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Correctional Officer - Deer Ridge Correctional Institution (Madras)

Company: Department of Corrections
Location: Madras
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Initial Posting Date: 10/05/2020Application Deadline:/Agency:Department of CorrectionsSalary Range:$3,924 - $6,364Position Type:EmployeePosition Title:Correctional Officer - Deer Ridge Correctional Institution (Madras)Job Description:**NTN REACT testing now available via Virtual Testing! Please read all requirements needed to be eligible for the virtual testing. Due to current closures and restrictions related to COVID-19, the NTN REACT test may not be immediately available in your area, however they are offering an alternative - virtual testing. We encourage you to continue to register for virtual testing and apply, our recruitment team will work with you if you have questions. The REACT test will need to be taken and passed prior to your hire date.**Oregon Department of Corrections MissionTo promote public safety by holding offenders accountable for their actions and by reducing the risks of future criminal behavior.Are you looking for a career that will challenge your personal fitness, intellect, and maturity? What if your work environment could include various task allowing you to gain insight on yourself and others?Becoming a Correctional Officer may be the way to fulfill those goals! The Oregon Department of Corrections' (DOC) next Basic Corrections Course is starting soon and we want you to be one of our students!As a Correctional Officer, you will set limits, provide good role model examples, and assist in facilitating positive change in the lives of adults in custody(AIC).This announcement is for Deer Ridge Correctional Institutionlocated in Madras, Oregon. DOC offers many positions across Oregon - locations include Baker City, Lakeview, Wilsonville, North Bend, Ontario, Salem, Tillamook, Pendleton, Portland, and Umatilla. If you are interested in additional locations, you will need to apply to announcements that are specific to that facility.Our Basic Corrections Courses (BCC) fill up quickly, so act fast! If a career in corrections interests you, don't hesitate - schedule your NTN REACT test today and then apply! (Please review the details below.)Once hired, you will begin by attending the BCC. Your training is on-the-job, meaning you will start earning a paycheck during your training! Previous correctional experience is not a requirement, however preference may be given to those with a four-year college degree. This position is an entry level position.Your first year is considered to be a probationary period including the BCC (six-week academy course), classroom training, online courses, health and fitness classes, force skills training, and a comprehensive Field Training Evaluation Program (FTEP). BCC is certified by the Department of Public Safety and Standards Training (DPSST). For the duration of the probationary period, work hours, shifts, and days offwill vary based on the needs of the institution.All Correctional Officer positions are union represented - training, work hours, breaks, days off, etc. will be determined by your institution's labor contract. Once the probationary period is completed, work shifts and days offmay be subject to a bid process in accordance with the applicable labor contract.Applicants for Correctional Officer must schedule the National testing Network (NTN) REACT (Baseline) test before applying to this announcement.**NTN REACT testing now available via Virtual Testing! Please read all requirements needed to be eligible for the virtual testing. Due to current closures and restrictions related to COVID-19, the NTN REACT test may not be immediately available in your area, however they are offering an alternative - virtual testing. We encourage you to continue to register for virtual testing and apply, our recruitment team will work with you if you have questions. The REACT test will need to be taken and passed prior to your hire date.**Please read the entire job announcement prior to submitting your application. There are specific instructions for applying and we are here to help you be successful in this process. Don't miss a step, or unfortunately your application may be rejected before we are even able to consider you for employment. Before you are scheduled for an interview you will be required to complete an electronic statement of personal history. The personal history questionnaire consists of 12 topics. Topics include personal information, relatives, education, residence history, employment history, personal references, law enforcement applications, military, legal, drug use, motor vehicles, and other topics. You will provide information for each topic for the past ten years or since the age of 18.First, schedule the NTN REACT test.This test is an in-person exam and is offered throughout the states. Once on their site, select Corrections Jobs, check the Oregon Department of Corrections as your department of choice, and find the test location closest to you. There is a $35 fee for the exam.While on the NTN REACT test website, please review the following for a better understanding:All information related to the Oregon Department of Corrections Correctional Officer position, including minimum requirements, salary, and benefits.Detailed information about the testing process for the entry level test.Opportunity to purchase and take online practice tests.Schedule a convenient test time.DO NOT apply for a Correctional Officer position on the NTN site, these applications do not come to us. Apply via our announcement.DO NOT schedule an ORPAT, we administer the CORPAT during the BCC.Upon completion of the NTN exam, all scores are automatically forwarded to DOC. You must have a passing score of 70 percent in all areas of the exam in order to move to the next step of the application review process.Nature of the WorkAs a Correctional Officer, you will work in a team setting to maintain order within the institutions, enforcing rules and regulations while providing care to ensure safety and security. You will help adults in custody be orderly and obey agency guidelines and standards while