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Correctional Officer

Company: National Testing Network
Location: Corvallis
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Job Description:

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS 2767 22ND STREET SE SALEM, OREGON 97302 Updated: July 05, 2016 Job Classification: Correctional Officer The Oregon Department of Corrections is building an ongoing eligibility list for Correctional Officer. Testing is administered through National Testing Network (NTN). Salary Information: $3,434.00 - $4,909.00 Monthly Benefit Information: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans with premiums currently covered in full for both employees and dependents. This position is eligible for Police & Fire (P&F) benefits through Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), as defined by statute. Department Overview: The Oregon Department of Corrections ODOC seeks to employ career-oriented candidates and offers employment opportunities in a wide variety of challenging occupations. Most of our career opportunities are permanent, full-time positions available in one of our institutions located throughout the state. No matter what your career aspirations are, a career with our department provides for personal growth, advancement and the opportunity to serve as part of a team of dedicated correctional professionals. If you become a member of the Oregon Department of Corrections team, you will have the full range of benefits available to employees of the State of Oregon. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer retirement and medical benefits, paid vacation days, employee assistance programs, a state employees credit union, and deferred compensation plans. The mission of the Oregon Department of Corrections is to promote public safety by holding offenders accountable for their actions and reducing the risk of future criminal behavior. Area Information: 14 Locations Statewide Job Requirements Age: 21 US Citizen: Yes High School Grad/GED: Yes Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes Qualifications & Desired Attributes: In the highest security facilities, where the most dangerous inmates are housed, correctional officers often monitor the activities of prisoners from a centralized control center with closed-circuit television cameras and a computer tracking system. In such an environment, the inmates may not see anyone but officers for days or weeks at a time and may leave their cells only for showers, solitary exercise time, or visitors. Depending on the offenders' security classification within the institution, correctional officers may have to restrain inmates in handcuffs and leg irons to safely escort them to and from cells and other areas and to see authorized visitors. Officers also escort prisoners between the institution and courtrooms, medical facilities, and other destinations outside the institution. What is it like being a correctional officer? A correctional officer provides ongoing supervision of inmates through observation and person-to-person supervision. Correctional officers protect the public daily by keeping our prisons secure and by role modeling appropriate behavior. Correctional officers are credited with creating a safe environment by preventing incidents such as escapes, assaults, and contraband trafficking. Specific duties vary and may include being assigned to towers, gate control, housing units, segregation, recreation, mobile patrol, special details, mail room, inmate work crews, and hospital watches - just to name a few. Candidates must fill out the department application (see job posting at National Testing Network for link to website. To sign up for pre-employment testing, go to National Testing Network's website and click on the Find Jobs and then the Corrections jobs. Select the department and read over all the requirements and if qualified, select a testing location and a time and date for testing on the website calendar. For questions concerning the testing process, please contact NTN Customer Support at 866-563-3992. For updates and new job announcements, Like National Testing Network on Facebook.

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