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Correctional Security Officer I

Recruitment #130107-I10A-05

Introduction

This position is located at the Oklahoma State Reformatory Correctional Center.

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities related to maintaining the security, control and custody of inmates in a state adult correctional facility.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

The Correctional Security Officer job family consists of four levels, which are distinguished based on complexity of work performed, the training required to perform assigned functions and the responsibilities assigned for the supervision of others.
 
Level I                                       
This is the basic level where employees are assigned as correctional officer cadets and receive formal and on-the-job training in security and custody duties and various policies and procedures relating to control and management of inmates.  After successful completion of the required probationary period, employees at this level are promoted to level II.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level I                                     
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of the statutory requirements contained in Title 57 O.S., Section 510.A.2:  “a. The minimum age for service shall be twenty (20) years of age. The Director shall have the authority to establish the maximum age for correctional officers entering service and b. possession of thirty (30) semester hours from an accredited college or university; or possession of a high school diploma acquired from an accredited high school or GED equivalent testing program and graduation from a training course conducted by or approved by the Department and certified by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training either prior to employment or during the first six (6) months of employment....”
 
NOTE:  Successful completion of the GED test is based upon standards established by the Oklahoma Department of Education.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

Per 57 OS 510 applicants/employees in this job family shall be subject to the following additional requirements: 
c. be of good moral character, and
d. before going on duty alone, satisfactory completion of an adequate training program for correctional officers and guards, as prescribed and approved by the State Board of Corrections, and
e. satisfactory completion of minimum testing or professional evaluation through the Merit System of Personnel Administration to determine the fitness of the individual to serve in the position written evaluations shall be submitted to the Department of Corrections, and…

Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license at the time of appointment in order to perform necessary travel.
 
Applicants will be subject to drug testing.
 
Applicants must be willing and able to work any assigned shift or day of the week, and additional shifts as required.
 
NOTE:  Employees in this job classification may be designated as peace officers by the Director and required to meet the training and screening requirements conducted by the Department and certified by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training.  (57 O.S. 510)
 
No person who has received a verdict of guilty or pled guilty or nolo contendere to any offense required to register pursuant to the Sex Offenders Registration Act is eligible for employment as a peace officer.  (57 O.S. 589.C)
 
No person who has been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude who has not received a full pardon from the proper agency is eligible for employment as a peace officer.  (70 O.S. 3311)
 
No person who has been convicted of a nonviolent felony and who has not received a full pardon from the proper authority, or who has been convicted of any other felony offense, is eligible for employment in this job classification. (21 O.S. 1283.B)
 
No person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, who has not been pardoned for, or had the conviction expunged or set aside, or is subject to a court order that restrains the person from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner or the partners’ child or engaging in other conduct that would place an intimate partner or the partners’ child in reasonable fear of bodily injury and includes a finding that the person is a credible threat; or who has been dishonorably discharged from any branch of the armed services is eligible for employment in this job classification. (18 U.S.C. 922)

Selection Plan

Scores Based On: 100% Written Test 

***NOTE:  Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.


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