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Correctional Officer

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) is now hiring Correctional Officers. Are you interested in becoming an Officer at the Oregon Department of Corrections? Are you looking for a career in public safety? We offer a very generous benefits package! No prior experience is necessary, all training is provided! 

Jobs as a Correctional Officer place great demands on personal fitness and maturity as the work involves exercise of power and authority towards people who are in a difficult situation. The Correctional Officer shall set limits, when necessary, be a good role model and facilitate change through cooperation with both Adults in Custody and interdisciplinary partners. The correctional environment is filled with challenges and Officers will learn about other people and about themselves.

Correctional Officer is an entry level position for those seeking a career in correctional security. Correctional Officers promote public safety by holding offenders accountable for their actions and by reducing the risks of future criminal behavior. Previous correctional experience is not a requirement for Correctional Officer, preference may be given to those with a four-year college degree.

Successful applicants are placed on a one-year probationary period which includes a yearlong program incorporating a six-week academy course, classroom training, online courses, health and fitness classes, force skills training and a comprehensive Field Training Evaluation Program (FTEP). The program is certified by the Department of Public Safety and Standards Training (DPSST) and portable to other correctional agencies in Oregon. The content of the program is not altered at the institution level.

The entire probationary period is considered an extension of the selection process. It will be a continuous assessment of class and service performance. It is a uniform duty.

For the duration of the probationary period, work hours, shifts, and days off will vary based on the needs of the institution. While field training, work hours, breaks, days off, etc. will be determined by the hiring institution in accordance with the applicable labor contract. Once the probationary period is completed, work shifts, days off may be subject to a bid process in accordance with the applicable labor contract.