Corrections Officer, Maine State Prison

Warren, Maine, United States Full-time

Correctional Officer – Maine State Prison

Code: 5207                          Pay Grade: 16  $17.63 - $21.98 per hour 
                                              This rate includes $1/hr. institutional stipend but                                                                                        does not include applicable night or weekend shift                                                                                    differentials

Close: Once Filled

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CURRENT VACANCY INFORMATION
The Department of Corrections is accepting applications for Correctional Officers at the Maine State Prison in Warren, Maine.  This position is open to current Maine DOC Correctional Officers who wish to transfer to this facility and all outside candidates.

JOB DESCRIPTION

As a Correctional Officer, your work will involve the custody, security, discipline, treatment, and rehabilitation of adult inmates committed to the Maine State Prison.  This includes monitoring prisoner behavior, directing and overseeing prisoner activities, enforcing prisoner discipline and writing incident reports.  This position requires exposure to chemical agents (OC Spray).

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM THE JOB SUCCESSFULLY:

Knowledge of prisoner motivation and psychology.

Knowledge of problems associated with institutional life.

Knowledge of prisoner rehabilitation and treatment programs.

Knowledge of correctional institution rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

Ability to understand and follow instructions.

Ability to interpret and enforce correctional center rules, regulations, policies, practices, and procedures.

Ability to perform various strenuous duties such as climbing stairs and/or escorting unruly inmates.

Ability to stand for long periods of time.

Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Ability to handle critical and stressful situations.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to write clearly and effectively.

Ability to read and perform basic math functions.

Ability to observe situations and behavior in detail.

Ability to make decisions and act quickly in emergency and dangerous situations.

Ability to model appropriate behavior, attitude, ethics, and morals.

Ability to utilize standard desktop computer technology (e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, databases, internet, e-mail).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

Graduation from high school or equivalent. 

Some positions, based upon collateral duties/option, may require background education and/or experience in an appropriate field (e.g. food preparation; skilled trade/training experience; retail experience; supply room experience).

LICENSING/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS 

At time of hire:  Valid Driver’s License

 

Prior to attaining Permanent Status: Maine State Driver’s License

Completion of the Basic Corrections Training Course (organized and funded by DOC upon hire – includes mandatory exposure to chemical agents)

BENEFITS

Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $13.13 biweekly

Value* of State-paid Health Insurance:

  • Level 1:  100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing):  $444.68 biweekly
  • Level 2:  95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%):  $422.45 biweekly
  • Level 3:  90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%):  $400.21 biweekly
  • Level 4:  85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%):  $377.98 biweekly

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program.

 

Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 22% of pay.

 

 If you prefer to complete a paper application please request through email at doc.jobs@maine.gov