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Title:  Correctional Officer II

Application Deadline Date:  11/24/2019
Req ID:  3209
Department:  Corrections
Location: 

So. Burlington, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $20.88
Overview

This Correctional Officer II position is based at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility, which is a 172 bed progressive correctional facility primarily for women. The facility houses pre-trial and sentenced women for all custody levels. The staff provides services through an interdisciplinary team approach to meet the needs of the inmates and keep the community safe. Candidates will have or develop specific skills and training related to working with criminal justice involved women.

The needs of women in a correctional setting pose unique challenges to implementing operational practices. While some operations may apply broadly to the handling of all types of inmates, other operations are tailored to the unique medical, social, and legal needs of women inmates. As CRCF is the only women's facility in the state, you will gain unique and valuable skills and experience in communication techniques, operational style, legal issues, women's pathways to prison, gender-responsive principles, and staff sexual misconduct as they apply to women in a correctional setting.

Who May Apply

This position, Correctional Officer II (Job Requisition #3209), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Samantha Trayah at 802-859-3201 or samantha.trayah@vermont.gov
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting

AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS:  Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position.  In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

Class Definition

Correctional and supervisory work involving the custody, treatment and training of inmates confined within a correctional facility. The role may include supervision and control of an inmate work crew in a correctional industry program or other work or unit programs of a correctional facility. Supervision and technical assistance is provided to lower ranking officers in a unit or section, or as part of their on-the-job training. Work is performed in accordance with standard operating procedures of the facility or program, and under the supervision of a shift supervisor or a technical superior who makes assignments and reviews work through personal observation and reports.

All employees of the Agency of Human Services perform their respective functions adhering to four key practices: customer service, holistic service, strengths-based relationships and results orientation.

DOC PREA Requirements

Conviction History Requirements: Candidates who have any felony conviction record or who, within the past five (5) years, have been placed under supervision or sanctioned for a misdemeanor conviction must receive a waiver from the Commissioner of Corrections in order to be considered for employment.  You may access the application and corresponding documents by clicking here.  Once you have completed the application, please send it directly to the hiring manager identified as the contact person in this job posting.
PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) Requirements:  In accordance with federal regulation, any person applying for employment in the Department of Corrections must provide relevant information.  Previous institutional employers will be contacted and required to provide information regarding substantiated incidences of sexual abuse or resignation during a pending investigation of an allegation of sexual abuse.  By submitting this online job application, you certify all information furnished is true and complete.  The information you provide in accordance with this regulation may be used, and previous employers may be contacted for the purpose of investigating and verifying your work history.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed largely within a correctional facility and in the immediate area of inmates. High stress situations are predictable, even frequent. The potential of physical assault or injury is present. Transportation and supervision of inmates outside of the correctional facility may be required. A valid motor vehicle operator's license is required. Overtime and emergency duty are predictable. Shift assignments may change in accordance with the needs of the facility.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent AND two (2) or more years of work experience in a correctional system involving the custody of inmates or in a psychiatric facility involving the direct care of patients.

OR

Associate's degree or higher AND one (1) or more years of work experience in a correctional system.

OR

One (1) or more years of military experience AND one (1) or more years of work experience in a correctional system.

Physical and Mental Requirements: Mental and physical condition appropriate to successfully perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, the essential job functions.

Note: The Department of Corrections does not hire anyone who has been convicted of a felony without a waiver from the Commissioner of Corrections. Any person under supervision or sanctioned for a misdemeanor conviction within the past 5 years is likewise ineligible for employment without a waiver.

Special Requirements

Overtime work is required to maintain safe staffing levels and is considered a condition of employment. The ability to work overtime as required is considered an essential function of this job class.

Total Compensation
As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.
AHS Affirmative Recruitment

The Vermont Agency of Human Services strives to build a diverse and inclusive community. It is our fundamental belief that in order to create and sustain a healthier Vermont, we as an organization must honor the cultures, beliefs and values of those we serve in order to foster an environment of mutual respect, acceptance and equal opportunity.  We are committed to building and maintaining a multicultural and diverse workforce which reflects the increasing diversity of Vermont. To view the State of Vermont's Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy, please click here.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.


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