Contact for More Information: Sue Ricci, 651/361-7298; email@example.com.
Re: Minnesota Department Of Corrections TRAINEE - CORRECTIONS OFFICER
Thanks for bringing this Jim! Just giving it a "bump" to the top of the home page to extend it's visibility!