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Douglas County Kansas Sheriff's Office Corrections Officer in Lawrence, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/jobs/12749166

Douglas County (KS) is accepting applications for Corrections Officers, with immediate openings.

Successful applicants will work at the Douglas County Correctional Facility, a state-of-the-art 186-bed direct supervision facility for adults.

After one year of successful service, Corrections Officers become eligible for promotion to Deputy (if age 21 or older)

Required qualifications include a high school diploma (or G.E.D.), basic word processing and computer skills, good written and oral communication skills.

Douglas County is dedicated to eliminating racial inequities. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to develop and maintain working relationships with diverse co-workers, community members, and customers.

Candidates must pass a background check, written, physical fitness, and drug testing. A polygraph examination will be required. Shift work mandatory.

NEW salary range is \$26.72 - \$40.08 per hr., depending on qualifications. Overtime after consecutive 12.5 hour shift is paid at DOUBLE the hourly rate.

Excellent benefits, including:

New employees immediately start accruing 4.5 hours of vacation leave and 4.75 hours of sick leave every pay period (two weeks). These hours increase after every five years employed with the Sheriffs Office.

Eight hours of personal leave are also awarded to employees in one calendar year.

There are also nine holidays (10 paid days) in a calendar year that employees are either paid (if not worked) or receive holiday pay (double and half hourly wage -if worked).

Corrections officers are provided all of their uniforms (except footwear) and equipment needed for their job.

Employees also have access to a free on-site gym, track and obstacle course.

Provided Dry Cleaning Services

Health insurance beginning the first day of the month following start date

Health/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance with various dependent coverage levels available

Discounted fitness club memberships and other voluntary benefits

Retirement: Kansas Public Employees Retirement Systems (KPERS), Optional 457 Deferred Compensation Plans available

TWO approved Veteran Affair (V.A) / G.I. Bill Education Benefit Programs

V.A. Coordinator on staff