Are you looking for more than just a job, but the start of a successful career? If you have a strong dedication to public service and want to help keep the public safe, we encourage you to submit an application for the State Correctional Institution (SCI) at Waymart.
The Corrections Officer Trainee participates in formal training sessions and on-the-job assignments to develop skills and techniques in the custody and supervision of inmates in a state correctional facility. Work is performed under the direct supervision of a corrections officer. Work in this position involves the care, custody, control, and non-professional counseling of inmates.
Duties for this position include:
Direct and indirect contact with inmates and visitors.
Directing inmates and maintaining security incellblocks, housing units, cottages, work areas, dining, and recreation areas.
Observing inmates and inmate behavior and reporting anything unusual to a corrections officer.
Participating in formalized instruction in the areas of sociology, psychology, court procedures, self-defense, leadership, custodial responsibilities, and the facility's organizational structure.
Providing advice and guidance in assisting inmates in their adjustment to and participating in correctional processes and the Department's rules and regulations.
Eligible for full retirement benefits at age 50 or 55
This is a union position and is subject to the promotion provisions of a collective bargaining agreement or memorandum.
Comprehensive benefits package, including health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs
Successful candidates will work a 40-hour work week with shifts to be determined, attend and successfully pass a five week training program, work "locked inside" a facility unarmed and exposed to the danger of physical harm, accept the possibility that you may have to use physical force during inmate disturbances, work any shift and work in all areas of the institution as assigned, work overtime as required by operation necessities and emergencies, work on those weekends and holidays which occur during your normal work schedule, and report to work under adverse weather conditions.
If you are selected for hire and you are not a current Commonwealth employee, this position requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the start of your employment. You are considered to be fully vaccinated two weeks after your second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine (e.g., the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines) or two weeks after receiving a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine (e.g., the Johnson & Johnson vaccine). If you are not fully vaccinated prior to the start of your employment, or you have not received an accommodation exempting you from the Commonwealth's vaccination policy based on a medical or religious reason, your job offer will be rescinded.
If you are selected for hire and you are a current Commonwealth employee, this position requires you to be either fully vaccinated prior to starting in this position OR undergo weekly testing for COVID-19. Unless you have received an accommodation exempting you from the Commonwealth's vaccination policy based on a medical or religious reason, if you are not fully vaccinated prior to starting in this position and you refuse to undergo weekly COVID-19 testing, your job offer will be rescinded.
You must have successfully examined and have a current score on file. If you have not already done so, you must first apply to the CORRECTIONS OFFICER TRAINEE (ONLINE EXAM) posting and follow the directions provided.
You must meet thePA residency requirement. For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow thelinkand click on Residency.
You must be able to perform essential job functions.
Donotsubmit resumes, cover letters, and similar documents. These documents willnotbe reviewed.
Candidates must successfully complete a background investigation, medical examination, psychological evaluation, and urinalysis screening for drugs.
Please check your inbox and spam mail regularly as additional information regarding the interview process will be sent to the email address you utilized when applying for this vacancy. Once you receive the interview notice email, please respond by the date indicated in the email to accept or decline the interview date/time. Please note that all applicants may not receive an interview notice. This depends on your score as well as the number of positions available.You must follow all instructions provided in notices to be considered for a vacancy.
Veterans:Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. 7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go towww.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspxand click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us email@example.com.
The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.
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