Title:  Community Correctional Officer

Application Deadline Date:  07/23/2024
Req ID:  50502
Department:  Corrections

St Johnsbury, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $26.06


This position is primarily 2nd shift with potential 3rd shift and weekend work is required.


The applicant must have a strong understanding of ethics and boundaries; the ability to communicate and be able to work in a team setting; have excellent writing/strong computer skills, time management, and observation/organizational skills and be detail oriented.  Understanding of victim awareness; knowledge of domestic violence and sexual offenders; ability to communicate effectively to a team the dynamics observed during field contacts; ability to maintain a professional rapport with local law-enforcement agencies and community partners. Prior Corrections, law-enforcement, or military experience preferred.

Who May Apply

This position, Community Correctional Officer (Job Requisition #50502), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Lynn.Bushey@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.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed in the homes, places of employment, and other locations frequented by assigned inmates as well as in a standard office setting. Duties include working closely with local police departments in arrest situations or in the performance of field supervision check. High stress situations are predictable, even frequent. The potential of physical assault or injury is present. 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 office, including any of three shifts and weekend assignments as well potentially working within a correctional facility.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, social service or a related human services field




Associate's degree AND one (1) year or more of experience in corrections, human services, military service, law enforcement or other related field.




High School diploma or equivalent AND two (2) years or more of experience in corrections, human services, military service, law enforcement or other related field.


Note: A valid motor vehicle operator's license is required.

Special Requirements

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.

DOC 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.


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.

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 and a dental plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan
  • State Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI)
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.

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