Correctional Officer
Wyoming Department of Corrections - United States

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Working Title: Correctional Officer (Recruitment ID: COPR05-21516)

CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled FULL HIRING RANGE: $2,735.00 - $3,217.00 per month DEPARTMENT: Department of Corrections, Prisons LOCATION: Statewide CLASS CODE: COPR05 FLSA: Non-exempt

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF WORK: The Wyoming Department of Corrections is committed to public safety and high correctional standards as well as a safe, supportive working environment for our employees. We now seek correctional officers for our institutions: Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins, Wyoming Womens Center in Lusk, Wyoming Honor Farm in Riverton, Wyoming Honor Conservation & Boot Camp in Newcastle,Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution in Torrington.

This position is essential for maintaining safety and security of the institution and is considered a Law Enforcement position receiving the 20-year retirement package. This is an entry-level position and career/growth opportunities are available.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: In order to maintain institutional safety standards, the position requires the following: Enforcement of rules and regulations. Responding to post orders of varied assigned posts. Supervising inmates in the performance of various jobs; modeling appropriate, pre-social behavior. Assisting in a variety of searches, including checking for contraband items. Observing daily inmate living, programming, work areas and the perimeter fence line, reporting security violations. Conducting daily scheduled counts of inmates. Assuming duties of housing control centers, central control centers and inmate living areas that monitor inmate movements. Becoming familiar with inmate names and characteristics for easier identification of inmate movements and infractions. Assisting in restraining unruly inmates, utilizing the minimum amount of force required. Assisting in transporting inmates within and off institution boundaries, including inter- and intra-state predetermined destinations. Assisting in processing newly incarcerated inmates or the processing of released inmates. Attending required training to perform duties at an acceptable level. Modeling appropriate, pro-social behavior.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Knowledge of security measures, techniques and precautions necessary to maintain a safe and secure institution.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must have the: ability to work overtime as required; and ability to work on any shift, holidays and weekends. The Wyoming Department of Corrections is a Drug Free Workplace. Per WDOC policy, all staff is subject to drug testing while employed by the WDOC. Successful applicants for employment must pass a series of pre-employment tests, background investigation, medical evaluations and urinalysis drug test prior to appointment. The Wyoming Department of Corrections is a Tobacco-Free Workplace and prohibits the taking, carrying, possessing or introducing of smoking materials, smokeless tobacco, or tobacco substitutes on or into WDOC facilities and grounds. Physical requirements include lifting up to 50 pounds without assistance; walking on cement floors on a constant basis; walking up and down stairs on a frequent basis; bending, squatting, kneeling on a regular basis; kicking the leg up to knee level on an occasional basis; striking or punching with both arms on an occasional basis; standing on a regualr basis; talking/hearing on a regular basis; and the visual ability to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned. This position is inside on a frequent basis, has the potential for exposure to infectious diseases and is required to work around convicted felons.

Preference will be given to those with a High school diploma or GED, 18 years old and older, must be a US citizen, have a valid drivers license, and have no felony or domestic violence convictions.

  • Please view the Class Specifications (Class Code COPR05) and the State required Minimum Qualifications for this vacancy at:
For more information or to apply online go to or submit a State of Wyoming Employment Application to the Human Resource Division, Emerson Building, 2001 Capitol Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82002-0060, Phone: (307)777-7188, Fax: (307)777-6562, along with transcripts of any relevant course work. The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities. No notice of eligibility will be sent to applicants who meet the minimum qualifications.

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