Corrections Officer I

Correctional Officer
Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility - Larned, Kansas

Jul 13, 2022

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Application Deadline:
Jul 31, 2023

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$18.26 hourly

Job Description

If you’re looking for a stimulating and rewarding position with excellent pay, substantial benefits, and great potential for career advancement, then come join the field of Corrections at the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility!

Corrections Officer I positions are now open, with starting pay of $18.26/hour. If you work, 2pm to 10pm or 10pm to 6am, you will receive an additional $0.30/0.50 an hour shift differential. Pay increases to $18.70/hour after successfully completing three months of employment. Pay increases to $19.16/hour after successfully completing nine months of employment. Pay increases to $20.13/hour after successfully completing one year probationary period. Pay increases to $20.58/hour after successfully completing two years of employment as a Corrections Officer I.

$6.00/hour pay differentials through June 2023. It will be revisited by the legislature next spring to decide if the pay differentials will continue in the next fiscal year.

Located in central Kansas, LCMHF is the newest and the smallest of the eight prisons of the Kansas Department of Corrections. LCMHF is a multi-security facility.

The primary mission of this position is to protect and serve the public; the secondary mission is to promote change in the residents’ behavior through modeling and improving problem solving, communication skills, and work ethics. This position provides immediate supervision to all levels of the resident population during a routine shift, resolves problems, and responds to emergencies with the goal of creating and maintaining a safe living and working environment. Ultimately the goal is to modify the incarcerated residents’ behavior so that they may, if judged appropriate by the laws of Kansas, re-enter society and become productive law abiding members of a community.

Job duties include: Supervises, maintains discipline and control of residents in their living quarters, at meals, in classrooms, at work site, activity and program areas, in the hospital, kitchen, and bathing areas; while they are segregated for punitive, protective, and administrative purposes; while they are on work details (inside and outside).

If relocating, moving expenses are paid for by the candidate. LCMHF does not pay this. Pawnee County is part of the Rural Opportunity Zone (ROZ) Program. If you move to Pawnee County and qualify, you may receive Kansas income tax waivers for up to 5 years and/or student loan repayments up to $15,000.

You can apply one of the following ways:

Online at www.jobs.ks.gov; Requisition #192628. Contact LCMHF Human Resources (620 625 7684), 1318 KS Hwy 264, Larned, Kansas 67550, to obtain a State of Kansas Employment Application and schedule an interview. Please make sure you provide a phone number for us to contact you. Send a message about employment opportunities to www.lcmhfcareers.net

After your application has been received, you will be sent application paperwork to the email address listed on your application. You will also be required to provide a copy of your drivers license and high school diploma; GED; or high school transcripts. In addition, you will also need to obtain a tax clearance certificate within 10 days of the job offer if selected for the position. Instructions will be emailed to you on how to obtain one.

Please call 620 625 7684 to confirm that your application was received.

EOE, VPE, and drug free workplace. Paid for by the Kansas Department of Corrections. The State of Kansas is sales tax exempt and a non-profit organization.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18 years old
  • Education: High School graduate or GED
  • Experience: No experience required.

Candidates must: be at least 18 years of age; have a high school diploma/GED; be felony-free; possess a valid Driver’s License; and have no DUI convictions in past 24 months. Successful Candidates must pass a background investigation, employment check, drug screen, and physical. Must be able to obtain a Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate within 10 days of the job offer if selected candidate.

Contact Information

Kelly Miller

Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility
1318 KS Highway 264
Larned, Kansas 67550
phone: 6206257684

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