>Users:   login   |  register       > email         > people    

Career Center
Job Description   icon New Search
 
Job Category: Corrections Officer (entry level)
Reference #: Requisition Number 1567
Job Title: Corrections Officer Trainee
Hiring Organization: New Hampshire Department of Corrections
Salary Range: 15.90 + Shift Diff & Hazard Duty
Closing Date: 2016-04-04
Job Location: New Hampshire
Description: JOB POSTING
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
NH DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE PRISON FOR MEN
CORRECTIONS OFFICER TRAINEE
SHIFT AND DAYS OFF TO BE DETERMINED
#PSTDOC00-COT  

(Additional 1300.00 dlls. are paid to this position for Hazard duty which is not included)

Summary:
To enforce discipline, orderly behavior and the confinement of incarcerated inmates to provide the appropriate level of public and institutional safety. Also to perform duties required of assigned posts and/or programs.

Responsibilities:
Observes and controls resident movement and behavior to preclude escape or violent incidents.

Supervises the operation of an inmate housing unit when only officer on duty and in order to maintain the order and discipline of the inmates.

Performs security tasks such as inmate body searches, property and ground searches to assure public and institutional safety.

Reports information on residents for administrative purposes, including disciplinary and classification hearings and judicial hearings so that these boards have complete information for their decision.

Transports inmates to and from designated areas to ensure orderly movement of inmates.

Performs work activities which require strenuous activities such as frequent reaching, bending, lifting as well as fine manual dexterity of coordination in the use of equipment such as firearms, handcuffs and in applying physical restraints, to control and observe inmates and the work environment to insure institutional safety and security.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: Graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalent.

Experience: No previous work experience required; however, experience in correctional work such as military police is desirable.

License/Certification: Must possess a valid New Hampshire driver's license.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
  1. Must be at least twenty 20 years of age upon appointment.
  2. For appointment consideration, the Department's selection process requires that candidates successfully participate in a public safety examination to determine eligibility to work in a correctional environment. Candidates must also pass a job-related physical agility test designed to measure the ability to perform physically demanding tasks. This test will consist of the Cooper Institute of Aerobics Research Standards, including 1 1/2 mile run, sit ups, push ups, sit and reach flexibility, and one repetition bench press.
  3. Candidates receiving conditional offers of employment must pass a prescribed medical examination.
  4. Candidates must be willing to accept employment at any one of the Department of Corrections locations and assigned activities.
  5. Selected candidates will be required to participate and complete training at the Corrections Academy as scheduled, including qualifications with a pistol and rifle and must obtain certification as a Corrections Officer, during their probationary period.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS:
Knowledge of individual and group behavior. Ability to work effectively with residents and to make sound judgments. Ability to read, write and communicate effectively. Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations. Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions. Ability to observe and report changes in resident personality, demeanor, attitude and degree of program participation. Ability to cope with crisis situations, including restraint of residents using physical force as needed. Ability to use firearms and, when necessary, to exercise deadly force. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.

Employees may be required to pay an agency/union fee.  

In order to receive credit for post-secondary education, a copy of official transcripts with a seal and/or a signature MUST be included with this application.  If copies of transcripts have been requested please reference this and have them forwarded to the Human Resources office at the recruiting agency.  

For further information please contact Tina Thurber, Human Resources Assistant III at: 603 271-0860 or by email at Tina.Thurber@doc.nh.gov
Special Instructions: DIRECTIONS TO APPLY ON LINE-NH STATE JOBS

Go to www.nh.gov/hr

Click on Employment Opportunities

Click on Non-State Employee JOB SEARCH
Click on SEARCH (Job Board)

You will see LOGIN/REGISTER
You need to Register, then login

BE SURE YOU PROFILE IS COMPLETE AND ACCURATE BEFORE TRYING TO APPLY FOR A VACANCY.

When you are looking at the list of vacancies, look at the list titled Hot Jobs.
You will see COT positions for Concord/Goffstown and for Berlin.
Be sure you apply for the location in which you are interested.

As with any law enforcement agency, there are certain aspects of a person’s background which would automatically eliminate that person from consideration for the position of Corrections Officer Trainee. These items are found in the NH Police Standards and Training rules. Below are a few such items which we see more often than others. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of all disqualifiers.
  • Have ever been convicted of a felony
  • Have ever been dishonorably discharged from the military
  • Have illegally used a controlled substance within 36 months of application
  • Have illegally used marijuana within 12 months of application
  • Have illegally used any controlled substance while employed in a law enforcement capacity
Additional Online Information: www.nh.gov/nhdoc
Contact Information: TIna Thurber
HRA III
PO BOX 1806
Concord, New Hampshire United States
603-271-0860
603-271-3345
Click to email
www.nh.gov/nhdoc






correctsource logo




Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of The Corrections Connection User Agreement
The Corrections Connection ©. Copyright 1996 - 2017 © . All Rights Reserved | 15 Mill Wharf Plaza Scituate Mass. 02066 (617) 471 4445 Fax: (617) 608 9015