Questions and Answers about Arizona Department of Corrections

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How long does it take to get hired from start to finish? What are the steps along the way?

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Depends on the position. There are other CO professionals in DOC

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Find the job person in your pod and go from there

Answered - Kitchen Staff (Former Employee) - Arizona

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About 3-6 months
You take written test, then background and then a urine analysis.

Answered - Correctional Sergeant (Current Employee) - Florence, AZ

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6 months, Background checks, reference checks, drug testing.

Answered - Math Teacher (Current Employee) - Goodyear, AZ

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A month from start to finish

Answered - Correctional Officer II (Former Employee) - Florence, AZ

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It usually take 3-5 months, depending on the location.

Answered - Correctional Officer II (Current Employee) - Buckeye, AZ 85326

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Depends..some people waited a year I was hired within a month.

Answered - CORRECTIONS OFFICER (Former Employee) - Goodyear, AZ

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It seems like it now takes approximately one month to get hired. Steps include "walk in" and "on line" applications. Back ground checks are completed, with follow up phone calls if needed for clarification. Those who pass this are given a written test and a physical test. Those who pass are given a start date in which they will attend the Correctional Officer Training Academy. This is an eight week academy, with the fourth and eighth week being at a prison with a Correctional Officer II.

Answered - Deputy Warden (Former Employee) - Florence, AZ

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14 weeks You have to be able to pass all classes and requirments of the state and interviews

Answered - Juvenile Corrections Officer (Former Employee) - Phoenix, AZ

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Typically 6-8 weeks

Answered - Corrections Officer II (Current Employee) - Phoenix, AZ 85007

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