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CoreCivic (Formerly Corrections Corporation of America) has been in operation since 1983. The company is now comprised of: 1) CoreCivic Safety - which is the management of Prisons, Jails and Detention centers for Federal, State and Local partners. 2) CoreCivic Community - which is the management of re-entry centers focused on helping former inmates re-enter society and the workplace through education and rehabilitation assistance. 3) CoreCivic Properties - which is the civil construction and property management arm of the company. Each part of the company as well as each of our facilities will have its own micro culture based on leadership style, shared experiences and the location of the facility. As a company we are dedicated to the care and welfare of personnel placed in our trust by or partners. In many of the small communities where CoreCivic operates a facility we may be the largest employer and many family members work for us we are proud to support the communities we operate in.

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The Pay structure is based on the location and contract in place with our partner, as well as any CBA in place. Some of our locations work under wage determination limits set in the contract that are governed by the Department of Labor. Shifts vary from facility to facility based on the operation. Our Health insurance is provided through United Healthcare for the most part and includes dental and vision.

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All Correctional employees receive required American Corrections Association (ACA) and partner agency approved 4 week (in most cases) pre-service training to prepare them for their roles. All new hires also go though a one week orientation program. CoreCivic also provides ongoing training and development through our internal CoreCivic University Master Key Learning series of courses.

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Our contracts require that all applicants have as a minimum a High School diploma or GED certificate.

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CoreCivic provides the following benefits: Medical, Dental and Vision, Long and short term optional disability insurance, Accrued Paid Time Off (PTO) Paid holidays per schedule.

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The hiring process varies based on the contract partner which we are working with. Typically it should take no more than 2-3 weeks at maximum to move your application through the process from newly applied to screened/Interviewed and hired. The delay comes when we have ICE/BOP or USMS background clearance requirements that must be met before a new employee can start work.

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Our Online application process is constantly being reviewed for efficiency and in particular for candidate experience. With the recent changes we made this year your time to apply with a resume to upload and parse should take about 10 minutes total. Without a resume you will have to manually enter your work history so plan on 15 minutes.

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CoreCivic does not post our pay rates per position publicly. You can ask this question in the interview.

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Monitors who work in CoreCivic's Community Corrections facilities are provided uniform polo shirts.

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I'd raise the pay for the captains and get real captains in place and raise the pay again for officers. Their goal is to run the jail as cheap as possible. I

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