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  • 492505
  • Full-time
  • Temporary


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!

Temporary Correctional Officer Trainee

Arizona Department of Corrections Rehabilitation & Reentry



Posting Details:

Salary: $41,580

Grade: 12

Job Summary:


Entry-level salary starts at $19.990  per hour


This position works under close supervision from a higher authority. This position will perform technical assistance to the Correctional Officer II’s and Security Staff. The position will inspect the inmate’s incoming/outgoing mail and parcels, checking for contraband; confiscates and controls any found contraband. Maintains property accounts and records location of property; release property to authorized units and individuals; inform employees receiving property of responsibility and liability. The position will also monitor and authorize the entrance and departure of employees and visitors from the complex. Assure compliance with overall facility procedures in an electronic control center, including security equipment and override systems; respond to internal, incoming and outgoing communication and maintain accurate security records. In addition, this position will perform related administrative tasks and complete special projects/assignments and reports as required by a supervisor. Maintain and operates general office equipment and attend meetings and required training. This position is required to drive/travel on State business and perform other duties appropriate to the assignment.

This is a “safety-sensitive position” which is defined as any job designated by an employer as a safety-sensitive position or any job that includes tasks or duties that the employer in good faith believes could affect the safety or health of the employee performing the task or others, per A.R.S. 23-493. This position is subject to the provisions of Department Order 522, Drug-Free Workplace.

Correctional Officers Trainees will be a grade 12 uncovered position.

Job Duties:

See above

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

High School Diploma or GED, 18 years of age, no felony convictions, valid Arizona Driver’s License, and proof of legal U.S. residency.

Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).

Selective Preference(s):

You will be given the opportunity to apply for and have priority over other applicants for a Correctional Officer position. In order to be considered, successful completion of the following must be completed.

· Fitness exam- https://corrections.az.gov/employment/correctional-officer-careers/requirements/fitness-test

· Medical/physical examination- http://www.azcorrections.gov/COTA/MedicalandPhysicalRequiremnts070706 1.pdf

· 3 Personal Reference letters

· Comprehensive Criminal background Review

· Proof of US Residency

· Proof of High school diploma or GED

· Valid Arizona Driver’s License

Inability to successfully complete any of the above will result in the completion of your temporary assignment at the end of the 1500 hour limit.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Applicant must meet the minimum qualifications to be considered for employment. Applicants will be required to submit an employment application, and successfully complete a comprehensive knowledge exam, psychological exam, and background check.


Entry level salary starts at $19.990 per hour

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


Not applicable

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.


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.