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Job Title: Corrections Officer I (A)      (to directly link to this job posting, copy this link)   
County Ellsworth
Req. No: 190386
Agency: Ellsworth Correctional Facility
Posting Type: External
Applications accepted through: December 31, 2018

Job Description:  Supervises and maintains discipline and control of inmates at all times. Performs searches of inmates, persons, and physical areas in order to prevent and control contraband.  Observes and monitors inmates, activities, and interactions while enforcing policies, rules, and regulations.  Follows established security procedures in controlling visitor, staff, inmate, and vehicular traffic to prevent the admittance or exit of unauthorized persons and the introduction of contraband; and takes and reports periodic counts of inmates.  Responds to emergency situations in accordance with appropriate contingency plans.  Subject to regular rotation of post and/or shift assignment within the facility.  Corrections Officers are required to weapons qualify under Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) guidelines during initial training and on an annual basis.

A full Position Description and required Essential/Event Driven Physical Functions for this classification can be obtained by contacting the recruiter listed below.

Minimum Requirements:  At least 18 years of age at the time of appointment; high school diploma or equivalent; valid driver’s license; free of felony conviction(s); free of any felony or misdemeanor domestic violence crime as set forth in 18 U.S.C. § 922 (d) (9) and (g) (9).

Performance Standards:  Corrections Officer IAs are evaluated on their ability to observe and recall inmate behavior, surroundings, and events; write clear and complete sentences; quickly respond 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 inmates and coworkers to establish and maintain effective working relationships.  The incumbent must be capable of performing Essential Physical Functions.  An initial 12-month probationary period is required for new Corrections Officers.


The application process has 4 REQUIRED STEPS.

STEP 1: Register by completing the online Personal Data Form at https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/job/why-register.  Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number).

STEP 2: Complete the official State of Kansas application form at http://da.ks.gov/ps/aaa/recruitment/intro.htm.

STEP 3: Submit your online application to the specific agency designated on this job announcement.

STEP 4: Submit additional required documents to the specific recruiter designated on this job announcement.

A Tax Clearance Certificate is required for all applicants. Obtain your certificate by following the instructions at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html.

Include your name and job requisition number on all correspondence when submitting documents to the designated recruiter.

Your application will be considered incomplete and you may be found ineligible if you fail to submit all required documentation by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

Required Documents:

  • Online State of Kansas Application form to Ellsworth Correctional Facility.
  • Resume, Cover Letter, and Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate (send to Wendy.Stroede@ks.gov).
  • Academic Transcripts.

KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED:  Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance 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.  A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. Applicants are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency.  This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03.  If you need assistance with the Tax Clearance, please contact 785-472-6295.

Recruiter Contact Information:
Name:  Wendy Stroede
Phone:  785.472.6295
FAX:   785.472.6370
Email:  Wendy.Stroede@ks.gov

Agency Information:
Ellsworth Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 107, 1607 State Street
Ellsworth, KS  67439-0107

How You Will Be Evaluated:  Once you complete and submit your application materials, your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum and any necessary special requirements.  Next, your application will be evaluated and rated based on preferred competencies and criteria for the position.

What To Expect Next:  After your application is evaluated and ranked, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified of the outcome after the selection process is complete.  You may call or E-mail the recruiter contact listed to inquire about your application.  Multiple vacancies may be filled from this announcement.

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 determined 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.

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View Job Class Spec Class/Uncl: C    Full/Part Time: F    Grade 019    Hiring Rate: $15.75    Pay Frequency: Hourly

Jina J. Murrell, Human Resources Manager

Ellsworth Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 107, 1607 State Street

Ellsworth, KS  67439-0107

785.472.6297 | (f) 785.472.6370




PREA IMPP 10-103

It is the policy of the Kansas Department of Corrections to provide a safe and secure environment for all offenders.  Offenders have the right to be free from sexual abuse and harassment and as such, the KDOC has a “zero tolerance” for such actions.