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Correctional Officer I

Company: State of Vermont Department of Corrections
Location: Essex Junction
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Southern State Correctional Facility has immediate openings for Correctional Officers. Correctional Officers with the Vermont Department of Corrections work in a system that believes in the basics of human change. Intensive training prepares entry level Correctional Officers for a career that blends security work, human services, and leadership opportunities. This work is rewarding on many levels and draws on a wide range of skills. The ideal candidate has strong communication and leadership skills to maintain order and control as well as strong judgment to make good decisions in high stress situations. If this sounds like you, apply today!BASE PAY STARTS AT $20.00/HR. With differentials, earn up to $25.00-$28.50/HR($3.00 Facility + $2.00-$2.50 Shift Differential + $1.50 Weekend and $1.50 in other potential differentials per hour).Overtime hourly rate $35.00 $42.00/HR paid after 8 hours in a day.$2750.00 Recruitment/Retention bonus for all individuals hired from July 3rd, 2022 to July 1st, 2023.*Correctional Officer Work Schedule: ** 50/50 work/life balance.* 12 hour shifts, 2-2-3 schedule (work 2 days, off 2 days, work 3 days, off 2 days, work 2 days, off 3 days - repeat).* 3 day weekend every other Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.* 7 days off in 14 day pay period*Correctional Officer Qualifications: ** High school graduation or equivalent AND two (2) years or more full-time work experience.* OR One (1) year or more of college level course work AND one (1) year or more of full-time work experience.* OR Two (2) years or more of college level coursework.* Adequate physical condition to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.*Correctional Officer Preferred Qualifications: ** Experience working in a correctional setting* Military experience*Correctional Officer Responsibilities / Duties: ** Responsible for 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.The start of your career in Corrections begins with a week at the Southern State Correctional Facility observing the duties and role of a Correctional Officer. This is followed by six weeks of instruction at the Vermont Correctional Academy, where you will learn the core skill set of a corrections professional. After graduation, you will participate in eighty hours of on-the-job training supervised by staff at the Southern State Correctional Facility.Job Type: Full-timePay: $20.00 $28.50 per hourBenefits:* Dental insurance* Employee assistance program* Flexible spending account* Health insurance* Health savings account* Life insurance* Paid time off* Parental leave* Professional development assistance* Referral program* Retirement plan* Tuition reimbursement* Vision insuranceSchedule:* 12 hour shift* Day shift* Evening shift* Holidays* Night shift* Overnight shift* Overtime* Weekend availabilitySupplemental pay types:* Bonus pay* Signing bonusAbility to commute/relocate:* Springfield, VT 05156: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)Education:* High school or equivalent (Required)License/Certification:* Driver's License (Required)Shift availability:* Day Shift (Preferred)* Night Shift (Preferred)* Overnight Shift (Preferred)Work Location: One location

Keywords: State of Vermont Department of Corrections, New England , Correctional Officer I, Other , Essex Junction, Northeast

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