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Job Category: Corrections Officer (entry level)
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Job Title: Corrections Officer
Hiring Organization: USVI Bureau of Corrections VIA Division of Personnel
Salary Range: 40,000.00 starting
Closing Date: 02/28/2019
Job Location: International
Description: As a correction Officer you are an important member of the Bureau's team that is vital to our overall operations. Corrections Officers are responsible to guard, supervise and control inmates in a penal institution or correctional facility. Post assignments including standing guard, patrolling yards, grounds, cell house or corridors, dormitories, inside security, perimeter posts, control room, work area, or provide security to Medical escort. Some other duties include but are not limited to the following:
  • Prevents the introduction of Contraband in the Institution
  • Supervises inmates in living quarters and those segregated for administrative or punitive purposes.
  • Assist in searching for fugitives, their capture and return to the institution.
  • Observes, conduct and behavior of inmates to prevent disturbances and escape.
  • Instructs and maintains control in areas such as food service area, medical service area, recreation, yard, chapel etc;
  • Maintains proper security of inmates being transported
  • Maintains and demonstrates proficiency in the use and care of firearms, equipment restraint methods and emergency methods.
Excellent Benefits Package to include Career Incentive Program!!! Qualifications:
  • Be at least 20 years old
  • Be a United States Citizen
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Have no misdemeanor or felony convictions
  • Pass the Civil Service written Exam
  • Pass a Background Investigation, Physical Agility test, Medical Exam (including Drug Test) and Psychological Evaluation
  • Complete basic recruit training
NOTE: A waiver may be granted on the written exam for those applicants who possess a Degree in the areas of Police, fire, Forensic Science; Fire Prevention, Accounting, Public or Business Administration, Criminal Justice or Criminology.

The Bureau offers a career ranking system that will enable you to advance your career from the entry level position to that of Supervisory and/or Management level.

"The Bureau of Corrections is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer"
Special Instructions: If you are ready to pursue a Career as a Correction Officer, while living in Paradise, we welcome you to join our team.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us directly at (340)778-0400 x 4803 or The Division of Personnel at (340)718-8588 or (340)774-8588.

Apply online at www.dopusvi.org
Additional Online Information: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/dopusvi
Contact Information: USVI Division of Personnel
3009 Orange Grove Shopping Center
Christiansted, 00820 US
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