monitoring their activities and supervising their work assignments. Cell checks and searches of adults in custody and their living quarters for contraband, settling disputes, and enforcing discipline are often required. Observing, inspecting, and reporting of safety, sanitary, and fire hazard are routine.BenefitsDOC employee benefits include medical, dental, vision, andbasic employee life coveragethrough the Public Employees' Benefit Board (PEBB)and retirement benefits through the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).Paid vacation leave and sick leave are accrued monthly and wage increases are awarded in accordance with theapplicable labor contract.Minimum, Special Qualifications, and Required & Requested Skills:Minimum QualificationsPossess a high school diploma or GEDBe 21 years of age or olderUnited States citizenMeet DPSST Physical StandardsPossess reading comprehension, report writing, and retention abilitiesSatisfactorily complete an ODOC background investigation OAR 259-008-0015Special QualificationsMust pass NTN test with a minimum score of 70 percent in all areasGood employee work historyHave a history of law abiding behavior OAR 259-008-0070No evidence of substance abuseProficient using computersRequired and Requested SkillsThe National Testing Network also provides dimensional ratings on applicants. We review for the following:Good ratingsWorking as a team memberAbility to effectively take control of situationsCooperative in supporting management's goalsMaking choices reflecting good integrityAbility to support and communicate with other staffAcceptable ratingsUse of grammar and understanding of written content.Low risk ratingsOf being unprofessionally involved with offendersConducting yourself in abrasive style and miss use of authorityExperience in a public safety occupationThe Selection Process:Step 1Pass the Correctional Officer NTN REACT test with a score of 70 percent or higher in all areas. NTN test scores are valid for one year with DOC.Step 2Submit your Workday online application. This is the only acceptable application for the department.Step 3DOC will review and process your application.A criminal history check will be completed from information gathered though various sources including, but not limited to: Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS), National Crime Information Center (NCIC), Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), or other regional and national computer databases.Step 4Before you are scheduled for an interview you will be required to complete an electronic Statement of Personal History (eSOPH.) You will receive an email giving specific instructions on how to complete this step and you will have 14 days to complete it. The personal history questionnaire consists of 12 topics. You will provide information for each topic for the past ten years or since the age of 18. Topics include:Personal InformationRelativesEducationResidence HistoryEmployment HistoryPersonal ReferencesLaw Enforcement ApplicationsMilitaryLegal Drug UseMotor VehiclesOther TopicsYou will not move forward to the interview until you successfully complete eSOPH and it passes review by one of our background investigators. eSOPH requires you to submit names, phone numbers, and email addresses of personal and professional references. If you are unable or unwilling to provide this information you should not continue with this application. If you do want to proceed you are accepting the responsibility of gathering and providing the required information for eSOPH.DOC will also request your fingerprintsStep 5As vacancies occur, you will be contacted for a Preliminary Assessment Interview. You may login to Workday to check the status of your application at any time.Step 6If you are selected for further review DOC will contact you to complete the background investigation from the information you provided in the eSOPH documents.Step 7 The institution may connect with you for a meet and greet.Step 8If selected, there will be a conditional offer and you will be required to pass a medical exam in accordance with DPSST's physical requirements.Additional Information:You must have a valid e-mail address to apply. All communication regarding your application and status will be done by e-mail.Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is embedded in the Department of Corrections core values. The department strives to be a model employer committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Ensuring legal compliance, efficiency, and exceeding expectations to deliver the best public services.We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available for your reference.DOC complies with the Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). PREA prohibits DOC from hiring, promoting, or contracting with anyone who has engaged in, been convicted of, or been civilly or administratively adjudicated for engaging in sexual abuse in an institution setting. These settings include a jail, prison, or other correctional facility (including juvenile corrections).This standard requires DOC to conduct background checks on all applicants considered for employment or promotion to consider any incidents of substantiated allegations of sexual abuse or sexual harassment in determining whether to hire or promote anyone who may have contact with inmates.Veterans Preference Points are awarded to eligible veterans seeking employment with the Oregon Department of Corrections.Those who have already applied and are on the eligible list need not apply for this announcement. Your application is still active (for a year) and eligible for review.DOC does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States. Applicants will be subject to a Computerized Criminal History and Motor Vehicles check as well as background investigation. Adverse background information may be grounds for disqualification.Email all questions to the Oregon Department of CorrectionsIf you have application login problems, get an error message during the application process, or are experiencing other technical (computer related) difficulties, please call Workday's help line for assistance 877-WORKDAY.

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