Corrections Officer Senior: Harrisonburg Diversion Center - #01374
Div of Community Corrections - Virginia

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Applications for this position must be submitted electronically through this website. Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and résumés will not be accepted.

Contributes to the agency's public safety mission by supervising offenders in an institutional setting. Provides security over adult offenders at the institution and while in transport; supervises the daily activities of offenders while observing and recording their behavior and movement to ensure their safe and secure confinement. Interacts with the visitors, staff, offenders and public to maintain orderly and secure operations.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent. Valid driver's license. Demonstrated ability to read and comprehend workplace policies and procedures and to prepare workplace reports and documentation. No felony or domestic violence convictions. Stable employment history and former corrections officer experience. Current or former DCJS certification, where certification can be reinstated by attendance at in-service and range.

Incumbents of this position must successfully complete a pre-employment agility test. Additional information about this test is available at

Preferred Qualifications

Prefer 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).

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.

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