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Job Description

Job Title:   Corrections Officer I

County:   Cowley

Req. No:   188215

Agency Name:   Winfield Correctional Facility

Posting Type:   External  --> Click here for Definition of Posting Type

Applications accepted through:    DEC 11, 2017

Job Description:

A Corrections Officer I supervises, maintains discipline and control of offenders at all times.  Performs searches and shakedowns of offenders, persons and physical areas in order to prevent and control secretion of contraband.  Observes and monitors offender activities and interactions while enforcing policy, rules, and regulations.  Follows established security procedure in controlling visitors, staff, offender and vehicular traffic to prevent the admittance or exit of authorized persons and the introduction of contraband.  Takes and reports periodic counts of offenders.  Responds to emergency situations in accordance with appropriate contingency plans.  Subject to regular rotation or post and/or shift assignment within the facility.  Corrections Officers are required to weapons qualify under KDOC guidelines during initial training and on an annual basis.

A full position description and required Essential/Event Driven Physical Functions for this classification can be obtained by contacting the recruiter listed below.


Minimum Requirements:

KDOC Corrections Officer Testing will take place the week of December 11, 2017. Recruiter will call to schedule.


Preferred Skills/Qualifications:

Ability to deal effectively with individuals; knowledge of procedures and practices of supervising offenders confined in an adult minimum correctional facility; and ability to use physical force as warranted to subdue violent offenders.


Performance Standards: 

CO I (A)’s are evaluated on their ability to observe and recall offender behavior, surroundings and events; write clear and complete sentences; respond to emergencies quickly, climb stairs, and use physical force to subdue violent and resisting offenders; remain alert over long periods of time; remain calm during stressful situations; and interact with offenders and co-workers to establish and maintain effective working relationships. The incumbent must be capable of performing Essential Physical Functions. An initial 12-month probationary period is required for new Corrections Officers.  


New Hire Pay Rate: $14.66, plus shift differential (if applicable). Full time position with benefits.

Officers working 2nd (2 pm to 10 pm) or 3rd (10 pm to 6 am) shift are paid an additional shift differential of 30 cents an hour.  Overtime work is available.  We are a 24 hour/7 day a week operation so days off are consecutive but may be during the week.  Shift and Days Off will be determined after candidates are hired. Preferences for Shift will be taken into consideration, but not guaranteed. 


Hire Date: Monday, January 22, 2018

Orientation: Monday, January 22, 2018 – Friday, January 26, 2018

Basic Training: Monday, January 29, 2018 – Friday, February 16, 2018



STEP 1: Register by completing the online Personal Data Form

              (Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number or a State of Kansas Employee ID number.)  

STEP 2: Complete the official State of Kansas Application Form 

STEP 3: Submit application and additional required documents, including diploma and tax clearance certificate, by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, December 11, 2017 to the recruiter designated on this job announcement.



Note: Your application will be considered incomplete and you may be found ineligible if you fail to submit all required documentation, including transcripts and Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate, by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.


KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html.

A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. Applicants are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency.  This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.


Recruiter Contact Information:

Name:   Jamie Graham

Phone:  620-221-6660, Ext. 56021

FAX:     620-221-9229

Email:   Jamie.Graham@ks.gov


Agency Information:  

Winfield Correctional Facility

1806 Pinecrest Circle

Winfield, KS 67156


How You Will Be Evaluated:

Once you complete and submit your application materials, your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum and any necessary special requirements.  Next, your application will be evaluated and rated based on preferred competencies and criteria for the position.

What To Expect Next:

After your application is evaluated and ranked, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified of the outcome after the selection process is complete.  You may call or email the recruiter contact listed to inquire about your application.

Veterans Preference Eligible (VPE):

Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a veteran under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the minimum qualifications and competency factors of the position. The veteran’s preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job.  Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determine by the hiring manager.  Additional VPE information can be found at http://da.ks.gov/ps/aaa/recruitment/veterans.htm.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.

Winfield Correctional Facility is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Find out more about us at our web site

Class/Uncl Full/Part Time: Grade: Hiring Rate: Pay Frequency:
C F 019 $14.66 Hourly

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