Category: PROTECTIVE SERV/LAW ENFORCEMENT/SECURITY
Arizona Department of Corrections
Safer communities through effective corrections.
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This position learns and demonstrates proficiency in the role of a Correctional Officer II during classroom and field instructions at a Correctional Officers Training Academy (COTA).
Correctional Officers will be required to serve a 12 month probationary period.
Incentive pay is available for Correctional Officers who are assigned to the various State Prison Complexes as follows: Winslow Complex and Apache unit will receive 10% of base salary; Lewis (Buckeye), Florence, Eyman, and Safford complexes will receive a 5% of base salary. Other state prison complexes are located in Douglas, Tucson, Phoenix, Goodyear, Yuma, Arizona. Placement of a Correctional Officer is determined by th Recruitment Unit for Selection and Hiring (RUSH).
Apply online or contact a recruiter at (602) 542-7572.
- High School Diploma or GED, 21 years of age, no felony convictions, valid Arizona Driver’s License, and proof of legal U.S. residency.
- Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject ot driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).
- Applicant must meet the minimum qualifications to be considered for employment. Applicants will be required to submit an employment application, and successfully complete a comprehensive knowledge exam, oral interview, fit-pro examination, medical/physical exam, psychological exam, background check and pre-employment drug test.
NOTE: Applicants who successfully complete the selection process as described above must attend and complete the Correctional Officer Training Academy (COTA), located in Tucson, Arizona, for seven weeks. Upon successful completion of the COTA training, graduates receive a Certificate of Completion in Correctional Technology with 21 college credit hours. Any existing testing component can be modified and components can be added at any time. Cadets not meeting all COTA requirements will be dismissed.