Correctional Officer 1 - Temporary
Corrections professionals in Vermont work in a system that believes in the basics of human change. Intensive training prepares entry level Correctional Officers for a career that blends security work, human services and leadership opportunities. Whether you are motivated by the opportunity to make a difference or to explore personal growth, working as a temporary Correctional Officer may be the best decision that ever led you in unexpected directions. Whether or not your path as a temporary officer leads to permanent employment (which is often the case), the skills you acquire and the impact you make will endure.
Temporary officers receive the same core training as permanent staff. The start of your career in Corrections begins with a week at the correctional facility observing the duties and role of a correctional officer. Then, the next five weeks of instruction are at the Vermont Correctional Academy, where you will learn the core skill set of a corrections professional. After graduation, you will participate in eighty hours of onsite training supervised by staff at your new facility.
Temporary employees do not receive benefits and cannot work more than 1280 hours per year. Temporary employees may very likely work 40 hours per week but could work less. The number of hours worked will vary from facility to facility, depending on current need. Temporary work is typically for variable hours and is not expected to be full-time. The State does not guarantee 40 hours of work per week.
Who May Apply
This position, Correctional Officer I - Temporary- Northwest State Correctional Facility (Job Requisition #1113), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
This is an ongoing posting to fill temporary positions that may arise in the facility. See the description above regarding temporary employment.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Tracy Honsinger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.
DOC PREA Requirements
Conviction History Requirements: Candidates who have any felony conviction record or who, within the past five (5) years, have been placed under supervision or sanctioned for a misdemeanor conviction must receive a waiver from the Commissioner of Corrections in order to be considered for employment. You may access the application and corresponding documents by clicking here. Once you have completed the application, please send it directly to the hiring manager identified as the contact person in this job posting.
PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) Requirements: In accordance with federal regulation, any person applying for employment in the Department of Corrections must provide relevant information. Previous institutional employers will be contacted and required to provide information regarding substantiated incidences of sexual abuse or resignation during a pending investigation of an allegation of sexual abuse. By submitting this online job application, you certify all information furnished is true and complete. The information you provide in accordance with this regulation may be used, and previous employers may be contacted for the purpose of investigating and verifying your work history.