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At Omega technical violators center in Malvern AR , right now not long but the stress is high the pace is fast they are critically understaffed they tell you to do something one way and when it goes wrong they blame you and want to fire you the leadership is toxic and they are trying to run a minimum security rehabilitation center like a supermax prison which is disgruntling the inmates. Would not recommend even my worst enemy to work there the warden and the chief of security is the centers two worst enemies and people are leaving there in droves


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You have to keep and maintain work

Answered - Porter/Maintenance (Former Employee) - Beacon, NY

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Must complete a six weeks basic training course.

Answered - Correctional Officer III (Current Employee) - Washington/Metro, DC

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It all depends on your desire of your pursuing of getting hired and how well you sell yourself and knowledge about the company in which you are applying to.

Answered - Office Services Specialist (Current Employee) - Newport News, VA

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I did a panel of the adminstrators.

Answered - Records Manager II (Former Employee) - Los Lunas, NM

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You start the application online you do exactly what they tell you to it takes approximately anywhere from two weeks to 3 months

Answered - Officer (Former Employee) - Florida

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It takes abotu two months. there are gun range classes, then the actually range,going to forsyth and doing a month long training of boot camp. There you learn fire safe, cpr, how to conduct yourself, to wear and fix you uniform. Hair must be worn a certain way both men a women.

Answered - Corrections Officer (Current Employee) - GDC

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Background checks, orientation, comapny hiring approval

Answered - Licensed Practical Nurse, night shift, Arkansas (Former Employee) - Grady, AR

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3 months at least

Answered - Health Care Assistant (Current Employee) - Elizabeth City, NC

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Depending if already working for the state of California or not.

Answered - Program Technician (Former Employee) - Los Angeles, CA

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