Corrections Officer I

Correctional Officer
Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility - Larned, Kansas

Mar 20, 2015

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Application Deadline:
Mar 31, 2025

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$13.61 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!

Located in central Kansas, LCMHF is the newest and the smallest of the eight prisons of the Kansas Department of Corrections. Approximately two miles west of the city of Larned on Highway 156, the facility is 3/4 miles south on Highway 264, on the east (left) side of the highway.

The LCMHF Central Unit has a capacity for 150 maximum-custody male inmates who have been diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness.

The LCMHF West Unit houses up to 288 minimum-custody male inmates who are placed at Larned to provide support services to LCMHF and to neighboring communities.

The primary mission of this position is to protect and serve the public; the secondary mission is to promote change in the inmates’ behavior through modeling and improving problem solving, communication skills, and work ethics.  This position provides immediate supervision to all levels of the inmate 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 inmates’ 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.   


Additional Information

Apply online at:; Requisition #177010 or contact LCMHF Human Resources (620 285 8008), 1318 KS Hwy 264, Larned, Kansas 67550, to obtain a State of Kansas Employment Application and schedule an exam; or contact by e-mail Position open until filled.

Applicants must provide a copy of their driver's license; high school diploma/GED/high transcripts, obtain and submit a tax clearance certificate, and complete and provide additional security clearance paperwork. No job offer can be made until all the required paperwork has been submitted.

LCMHF does not pay relocation or moving costs. Pawnee County does participate in the Rural Opportunity Zone (ROZ) program. Qualified out of state applicants who relocate to Pawnee County can receive up to five years in Kansas Income Tax waivers and or up to $15,000.00 in student loan repayments. For more information on the ROZ program, call 785 296 6815 or email

EOE, VPE, and drug free workplace.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 19
  • Education: High School Graduate
  • Experience: Entry Level

Candidates must: be at least 19 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 Corrections test, background investigation, employment check, drug screen, and physical.

Contact Information

Kelly Miller

Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility
1318 KS Highway 264
Larned, Kansas 67550
phone: 6202858008

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