Corrections Officer ($5000 sign on bonus)- Kotzebue Alaska

Correctional Officer
Kotzebue Police Department - Corrections (AK) - Kotzebue, Alaska

Jul 13, 2022

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Application Deadline:
Sep 30, 2022

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$28.00 hourly
Lateral Transfer:
$$30.00 hourly

Job Description

Perform work assignments under general instructions and supervision of the Jail Sergeant or other superior officers as assigned. Receive and dispatch calls, emergencies, alarms, police, fire, general messages, and record information carefully and accurately. Manage the operation of the detention facility; maintain the safety and security of detainees; maintain records; take and develop mug shots; maintain supplies and laundry; supervise cleaning of quarters; enforce jail regulations; render first aid. Be aware of the health of prisoners, administer prescribed medicines and arrange for medical care as needed. Perform work in accordance with departmental regulations and procedures prescribed by superior officers, and State of Alaska Community Jail Standards. Act without direct supervision and exercise independent discretion. The Jail Sergeant/Superintendent reviews work through personal inspection, check of reports and records, and general appraisal of the effectiveness of the employee.

Additional Information

If you enjoy making the most of your time off from work, you will love this job because you will have two weeks off for every two weeks you work. Imagine making a full-time salary ($61,264 - $65,640) and only working six months out of the year. Most people work a full year for one two-week vacation.

If you also love the outdoors, Kotzebue is about as remote as you can get in the USA and still consider yourself in civilization. Hunting, fishing, kayaking, hiking, and exploring wild Alaska are available on your time off.

There is no requirement to be an Alaska resident. Many of our Police Officers and Corrections Officers live in the lower 48 of the USA and commute to and from work.

Housing is provided in Kotzebue during your two-week working period.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 19 years of age or older and a US Citizen
  • Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Experience: No experience necessary

Ability to type 30 words per minute.

Ability to remain calm under emergency conditions, while exercising sound judgement.

Ability to follow orders.

No Felony convictions and no Misdemeanor Domestic Violence / Assault convictions.

Must have a current state issued driver's license. (Any state in the USA).

Applicant must meet the minimum standards for Municipal Corrections Officer as set out in Alaska Administrative Code, 13 AAC 85.215.

Must be able to obtain and maintain an Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN) security clearance.

Contact Information

Roger Rouse

Kotzebue Police Department - Corrections (AK)
258-B Third Ave PO Box 550
Kotzebue, Alaska 99752
phone: 1 907 442 3351

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