Corrections Officer - Max Meadows - job 853447

Virginia Bland Correctional Center

Date: 06/11/2021

City: Max Meadows, Virginia

Salary: $35,064 - 38,214 per year

Employment type: Full-time

Applications/résumés for this position must be submitted electronically by 11:59 pm on the closing date through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Job Board/Recruitment Management System (RMS). Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and résumés will not be accepted.



Corrections Officers contribute to the agency’s public safety mission by providing for the safety and security of the public, staff, and offenders by ensuring effective and safe custody and control along with compliance with policy and procedure. This is successfully accomplished through the use of evidence based practices and principles that enhance effective communication strategies and role modeling as part of collaborative multi-disciplinary teams addressing offender needs.



Officers provide security over adult offenders at the institution and while in transport; supervise the daily activities of offenders while observing and recording their behavior and movement to ensure their safe and secure confinement. They interact with the visitors, staff, offenders and public to maintain orderly and secure operations.



Please Note: All persons that are newly hired, rehired, transferred, promoted, or demoted into a Corrections Officer position must serve a new 12-month probationary period. This excludes current Virginia Department of Corrections security employees possessing an active
DCJS Corrections Officer Certification.





Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or a GED equivalent. Valid Driver’s License. Demonstrated ability to read and comprehend workplace policies and procedures and to prepare workplace reports and documentation. Ability to lawfully possess a firearm in the Commonwealth of Virginia.





Preferred Qualifications

Stable employment history. Military or related criminal justice experience. Coursework at a community college, college, or university. Prefer individuals at least 21 years old (a waiver may be provided by the Unit Head for individuals 18-20 years old). Spanish speaking applicants are encouraged to apply.





Special Requirements

All applicants are subject to a background investigation and pre-employment drug screen.



The investigation may include: fingerprint checks (State Police, FBI); local agency checks; employment verification; verification of education (relevant to employment); credit checks; and other checks requested by the hiring authority.



Candidates for this position must complete the Basic Corrections Officer training program, which includes:

  • Rigorous physical exercise that consists of various cardiovascular, strength building and stretching exercises. The candidate will be expected to run 1 mile, participate in organized physical training sessions and complete an obstacle course that includes sprinting, jumping, crawling and dragging a weighted object.

  • Qualification with all firearms currently authorized for use by the Virginia Department of Corrections.

  • Exposure to various riot control agents.

  • Participation in extensive hands-on defensive training.

  • CPR and First aid training.

  • Multiple written tests including multiple choice, fill in the blank, computer based testing and short essay style questions.





Special Instructions to Applicants

Application and/or résumé for this position must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Job Board/Recruitment Management System (RMS). Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and/or résumés will not be accepted.



The decision to interview an applicant is based solely on the information received for this position from either the electronic application and/or résumé.



RMS provides a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS account to check the status of your application for this position.



This is a tobacco free facility. Use of all tobacco products is prohibited on site at all times.



Applicants who possess an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) or a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under the Department of Human Resources Management (DHRM) Policy 1.30 Layoff (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only), MUST attach these forms when submitting their state application and/or résumé.



The Virginia Department of Corrections is an EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request.



AMERICORPS, PEACE CORPS, AND OTHER NATIONAL SERVICE ALUMNI ARE ALL ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.



Name Geoffrey Carter


Phone 276-688-8837


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