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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Department of Corrections
Job Title: Senior Corrections Officer - 2nd (ILT)
Salary: $15.87 Hourly

Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.

Job Description:

Usual working days/hours:

Various Hours/Various Days, Including Holidays, Weekends, and some Overtime may be required.

Location of work:

622 E Central Wichita KS 67202

Job Objectives:
Performs routine work involving the observation, security, supervision, and training of juvenile offenders in a 24-hour correctional facility. Leads resident programming activities within the facility or, as approved, outside the facility, with emphasis on security, behavior modification, control and modeling of prosocial attitudes, beliefs, values and behaviors.

Essential Job Functions:
Supervises and monitors the programming activities of juvenile residents in detention or residential facilities; leads recreation, instructional or educational activities. Ensures maintenance of sufficient material inventories for activities. May be assigned supervision, maintenance, and instruction roles in resident programs. May instruct students in the Independent Living Curriculum; keep records for GED class participation and the related tracking of participants. May develop and implement activities for youth covering such topics as life skills, cultural diversity, risk topics, etc. May provide recruitment, coordination, and training of volunteers. May escort residents to and from activities; engages in liaison and other communication necessary to monitor activities of residents. Assists in providing situational counseling for residents regarding their behavior to help them cope with program requirements; application of physical force or restraints when appropriate; administers first aid and CPR. May provide backup for other staff as assigned. May initiate disciplinary action when residents violate rules; writes disciplinary reports; issues consequences and supervises the application of consequences; investigates incidents and conducts hearings. May assume shift supervisory duties when other supervisors are absent (relief shift supervisor). Assists supervisors with routine duties and tasks to ensure facility is being operated in accordance with policies and procedures. Performs related work as required. May assist Program Manager/Sr ILT as designee in supervision of volunteers. Requires sufficient strength and coordination in the ability to apprehend and restrain violent residents; assist in carrying the weight of a restrained resident; and defend one’s self from attack. Work may be conducted in a noisy, crowded area, with exposure to chemicals, solvents, grease, oils, inks, illnesses, diseases, blood borne pathogens, allergens, etc. Ability to endure verbal and mental abuse when confronted with the hostile views and opinions of residents. Requires sufficient hand-eye coordination to perform semi-skilled repetitive movements such as keyboarding and the use of office equipment, job readiness shop equipment, and saddle club materials. Requires sufficient abilities in vision, hearing, balance, and sense of smell in order to complete tasks which involve perception, discernment, written, verbal, and listening skills. Physical demands require bending, color identification, gripping hands and fingers, hearing voice conversations, keyboarding, occasional lifting/carrying light to moderately heavy objects, operating passenger vehicle, pulling, pushing, reaching, running, rapid stair climbing, sitting, standing and walking for long periods. May demonstrate physical elements of recreational activities. Requires the ability to operate a motor vehicle. Requires ability to use first aid, CPR and physical restraint when necessary. Dependable and timely attendance is required. Ability to communicate with and build effective helping relationships with troubled juveniles. Ability to demonstrate and deliver quality customer service. Ability to interpret related regulations, laws, policies and procedures. Ability to make quick independent decisions in a fast-paced environment. Ability to meet critical success and performance standards. Ability to modify behavior in the workplace and maintain professional boundaries, demeanor and presence. Ability to prepare clear and concise reports. Ability to provide instruction, both individually and in groups. Ability to demonstrate good judgment when reacting quickly and calmly in an emergency. Ability to read and enter information accurately into the computer. Ability to receive certification in first aid, CPR and physical restraint training. Ability to work as a team member within a diverse work environment. Cultural competence with a strong commitment to diversity that contributes to a positive and respectful work environment. Knowledge of health and safety practices in correctional residential settings. Knowledge of methods and techniques of evaluating and reporting behavior problems. Knowledge of physical and emotional needs and problems of juvenile offenders. Knowledge of policies and procedures governing care of juveniles in correctional settings.

Job Standards:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Sociology, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Social Work, or a related field. Two years of experience working with juvenile or adult offenders; OR any combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies. Certified transcript(s) required for verification of education credits. Professional references documenting the years of related work experience are required. Must be at least 21 years of age with a minimum of three years age difference between the oldest residents who can be admitted to a facility serving juvenile justice clients. Must possess first aid, CPR and physical restraint certification or the ability to acquire within initial period of employment. Valid State of Kansas Driver’s License and good driving record that meets the requirement of Sedgwick County Fleet Vehicle Operation and Usage Policy. Personal vehicle for use when county vehicle is not available (employee reimbursement is provided by County). Proof of liability insurance required on personal vehicle. Pass legal background check, Child Abuse & Neglect Central Registry check, Adult Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation Registry check and pre-employment screen for alcohol and drugs.

Testing/Screening Requested:

PC, General Office Equipment, Two-Way Radio

Work Environment:
Work is performed indoors and outdoors in a corrections setting. Will have exposure to hostile people. Must be available to work varied days and shifts, including weekends and holidays.


*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice.*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.
Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.
Immediate family and family of the employee’s spouse shall be considered husband, wife, son, step-son, son-in-law, daughter, step-daughter, daughter-in law, brother, step-brother, brother-in law, sister, step-sister, sister-in-law, mother, step-mother, mother-in law, father, step-father, father-in-law, grandchildren, grandparents and grandparents-in-law.


Vacancy Number: 20002478

Open Date: 3/15/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 5/14/2017 11:59:59 PM