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Juvenile Corrections Officer

Kanas Juvenile Correctional Complex
Topeka, KS
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $18 to $24 Hourly
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: vision, dental, life insurance, medical,
Job Description

The Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex (KJCC) is recruiting for Juvenile Corrections Officer I professionals.

KJCC is overseen by the Kansas Department of Corrections and is a 24-hour medium and maximum security facility for male and female juveniles located in Topeka KS. Residents are generally adjudicated of offenses that would be considered a felony if committed by adults.

As a State of Kansas employer, we offer a competitive salary with shift differential, raises after your probationary period, advancement opportunities, plus State of Kansas health benefits, vision, dental, KPERS (Kansas Public Employee Retirement System), paid vacation and sick leave.

The Juvenile Corrections Officer I is responsible for assuring that offenders at Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex (KJCC) are provided oversight and structure through the supervision of their daily routine in order to maintain appropriate productivity and progress on individual, group, facility, and agency outcomes. Staff model behavior for the offenders to increase their accountability, competency development and reintegration techniques. Support is provided to the Juvenile Corrections Officer I through a structured chain of command.

Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

This position rotates duty posts as specified by facility operations orders and in accordance with the Teamsters Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). Staff employed in Juvenile Correction Officer/Specialist positions are required to stay at their post until properly relieved and are required to return to duty when recalled during emergency situations.

You will supervise, maintain discipline and control of offenders in their living quarters, at meals, in classrooms, at work sites, activities and program areas, bathing areas; while they are being escorted throughout the facility and off grounds as necessary. Closely monitor offenders segregated for punitive, protective and administrative purposes. Remain alert and attentive at all times. Counsel with offenders to ensure compliance with the Behavior Management System and assist with their needs. Record all incidents reports in the admissions, classification and evaluation modules (JJIS/JCFS) and complete required documentation prior to leaving post. Make timely referrals to professional counseling staff. Maintain proper relations with the offenders by remaining firm, fair, and consistent.

Supervise movement of offenders by alert observation to maintain a secure and controlled environment. All offender movement throughout the facility and off grounds is achieved by officer escort procedures. Conduct offender counts before, during and after escort to maintain security. Ensure offenders know, understand, and comply with the rules and regulations and enforce consequences for rule violations. Monitor deviations in offender conduct and behavior to prevent disturbances or escapes. Report incidents or behaviors that deviate from the offender’s general profile or that could cause an immediate problem.

Provide exterior and interior checks of all facility buildings during the shift to ensure the buildings are secure and that no unauthorized persons are inside. Patrol perimeter area either by foot or patrol vehicle in order to observe areas for violation of laws and regulations. Conduct searches for contraband in areas of responsibility, including the offenders, buildings and vehicles, to prevent the introduction of contraband and fabrication of weapons. Conduct physical search of premises from floor to ceiling which involves climbing on furniture and ladders to reach high places.

Follow established security procedures in controlling visitors, staff, offenders and vehicular traffic to prevent the admittance or exit of unauthorized persons and the introduction of contraband. This procedure requires searches and pat downs and may include full shakedown of vehicles. Operate control point/access center and associated equipment in security control center and the main gate to the facility. Responsible for conducting institutional counts and tabulating numbers to ensure accuracy of offender population.

Minimum Qualifications:

* Must be 21 years of age at time of appointment.
* High School Diploma or G.E.D.
* Valid drivers license
* Free of felony convictions or adjudication, whether or not expunged,
* Free of any felony or misdemeanor domestic violence crime
* Free of conviction or adjudication by a court of law or court-martial, of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year (whether or not the sentence was imposed).
* Free of conviction as an adult of Driving Under the Influence (or comparable law regarding driving while intoxicated or under the influence of a controlled substance) in the past 24 months.
* Free of conviction or adjudication of a misdemeanor involving drug use or possession in the past 60 months
* Free of any criminal charges, indictments or outstanding warrants pending.
* Candidate must take and pass a drug screening test approved by Office of Personnel Services unless the incumbent is moving from one safety-sensitive position to another safety-sensitive position within the same agency performing substantially similar duties.
* Successful completion of a physical agility test and written assessment administered by the facility
* Must complete TB screening process

Preferred Qualifications:

Ability to deal effectively with juvenile offenders in a highly structured environment, and apply training and knowledge to various settings and situations within the agency complex. An ability to develop positive interactions with others, and to work with others as a team is required. Previous experience in law enforcement, criminal justice, or coursework in these areas may be helpful. Those with prior military experience are also encouraged to apply.
To be successful, the expectation is that a candidate will be able to competently perform the routine tasks of the position with limited supervision by the end of the probation period (12 months).

Post-Offer, Pre-employment Requirements:

Successfully complete and pass a drug screen

Successfully complete the Department for Children and Family, Abuse and Neglect Central Registry

Successfully complete and pass a background check

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Kanas Juvenile Correctional Complex


1430 NW 25th Street

Topeka, KS



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