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Correctional Officer
Correctional Officer



Correctional Officer


$42,336.00 - $60,528.00 Annually


Multiple Locations (as stated in job posting), OR

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The Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC) 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 that provides generous benefits? 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.

These positions are with the Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC) in Baker City, Lakeview, Madras, Wilsonville, North Bend, Ontario, Salem, Tillamook, Pendleton, Portland, and Umatilla. If you are interested you should apply now as we could stop taking applications at any time.

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.


Applicants for Correctional Officer must have passed the REACT (Baseline) test with the National Testing Network (NTN) before applying to this announcement.

Please, read the entire job announcement prior to submitting your application. There are specific instructions for applying with Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC) and you could be rejected from consideration if you do not follow these instructions.

The Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC) contracts for testing services for the position Correctional Officer with National Testing Network (NTN). To fill out an application for testing and schedule a test, go to:, select Corrections and sign up for the Oregon Department of Corrections.

The Oregon Department of Corrections offers full testing services for the position of corrections officer through National Testing Network. To fill out an application and schedule a test, go to, select Corrections Jobs and sign up for the Oregon Department of Corrections.

What to expect at the website:

+ Completion of the application process

+ Review all information related to the Oregon Department of Corrections Correctional Officer position, including minimum requirements, salary and benefits.

+ Detailed information about the testing process for the entry level test.

+ Opportunity to take online practice tests at

+ Schedule your own convenient test time. Tests are offered at different dates and times depending on the test center's schedule.

+ Take high quality job simulation tests in a standardized, fair testing environment.

Upon completion of the entry level exam, all candidate scores are automatically forwarded to the Oregon Department of Corrections. Candidates who attain a passing score on the entry level exam will be placed on the department's eligibility list. Oregon Department of Corrections will contact candidates on the list and will invite them to continue to participate in other steps of the department selection process.

National Testing Network is a service provided to conduct entry level testing in a standardized, professional environment. National Testing Network does not replace the Oregon Department of Correction's responsibility and decision making in the testing process. All candidate results are provided to Oregon Department of Correction's where the final decisions are made.

Nature of the Work

Correctional Officers are expected to demonstrate the Oregon Accountability Model (OAM) daily, which provides a coordinated foundation for inmates to lead successful lives upon release, through simultaneous and efficient implementation of initiatives and projects. There are six components of the OAM that tie together the efforts of the department and its partners into a cohesive strategy to reduce recidivism and help inmates to become productive citizens, these components are: Criminal Risk Factor Assessment and Case Planning, Staff-Inmate Interactions, Work and Programs, Children and Families, Re-entry and Community Supervision and Programs.

Each of these components stands on its own as a project or a part of the corrections organization and culture. However, woven together these six separate components form a fabric that strengthens the department's ability to hold offenders accountable for their actions, and DOC staff accountable for achieving the mission and vision of the department.

Correctional officers maintain order within the institution and enforce rules and regulations. Correctional Officers help ensure inmates are orderly and obey rules. Correctional Officers monitor the activities and supervise the work assignments of inmates. Sometimes, officers must search inmates and their living quarters for contraband such as weapons or drugs, settle disputes between inmates, and enforce discipline. Correctional Officers periodically inspect the facilities, checking cells and other areas of the institution for unsanitary conditions, contraband, fire hazards, and any evidence of rule infractions. In addition, they routinely inspect locks, window bars, grilles, doors, and gates for signs of tampering. Officers also inspect mail and visitors for prohibited items.

Minimum Qualifications

+ High School Diploma, GED, or Bachelor's degree

+ 21 Years of Age or Older

+ United States Citizen

+ Meet DPSST Physical Standards

+ Possess reading comprehension, report writing and retention abilities

+ Satisfactorily complete an ODOC Background Investigation OAR 259-008-0015

Special Qualifications

+ Must pass NTN test with a minimum score of 70 in all areas

+ Good Employee Work History

+ Have a History of Law Abiding Behavior OAR 259-008-0070

+ No evidence of substance abuse

+ Proficient using computers

+ Possess a valid driver's license

+ Satisfactory driving record within the last 3 years

Desired Attributes

+ Good dimensional ratings reflected in working as a team member, able to effectively take control of situations, cooperative in supporting management's goals, making choices that reflect good integrity, and good supporting and communication with other staff.

+ Acceptable use of grammar and understanding of written content.

+ Low risk of being unprofessionally involved with offenders, conducting yourself in abrasive style, and miss use of authority.

