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Correctional Officer III

  • 509042
  • VARIOUS-STATEWIDE
  • DEPT OF CORRECTIONS
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Jul 1 2022 at 23:55 MST

ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, REHABILITATION & REENTRY

The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry is dedicated to developing, encouraging, recognizing, and rewarding the professional performance and growth by employees at all levels. The state is proudly served by over 9,000 well-trained corrections professionals who are dedicated to public, staff and inmate safety by effectively employing sound correctional practices, efficient operational procedures, and proven programming opportunities for inmates. Join our team and help to proudly serve our community!

CORRECTIONAL OFFICER III

Job Location:

Job ID - 509042

Various - Statewide

Posting Details:

Salary: $48,510-$61,081 

Grade: 18

Opening Date: 06/22/2022

Apply by Date: 07/01/2022 

Job Summary:

ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY TO THIS POSTING ONLINE BY FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2022.

Click on the link to view the video testimonial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqxQb6drjAY

IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL THAT YOU HAVE SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED YOUR RESUME FOR CORRECTIONAL OFFICER III, JOB ID #509042 YOU HAVE NOT APPLIED FOR THIS POSTING. FOR ASSISTANCE, CONTACT YOUR PERSONNEL LIAISON.

Apply by Friday, July 1, 2022.
Written Exam Tuesday, July 26, 2022.
Oral Boards start Monday, August 22, 2022.

PLEASE PLAN YOUR SCHEDULE ACCORDINGLY.

Additional Promotional Point Documentation due to CPR by Friday, August 26, 2022. Even if you have provided documents in the past, you will need to provide documents for each job announcement. Promotional point testing is offered to ADCRR staff only.

Approved Voluntary Demotion Memo due to CPR by Friday, August 26, 2022. Voluntary demotion applicants must have an approved voluntary demotion memo on file with Central Promotional Register to be considered for a job offer, see section #5.

Candidates who are listed on any current Correctional Officer III register(s) must re-apply to this announcement to have an opportunity to be included in this central promotional register recruitment process. The Correctional Officer III register developed from this announcement will replace all current Correctional Officer III registers when it becomes effective.

#1 SPECIAL SELECTION FACTOR(S)-THE FOLLOWING IS REQUIRED:

CURRENT Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry Employees:
Two years of experience as a Correctional Officer II in the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry or Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Public Administration, Business Administration, Behavioral Health, or Sociology.
Those applicants with a qualifying degree will be exempt from the written exam.
Transcripts need to be supplied to CPR by Monday, July 11, 2022.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
PERFORMANCE EVALUATION – Must receive a rating of meets expectations or better.
SUSPENSION – Suspension during one year prior to the announcement, ineligible for one promotional cycle.
VOLUNTARY DEMOTIONS – Employees accepting a voluntary demotion shall be required to remain in the classification/position requested for a period of at least one year before being considered for appointment to any other position. Voluntary demotion applicants must have an approved voluntary demotion memo on file with Central Promotional Register to be considered for a job offer. No job offers will be made without an approved voluntary demotion. The job offer will be made to the next available candidate.
DEMOTIONS (DISCIPLINARY) – Any employee who has been demoted one level shall be ineligible to apply for a promotional opportunity for two years from the date of the demotion. If demoted more than one level, the employee shall be ineligible to apply for a promotional opportunity for three years from the date of the demotion. A demotion received after the promotional process has started and prior to the promotion shall result in the permanent removal from that CPR. Once removed from a CPR for a demotion, the applicant shall not be eligible to compete for a Correctional Officer Series position until two or three years, depending on the number of levels demoted, after the date of the demotion. The first day served of the demotion shall be considered the effective date of the demotion.

Current employees applying for this position must meet the requirements of this posting.

Qualifications for NON-Arizona Department of Corrections Applicants:
A Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Public Administration, Business Administration, Behavioral Health, or Sociology.
Those applicants with a qualifying degree will be exempt from the written exam.
Transcripts need to be supplied to CPR by Monday, July 11, 2022.

#2 EVALUATION AND TESTING PROCESS:

Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of training and experience. Please note the following: Adequate work history identifying experience, duties, qualifications, selective requirements, and/or preferences must be reflected on the resume in order to receive applicable credit.

ALL RELEVANT INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION. Each promotion or different position with the same employer must be listed separately on the resume. Applicants who meet the KSAs and selective preferences will be invited to the next appropriate step. Applicants who achieve or exceed a passing score on the oral board interview will have their names placed on the Central Promotional Register after other promotional points are included if any.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Notification of eligibility to test will be sent directly to the email address submitted on your resume or at the time of your application. Applicants who have not received a notification to test should immediately contact their Personnel Liaison or the Central Promotional Register Unit. Study references/resources are posted at https://corrections.az.gov/employment/correctional-officer-careers/requirements/all-department-policies-study-written-exam.

#3 OTHER PROMOTIONAL POINTS:

CORE COMPETENCY (%) SCORE IN QUALIFYING CLASS( if applicable): 90-94=10pts; 95-99=15pts; 100=20pts. Scores will be obtained from the Training Bureau.


YEARS OF SERVICE IN QUALIFYING CLASS ABOVE THE 2YR MINIMUM: 1yr=10pts; 2yrs=20pts; 3yrs=30pts.


PASS FIT PRO (VOLUNTARY for ADCRR staff): Maintain 50%=40pts. You must supply a copy of your voluntary physical fitness certificate.


DEGREES: AA=20pts; BA=30pts; MA=40pts. You must supply a copy of your transcript(s) for college degrees. If not used to qualify.


*Copies of your transcripts and Fit Pro certificate must be received by the Central Promotional Register by Friday, August 26, 2022 to receive credit. The CPR fax number is (602) 542-7570 or email to CPRPRomoPoints@azadc.gov.
*This applies to internal candidates only.

