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Employer: El Dorado Correctional Facility
Division: Security
Job Title: Corrections Officer I
Salary: $15.75 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 El Dorado Correctional Facility after applying.


Job Description:

The El Dorado Correctional Facility (EDCF) is a multi-custody state correctional institution for adult male offenders and also serves as the state’s Reception and Diagnostic Unit (RDU), where all male offenders sentenced to the custody of the Secretary of Corrections are received and evaluated for custody classification, appropriate programs, and facility assignment.

We are currently hiring for multiple Corrections Officer I (COI) positions.  Pay rate established effective 8/27/17 is $15.75/hour.

A Corrections Officer I (COI) supervises and maintains discipline and control of offenders at all times; performs searches of offenders’ person and physical areas in order to prevent and control concealment of contraband; observes and monitors offenders’ activities and interactions while enforcing policy, rules and regulations; follows established security procedure in controlling visitors, staff, offender and vehicular traffic to prevent the admittance or exit of authorized persons and the introduction of contraband; takes and reports periodic counts of offenders; and responds to emergency situations in accordance with appropriate contingency plans.  Corrections Officers:

  • Are subject to regular post rotation and/or shift assignment within the facility;
  • Are required to qualify in self-defense and weapons under KDOC guidelines during initial training and on an annual basis;
  • Must be capable of performing Essential Physical Functions.

This is shift work.  Shifts are 6AM-2PM, 2PM-10PM and 10PM-6AM*.  Typical shift assignment for new hires is 2PM-10PM or 10PM-6AM shift with weekdays off rather than weekends.  A good attendance record is essential.

*12-hour shifts have been implemented temporarily (6AM-6PM or 6PM-6AM)

Corrections Officers are evaluated on their ability to observe and recall inmate behavior, surroundings and events; write clear and complete sentences; respond quickly to emergencies, climb stairs, and use physical force to subdue violent and resisting inmates; remain alert over long periods of time; remain calm during stressful situations; and interact with offenders and co-workers to establish and maintain effective working relationships.  A 12-month probationary period is required for new Corrections Officers.  A full position description and required essential physical functions for this classification can be obtained by contacting the recruiter listed below.


To Qualify You Must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent and provide documents;
  • Possess a valid driver’s license;
  • Be free of felony conviction(s);
  • Be free of any felony or misdemeanor domestic violence crime as set forth in 18 U.S.C. 922 (d)(9) and (g)(9);
  • No DUI conviction in past 2 years;
  • No conviction, adjudication, diversion agreement or probation for misdemeanor involving controlled substance or possession of drug paraphernalia in past 5 years;
  • Free of any final court order prohibiting candidate from stalking, harassing, threatening, or having contact with any person;
  • Free of conviction or civil or administrative adjudication for sexual activity facilitated by force or threat.

This list is not all-inclusive; other convictions or pending charges may disqualify the candidate.


Screening Process:

  • Upon receipt of the required application documents (application and tax clearance certificate), applicants will be contacted to schedule the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) Corrections Officer Test and must pass with a score of 70 percent or better.
  • Interviews are typically scheduled on the same day as the Corrections Officer Test.  Interviews are completed by an interview panel using behavior-based interview questions.
  • Must provide high school transcript, diploma or GED upon interview date.
  • Consideration is given to the test score, interview score, writing score, education, job history and longevity, and attendance record.
  • All candidates are subject to a background check, criminal history investigation, and employment check.
  • Candidates offered a position are required to take and pass a drug screen test, physical, and TB screening.
  • If out of state driver's license, must have Kansas license prior to start date.

To Apply:

  1. If you have not previously applied for a State of Kansas position and been assigned an Applicant ID Number, go to www.jobs.ks.gov and select “Register Personal Data
  2. Obtain a Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate (see below) and send to recruiter
  3. Complete the State of Kansas application form at www.jobs.ks.gov and either submit online to El Dorado Correctional Facility or mail to the recruiter listed.

Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate:

In accordance with Executive Order 2004-03, each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue’s website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html.  A tax clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual’s account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. Applicants are responsible for submitting their certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency.

Applicants who fail to submit a Tax Clearance Certificate will not be considered.  When you request the Certificate, it will issue you a Transaction ID#.  The Transaction ID# is NOT a tax clearance. You will need the transaction ID# to be able to retrieve the certificate 24 hours later.  You will need to return to the Department of Revenue website to do this (select View Status).  Enter the Transaction ID# and your Social Security number.  Click on the link and forward the Tax Clearance Certificate to the Recruiter listed below.


Recruiter Contact Information
Sheila Edwards 
Telephone:  316-322-2089
FAX:    316-322-2054
Email:  Sheila.Edwards@ks.gov

Agency Information
El Dorado Correctional Facility
1737 SE Highway 54, P.O. Box 311
El Dorado, KS  67042


Veterans Preference Eligible (VPE):
Former  military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a "veteran" under  K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the minimum qualifications  and competency factors of the position. The veterans’ preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job.  Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determine by the hiring manager.  Additional VPE information can be found at http://da.ks.gov/ps/aaa/recruitment/veterans.htm


Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.

The El Dorado Correctional Facility is an Equal Opportunity Employer



Vacancy Number: 187430-1575

Open Date: 8/29/2017 12:00:00 AM
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