Job Title:

Correctional Officer 1

Closing Date/Time:

Continuous

Salary:

$1,882.00 - $3,482.00 Monthly
$22,584.00 - $41,784.00 Annually 

Job Type:

Full-Time Permanent

Location:

- Various Locations, West Virginia

 

 DESCRIPTION

Correctional Officers enforce rules necessary for the control of offenders and the maintenance of public safety. Positions may be in Adult Centers/Prisons, Regional Jails, and Juvenile Centers. Applications for Correctional Officer 1 are accepted continuously to build a list of eligible candidates. The list will be used to fill openings as they occur. Contact the individual Centers for specific vacancy information.

 

IMPORTANT: Applicants who qualify for Correctional Officer 2-6 must apply for those titles separately. 

 

 

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HOW TO APPLY: You MUST apply online. We do not accept paper applications without prior authorization. You may apply from any Internet connected computer. Public access computers are available at many WorkForce WV Offices, Correctional Centers, and some public libraries. If you must use a paper application due to disability, please call our office (304) 558-3950 ext. 0 (8-4:30pm) for special instructions. 

SPECIAL ASSESSMENT INSTRUCTIONS: 
You must meet the minimum qualifications stated below. In addition, this job requires an Online Behavioral Assessment (Corrections Selection Inventory or CSI). No special preparation is required for this procedure. Assessments are administered at most Correctional Centers and many WorkForce WV Offices. The process usually takes about 45 minutes. You MUST contact a Correctional Center or local WorkForce WV Office for a testing appointment. Consult your local phone directory or see the list at the end of this posting. 
Do not call the State Division of Personnel for testing appointments or information. 

You can apply online at any time BEFORE reporting for the Assessment, OR you may apply and take the online assessment at the facility on the same day. 

Do NOT APPLY online unless you can take the online assessment within 90 days. You should make a testing appointment as soon as possible after applying online. Photo Identification is required. 

IMPORTANT: There is a 180 day (6 months) waiting period to re-apply and re-take the assessment. Scores remain active for one year and expire one year from the eligible date. 

If you have previously applied and want to update your name, address or email, simply login to your online account and click "My Account". If you want to change work preferences, or county availability, do not re-apply. Instead, send us a letter and we will update your record.

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Training: Graduation from a standard high school or the equivalent. 

Experience: None required. 

Special Conditions of Employment with the Division of Corrections: 
Applicants must successfully complete a psychological examination prior to appointment and annually thereafter. 
Applicants must successfully complete a medical examination prior to appointment and annually thereafter. 
Applicants must successfully complete a physical performance test prior to appointment and annually thereafter. 
Applicants must successfully complete a chemical urinalysis drug-screening test prior to initial employment. All employees in this job class shall be subject to drug testing for probable cause as set forth in agency policy. 
Applicant's character and suitability for employment as a Correctional Officer must be verified through an agency investigation prior to employment. Applicant's background must be clear of felony convictions. 
Applicants appointed to the classified service will be required to work various shifts and it is understood schedules are subject to change at any time. 
Applicants are subject to mandatory overtime requirements and must be available for assignment to any location in the State of West Virginia. 
Applicants must possess a valid driver's license prior to appointment and continuously maintain such license while employed in this classification. 
Applicants shall successfully complete orientation training upon employment. 
Applicants shall successfully complete annual in-service training to maintain Correctional Officer status. 
Applicants shall successfully complete specialized training as assigned. This particularly includes training, licensing, certification or education requirements necessary for assignment to a specialized post or position. 

Special Conditions of Employment with Regional Jails: 
Applicants must successfully complete a psychological evaluation prior to appointment and at any time required during employment. 
Applicant's character and suitability for employment as a Correctional Officer must be verified by a background investigation prior to appointment. 
Applicants must submit to and meet minimum standard for a physical examination prior to employment. 
Applicants must successfully complete an oral interview prior to appointment. 
Applicants must successfully complete a chemical urinalysis drug-screening test prior to initial employment. All employees in this job class shall be subject to drug testing for probable cause as set forth in agency policy. 
Applicants must successfully meet physical standards to perform the essential functions and tasks prior to appointment and annually thereafter. 
Applicants must be available to work all shifts and assignments and work overtime as required; and, furthermore, be available for temporary assignment to any location in the State of West Virginia. 
Applicants must possess a valid driver's license prior to appointment and continuously maintain such license while employed. 
Applicants shall successfully complete orientation training upon employment. 
Applicants shall successfully complete annually forty (40) hours of in-service training, undergo a physical examination, and pass a test of physical conditioning successfully. 
Applicants shall successfully complete one hundred and twenty (120) hours of basic correctional officer training during probationary period. 
Applicants shall successfully complete specialized training as assigned, including any particular training, licensing, certification or education requirements necessary for assignment to a post or position. 
Applicants must maintain a telephone at his/her residence for the duration of employment. 
Applicants must possess the ability to perform the essential functions and tasks of an entry level correctional officer.