#4 REGISTER/JOB OFFERS:

The register developed from this recruitment will expire when a new external statewide register is developed. However, D.O. 504 specifies that a register shall be active for the period of time specified in the announcement or until it no longer satisfies recruitment needs, whichever occurs first. Registers may be extended when necessary.

JOB OFFERS: When a vacancy becomes available the Warden of the gaining institution will be given the top five names for a second interview. Candidates that are not selected will go back onto the register. If you wish to change your geographic preference, please submit a revised form through your Personnel Liaison. A candidate who declines any two job offers in the location(s) for which they have indicated their geographical preference(s), shall be placed at the end of the register. If a candidate declines a third promotional/job offer their name will be permanently removed from the register.
Voluntary demotion applicants must have an approved voluntary demotion memo on file with Central Promotional Register to be considered for a job offer by Friday, August 26, 2022.
No job offers will be made without an approved voluntary demotion. The job offer will be made to the next available candidate.

#5 EDUCATIONAL STIPEND:

*Positions in this classification are eligible for an educational stipend: Associate’s Degree 2.5%; Bachelor's Degree: 5%; Master's Degree or above: 7.5%. If you have completed one of these degrees, submit the Education Supplement-Security form Education Supplement and documentation of your degree as noted on the form with your application. If eligible and appointed, the stipend amount will be effective on the date of your appointment. Education requests submitted after the date of appointment are effective at the beginning of the pay period they are received in personnel. This stipend is subject to available funding and may be canceled at any time.

Job Duties:

#6 EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Works under general supervision from a Correctional Officer IV (CO IV) or Correctional Administrator. Serves as the Classifications Specialist for an adult/minor institution to include reception institutions; authority to make recommendations for prison placement after determining custody and internal risk factor of an Inmate. Schedule meetings with Inmates as needed; evaluate and recommend classification review; conclude and make recommendations on all Inmates’ classification and changes to ensure that Inmates’ rights to due process are protected. Coordinates recommend and facilitate recreation, self-improvement programs, and correctional programs for Inmate care and rehabilitation; conducts reentry activities to transition Inmate from prison to the community; reviews/provide recommendations on in-prison treatment programs, and educational programs, and parole programs. Documents Inmate-related issues, progress, and history and maintains case log/Arizona Correctional Information System (ACIS) records; records; reviews and prepares Inmates’ work history summaries.
Individual positions may be responsible for some or all of the listed duties and/or other related duties. Perform operational caseload management to include: receiving, compiling, and summarizing into ACIS and other designated locations the Inmate’s criminal history, court documents, and any relevant documentation; conduct interviews to review information received and collect additional information from the Inmate regarding current offense(s) behavior, placement restrictions/precautions Do Not House With (DNHW), Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), etc.; classification process and actions; reviews cases submitted to Central Classification to ensure necessary actions that have been completed and serve as a point of contact and SME at institutional level for all “specialty” type of releases including Interstate Compact, Sex Offender, Direct Release Probation, Transition Program, and Clemency Releases. Designated Interstate Compact Offender Tracking System (ICOT) used for each complex. For Interstate Compact and Sex Offender releases; CCL compiles documents from CO III’s, checks for accuracy, makes corrections, submits, and tracks progress. Works with unit CO III’s regarding questions on the release process, contact point for family members inquiring about the status of the transfer, etc. Performs related work as required.

WORK CONDITIONS: Shift work; extended sitting; extensive reading and writing. Some light lifting with occasional heavy demands. May be exposed to hazards associated with security and guidance of inmates.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of: principles and practices of social or correctional casework and facilitation. Principles and practices of classification, treatment, custody, and parole. Principles and practices of interpersonal communication, dynamics of human behavior, crisis intervention, and Inmate Classification System. Practices and methods of compiling and maintaining case histories, summaries, and records. Practices and methods of security techniques and discipline systems and programs of an institution. Practices and methods of a variety of recreation/activities such as indoor and outdoor sports, games, arts and crafts, group social activities, and health and physical education. Federal, State, and agency laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures governing inmates.

Skill in/Ability to methods and techniques of correctional casework, interpersonal relationships, rehabilitation, and crisis intervention. Applying and coordinating procedures of classification within treatment, custodial, and parole leave. Methods and techniques of security and discipline programs of an institution. Methods and practices of developing and implementing recreation/activities. Verbal and written communications as required for the work activities in a correctional institution. Applying the Federal, State, and agency laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures governing inmates. Providing guidance, direction, and crisis intervention in a timely and productive manner; functioning as liaison in providing interactive services and assisting inmates with personal, educational, and career goals; preparing and maintaining files and records in a prescribed manner; serving as a program coordinator of inmates; incentive and rehabilitation programs.

Selective Preference(s):

Not Applicable

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Current Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry Employees:
Qualifying transcripts are due to Central Promotional Register (CPR) by Monday, July 11, 2022. Those applicants with a qualifying degree and the minimum years of service in the qualifying class may choose to be exempt from the written exam.

Non-Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Re-entry Employees:
Qualifying transcripts are due to Central Promotional Register (CPR) by Monday, July 11, 2022. Those applicants with a qualifying degree will be exempt from the written exam.

Benefits:

We offer an excellent and affordable comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees:
- Vacation and sick days with 10 paid holidays per year
- Robust and affordable insurance plan to include medical, dental, life, short-term, and long-term disability options
- Exceptional retirement program
- Optional employee benefits such as deferred compensation plans, credit union membership, and a wellness program
- An incentivized commuter club and public transportation subsidy program

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

Retirement:

Positions in this classification participate in the Corrections Officer Retirement Plan (CORP).

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-255-2430.
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.