Application and/or rsum for this position must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date through the Commonwealth of Virginia's Job Board/Recruitment Management System (RMS). Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and/or rsums 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.
Please Note: All persons that are newly hired, rehired, transferred, promoted, or demoted into a Corrections Officer position must serve a new 12-month probationary period. This excludes current Virginia Department of Corrections security employees possessing an active DCJS Corrections Officer Certification. #COVAentryleveljobs
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.
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.
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 complete the Basic Corrections Officer training program, which includes: ? Rigorous physical exercise that consists of various cardiovascular, strength building and stretching exercises. The candidate will be expected to run 1 mile, participate in organized physical training sessions and complete an obstacle course that includes sprinting, jumping, crawling and dragging a weighted object. ? Qualification with all firearms currently authorized for use by the Virginia Department of Corrections. ? Exposure to various riot control agents. ? Participation in extensive hands-on defensive training. ? CPR and First aid training. ? Multiple written tests including multiple choice, fill in the blank, computer based testing and short essay style questions.
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