You need to have taken or have sceduled to take the react test to apply. Then you need to complete an online aplication with NEOGOV. Applicats should also attach a resume to your application. If you are requesting Veteran's Points you must submit copy of your military DD214/DD215 Discharge Form. The DD214 must be the long form, and show the "Type of Separation", and "Character of Service".


Veterans Preference Points are awarded to eligible veterans seeking employment with the Oregon Department of Corrections. Veterans must provide appropriate documentation to qualify for these additional preference points and must submit the documentation with each application. The DD215 must accompany the DD214 that was modified. Only DD214 Member Copy 4, Service Copy 2 and Service Copy 3 are accepted to verify character of service. Other copies will not be accepted and points will not be awarded.

Required documentation must include:

+ a copy of the DD214/215 for the five (5) point preference; OR

+ a copy of the DD214/215 and a public employment preference letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs for the ten (10) point preference.

Based on Oregon Statute 408.225(1)(f) defines a veteran as a person who:

+ Served on active duty with the Armed Forces of the United States:

+ For a period of more than 90 consecutive days before January 31, 1955 and was discharged under honorable conditions (Honorable, General, or Under Honorable Conditions);

+ For a period of more than 178 consecutive days beginning after January 31, 1955 and was discharged under honorable conditions;

+ For 178 days or less and was discharged under honorable conditions because of a service-connected disability;

+ For 178 days or less and was discharged under honorable conditions and has a disability rating from the USDVA;

+ For at least one day in a combat zone and was discharged under honorable conditions;

+ Received a combat or campaign ribbon or an expeditionary medal for service in the Armed Forces of the United States and was discharged under honorable; OR

+ For a person receiving service-connected compensation. A copy of a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs indicating the service-connected compensation is required for this option.

You must have a valid e-mail address to apply for jobs with the Oregon Department of Corrections. All communication regarding your application and status will be done by e-mail.

Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC) complies with the Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). PREA prohibits ODOC from hiring, or promoting anyone who has engaged in, been convicted of, or been civilly or administratively adjudicated for engaging in sexual abuse in Institution settings. These include a jail, prison, or other correctional facility (including juvenile corrections) AND any institution or facility where people are residing for the purpose of receiving care or treatment (e.g., adjudicated delinquent, neglected, placed in State custody, mentally ill or disabled, chronically ill, or physically disabled, etc.).

This standard requires ODOC to conduct background checks on all applicants considered for employment or promotion to consider any incidents of substantiated allegations of sexual abuse or sexual harassment in determining whether to hire or promote anyone who may have contact with inmates.

For more information regarding PREA please visit:

This position may be eligible for Police & Fire (P&F) benefits through Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), as defined by statute.

Application Reference Number: DOC18-1663OC

If you have application login problems, get an error message during the application process, or are experiencing other technical (computer related) difficulties, please call the NEOGOV help line for assistance at 1-855-524-5627. You can also e-mail NEOGOV(TM) for support at You can use this e-mail address to report a variety of applicant issues; login, attaching documents, web browser, etc. Remember when submitting an applicant issue through this e-mail address please make sure to include your name, if you have an applicant ID, a valid contact number, the issue, and if possible a time when your are available to be contacted. .

ODOC does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States. Applicants will be subject to a Computerized Criminal History and Motor Vehicles check as well as background investigation. Adverse background information may be grounds for disqualification.

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A career with Oregon state government offers MANY benefits

The following information describes typical benefits available for employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position or be prorated for other than full time work.

Core Benefits

+ Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans with premiums currently covered in full for both employees and dependents

+ Fully paid employee basic life insurance coverage at $5,000

Optional Insurance Benefits

+ Group-based premiums for optional life (employee, spouse or domestic partner and dependent)

+ Long-term and short-term disability

+ Accidental Death and Dismemberment

+ Optional long-term care insurance available for self and eligible family members

Flexible Spending Accounts

+ Option to enroll in pre-tax flexible spending accounts for health care or dependent day care

Retirement Benefits

+ Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)

+ Six percent employer paid contribution into a defined contribution program

+ Employer contribution into a defined benefit program

+ Option to enroll in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program offering a wide variety of investment options

Paid Leaves & Other Benefits

+ Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per month with no maximum accumulation

+ Vacation leave earned at a minimum rate of 8 hours per month with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments

+ 24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year **

+ Nine paid holidays a year

+ Innovative Employee Assistance Programthat offers work-life counseling, along with homeowner, legal and family resources

** Dept. of Corrections represented employees receive 8 personal business hours that are converted to vacation hours.

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