CORRECTIONAL OFFICER TRAINEE

  • State of Nevada
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Sep 20, 2021
CORRECTIONS
  • Salary: 12/31/2021 USD

Job Description

CORRECTIONAL OFFICER TRAINEE - Requistion ID: [[id]]

Posting Close Date: 12/31/2021

Location: 4370 SMILEY RD(LV0315), 20825 COLD CREEK RD(IS0015), 22010 COLD CREEK RD(IS0010)

Geographical Location: Las Vegas, Boulder City, Indian Springs, Jean, Henderson

Department: DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Division: DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Business Unit: HR-HIGH DESERT STATE PRISON

Work Type: PERMANENT

Salary Range: $45,142.56 - $66,628.08

Recruiter: WILLIAM THOMAS SOROM

Phone: 725 216-6017

Email: bsorom@doc.nv.gov

Position Description

Correctional Officers maintain and supervise inmates in state Correctional facilities in a controlled humane environment. This position may be at a Maximum-Security Prison. Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation.

Minimum qualification is to list 2 years of your most recent full time or equivalent work history. Work history can be part time or full time work, military or college experience after high school graduation. Although 2 years is the minimum qualification, please list your most recent 10 years of work history and any additional correctional officer related experience.

1 month to 3 months after your application has been verified you will be invited to a Physical Fitness testing date. If you pass all events then you will stay the remainder of the day to complete additional pre-hire activities to include background documents, a psychological test, an interview and drug test.

In order to qualify as a Correctional Officer (CO): non trainee - Promote Day After Hire: -Minimum Bachelors in Criminal Justice, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Criminology or Administration of Justice, or - AA + 6 months of experience as CO or - One year of experience as a CO in Correctional facility, or - 5 years as a Police officer.

NOTE: As part of the selection process, the Nevada Department of Corrections will conduct:

1) POST physical fitness test which consists of a vertical jump of 15 inches, Agility run in 20.4 seconds, 20 push-ups (not timed), a 300 meter run in one minute fourteen seconds, and a 1.5 mile run/walk in 17 minutes 37 seconds.

2) Extensive background investigation.

3) Drug test

4) Medical Physical examination

5) Psychological examination

6) Correctional Officer Structured Interview

To see full Class Specifications, visit:

http://hr.nv.gov/Resources/ClassSpecs/Class_Specifications-13_0/

Minimum Qualifications

High school graduation or equivalent education and two years of work experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements
  • A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required.
  • A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
  • Must be a US citizen and 21 years of age at time of appointment.
  • Applicants must be able to meet current Peace Officer Standard & Training (P.O.S.T.) requirements as established in the Nevada Revised Statutes and Nevada Administrative Code.
  • As a condition of appointment and continuing employment, must be available to work any post/shift assignment.
  • As a condition of appointment and continuing employment, must be willing to be placed on stand-by status if necessary.
  • As a condition of appointment and continuing employment, must be willing to be recalled on short notice, as well as weekends and holidays.
  • As a condition of appointment and continuing employment, must be willing to work overtime on short notice, as well as weekends and holidays.
  • As a condition of appointment and continuing employment, must be willing to work variable schedules that may include 8, 10 or 12 hour shifts.
  • As a condition of appointment and continuing employment, must pass all phases of orientation training.
  • As a condition of appointment and continuing employment, must possess a valid driver's license.
  • Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, this position has been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this position must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.
  • The Nevada Department of Corrections will not appoint a person to a law enforcement position if they have been convicted of a felony in this State or of any offense which would be a felony if committed in this state.
  • The Nevada Department of Corrections will not appoint a person to a law enforcement position if they have been convicted of any offense involving the illegal sale or manufacture of controlled substances.
  • The Nevada Department of Corrections will not appoint a person to a law enforcement position if they have been convicted of domestic violence.
  • The Nevada Department of Corrections will not appoint a person to a law enforcement position if they have used any illegal controlled substance within one year of the date of application including prescription drugs not prescribed to them.
  • The Nevada Department of Corrections will not appoint an applicant for employment if they have been convicted of a DUI/DWI within seven years of their written application; or convicted of 2 or more DUI/DWI within their lifetime.
  • The Nevada Department of Corrections will not appoint an applicant for employment if they have been discharged from military service other than honorably.
  • The Nevada Department of Corrections will not appoint an applicant for employment if they have been terminated for cause (due to a conduct-related situation) from a department of local, state, or federal government.
  • This position requires passing a strict annual physical examination in accordance with the provisions of the Heart/Lung Bills.


The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.

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