|Description of Work
CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CUSTODY AND SUPERVISION OF
INMATES IN A STATE CORRECTIONAL FACILITY. CRIMINAL JUSTICE
CERTIFICATION REQUIRED. APPLICANTS MUST PASS ACADEMIC, SITUATIONAL
JUDGMENT & PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING. THE AGENCY IS IMPLEMENTING A PHYSICAL
ABILITIES TEST (COPAT) AT SELECT PRISONS. SEE WWW.NCDPS.GOV/JOBS FOR
COPAT INFO. THE DIVISION ENFORCES AN APPEARANCE & GROOMING STANDARD.
MUST BE A US CITIZEN, MINIMUM AGE IS 20 YEARS OLD. NEED VALID DRIVERS
LICENSE. THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
EMPLOYER & DESIRES TO RECRUIT QUALIFIED MEN & WOMEN.
**CONTINUOUS RECRUITMENT FOR THE FOLLOWING UNITS**
ALEXANDER CI, AVERY MITCHELL CI, BUNCOMBE CC, CALDWELL CC, CATAWBA CC,
CRAGGY CC, FOOTHILLS CI, GASTON CC, LINCOLN CC, MARION CI, MOUNTAIN
VIEW CI, SWANNANOA CORR CTR WOMEN, RUTHERFORD CC, WILKES CC
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATE WITH INMATES, STAFF MEMBERS, AND THE GENERAL
PUBLIC. PERFORM SEARCH OF PERSONS, PLACES, AND OBJECTS. WORK ROTATING
FIXED OR SPLIT SHIFTS, WEEKENDS & HOLIDAYS. RESPOND AT ANY TIME TO
EMERGENCY CALLS. CONDUCT CONTINUOUS VISUAL & AUDIO SURVEILLANCE OF
INMATES, BOTH INDOOR & OUTDOORS. TRANSPORT INMATES ON APPROVED DEPART-
MENTAL VEHICLES AT ANY TIME, DAY OR NIGHT, IN ANY WEATHER, TRAFFIC, &
ROAD CONDITIONS. PERFORM RESCUE FUNCTIONS TO INCLUDE CPR, BASIC FIRST
AID, PHYSICALLY REMOVING PEOPLE FROM DANGEROUS AREAS AND USING FIRE
FIGHTING EQUIPMENT TO INCLUDE FIRE HOSES, EXTINGUISHERS & BREATHING
APPARATUS. ESTABLISH & MAINTAIN CONTROL OF VIOLENT OR UNCOOPERATIVE
INMATES. DEFEND ONESELF OR OTHERS AGAINST VIOLENT ATTACK. WORK ASSIGNED
POST WHICH INCLUDES EXTENDED STANDING, WALKING, CLIMBING STAIRS &
EXPOSURE TO ELEMENTS. APPREHEND ESCAPED/FLEEING INMATES TO INCLUDE
RUNNING, JUMPING, CLIMBING, CRAWLING USING REASONABLE PHYSICAL FORCE TO
INCLUDE DEADLY FORCE. LOAD, UNLOAD, AIM & FIRE HANDGUNS, SHOTGUNS, &
RIFLES AT THE LEVEL OF PROFICIENCY REQUIRED. CONDUCT ACCURATE COUNT OF
PERSONS AND DISTINGUISH BETWEEN COLOR CODED EMERGENCY SIGNALS, KEYS,
SAFETY SIGNS, AND CLOTHING. COMPREHEND & ABIDE BY POLICIES/DIRECTIVES.
Training and Experience Requirements
GRADUATION FROM HIGH SCHOOL OR EQUIVALENT. MUST BE ELIGIBLE FOR
CRIMINAL JUSTICE CERTIFICATION. INDIVIDUALS WITH TWO YEAR OR FOUR YEAR
DEGREE ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
**TO RECEIVE CREDIT FOR YOUR WORK HISTORY AND CREDENTIALS, YOU MUST
LIST THE INFORMATION ON THE PD-107 APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT FORM.
ANY INFORMATION OMITTED FROM THE APPLICATION FORM CANNOT BE CONSIDERED
FOR QUALIFYING CREDIT**
**AS PART OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION PROCESS,
CORRECTIONAL OFFICER APPLICANTS WITH MILITARY EXPERIENCE MUST SUBMIT AN
UNDELETED COPY OF THE DD-214, REPORT OF SEPARATION (LONG FORM) ALONG
WITH THEIR PD-107 APPLICATION.
How to Apply:
The N.C. Department of Correction is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Human Resources Act with the most qualified individuals. The N.C. Department of Correction encourages qualified men and women to apply. All applicants must complete and submit a State Application for Employment (PD-107). Be sure to indicate the position number and job title for which you are applying in the section "Jobs Applied For". Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a State Application (PD-107). Faxed applications will be accepted. To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the State Application (PD-107). Any information omitted from the State Application (PD-107) can not be considered for qualifying credit. Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Applications must be received no later than 5:00pm on the closing date. Please note that the closing date will not be extended. Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference must submit a DD form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, along with the PD-107 application. (Note: The N.C. Department of Correction is listed with the U.S. Department of Defense as a Public Service Agency and is registered with Operation Transition).
|Contact Person:||LISA WARD|
|Contact Agency: ||WESTERN FOOTHILLS REG.|
|Contact Address: ||EMPLOYMENT OFFICE|
| ||P.O. BOX 1946|
| ||LENOIR, NC 28645-1946|
|Contact Phone: ||828-757-5601 Ext: 00000|
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|Contact Fax: ||828-757-5600|
| || |The State of NC is transitioning to a new electronic job search and application system. For a complete job vacancy listing, please visit and bookmark the new website at http://www.oshr.nc.gov/jobs/. Please note, individual vacancy information is provided by each agency.