Recruitment Number 213335 - Shift Work - Oahu Correctional Facilities Employment Only.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS:
The Physical Agility Test (PAT) will be administered in November 2013 by the Department of Public Safety – NO MAKEUPS WILL BE PERMITTED.
Qualified candidates who have successfully completed EACH test phase, to include the Criminal History Check and Comprehensive Background Investigation, will be contacted to attend the next available Basic Correctional Training (BCT) Program. The Department of Public Safety's tentative training schedule is set to be determined at the discretion of the Department of Public Safety. Any future training schedules will be set by the Department of Public Safety.
Qualified applicants will be referred to one central location for employment consideration on the island of their choice. Persons hired will then be assigned to a correctional facility by the Department of Public Safety.
Initially receive training and orientation in basic security and custodial duties; perform security and custodial duties at a variety of posts as assigned; and perform other related duties as assigned. As training progresses, an incumbent will eventually be independently responsible on an assigned shift at any post for maintaining the safekeeping and control of adult residents in group quarters and individual activities.
Note: Applicants must be available to work rotating shifts including nights, weekends and holidays.
Minimum Qualification Requirements:
To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements:
Education: Graduation from high school, or equivalent. One year of work experience requiring the ability to read, comprehend, and apply written directions, or a high degree of verbal skill may be substituted for graduation from high school.
General Experience: One year of responsible work experience which shows that the applicant possesses the ability to relate effectively with people in following the instructions of a supervisor and giving or exchanging information.
Driver's License: A valid driver's license is required for some positions. For these position, a valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment.
Substitutions Allowed: Relevant substitutions as described in the Minimum Qualification Requirements, will apply.
A. All Adult Corrections Officer positions require the ability to work rotating shifts, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays. Adult Corrections Officer appointees must be able to work another consecutive eight (8) hour shift with last minute notification that include evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.
B. All applicants who are conditionally offered employment or conditionally approved for movement into any of these positions shall be subject to drug screening, as required by Federal, State or local laws, or departmental policy; and will be subject to an intensive background check.
C. All prospective hires must be at least 21 years of age by the completion of the Basic Correctional Training (BCT).
Firearm Requirements: Some positions require the handling of firearms and ammunition. Applicants must meet all Federal and State regulations pertaining to the carrying, use and possession of firearms and ammunition. Under the requirements of the Federal Firearm Gun Control Act, applicants for these positions may not possess a conviction of domestic violence.
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Requirement: As required by the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA), Federal law states that "....an agency shall not hire or promote anyone who may have contact with inmates and who:
(1) Has engaged in sexual abuse in a prison, jail, lockup, community confinement facility, juvenile facility or other institution.
(2) Has been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse.
(3) Has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described in #2 above.
Personal Requirements: Applicants must demonstrate that they possess traits and characteristics required for this work. Among these are: alertness, tact, integrity, honesty, good judgment, and ability to deal with inmates and employees.
Mental/Emotional Requirements: All applicants must possess emotional and mental stability appropriate to the job duties and responsibilities and working conditions.
Typical Physical Tasks: Applicants must be physically able to perform, efficiently and effectively, the essential duties of the position, such as: read reports, regulations and court orders; observe inmate activity, behavior and movement; see and recognize inmates at a distance; observe area around the yard and inmate activity from the watch tower; distinguish colors in locating and identifying and testifying on contraband and in inspecting property; listen for unusual sounds which may indicate suspicious activity; clean, load and fire weapons; use handcuffs and leg chains; lock and unlock doors; close gates rapidly in emergencies; perform searches and shakedowns of inmates, their quarters and other areas; restrain/subdue inmates; break up fights between inmates; defend self and others against inmate attack; carry inmates to seclusion room or other locations; chase escaping inmates and participate in manhunts; hold back a crowd; walk and stand prolonged hours; and work double shifts.
Before entrance on duty, appointees must complete a physical examination and will be rejected if they do not meet the standards specified above. Any physical condition which would cause the applicant to be a hazard to himself/herself or to others will disqualify him/her for appointment.
The information provided above represents a summary of the complete Minimum Qualification Requirements . To view the Requirements in their entirety, please CLICK HERE .
The examination for this recruitment involves "successive hurdles." Applicants must successfully complete EACH test phase before proceeding to the next.
The test phases are:
1. Evaluation of your application to determine whether or not you meet the minimum qualifications and public employee requirements (qualifying).
2. Physical Ability Test (PAT) (qualifying)
BEGIN TODAY! If you are not already involved in a regular exercise program, start one now. Maintaining and/or improving your fitness level will increase your chances for success in the PAT. Remember that the job of an ACO is physically demanding, stressful, and may be dangerous from time to time. If however, you have been sedentary, check with your physician or health care provider prior to engaging in any strenuous physical training.
The PAT is a continuous, timed run consisting of the following events:
Event 1: sprint 125 yards;
Event 2: drag a 178-pound dummy a distance of 20 feet;
Event 3: carry a 25-pound backpack a total of 85 feet, including up and down a flight of stairs consisting of 10 steps;
Event 4: push a 138-pound object a distance of 25 feet; and
Event 5: sprint 25 feet to cross the finish line.
These events are designed to simulate job-related tasks Adult Corrections Officer Recruits must perform in providing security and in responding to emergency situations. (Further details will be provided to applicants as they are scheduled to take the PAT.)
3. Oral Interview conducted by the Department of Public Safety.
4. Pre-Employment Assessment Testing .
5. Criminal History Check and Comprehensive Background Investigation: You will be required to sign an Applicant's Consent, Authorization and Request to Release Information Waiver. This gives your consent and authorization to release any and all records, information, and opinions regarding your background, education, employment, character and reputation needed by the Department of Human Resources Development and/or the Department of Public Safety to make a thorough investigation to determine your fitness and suitability for employment with the State of Hawaii.
This authorization shall apply to include all criminal history records, information and opinions, military records, all educational and employment history records, and traffic abstract records. For this purpose, you waive any and all privileges you may have to maintain such records, information and opinions as confidential, including but not limited to the privileges arising out of the foregoing relationships.
6. Medical/Physical Examination. If selected for employment, applicants are required to successfully pass a Tuberculosis (TB) Test and a pre-employment drug test which must be paid by the applicant.
7. Probationary Period: If selected for employment, you must pass all phases of the Basic Correctional Training (BCT) program and additional drug tests during your nine-month probationary period.
8. Transfer Policy: Adult Corrections Officer Recruits must remain at the facility in which they are appointed for three years from the date of appointment. Transfer to another facility location may be permitted only after this three-year period has been served.
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