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Job Category: Corrections Officer (entry level)
Reference #: 611200
Job Title: Correctional Officer I
Hiring Organization: State of Vermont Department of Corrections
Salary Range: 15.49 Hourly
Closing Date: 12/31/2015
Job Location: Vermont
Description: Correctional Officer I jobs are with the Department of Corrections at various locations throughout the state. Vacancies may occur in South Burlington, Rutland, St. Albans, St. Johnsbury, Windsor, Newport, and Springfield. Please apply to the job posting for the facility you are interested in working in. You must appy to each posting to be considered for that location.

The start of your career in Corrections begins with a week at the correctional facility observing the duties and role of a correctional officer. Then, the next five weeks of instruction are at the Vermont Correctional Academy (http://doc.vermont.gov/involvement/careers-in-corrections/vca), where you will learn the core skill set of a corrections professional. After graduation, you will participate in eighty hours of onsite training supervised by staff at your new facility.

The majority of our correctional officers start out with a full time temporary position and often move on to a permanent position as they become available.

The Department of Human Resources continuously accepts applications to fill temporary vacancies. Temporary appointments made from this announcement have the potential to become permanent classified. Temporary employees do not receive benefits and cannot work more than 1520 hours per year. Temporary employees may very likely work 40 hours per week but could work less. The amount of hours worked will vary from facility to facility, depending on current need.

Correctional duties involve the supervision, custody, treatment, and training of inmates confined in a correctional facility. Duties are performed under the supervision of higher ranking staff and in accordance with operational procedures of the assigned facility. All employees of the Agency of Human Services perform their respective functions adhering to four key practices: customer service, holistic service, strength-based relationships and results orientation.

To read the full job specification for this position, please visit the DHR Job Specifications page.
Special Instructions: Apply online, http://humanresources.vermont.gov/careers

We are a continuous hire and have opeinings across the state at any of our seven facilities. Temporary officers have opportunities to move into permenant positions. You are encouraged to apply for both temp and perm postions.
Additional Online Information: http://humanresources.vermont.gov/classification_hiring/classification/job_specifications?code=61120T
Contact Information: Jonathan Leibold
Academy Operations Training Coordinator
103 South Main St.
Waterbury , Vermont United States
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