Are you looking for a career that offers unique and rewarding challenges?
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 Fairbanks Correctional Center is a State operated adult correctional facility which houses up to 247 multi-security female and male offenders. Correctional Officer I positions perform work under the immediate supervision of experienced staff and supervisors to learn the duties expected of this position and perform skills for the custody, security and reformation of prisoners wihin a correctional facility. The incumbent participates in on-the job and classroom training programs through the Department of Corrections Training Academy and Field In-Service Training Program and performs assigned tasks at the entry level.
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 posses the characteristics outlined above, we want to hear from you. Fairbanks Correctional Center offers a dynamic, team-centered and professional working environment, along with the following starting benefits:
- Outstanding on-the-job training;
- Work week is either a 84-hour workweek, consisting of seven 12-hour days, followed by seven days off, alternating day and night, or a 42-hour Monday through Friday workweek;
- Health insurance, which includes employer contributions toward medical / vision / dental;
- Retirement programs with a wide variety of investment options;
- Vacation leave;
- Bargaining-unit negotiated scheduled raises; and
- Numerous opportunities for training and promotion.
For more information regarding the State of Alaska’s benefits package, please visit the following website: http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/
For more information about the Division of Institutions, please visit our website:
View Class Specifications for this job:
Appointment to a Correctional Officer I position will be conditional, pending successful completion of background investigation, a psychological screening, and a medical evaluation.
Individuals not continually employed since February 9, 1991, by the State of Alaska, Department of Corrections in a "correctional officer" position, as defined by 13 AAC 85.900, are subject to requirements established by the Alaska Police Standards Council (APSC). As a condition of continued employment, these individuals must obtain a basic correctional officer certificate issued by the APSC within 14 months of hire.
Any employment action that resulted in discharge, resignation in lieu of discharge, or discipline, must be disclosed at the time of application to vacancies within this classification. Applicants must provide the name of the employer and the circumstances surrounding the incident within the cover letter of the Workplace Alaska Job Qualification Summary. Applicants who fail to provide this information will be deemed to be ineligible for interview or further consideration. Applicants with an employment action that makes them ineligible for certification under APSC regulations will be ineligible to receive an interview or further consideration.
For purposes of the minimum qualifications for this job class, "misdemeanor" means:
1) A crime classified as a misdemeanor in Alaska at the time the crime was committed.
2) A crime committed in another jurisdiction for which there was a conviction in that jurisdiction by a civilian or military court is a "misdemeanor" conviction if the crime has elements similar to those of a misdemeanor under Alaska law at the time the offense was committed.
3) An offense punishable as a misdemeanor in Alaska or under the law of another jurisdiction, that results in a completed suspended imposition of sentence, expungement of record, or a pardon, is considered a "misdemeanor" conviction unless the offense was committed by the person before the age of 21.
Be sure to read each statement carefully.
A QUALIFIED APPLICANT MUST:
Be a citizen of the United States of America or resident alien who has demonstrated the intent to become a citizen of the United States of America.
Have a high school diploma or a General Educational Development (GED) certificate.
Be at least 21 years of age at time of appointment.
Posses a valid driver’s license issued within the United States at time of appointment.
A QUALIFIED APPLICANT MAY NOT:
Have ever been convicted of a felony by a civilian court of Alaska, the United States, another state or territory, or by a military court.
Have ever been convicted of a crime of domestic violence by a civilian court of Alaska, the United States, another state or territory, or by a military court.
Have ever been denied certification by the Alaska Police Standards Council or the responsible licensing agency in any other issuing jurisdiction (unless the denial or revocation has been rescinded by the council under 13 AAC 85.270 or by the responsible licensing agency of the issuing jurisdiction).
Have ever used a controlled substance while employed as a certifiable municipal, state, federal peace officer, correctional officer, adult probation officer, or military law enforcement officer.
Have been convicted during the past ten (10) years of a misdemeanor crime that resulted in serious physical injury to another person by a civilian court of Alaska, the United States, another state or territory, or by a military court.
Have been convicted during the past ten (10) years of three or more misdemeanors by a civilian court of Alaska, the United States, another state or territory, or by a military court.
Have been convicted during the past ten (10) years of two or more driving-while-intoxicated offenses by a civilian court of Alaska, the United States, another state or territory, or by a military court.
Have illegally manufactured, transported, or sold a controlled substance during the past ten (10) years (provided you were at least 21 years of age at the time).
Have used a controlled substance other than marijuana during the past ten (10) years (provided you were at least 21 years of age at the time).
Have been convicted during the past ten (10) years of a misdemeanor crime of dishonesty by a civilian court of Alaska, the United States, another state or territory, or by a military court.
Have been convicted during the past three (3) years of any other misdemeanor assault charge or any misdemeanor offense involving the use of a weapon (excluding convictions under Title 16 of Alaska Statutes - Fish & Game laws) by a civilian court of Alaska, the United States, another state or territory, or by a military court.
Have used marijuana during the past two years (provided you were at least 21 years of age at the time).
Currently be on court-ordered probation, either supervised or non-supervised, by a civilian court of Alaska, the United States, another state or territory, or by a military court.