Applying To: Correctional Officer I
- Minimum: $38,558.00
- Maximum: $47,502.00
City residency requirement may be waived for this position.
Some per-performance, hourly paid positions are also available. Those positions are paid $16.21/hour and are not covered by the Employee Benefits Program, nor are they eligible for shift differential pay. Shift differential of 1% is paid for evening, night and weekend shifts.
Nature of Work
Incumbents in this position provide custodial care and control of detainees within a City detention facility.
For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Correctional Officer I
A high school diploma or General Educational Development (G.E.D.) certificate; plus two years of work experience. (Earned credit hours from an accredited college or university may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required experience at a rate of 30 semester credit hours for one year.)
AGE: Applicants must be at least 21 years of age at the time of submitting the Employment Application.
In order to be considered for this position applicants must be available to work all shifts which includes days, evenings, nights, weekends, holidays and to work at the assigned City Correctional institution. When necessary, Correctional Officers must be able to work mandatory overtime. Candidates must provide their availability for shift and weekend assignments on the Availability Section of the Employment Application.
Correctional Officers must be able to pass classroom curriculum while in training. CPR and first aid training is required after hiring.
When completing the Employment History and the Educational/Training History sections of the Employment Application, please be as thorough as possible when describing your education, training and experience relating to this position. Your employment experience and training will be used to determine whether you meet the entrance requirements for this position and to compute your experience and training evaluation. Applicants will only receive credit for their experience, training and education as shown on the application. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application. When completing the Employment History section of the application, include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment. Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered.
MEDICAL: Candidates will be required to pass an oral swab "Drug Screen" as part of the Medical examination. Incumbents are subject to random Drug Screen and Alcohol Tests as a condition of their employment.
VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS: To be eligible for veteran's preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of their DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application or upon request. The Director of Personnel may, in their discretion, accept alternate documentation.
CITY RESIDENTS PREFERENCE POINTS: City residents who pass an examination for a position in the classified service and do not receive any other preference will receive a five (5) point preference on a scale of 100 points on the exam. An additional one (1) point shall be added to the passing score of City residents who receive any other preference on a scale of 100 points. City residents must have resided in the City for at least one (1) year at the time of filing their application to be eligible for the preference points.
LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION: Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies. Please submit application as soon as possible. Applications can be submitted on the Internet.
Examination Components and Their Weights
- Experience and Training: 100%
- Character Investigation: Pass/Fail
- Medical Examination: Pass/Fail
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