Virginia State Government Corrections Officer - #69113 in Sussex, Virginia

Position Information
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

Charlene Baynard

Phone

804-834-4053

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Working Title: Corrections Officer - #69113

Role Title: Security Officer III - 69113

Job Open Date: 04/14/2017

Job Close Date: 05/05/2017

Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?: No

Hiring Range: $29,596 - $34,098

Agency: Sussex 2 State Prison (734)

Agency Website: Click Here for Agency Website

Location: Sussex - 183

Position Number: 69113

Job Posting Number: 1023634

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