Corrections Officer - #69113

State Of Virginia Buckingham , VA 23921

Posted 2 months ago

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

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 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.



icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon
lc_ad

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Corrections Captain 00145

State Of Virginia

Posted 12 months ago

VIEW JOBS 12/3/2019 12:00:00 AM 2020-03-02T00:00 Applications for this position must be submitted electronically through this website. Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and résumés will not be accepted. Contributes to the agency's public safety mission by directing daily activities of security supervisors and support staff as shift commander in an institutional setting. Coordinates and reviews the work of others on assigned shift to ensure a safe, secure and productive environment. Leads, develops and counsels staff. Responsible for work schedules, duty rosters and performance management system for staff. Conducts ongoing inspections to ensure compliance with security post audit, policies and procedures governing all aspects of institutional operations. Interacts with management, staff, visitors, offenders and the public to maintain orderly and secure operations. Minimum Qualifications High school diploma or equivalent. Valid Drivers License. DCJS Certification. Progressive security working experience within the Virginia Department of Corrections. Extensive working knowledge of departmental policies, institutional policies, operating practices, procedures, and offender programs. Working experience planning, scheduling, and/or organizing work for others to include timekeeping and duty roster management. Extensive experience in the supervision of corrections staff. Ability to sufficiently receive, understand, follow, and give oral and written instructions. Working knowledge in the use of firearms, radio equipment, physical control devices, electric and electronic controls. Preferred Qualifications Prefer coursework in Criminal Justice or related field, LEAD graduate or equivalent applicable experience or training. Prefer knowledge and experience with Evidence Based Practices. Prefer working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook programs. 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. State Of Virginia Buckingham VA

Corrections Officer - #69113

State Of Virginia