Are you looking for a career that offers unique and rewarding challenges and excellent benefits?Do you have excellent interpersonal and communication skills?Do you work well in a fast-paced, dynamic environment?If you answered “yes” to the questions above, a career with the Department of Corrections may be the perfect match for you!
The Alaska Department of Corrections is currently seeking applicants for the Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward.
We are looking for applicants who are interested in a professional and rewarding career as a Correctional Officer.
Key responsibilities include
Ensuring the safety of the community by maintaining the security of the correctional institution;
Providing offenders with the opportunity for reform in an environment that is safe, fair and secure;
Respecting the rights of victims while holding offenders accountable; and
Completing a Correctional Officer Academy and obtaining Alaska Police Standards Council certification.
We are looking to hire individuals with the following demonstrated strengths:
Excellent communication skills;
A pattern of self motivation and reliability on-the-job;
Excellent team work and interpersonal skills; and
Ability to work effectively and calmly with individuals who are often offensive, upset, hostile and dangerous.
If you possess the characteristics outlined above, we want to hear from you!
The Department of Corrections offers a dynamic, team-centered and professional working environment, along with the following starting benefits:
Outstanding on-the-job training;
Opportunities for promotion;
Optional long and short-term disability plans;
Retirement programs with a wide variety of investment options;
Health insurance, which includes employer contributions toward medical, vision, and dental;
Vacation leave starting at 11.08 hours per pay period with an accrual rate increase based on time served; and
Bargaining-unit negotiated scheduled raises.
For more information regarding the State of Alaska’s benefits package, please visit the following website: http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/
For specific information regarding the individual institutions, please visit the Division of Institutions' website at: http://www.correct.state.ak.us/corrections/institutions/institutions.jsf
This recruitment is for a 42-hour - 5 day workweek shift schedule with a future potential opportunity of working an 84-hour week-on/week-off work schedule.